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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.4
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.6
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6254 yards
Slope 122
Rating 70.8
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River Road Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1992

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Walking shorts accepted, no jogging pants, no cut-offs. T-shirts allowed

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

3.9
32 Reviews (32)
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Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Great course for all

Course was in great condition. Well maintained fairways and greens. Back 9 had some challenging holes with tree-lined fairways which will grab your ball if you don't hit it straight. We hardly saw another golfer on the back 9. Greens were in great shape, some tiered providing some fun challenges. We saw lots of wildlife on the course including a couple of turkeys and a deer. Overall a very nice afternoon for me and my wife who is just taking up the game. We'll be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Easy peazy

Staff was Easy-going and friendly. Greens were well-maintained and the chorus has a great atmosphere.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Another great round...

River Road is a terrific course to walk and although a bit wet (the weather has been really wet for the past few days) we had a great round. The staff are great and the pace was perfect. Thanks for doing a great job.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 24
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

A Challenge

This course plays much longer than its yardage. the par 5s are very long from the white tees and so are many of the par 4s.This makes them bogie holes for short hitters. The course, in general, is very narrow and one of the par 3s on the back is crowded from the tee, especially the front tee, as it is offset from the green. The course stays wet after rain, which also makes it play long. It was in better shape due to the plentiful rain this year. Much tougher than the other Municipal courses in London

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/23/2019

Hi acfetterly. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting River Road Golf Course. We hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Flooded

This course is typically a great test of control. Today was a huge disappointment with the stat of the course is basically “flooded”

It’s so wet no work can be done on it presently.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 05/28/2019

Hello. Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. Your feedback about the course is important to us. With the recent rain we are working to get everything up to par. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing River Road Golf Club. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Tight but fun

This course is deceivingly challenging due to its narrow treed fairways and quick undulating greens. A good test but not for the wayward shooter.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good course to play. Very tight and lots of trouble, you will need to have course management in mind for most holes.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Underrated course, I enjoy playing it. Sure they have their challenges but overall I enjoy playing here.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Response from on 06/04/2018:
Hello, thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to review your experience with us, we truly appreciate your feedback and will certainly pass it along to our team. We hope to have another opportunity to welcome you back to the 5-star experience that you deserve.
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Tough little course.

Hardest of the city courses, good bang for the buck.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked

River Road

A recently opened up course with a plethora of challenges.

Course management is a must with the dangers that are present at tee distances. Playing this course smart is the best way to score well. However, that being said playing smart hinders your chances of scoring lower.

The most difficult out of the four city courses available, the cheapest also.

Bang for buck, very good.
Chris

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Response from on 09/05/2017:
Hello Chris, thank you for taking the time to review our course, River Road Golf Course, and for the 3-stars. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our golf course and we appreciate your feedback about how to best play our course. We are also glad that your round was a great value for you. Thank you for choosing our course, in the Ontario - Niagra/Windsor area, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

City Course

Your typical city course. Friendly staff, decent value but course in pretty rough shape. Needs a lot of work.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from on 05/24/2017:
Hi Chad, thank you for taking the time to review your experience and rating our course. We regret to hear the course conditions were not ideal during your round. We are closely monitoring the conditions currently and making improvements to enhance the quality of golf we offer to the community. We are happy to hear the pace of play and staff friendliness were enjoyable during your visit with us. Thank you for stopping by River Road Golf Course and we hope to see you back again soon. Have a great day!
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Misleading

Booked 18 through golfnow. However, not only on the app or when we went to go pay at the desk did they/it even bother to mention that the back 9 was closed. We didn't find out the back 9 was closed until we approached it after we hit the front 9 and long after we already paid for 18. The guy came out and said to play the front 9 again. Which we did not want to do. Only played like 2 holes after that since the front 9 was in extremely rough shape also. Wouldn't have booked ahead of time if that was mentioned or paid for 18 for that matter. Also our T time for 3pm, when we were about to go hut, there was a team of 3 that was adamant that the guy said their time was also 3pm and decided they were not giving up their spot because what the guy had told them, even though we provided proof that we were supposed to go first. Needless to say, our group of 2 had to wait for them the whole entire 9 thanks to the same booking.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Response from on 04/25/2017:
Hi Keith, thank you for the review. We regret to hear that you were not made aware of the back 9 holes being closed prior to your round. This is not the standard we are trying to set for our golfers and will pass this note along to help make improvements with our communication to our golfers. Thank you for playing and we hope to see you again soon!
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Walked

Great Course

Great weather for Nov. 13 in southwestern Ontario. Maintenance did a great job blowing the leaves off the fairways. Loved it.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

So slow

Greens had ball marks all over fairways where nice the pace was so very slow it took away from the game

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Average at best

Course is tight and narrow which makes it difficult but no issues with that. Ground was very hard and grass was dead in most places leaving rarely a good shot even out of the fairway. Not a busy day but had ++slow golfers out making slow pace of play. Fringe was very long and slow. Would not play again. If playing a city course Fanshawe Traditional is much better. Also there is no beverage cart so pack some beverages of stock up before each 9.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Can't keep up with mother nature

It has been years since I last played this course and I am happy to see improvement in the playability of the course. Unfortunately fall staffing seems to have been unable to keep up with changes in weather. 11am and several greens were still covered in leaves, obviously no effort was made to blow them clear. Fairways weren't bad at all. Greens were rough. I have played other courses in the area in the same price point and they are all far superior conditions.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Perfect golf day with my daughter

My daughter and I showed up a little early and the nice gentleman in the pro shop let us go out early. There was no one in front of us but we noticed a lot were starting when we were completing our round. Course was in great shape, greens were nice and rolled true. Had hotdogs and a beer for me at the turn without any delay. I hope to get to River Road a few more times this year.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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