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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.0
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.6
Amenities
4.3
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Amenities
4.0
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4.0
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6735 yards
Slope 129
Rating 72.5

Course Details

Year Built 1999
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round. High Season: Apr 1st - Nov 30th
Architect Tom Doak (1999) MacCurrach Golf

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

4.3
53 Reviews (53)
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Reviews 18
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Great layout, but always slow

Riverfront has really grown on me over the years. I used to avoid it because it's the most expensive daily fee course south of Williamsburg and there were too many other options. Now, though, as Signature and Cahoon have gone out of business, Virginia Beach National has filled in its waste areas, and Nansemond River has slowly started to sell its soul, I've started playing here more. And the more I do, the more I love the layout. I'm not sure I can name another course in Hampton Roads that has a green sloping from front to back, and Riverfront has a number of them. While I love the Golden Age architecture of Cavalier Country Club, the green complexes at Riverfront are simply amazing. They take a layout that is good and make it great.
That being said, the pace here is always brutally slow. Where almost every other course in the area might be a little more than 4 hours when they're busy, I'm forced to plan for a five hour round here. I've walked off after nine on multiple occasions because I just can't stand to wait that long.
I hope that their experience during the quarantine will convince them that walking should continue to be allowed, as it's the sheer number of people who are always there that slow up the pace of play, not the distance between some of the holes. I would also love it if they'd water the course a little bit less. The green complexes are built to allow players to run the ball up, but the areas in front of the greens are often wet and spongy, preventing that kind of play. Setting this course up to play fast would make it a lot more interesting and strategic.
Bonus points for having such a good practice area, with a huge grass range, separate chipping green, and a putting green that mimics the types of putts you'll see during your round.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 143
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Golf Channel
Conditions Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 71
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

One of the Better Public Options in the Area

Excellent public option in the Tidewater. The course conditions were great. Some holes are compromised by housing, 8 especially. But overall, a very nice course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good course. Staff could take some personality lessons.

Staff made you feel like an inconvenience. I don't know if they were having a bad day, or they saw we paid through Golf now web site, but they acted as if we were incroaching on there terf. This is the first that I have ever felt this way at this course but it is also the first time I used the golf now app at this course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Riverfront of the Line

When looking for some challenge and a beautiful backdrop to some
scenic golf, take the time to look at this course. On a recommendation
from a friend, go to the front of the line in choosing this course to play.
Front nine greens a little difficult and the par 3's are quite challenging.
Fairways are very fair for driving and the surrounding housing development
doesn't come into the difficulty. Put Riverfront , front of the line....see you on
this course.

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

Lengthy course

This is a residential course. It is rather long and quite intertwined in the neighborhood. I do not recommend walking. The fairways at this time of the year are still low and can be muddy and hold moisture after rain. There is trouble if not driving well. Several fairways have marsh valleys. Several holes are well elevated and blind. Those who do not drive long can expect layups on a number of par 4s. Similarly some par 3s must carry hazards! Greens are well maintained, aerated recently but filling in well. Undulated.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Awesome

I play this course at least three times a month, it is awesome. One of the best courses in Hampton Roads. The greens if you catch them when it hasn't rained in awhile are super fast and you really need to think about ball placement. It is pricy at times, but definitely worth it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good course

Good course but bonkers need to be done before the start of play begins in the morning

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

No marshals?

Pace of play was abysmal on the back nine. Our group saw the very attentive refreshment cart operator no fewer than six times, but there were no marshals to be found. I understand Sunday golf can be slow, but pick up the pace people. Most of us don't want to watch you line up a put for a minute and a half on each of your four putts, and then have to watch the rest of your group do the same. But I digress, fact is with no marshals helping keep the pace of play the course just racks up the cash from beverage and snack sales to a bunch of bored and tired folks.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Fair weather
Used cart

Not my favorite - sorry to say.

After hearing about how great this course was we decided to try it out. Unfortunately, playing between houses is not one of my favorite things to do. Greens were extremely challenging - the only thing missing was the windmill and the clowns mouth. Course was beautiful - but pace of play was slow.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Previously Played

Poor customer service

I was very disappointed in the way I was treated by the staff .Being a previous resident from Suffolk and my friend is a member here staff was very rude. I would never play this course again.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

One of the best courses around

This course was in great shape the greens were perfect. I enjoyed the challenge of putting the greens they are fast and have lots of break. Riverfront has to be one of the BEST courses in the area!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great bang for the buck!

The course is well maintained for this time of year, and the deal I got on Golfnow was unbeatable. This was my forth time using golfnow and I have to say it was so easy that i may end up playing to much golf.(If there's such a thing)

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very nice course & we got a super deal

Got a vgreat deal at a 12:30 tee time. The weather had been bad for 4 or 5 days and the course was soft but still in great condition. The only down side was cart path's only and my misses balls were always on the opposite side of the fairway. Had a great time!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Staff rude!

Overall, the track not bad. But, very late getting us off for a defined tee time. Rude staff, wont be back!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful!

Riverfront is very challenging.
The Fairways, greens and bunkers are in pristine condition. Greens have a lot of undulation and as always, very slow! Pace of play is also somewhat slow.
Other than those 2 caveats it is the nicest course in Tidewater.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent value for the scenary

An excellent challenging course especially playing from the tips, which changes everything. Excellent views of the James River. Would definitely play this course again when I am in town. $7 for a small bucket of range balls is a tad stiff though.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great setup and condition

Great course. Staff was very helpful and friendly. It was a light sprinkle on us most of the front nine but course was still in great condition and held up well. After lunch which clubhouse had full bar and numerous options for food the rain had stopped and course dried quickly. All in all a great time by my party. Will definitely be back.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The course provides you a lot of looks, fairways and greens in great shape, you can pick your degree of difficulty on most every hole

The course provides you a lot of looks, fairways and greens in great shape, you can pick your degree of difficulty on most every hole, great practice facility

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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