Riverwood Golf Club

4.7533470588 4.8 stars from 5 (416)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7004 yards
  • Slope: 144
  • Rating: 74.8
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
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
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7004 yards 74.8 144
Blue 72 6472 yards 71.9 133
White 72 6034 yards 70.1 128
Gold 72 5376 yards 66.6 119
Red (W) 72 4695 yards 68.0 114

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 416 Reviews
5 stars:
304
4 stars:
99
3 stars:
5
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

404 out of 415 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views locals   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks brunch  

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Reviews


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"Fabulous course, excellent greens and plush fairways"


preacherman333's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have played the course several times over the years. Course quality is superb with fast, true greens. The fairway condition was the best overall I have played this year. The course was holding up fairly well to heavy rains for days before we played. Some of the tees were further back than usual, especially for the wet conditions with very little roll on tee shots. The number 1 handicapped hole was playing 399 yards from the white tees, making it very difficult considering the wet conditions. Sand traps were very good.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"The best course in the area"


KDP24's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Riverwood is far above the rest of the courses in the area. Absolutely love playing here. Course is in fabulous shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Day for golf"


benhead's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2018
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Reviewed on

Course was in excellent shape. Pace of play was perfect. Only complaint is the bar/restaurant does not open until 11 and there is no breakfast options. Will definitely return for another round and recommend this course to all players.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Best course around"


CMarieFord's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2018
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Reviewed on

This course never has been found in bad shape. As the many times I have played it you can really see no neglect. Tee boxes to greens were impeccable considering the lack of rain in the area. My only issue with myself on this one was that I never listened after my first 3 putt how fast the greens were. Should have shaved off at least 5 more strokes!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Top Drawer"


verhagen's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of the finest courses in the area. Always well maintained. Not a lot of water. Tough but not to tough.

Love playing this course when ever I get a chance


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Thomas2895448's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2018
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Reviewed on

I am a local and I always enjoy a round at Riverwood it's a good challenge


Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Riverwood"


u778115000's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2018
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Reviewed on

I think it is the best kept course in the area within 15 miles or more. Always the same. Fairways and greens in top shape. Great place to play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Top notch course!"


TRburt's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2018
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Reviewed on

Course and practice facilities are always in great condition. Fun course for all levels of play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"well worth it"


cardinalman's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

course, facility, and staff were excellent! this is the best maintained course I've played in the area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great corse"


Timcallaghan's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2018
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Reviewed on

Ray the ranger was the best ranger I’ve ever had contact with knowledgeable ,friendly, curtious. Would recommend this course


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Very well.maintained"


Jim7886654's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course. Greens in great shape, rolled true.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Very good track for they money"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2018
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Reviewed on

Paid $54 that includes cart and range balls. We came from Bradenton and it took over an hour to get there. It’s a little out of the way . I don’t get the 5 star rating, but difinately a good choice for a public access course at the right price. If you get it for $54 or less I guess you would say it’s five stars if you adjust for price.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Feel Like You're Playing At Home Here"


Golfguy321's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Every time I play this course they treat you like family. Not only is this rare at any golf course, it is especially rare at a busy 5 star facility such as Riverwood. The starter is one of the kindest people you will ever meet. The rangers are genuine and care about pace of play. The cashier attendant is prompt.

Now to the best part, the course itself. From the tips it stretches over 7,000 yards. I find it a completely different course when I play from the tips compared to the blue or white tees. That's the best part though. If you want to work on your short game, then play the white tees and you'll have shorter shots into par 4s and the par 5s will be reachable. If you want to focus on gearing up for a tour level course, play it from the tips. While it isn't the longest course at 7,000 yards from the tips, I average 300 off the tee and it's plenty challenging. There is water on majority of the holes. Further, there are many OB areas and tricky winding holes. A true golfer's paradise.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great old Florida layout."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2018
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Reviewed on

Course layout and tee options make this course fun for many skill levels of golfers.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great golf course"


jackd213's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2018
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Reviewed on

Played and just under four hours and probably one of the best courses in the area of Fort Myers to Sarasota.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course"


Chris5874972's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was well laid out requiring many different shots. Challenging but very fair,nice green very friendly staff


Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Wonderfull"


u000002101715's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a fantastic course. Greens, fairway and tees not a bad spot all day. I recomend it for everyone but be carefull to choose the right tee. Otherwise it will be very tough.


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


"Riverwood"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is the best course in the area, fit and finish is excellent, there were a few burnt out sections of fairways but other than that it is in excellent shape, well worth checking out.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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