The Club at River Forest

4.5277833333 4.5 stars from 5 (5)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6725 yards
  • Slope: 138
  • Rating: 72.3
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 5 Reviews
5 stars:
3
4 stars:
2
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

5 out of 5 reviews


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"River Forest long on scenic value"


BrandonWebb's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Birmingham Advisor
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/06/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"A hidden gem"


u000004696388's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great course with great golf staff"


u000007900719's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very nice club"


Bill5193947's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/26/2014
Previously played

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Lot's of water"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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