River Ridge Golf and Country Club

3.7500000000 3.8 stars from 5 (8)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6600 yards
  • Slope: 124
  • Rating: 70.6
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: No
Practice hole: No
Simulator: No
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: No

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Singles allowed: No
Dress code: No bikini tops, halter tops or any other style of sleeveless shirt that does not meet the above guidelines. Shirts must be of a length that does not expose the midriff while standing. No sweat pants or sweat shorts. No nylon shorts of any kind.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6600 yards 70.6 124
White 72 6136 yards 68.1 118
Red (W) 72 5313 yards 69.5 124

River Ridge Golf & Country Club is tucked away amid mature forests that sit along the southern bank of the North Saskatchewan River. With the river embankment to one side and groves of towering trees enclosing it on the other, the golf course feels peacefully isolated. It's a great spot for escaping the hustle and bustle of the city, you would never even guess that it was within the city limits. The golf course has some challenging holes but overall it's player friendly enough for all skill levels to approach with confidence. Water is a prominent feature on the layout with four lakes and several ponds coming into play. There are also a few strategically placed bunkers to contend with. The golf course nicely balances playability with interesting challenges, making River Ridge a popular choice for casual, mixed-level outings and company tournaments.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: No ratings so far
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 2.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 3.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 8 Reviews
5 stars:
2
4 stars:
3
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

7 out of 8 reviews


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"It's okay"


Coastwalker's avatar
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Alberta Advisor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course has a lot of "odd" holes on the front nine. Very narrow with lots of hazards in odd places. While challenging , they are not necessarily a good test of golf. The back nine is a much more enjoyable experience. The course was in pretty good shape considering they are getting ready to put it to bed for the winter.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"tee off was too late, didn't get 18 in, shouldn't have let us book that late and have a slow pace of play. no refund or coupons offer. not impressed."


MulliganMan2014's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/30/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Not impressed by management. Tee off for 18 should have time to finish it.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Beautiful river valley course."


hkplayer's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/24/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played River Ridge in August 2013 and had been eyeing it for some time, waiting for the right deal/date. We ended up booking on the same day as a tourney so it kept things more casual which was preferred by my foursome. The course is challenging but pristine I must say. Cart attendant came by at least four times (rare, in my opinion) and checking in was very cordial (not always the case when booking via golfnow). The marshal was also helpful at the first and 10th holes. The dirt paths were dusty but nothing one can't handle when the sun is shining. Will definitely return.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"River views"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/19/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful river views on many of the holes. Scenic course. Easy to get to - just off main freeway. Could use more signage for getting to holes. Had an experienced, average, & beginner in our party, & we all enjoyed the course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"best part are the greens"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/18/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

very nice greens and lots of water here including the north saskatchewan river.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Average golf experience"


DaleP33's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice location in the River Valley and reasonably well maintained. We were delayed in teeing off by a thunder storm so the course was wet and there were several areas where course repairs were being made. Front nine plays very short from the white boxes and the drives stays in the bag on most holes, but the back play much longer and is more forgiving for stray tee shots. Overall was a pleasant round of golf with frequent visits from the cart girl.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"front 9 very challenging"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/10/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

challenging course with lots of water in play. Greens in excellent condition. Recommend a cart-long distance between some holes


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Course experienced flooding damage but is in great shape."


u000001487615's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/8/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course experienced water damage but has recovered excellently. Electric carts were great.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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