Riverside Golf Course

3.0868000000 3.1 stars from 5 (134)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6156 yards
  • Layout


Year built: 1954
Architect(s): Ward Northrup (1954)
Type: Semi-Private/Resort
Greens: TifEagle Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

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 3.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 3.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 134 Reviews
5 stars:
6
4 stars:
50
3 stars:
40
2 stars:
17
1 stars:
21

recommend this course

101 out of 133 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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"Really Good Course Under Repairs"


pracke1832's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Poor fairways"


Kroethlisberger's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



u7920005's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"The greens were the only saving grace for this course"


tsmithers's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Worth the money"


BRYAN5180854's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



longaberger2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Bad shape"


marypin's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

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 $$ .


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"fairways were terrible. greens were fairly nice"


uGSOH2993GS's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Good layout, poor course conditions"


k9atrain's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Fred2016758's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"NEEDS WATER on Fairways"


rkgayer13's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great course spoilt by unkept fairways"


bobbybox1949's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice design"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Very poor conditions"


spurifoy's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


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


"Fairways"


mikepollard's avatar
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather 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

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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