Riverside Golf Course

3.2385588235 3.2 stars from 5 (112)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6156 yards
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
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
Black 70 6156 yards N/A N/A
Blue 70 5756 yards N/A N/A
White 70 5399 yards N/A N/A
Red 70 4611 yards N/A N/A

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 112 Reviews
5 stars:
5
4 stars:
44
3 stars:
36
2 stars:
13
1 stars:
14

recommend this course

86 out of 111 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for locals seniors beginners   Challenges include water hazards bunkers narrow fairways   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views  

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Reviews


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meikco's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Course was challenging for average player."


KLANTZ's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

I would recommend this course. I will play it again when I return to the area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000004156803's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"The course was not that good"


bobc0802's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The fairways were fine. The greens were very slow. The rough was brown with very little grass.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



bogeybeatle69's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It is challenging with all the water hazards. The pace was great, no one in front and never had any one behind us until last couple of holes. Ate lunch at restaurant and food and server were great. Will be back some day. I live 100 miles from there and met an old classmate that lives 120 miles the other direction. We will do it again some day. Also someone turned in a club that I lost on the course. Thanks for the good time..


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Scenic wildlife"


Patfische1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were patchy and slow. Nice wide fairways. Would play again


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u00002431572's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good Deal"


meikco's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was a very nice little course with some very challenging holes. The greens had some mixed grass that presented some putting difficulty .Fairways all seemed to have a reasonable good green grass approach , and the tee boxes were all fairly decent .Most holes were lined on both sides with homes that for the most part didn't seem to bother us to much. The club house was great , staff excellent, and value was good enough to go do it again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Sunny day"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/23/2018
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Reviewed on

We really enjoyed playing your course.the staff was great and everyone on the course was friendly I did miss the bar/restaurant not being open on Tuesday but we will be back


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Better now"


BRYAN5180854's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/19/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

This course went through some improvements over the last year. The fairways and greens are much better now and it's worth playing again. I like the layout. I'll be back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good value"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/15/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways and greens in good shape.new carts nice 19th hole residents and staff very friendly. Give it a try.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



None's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/09/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"It's okay"


KingOsi's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/07/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I can say give the course a try, it wasn't built for the long hitters, the tips are at 6100 yards. The course will make you think about shot placement, water has been placed in the right spots, so you can't drive every green. Number 2 is a great par 3 downhill 220 from the tips. Also the back nine is more of a challenge than the front.

Also the new greens are running beautifully, they look slow, but buyer beware. I will be back because of the value.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"No pictures of the wholes"


Sabine2844372's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Without picture of the wholes at the teeboxes, it is difficult to play the course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice Course"


pracke1832's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is not the longest but it is challenging. Good value.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Overall O.K. ... but the Ranger was rude and obnoxious."


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I booked for 3 players. Upon arrival, the pro-shop said a single would be paired with us. He already had checked in and had a cart. We were given two cart keys and told if we were ready to play to head to the tee as a large group of ladies was preparing to go out soon. We got off just in front of them and had an open course in front of us... all good so far. When we reached the green of number 5, the ranger (Mike) arrived and began to demand to know why we had 3 carts for 4 players. He didn't simply ask, he seemed highly agitated that we had 3 carts. We mentioned the situation at our start but he wouldn't 'let it go'..... he continued to be obnoxious and rude. We had to wait for him to finally get off his phone or walkie-talkie to putt out as he was loud and had no courtesy for us trying to continue play. When he left we were all in disbelief at his attitude. Two holes later he showed up again with another staff member and had us vacate one of the carts for them to take back in. We were able to finish the rest of our round without further admonishment. The management might want to do a better job of selecting staff that interact with their customers. This individual should not be allowed to negatively affect players opinions of your course.

That said, .....the rest of the staff was pleasant, friendly and efficient. We enjoyed your 'happy hour' afterward and the food was excellent. $70 was reasonable for what we ordered. Hopefully next time we won't have to deal with a similar situation.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Much improved"


poppy717's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice layout. Conditions very much improved over past . Good bargain


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Resort style course, created to sell homes on a Golf course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/14/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It's clear that the course isn't the focus of the Resort, but it's still a good track. Nice length for an average golfer. The greens were a little slower than normal, think they are over seeding. You don't get back to the clubhouse after the 9th, it's after the 12th or 13th. We found the greens medium sized, most pin locations were on a slope so it was tricky to read most Times, especially on a few of the hole locations. A few long rides between the holes. The restaurant only had bud and bud light on draft, and the glasses were small for the price. We didn't eat at the restaurant.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Pleasantly surprised to find the course in such good condition."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Last time I played this course was about 1 year ago. At that time it was a little run down. I did however like the lay out and always wanted to play it again. I have now played it again and was very surprised to find it in such good shape. I belong to a private club but enjoy playing other courses in the area. The only negative would be the slow roll on the greens. I will play here again and would highly recommend this course to others.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"It's okay"


KingOsi's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

I can understand that the course is not long so you may not like its length, they have re-done the greens and they are very nice for a short course. A lot of time these courses put nothing into their greens not here. The layout is interesting which is a plus, there is no spraying the ball, some of the holes require you too choose your clubs wisely. Overall if you are looking to get in a quick round, this maybe the place for you.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



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