River Hills Country Club

3.4078529412 3.4 stars from 5 (40)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6110 yards
  • Slope: 116
  • Rating: 69.2
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 6110 yards 69.2 116
White 70 5719 yards 67.2 113
Red (W) 70 5181 yards 68.0 118

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 40 Reviews
5 stars:
6
4 stars:
16
3 stars:
9
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

28 out of 39 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Great for locals   Challenges include water hazards  

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Reviews


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"River Hills"


SCress's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was ok. Greens were in very good shape but the fairways were not well maintained.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"very nice course"


u697091037's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

friendly staff course was well kept, kind of busy and short on carts but overall very good day


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course."


u177955773's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens are green but pin locations were as if we were playing in a Masters tournament.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Not recommended"


Cody4865975's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First off the course is way over priced for the condition it's in. Only time I ever play it is with the discount from GolfNow. Showed up at 930 to play. There was a large group ahead so we got permission to start on the back 9. On hole 16 at about 1040 we were heckled by the course marshal for starting on the back 9. He made us go directly to the first tee box with out finishing the back to start due to the "lunch bunch" starting at noon. He was rude and made it seem as if the group of old men that play every day "lunch bunch" were more important than any other player on the course. The way I look at it is we all pay green fees we should all get treated the same. The condition of the course is terrible. Nasty greens, weeds over grown throughout the course, and bare patches all around. Would not recommend to any one unless you get a cheap deal.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Pleasant round"


u958866123's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in good shape, greens a little firm, fairways were great.

Overall good course to enjoy


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"River Hills Country Club"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Some greens were rough but for the most part, this course is in good condition! I highly recommend to play this course! Management employees were very friendly, professional and welcoming!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Our round"


smokey24490's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Enjoyed very much! Nice layout and challenging g from the tips. Would have liked the fairways to have been a Lil more lush, but greens were excellent. Bunkers could use some work. Overall though, a good round.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Disappointed"


u792399907's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played this course many times, this was the fist time in last couple of years. I'm very disappointed that the greens have gotten so bad and fairways weren't cut for the weekend. Thanks so much for Golf Now cause I would never pay the original price to play there. Also people were skipping holes and jumping around instead of waiting. I played behind a twosome and they didn't care for others and were playing two balls each and didn't have any consideration for the ones behind them and didn't care that they were holding others up. I left after 9 holes. Once I got to #10 it was backed up at least 3 or 4 groups!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"This course has great features"


Heath5945133's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was a nice course. Layout is kinda odd but once you get started it kind of makes sense. Played early luckily because by the time we made the turn, the parking lot was packed.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"River Hills"


u323860235's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I personally really enjoy this course. It's one of my favorites in my area.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u832610727's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The scenery was beautiful, but the grass was patchy and a variety of lengths. The greens looked like they weren't totally seeded. I know it's Winter, but I haven't seen conditions like this on any other course I have played in the Corpus Christi area.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I don't recommend this course


"River Hills Country Club"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course layout. Many challenging tee shots offer benefits to those who can both fade and draw the ball. Most greens are fast, especially down hill. Some greens are noticeably slower though, so take your time to study them all. Fairways are far from "plush". It isn't that the fairways don't have grass, for the most part they do. However, you have to pick the ball cleanly, because the grass is thin and the dirt is clay underneath.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Hidden Gem"


u367979196's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played here several times and really enjoy the layout. Great view from #14 green. The greens were in excellent shape, a bit slow, but very plush and true.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good value"


slayerband's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/17/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

This course used to be a premier facility in the area. Unfortunately it has declined over time. The greens are in nice condition, however the fairways are bad. Restrooms on the course need attention. Water hazards are dried up. It is a good course for the price through Golfnow, but I would never pay the higher rates. The carts are in very good condition and the proshop is very nice as well. A couple of the municipal courses in corpus Christi are in much better condition than this one. It is very unfortunate.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good layout, poorly maintained"


djgibson's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice rolling hills northwest of Corpus Christi. The big issue is the conditions of fairways. Weedy, not cut.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Worst maintained course i have ever played"


billmar's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played the coursa

e arly in am the only grass cutting being done was one worker using a weed wacker. When grass was mowed it was so long it left clumps all over the course


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Not good at all"


Paul4535386's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/22/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

This course was in very poor shape. I played it regularly in the late 90's and it has definitely gone down hill. The fairways and rough were not distinguishable and the hard pan was everywhere. I had seen on the local news that a new pro took over River Hills and the course was returning to its former glory. The news was wrong. The only reason to play this course is if one of the "Hot Deals" on golfnow.com is available and even a $10, a person might feel that they were ripped off. Terrible track...

The course definitely has a lot of potential as the layout is fun. It just needs some serious TLC.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"River Hills vacation"


jjrocha52's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We were in Corpus Christi area, and saw this course on Golfnow web page, so we thought we would give it a try. Beautiful course, just did not know that greens had been recently aerated......I know it is a necessary evil. We had a great time loved the layout. Now when you approach no. 11 green, take a look at the house on the left that is for sale............Has tape on broken window. We did not do that! We will play there again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Worth the money......"


waynegz1's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 9 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

No it was not worth the money. I would not even play here if it was a 70% off Hot Deal and here is why:

This course is poorly maintained. The fairways had weeds, rocks, and garbage. The layout of the course is just as bad as the condition of it. Various tee boxes have cart paths right in front of it and no one really observes the 90 degree rule. How can you expect someone to tee off when there is a cart whizzing right in front of them?!

There were beer cans, food wrappers, and empty sleeves of balls on the 'fairway' in numerous holes. I am in Corpus Christi every other week and will certainly NOT be spending any additional time here.

If you choose to play here, I'm sure you will agree with this review.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



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