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4.8
6 Reviews (6)
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4.8
Value
4.9
Layout
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Pace
5.0
Amenities
4.7
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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 71
Length 6725 yards
Slope 138
Rating 72.3
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6725 yards 72.3 138
Member 71 6268 yards 70.2 133
White 71 6063 yards 69.4 131
White (W) 71 6063 yards 75.3 139
Green 71 5489 yards 67.2 126
Green (W) 71 5489 yards 72.5 134
Red (W) 71 4893 yards 68.9 123
Scorecard for The Club River Forest
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: 72.1/136 397 357 507 178 429 581 187 423 393 3452 618 209 356 186 323 379 183 554 465 3273 6725
Member M: 70.2/133 397 357 480 150 365 531 175 395 359 3209 584 143 356 186 323 379 143 523 422 3059 6268
White M: 69.4/131 360 307 480 150 365 531 175 395 359 3122 584 143 329 160 287 350 143 523 422 2941 6063
Green M: 66.8/123 348 290 450 135 302 502 161 355 304 2847 551 129 315 141 259 313 122 454 358 2642 5489
Red W: 68.9/123 246 266 419 113 258 471 150 318 272 2513 517 124 292 119 203 286 104 418 317 2380 4893
Handicap 12 18 8 14 6 4 16 10 2 7 9 13 17 15 3 11 5 1
Par 4 4 5 3 4 5 3 4 4 36 5 3 4 3 4 4 3 5 4 35 71
Handicap (W) 6 12 4 16 18 10 14 2 8 7 13 3 15 17 1 5 9 11

Course Details

Year Built 2004
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bent Grass

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Reviews

4.8
6 Reviews (6)
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Birmingham Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

River Forest long on scenic value

The Club at River Forest is a spectacular course chock-full of scenic, as well as shot, value. Situated about 30 minutes north of Macon, prepare for drastic elevation changes.

There are so many memorable holes, but the stretch that plays around a small lake on the back nine leave a lasting impression. It begins with the par-5 10th that tumbles downhill, reminiscent of a ski slope. I was told by my playing partners that they have seen perfect drives that find a speed slot when it is playing firm and fast that can leave less than 150 yards into the green in two. Mere mortals will layup and have a 100-yard wedge into a green fronted by water. The covered bridge that takes you to the green is an excellent touch.

Next, comes the par-3 11th that plays uphill over the same lake. Three holes play back inland before the approach on the par-4 15th plays back across the lake. The par-3 16th plays to a peninsula green that is surrounded on three sides by water.

Other highlights include the opener, which has a cliff wall bordering the right side. The par-4 ninth features a blind tee shot to a fairway that bottlenecks with water on the left of the landing area and in front of a slippery green. The par-4 14th is one of the best holes I've ever played. Longer hitters can attempt to drive the blind green with a towering cut. Most players will hit a mid-iron about 185 yards, then take a 90-degree turn and flip a wedge down the hill. It is a fantastic hole with options and dramatic views.

The bent grass greens were terrific.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

A hidden gem

Played on 9/28/17. Greens has been recently aeriated and top dressed, but still putted well. Great layout and conditions. Very friendly staff. Almost nobody there. A first-class facility in every way. If you can get a shot at playing (1/2 hour south of Atlanta, just off of I-75), take it. I was very impressed and had a good round. Some great driving holes, risk-rewards if you can cut the corner.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Great course with great golf staff

This course is usually always in great shape! the greens are bent grass and the greenskeepers does a great job keeping them in good shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Very nice club

The conditions of this course are excellent almost all the time. Fairways are great, traps are fair, Bermuda rough long enough to cause trouble. Bent greens are temperamental. When they are good they are terrific; heat can be an issue of course but the keeper will let them get a little fuzzy to compensate. Always very soft. Some really beautiful holes. A Canongate winner.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Lot's of water

great GPS Carts. a well kept secret, a CanonGate property.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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