Riverway Golf Course

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4.0
Value
3.9
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
3.9
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.0
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4 out of 4 reviews
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4.0
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4.0
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7004
Slope 128
Rating 73.3
Type Municipal
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7004 yards 73.3 128
Blue 72 6483 yards 70.5 125
White 72 5917 yards 67.9 116
White (W) 72 5917 yards 74.7 130
Red 72 5437 yards 65.3 106
Red (W) 72 5437 yards 72.0 125
Scorecard for Riverway
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 73.3/128 403 402 565 458 491 200 387 212 367 3485 398 166 436 531 425 159 459 422 523 3519 7004
Blue M: 70.5/125 375 369 501 429 474 149 367 184 344 3192 379 137 410 501 401 144 421 403 495 3291 6483
White M: 67.9/116 W: 74.7/130 355 329 482 386 454 113 335 153 295 2902 349 112 382 468 372 124 388 364 456 3015 5917
Red M: 65.3/106 W: 72.0/125 339 307 452 360 435 87 303 119 268 2670 321 86 347 436 348 107 360 338 424 2767 5437
Handicap 11 7 9 3 17 13 1 15 5 14 18 4 12 10 16 2 6 8
Par 4 4 5 4 5 3 4 3 4 36 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 4 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 9 11 5 3 13 17 1 15 7 14 18 6 10 12 16 4 2 8

Course Details

Year Built 0
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker No
Caddies No
Golf School Academy No
Golf Simulator No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole No

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire.

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4.0
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Windy weather

2018 - Follow Up

It's been a couple of years since my last review of this course so it was time for an update.

Highlights:

Course conditions have improved. There are some notable course improvements with the addition a new tee box on No.11 plus improvements to drainage and curbing on some other tee boxes.

The green were in really good shape having been aerated approximately 1 month ago. Rolled true and were pretty quick ...I'd estimate about 9 on the stimp which is pretty quick for this time of the year.

The course improvements are slowly coming but at least one can see signs of improvement which ought to be commended.

The Practice Range has seen some improvement as well. There is a more consistent placement of flags, targets and distances for players to practice their alignment and distance control.

Another thing is that the range has added some launch monitors so that for $6.00 for a 15 minute session, golfers can get some feedback on things like club head speed, ball speed, carry distance, spin, etc. It's not a Trackman or FLightscope that uses Doppler radar, but it uses camera technology to capture the basic data and uses the CPU to calculate the data.

All in all, its nice to see more improvements at Riverway. It's becoming the premier municipal course in the greater Vancouver area.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather

Follow Up Review

I wanted to provide a follow up to my previous review to provide a more recent assessment. I found the course to be in an improved condition. The greens were in excellent shape -- they seem to have beaten back the fungal infections that had plagued the greens in the previous year. Despite an unseasonably dry year, the fairways and tee boxes were in really good shape. The tee boxes should still be renovated in the near future to be more level and more friendly to the recreational golfers. Again, the only major drawback is the food and beverage service provided -- great facility, good staff, but the focus is still on weddings and special events rather than golfers or individual non-golfing patrons.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Good weather

A Nice Municipal Course

Summary - all in all a pretty good municipal course. It gets lots of traffic so during the summer time, there are lots of fairway divots, and the tee boxes/greens get lots of traffic. Some capital investment could turn this course into one of the premium courses in the Metro Vancouver region. All in all, a good place to play within the city. Rounds are slower, averaging about 4.5 - 4:45 hours. Tees - 2/5 the course offers multiple tees, but there really is not much difference between the two middle tees and the forward (red) tees. I often play with seniors and intermediate women who find the length discouraging. The condition of the tee boxes needs investment to refurbish them. They need better drainage, leveling and maintenance. Greens - 3.5/5 ...the greens have struggled with disease/fungus and it has compromised them in several areas. They try hard to rescue the greens, but it needs work too. It gets so much traffic that many people don't repair their ball marks. The greens themselves are nicely positioned, with some good undulation and a good size. Fairways - 4/5 ... the real strength of this course is that their fairways have really good drainage for the wetter months (November - February). When it is dry, the fairways are a good test of golf with some undulations, decent target/landing areas and a good mix of forced carries, narrowness, and bunker/hazard placements. Food & Beverage: 1/5 ... this could be a major strong point...they have a beautiful facility, good kitchen and good food...but alas, they are more focused on weddings and special events than they are with serving the after golf crowd. More consistent hours, and a more customer friendly focus would easily escalate this to a 4/5 rating in my book. Practice facilities - 3.5/5 ... a good practice range, serves night time and daytime, winter months are made bearable with good gas heaters. They have a "bonus bucket" program during special hours (ie: extra balls). They also have a practice green, short chipping area and a practice bunker.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Average weather

good condition/value

very good muni course, challenging, good condition

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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