RiverWatch Golf Club

4.3641117647 4.4 stars from 5 (112)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6850 yards
  • Slope: 131
  • Rating: 73.3
  • Layout

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Year built: 2000
Architect(s): Jacobsen Hardy (2000)
Type: Public
Greens: Bent grass
Fairways: Zoysia grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6850 yards 73.3 131
Orange 72 6413 yards 71.0 126
Blue 72 6033 yards 68.3 122
Green 72 5473 yards 66.4 116
Green (W) 72 5473 yards 71.1 123
White 72 4629 yards 63.5 108
White (W) 72 4629 yards 67.3 111

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 112 Reviews
5 stars:
58
4 stars:
43
3 stars:
9
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

107 out of 112 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views locals   Challenges include elevation changes narrow fairways bunkers   Great for drinks brunch patio dining  

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"Awesome February Day!"


braxtongolfers's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Hard to believe 63 degree weather in February but we had it! After several weeks of rain the course was wet but the greens were excellent! Holding and yet still smooth and fast. Probably Rolling a 9-10. Even with cart paths only we finished in just under 4 hours. It is ashams this course isn't closer to I-40 because it would be covered with players if it was a little closer.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Tough but fair"


bulger1980's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was winter golf but course is fun. Lot of undulation but not extreme. I highly suggest playing it. Fairways and greens in good shape.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great track"


bearmike16's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course and very challenging. Greens are very fast but true.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Give your game a test"


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Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The fairways are in winter condition, the greens were well maintained and green. It's been a while since I played here. This course is a challenge for all levels of golfers. The groups were crowded because of a 3 some that slowed everyone behind them up. The scorecard and tee markers didn't match up to the homes on most of the holes. The 1st hole on the scorecard shows to be a part 5 but is actually a par 4. The problem appeared to be the markers for the different boxes( blue, white, red etc) we're misplaced. I recommend this course to test your skills. Check the yardages though.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Management"


Greg8646016's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff very unconcerned. Did not even have hotdogs. Played one day and asked for rental clubs next day. But mgr out and laying with no concern about us waiting on prepaid tee time We also we’re plsying behind pro/mgr foursome and they didn’t offer us a twosome to go thru Golf course pretty but brutal for average golfer. I have probably never played a more difficult course even though it was pretty


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



u000007897051's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Tough course but fun."


u7928072's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a blast. Challenging layout and very fast greens. They were having their Fall Festivsl while we were there. No big deal except you could hear the band playing from almost every hole. Also had a tractor pulling a hay ride wagon ride up the fairway behind us while while we were chipping onto a green. Not a problem but certainly nothing I’ve had happen before.

I’ll definitely come back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Worth the drive."


u000005855027's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Scenic, challenging layout and greens, especially first time around. Course condition was overall good, only exception was the tees, quite rough, but can always find a spot. Friendly and accommodating staff, if you haven’t played this diamond in the rough, play it, great value on Golf Now, worth the drive.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course"


conedawg21's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was very fun to play. It was in great shape and also very challenging. The guy up front was also super nice and i will definitely make my way back to down to play this course again


I recommend this course


"Not worth the drive"


u216132310's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played here 3 or 4 times and each time I think the course conditions get worse. Greens are hard as a brick and bumpy, scorecards were printed on printer paper, fairways are mowed so low and so hard its like hitting off cement. Alot of unplayable lies if u don't hit the hard fairways. Honestly just not a well thought out design. Assuming this was Peter Jacobsens only course design cuz it isn't all that great. Has changed owners so many times for a reason.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Beautiful course"


u292575603's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very well maintained. No one was in front of us or behind us the whole 18.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Rut58's avatar
Age:  55-64

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Hit them straight."


u6091241's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course, plenty of elevation changes, a real challenging course, will play again.


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


"February perfect"


inthemoney's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Played a great 70* February round in shorts from the tips. Course is a great challenge for any level golfer. With 5 sets of tees on each hole a player or group can select the correct tees for there game and enjoy. This Hidden Gem Has just recently come under new ownership and the owners are pumping the $$$ into the course and club house amenities. We were able to stay in The Villas and the rooms are awesome. We will be returning with a larger group soon!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Awesome course"


Dwayne9569489's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/31/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great, great layout, this is a hidden gem


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Another great round"


ShortKnocker1's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/08/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

We had a group outing and the course give us a nice rate for 36 holes. The greens had just been aerated 2 weeks prior but the greens still rolled really well with only maybe 2 greens showing signs. Fairways were in excellent shape as they have been every time I have been to the course. Tough layout.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very challenging"


u000006510418's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/03/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very hilly, lots of blind shots, fairways excellent, greens have been abused.

Off line shots are easily a lost ball. Detail brochure very helpful for a first time player.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Really pretty Course"


rwatson0's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time on this course. Really pretty. Nice challenging layout. Very hilly for Mid Tenn. Staff nice - I asked about potential weather issues because it was cloudy. The fellow checked and walked out to tell me all was clear. We will go back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A great course with many surprises."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A beautiful course that winds through the hilly country side. It has elevation changes, sand traps, water hazards and fantastic greens. This is a course worth driving to play if you get the opportunity. I was glad I finally played it!!! I will be returning for more enjoyable experiences of this gem!!! It was so scenic and quiet the day I played it. There are several places where the scenery is like looking at a book. I took several pictures to show my friends!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"River Watch 2"


webb3277's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Second time I played the course. It's a great layout and somewhat of a challenging course. A few of the fairways had some type of weeds or fungus but overall they were in pretty good shape. A few of the greens had some deterioration but most of them were in good condition. They are tough to read and the pin placements could have been placed a bit better. The greens looked extremely fast but actually were super slow. This is a fun course to play and look forward to playing it again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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