Riverwood National Golf Course

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Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.7
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About

Holes 18
Par 66
Length 7014
Slope 140
Rating 73.7
Type Public
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 66 7014 yards 73.7 140
Blue 66 6484 yards 70.8 135
White 66 5996 yards 69.4 131
Red 72 4789 yards 67.8 115
Scorecard for Riverwood National
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: 74.2/132 444 377 209 372 504 226 402 401 558 3493 487 415 211 396 531 417 176 377 519 3529 7022
Black/Blue M: 71.7/133 380 377 167 347 466 184 365 401 558 3245 427 367 183 373 531 417 176 377 519 3370 6615
Blue M: 71.0/127 380 362 167 347 466 184 365 377 494 3142 427 367 183 373 504 385 163 349 481 3232 6374
White M: 69.6/124 W: 75.3/130 371 342 147 331 448 163 349 360 473 2984 413 358 161 352 486 367 147 329 468 3081 6065
White/Gold M: 67.6/115 359 342 147 243 395 163 342 359 465 2815 298 335 161 328 296 367 147 329 468 2729 5544
Gold M: 67.1/113 W: 72.2/123 359 296 142 243 395 161 342 359 465 2762 298 335 153 328 296 360 140 325 462 2697 5459
Red W: 67.8/113 295 268 106 240 376 108 257 272 400 2322 277 292 124 271 288 285 103 255 385 2280 4602
Handicap 13 17 15 7 9 3 5 11 1 6 10 8 2 12 4 16 18 14
Par 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 4 5 36 4 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 11 13 15 3 17 9 5 7 1 6 14 10 2 12 4 16 18 8

Course Details

Year Built 2005
Architect David Kirscht (2005)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.3
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
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Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

Newer Course, Enjoyable Outing

Riverwood National Golf Course is only ten years old, but has already matured into a fun, playable track with generous undulating fairways and smooth expansive greens that roll true and just fast enough. At 7,022 yards, the course provides a challenge for low handicappers from the back tees with a rating of 74.2 and slope of 134. However, with five sets of tees the course can be enjoyed by golfers of varying abilities. The middle tees are very playable for average golfers, being 6,065 yards long with a 69.6 rating and 124 slope. The course was built out of former farmland and is set in a residential development. Of course, this means that OB and people's backyards are a feature on many holes, but the good thing is that about half of the holes don't have any houses at all. Several par 4 holes are doglegs where you can't see the green on your tee shot. If you're playing for the first time, it might be a good idea to take the golf cart up and take a look so you can make an informed decision about where to place your tee shot. Water and marshes are a prominent feature on many of the holes, and there are quite a few forced carries, either on the tee shot or on the approach to the green. If you have difficulty finding the fairway with your driver, be aware that the high marsh grass found all over the course is often not marked as a lateral hazard. A lost ball in this stuff will cost you stroke and distance. There aren't a whole lot of bunkers, but they are strategically placed around the greens. However, there aren't any holes with a large bunker directly in front of the green, so except for the holes with forced carries over water, run-up shots are an option. The bunkers are well groomed, with nice firm sand that is very playable. Both the front and back nines end with risk-reward par 5 holes. Long hitters may try to reach the green in two, but if they fail to find the fairway on the tee shot they will pay the penalty. Others may want to play more strategically, being sure to place their first two shots in the wider areas of the fairway. Get on in regulation and putt for a birdie.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

Too many goofy holes

I live very near the course and am a somewhat avid golfer with a group of friends which none of us are members anywhere. Meaning we bounce around a lot. Yet we do not play this course. Too many blind tee shots. This course was built in the housing boom and it seems like they just threw together a 7000 yard course so they could sell homes. It has been in good shape when I've played it and has a handful of good, challenging holes.. But none worth enough to warrant this course over some of the others in the area.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Fun course

Great overall experience. Other than a couple of "quirky" holes on the front nine, this is a good courses. Over 7000 from the tips will give even the low handicap golfer a challenge. Awesome speed of play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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