Riverside Golf Course

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3.2
135
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
51
3 Stars
40
2 Stars
17
1 Stars
21
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.7
Layout
3.7
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.4
79.1%
Recommend this course
102 out of 134 reviews
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Average Rating
2.5
4
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
2.0
Value
2.8
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.5
75.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 4 reviews
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Average Rating
3.0
41
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
7
Conditions
2.7
Value
3.6
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.3
78.0%
Recommend this course
32 out of 41 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 70
Length 6156
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
Type Semi-Private/Resort
Situated along Florida's Gulf Coast, Riverside Golf Club in Ruskin is part of a peaceful retirement community. At just over 6,100 yards from the tips, the golf course is on the short side but it still offers an enjoyable round. From the back tees, the course actually presents quite a formidable test. The layout meanders along a creek before wandering across idyllic farmland and finishing along the river bluffs overlooking Hayes Bayou. The diverse terrain provides an array of scenery as well as a variety of different challenges. Water hazards come into play on several holes and there are several strategically placed bunkers lurking along the greensides, waiting to swallow errant shots. Riverside Golf Club's layout combines more difficult holes with player-friendly features, which makes it approachable for players of any skill level.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 70 6156 yards
Blue 70 5756 yards
White 70 5399 yards
Red 70 4611 yards
Scorecard for Riverside Club Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 69.3/127 342 181 383 225 411 356 509 153 316 2876 356 421 157 381 369 412 482 343 359 3280 6156
White M: 66.9/117 W: 67.7/123 319 170 367 193 388 335 490 135 305 2702 305 389 149 357 355 377 464 330 328 3054 5756
Gold M: 65.4/114 303 154 335 171 367 320 471 115 294 2530 261 363 140 338 335 356 448 312 316 2869 5399
Red M: 61.8/105 W: 65.7/112 254 126 288 149 276 274 445 102 227 2141 199 322 114 312 294 316 374 264 282 2477 4618
Handicap 7 15 3 13 1 9 5 17 11 18 2 14 8 6 4 10 16 12
Par 4 3 4 3 4 4 5 3 4 34 4 4 3 4 4 4 5 4 4 36 70

Course Details

Year Built 1954
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens TifEagle Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ward Northrup (1954)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No

Reviews

3.2
135

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 10
19th Hole Scenic Views 6
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 18
Bunkers 13
Narrow Fairways 9
This course/club is great for:
Locals 16
Seniors 12
Beginners 7
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 10
Convenient to the City 9
In the 'Burbs 8

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greatly improved over last season. Tees fairways and greens in great shape. Greens hold but are still slow . Great bargain

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Really Good Course Under Repairs

My son and I have played this course a couple of times prior and enjoyed our rounds there. When we booked the Tee Time we had no idea that the course was under maintenance. they had 9 holes under repair, and it wasn't like the front nine or the back nine. It was a few holes here, and a few holes there.

It would have been nice to have known this ahead of time, but we didn't and it was too late to go somewhere else. The holes we did get to play (twice for 18) were decent. The greens rolled really true.

Once they get the course back together I will go back.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
2.0
First Time Playing

Poor fairways

The course setting was fine. Unfortunately the fairways had minimal grass and mostly sand. Try another course.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Riverside Golf Course on 09/13/2018:
Hello, thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to review your experience with us, we truly appreciate your feedback and will certainly pass it along to our team. We hope to have another opportunity to welcome you back to the 5-star experience that you deserve.
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Turk23
Commented On 11/07/2018

This isn’t true, only sand was off in the rough where you must of been playing lol

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Commented On 11/07/2018

Not sure when you golfed here but they have put over a million dollars to upgrade the fairways in particular and it showed yesterday.

Greens and fairways were great!

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Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from Riverside Golf Course on 09/13/2018:
Hello, thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to review your experience with us, we truly appreciate your feedback and will certainly pass it along to our team. We’re thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our staff at Riverside Golf Course. We hope to have another opportunity to welcome you back to the golf experience that you deserve.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once every three months
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

The greens were the only saving grace for this course

I have played golf all over the USA and Canada. This is without a doubt the worse course condition I ever played with exception of the greens. Not sure if they are in the middle or beginning of an complete overhaul, but it was gross. I would never play there again, nor would I recommend anyone else to play there.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Worth the money

I like the layout of this course. The fairways they worked on last year are still in good shape. Good value for the money.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Bad shape

I've never seen a course so bad. Mounds of high grass on bare fairways. Looked like it hadn't been watered in years. Some greens were fair, but others were horrible. It was like golfing on a cow pasture. Needs H2O and TLC. Definitely not worth the $$ .

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

fairways were terrible. greens were fairly nice

overall course conditions were terrible. they would have to pay me to play the course again.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good layout, poor course conditions

Course has a good layout with lots of hazards and OB. Great for practicing long irons, tight lies and shot-shaping. Although greens are in decent shape, the overall course condition is poor with most fairways needing grass and water. Bunkers are playable and water on many holes force you to hit shots. I'd play it again for the GN price.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

NEEDS WATER on Fairways

The golf course was extremely dry most of the time and not well maintained for the fairways. This was not what I experienced in the summer with all the rains. This course need watering and help with grass in the fairways. Greens were in decent shape.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Great course spoilt by unkept fairways

The layout of this course was excellent and challenging, the greens were great, the only thing that let down this course was the condition of the fairways, mainly dirt or sand and very little grass, so we had to find a patch of grass closest to the ball to play the ball from. I would play here again hopefully the fairways would have improved next time. Staff were helpful and cheerful.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice design

This course need maintenance!! Fairways are burned up, Glorified sand traps. Greens need to be cut. I know why the price is cheep. I am sure the people who live on that course are disappointed with their investment in that community. I certainly wouldn't buy a home there!

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very poor conditions

The greens were filled in but had not been mowed and I had a noon start time. The fairways and tee boxes were horrible. Very little green grass, lots of dead grass and sand in fairways and on tee boxes. Inadequate or insufficient irrigation.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice layout, fairways need attention, greens mostly fair condition.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course

The Golf Course was in great shape and I would recommend this course to anyone who loves to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fairways

Marshall was around a lot but did not accomplish anything. A very slow foursome was holding up half the course. Fairways were in poor shape. The layout is very good and lots of risk reward available. If you play lift and clean or preferred lies, you can have a good game. If you don't, the fairways will kill your score. Lots of water and the greens were good.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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