Riviera Golf Club

1.6950117647 1.7 stars from 5 (158)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 62
  • Length: 4249 yards
  • Layout

  • 48 Marseille Dr, Naples, Florida 34112, Collier County
  • (239) 774 2011, (239) 774-1081
  • (239) 774-6554
  • www.rivieragolf.com

Year built: 1971
Architect(s): Myron Gifford
Type: Public
Style: Executive
Greens: Tifdwarf Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fee
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 62 4249 yards N/A N/A
White 62 3964 yards N/A N/A
Red 72 3411 yards N/A N/A

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 1.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 1.5 stars from 5
Value: 1.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 2.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 1.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 158 Reviews
5 stars:
3
4 stars:
45
3 stars:
50
2 stars:
30
1 stars:
30

recommend this course

102 out of 158 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for locals beginners seniors   Challenges include bunkers water hazards narrow fairways  

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"Terrible at Present BUT Great Potential"


eddiehil's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I live near Riviera Golf Club, when I first moved here this was "my new favorite course" as I reviewed it in 2015. Over the past couple of years this course has deteriorated to the point of un-playability regardless of the golfer's skill level. Hurricane Irma made a drastic impact, as you may imagine, but prior to that catastrophe the course had been closed for several months with minimal upkeep. The course conditions we played yesterday, 9 November 2017, were horrible. From the first tee through the eighteenth green there was disappointment in all phases of the course conditions. The tees were one area of almost acceptable condition, the best kept playable areas were the bunkers on the front nine, however the bunkers on the back nine had not been touched since last June in my estimation. All greens were in a state of needing complete replacement. The saddest part of playing Riviera Golf Club was knowing what a fine course this was and could be again with proper ownership, care and experienced golf agronomy superintendent in charge. The layout is one of the best in the Naples area for executive courses, and is reminiscent of Pinehurst #3 in North Carolina. Truly it is a shame the current owner(s) have stated they never intended to operate a golf course and the decline of course conditions over the last two years duly reflect their statements.

There are several good executive course in the local area with much better playing conditions. I strongly urge you to patronize the other local public course and not waste your time and money at Riviera Golf Club.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Satisfied"


patriciajordan's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2017
First time playing Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Short but nicely kept, Very pleasant staff, friendly and helpful. Made it worth coming back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Working mans course"


Paulstocks's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2017
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Reviewed on

It was a very enjoyable course. Staff was very nice. Course makes it 'a way thru the average mans neighborhood. I would play this course again. Played this course thru golf now.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Riviera golf club"


u8479880's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great value, especially when you consider the prices some of the courses charge in the surrounding areas.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u246212890's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2017
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Reviewed on

No pressure fun play for novice intermediate players in under 4 hours.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Really bad , terrible"


Vincent4860273's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/01/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Unfriendly pro or not so pro shop staff

Not nice to golf now customers & he can't wait till they quit golf now in 2 weeks, he said.

So don't go , not nice.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course




3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/01/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Good Practice Venue"


dgs49's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was a fun couple of hours. The layout is not terribly challenging and we found the course to be in good conditions. Very slow greens early in our round (1pm), speeding up a bit later on. We finished in just over three hours, with minimal delays (one group invited us to play through). One short par 5, and a couple short par 4's, and the rest was mainly short part 3's. I'm normally a "bogey golfer," and I was able to improve on that by a couple strokes, front and back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



John9599399's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



robertbweaver's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good


I recommend this course



u000001588455's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"It's an Exectutive Course"


Jank6283's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens slow as molasses

0nly 1 par five.

Go there ONLY if you are desperate to play!

Lots of leaves on the greens.

It's a par 62(?) course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



Walter2950505's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



Dianne5028840's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course




3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Course"


u847364904's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens need some improvement staff were nice but manager not very flexible.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"I'm spoiled, but not here"


pslota0410's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I realize that I play a lot of different courses, and am a bit picky about course conditions. I take in whether it's public, semi, or private, number of rounds, cost, etc. I paid very little to play here courtesy of a last minute GN discount. So, perhaps, I should not complain.

However, the condition of the course in general, and the greens in particular, was not very good. It is obvious that there is a limitation in the agronomy available, as very little of the course was consistent in what types of plants and grasses dominated. I expect won't play this course again.

That being said, the folks there were terrific. We (a young man of vacation) were first out, and finished in just a couple of ours. We caught the staff on the course and they were friendly and accommodating.

All that said, I suppose many will find the course adequate for a friendly round. I won't recommend it, but as I said up front, I'm a bit of a course snob I guss.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Better Conditions for the $$ Are Available"


ChasRuss's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

They didn't have my reservation from Golf Now! Another group asked me to join them at 12:15. Course has serious Ground Under Repair on just about every green. Good layout for iron practice, but not worth $60 a round.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Good place to work on your irons"


u000005309434's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good place to work on your irons. Layout is fair. Mostly par 3's. Greens were in good condition but very slow. Most affordable golf in Naples area.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course



u000002683572's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/19/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Worst course I have ever play. Greens were horrible and there was a smell in the air from the nearby recycling center that almost turned your stomach


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I don't recommend this course



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