Riverside of Fresno Golf Course

4.0306235294 4.0 stars from 5 (98)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6674 yards
  • Slope: 127
  • Rating: 71.5
  • Layout

  • 7672 N Josephine Ave, Fresno, California 93722, Fresno County
  • (559) 275-5900
  • (559) 275-0492
  • www.playriverside.com

Year built: 1939
Architect(s): William P. Bell (1939), William F. Bell
Type: Public
Greens: Bermuda Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - $14
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6674 yards 71.5 127
White 72 6435 yards 70.5 125
Red 72 5776 yards 67.7 120
Gold (W) 73 5292 yards 66.3 116

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 98 Reviews
5 stars:
22
4 stars:
49
3 stars:
24
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

92 out of 97 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city   Great for locals walkers beginners   Challenges include bunkers elevation changes plays long   Great for 19th hole scenic views patio dining brunch  

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"Jan 2018"


CenCalHack's avatar
Top 10 Contributor
San Francisco Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/20/2018

Reviewed on

Quick update

Still same winter conditions but greens are struggling


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"December 17"


CenCalHack's avatar
Top 10 Contributor
San Francisco Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

Most of course is dormant

Greens are firm and running quick but have areas where they are less than ideal


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Interesting layout."


robtdurb's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The front nine has three par threes and the back nine has three par fives. It’s an interesting layout. They need more sand in the traps and a few greens need some work. What I liked most was if you hit your ball in the fairway, it rolled a ways.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice course and good challenges."


edcal4122's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens were in much better shape today so a definite improvement. The rest of the course features were very well taken care of and not too crowded for middle week play. This course has everything you need to have a good challenging round and good practice range. Carts are nice and quick and clubhouse and restaurant have good assortment of food and golf items.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Review"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in good condition except for some of the greens. Looks like there was a fungus for over watering which effects your putting line.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"October 17"


CenCalHack's avatar
Top 10 Contributor
San Francisco Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

There were a few greens with some serious damage from disease. Overall still solid conditions on the rest of the course and fun to play as always.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Greens are horrible"


bugman2248's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

We play at Riverside about 20 times a year.

The green are horrible. Very bumpy and looks like it was damaged in the summer heat and maybe some kind of fungus. We enjoy the course but will not go back until they are fully repaired.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Great Experience!"


u000005015375's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We always enjoy ourselves at Riverside. They treat you like family and have great fairways.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Super slow play today..."


edcal4122's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Date : Saturday 9/16/17 at noon. Got there an hour early before tee time to gets some warm up practice and saw all kinds of youths dressed up in team color outfits along with many adults. Went into clubhouse get cart and was told there are none available due to tournament and need to wait. Ok, no problem I was there early anyways. Go practice and come back 15min before tee time and still no carts. They told me they will let me know when my tee time is announced to come get cart. So I go in when announced and no cart still. I wait inside where its nice and cool and about 10 min later a cart is available. So I sign in and am told to put my email address as well. I don't usually give out but since it's Riverside, ok no problem. So I tee off with 3 other guys. From there were playing up to 5th hole and about 2 hours have gone by because were sitting around waiting for the train of players in front of us that eventually bottlenecked where 2 or 3 groups with way too many players and carts were in line teeing off. The rest of the story speaks for itself and I just left and went home. Also the practice greens and some of the greens on some holes were in really bad shape, so making a good putt was impossible depending where your ball landed. The practice range didn't have any distance indicators or maybe I just didn't see them out there. So that was kind of strange. I hadn't played here for few months and never seen it this bad. I was told that Riverside usually don't have tournaments on weekends or in the afternoons but for some reason, they were allowed to happen on today. Needless to say, Iv'e always like this course but I think I'll just keep playing elsewhere from now on. On the plus side the new yamaha carts are nice and comfortable and fast so sitting around wasn't to hard on the behind nor driving over rough terrain so give them a A+ for that. Not sure whats going on there at Riverside but it definitely isn't what I remember when I played there a few months ago. I may try again in a couple months to see if things have changed but for now its just okay to play for now, just call and make sure there are not back to back tournaments especially on weekends.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fungus on greens."


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Riverside is usually in excellent condition, however this time some of the greens were in very bad shape. Fungus got into them from over watering. It's going to take a while before they back in shape.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Best bang for your buck"


fittedhats24's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Best price in the valley. Course was in good shape. Not the best it has been. A few of the greens were in pretty bad shape but understandable with all the heat. Would definitely play again though


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"some great holes"


u000004264943's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

holes 10-11-12 are the best different types of golf holes i have every play here in kings tulare and freso county


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great layout"


u000004389008's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Very great golf course. Very well maintained and you definitely use every club in the bag. Had a great time with son!


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


"Perfect"


u9350744's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course can't complain! We have played it many of times.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Very nice course"


Sam2346427's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course, well tooken care of good food also .


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


"It's a great shape!!"


u4180508's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens are in fairly decent shape, ball was rolling true.. Fair ways are nice and green! You can't beat playing a course like this for 15 bucks! I'd play it again!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Spring 2017"


CenCalHack's avatar
Top 10 Contributor
San Francisco Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Course architecture fans rejoice! Fresno has a Billy Bell design that will delight. Those that know the Bells (William P. and William F.) know that their work is prolific and lists some of the best courses in California. For those that don't, I encourage an internet search on the two of them. Unlike many modern architects whom simply seek to punish and mistakenly equate hard with good, the brilliance in Bell's designs is in the playability for all levels, while still presenting a challenge for better players with angles/small greens/bunkering.

Overall - 4, great design, course conditions are currently very good and hence the 4 stars.

Pace - 2, the habit of overbooking and squeezing in walk-ups has resulted in consistent backups and even with a morning tee time we were 25 minutes behind schedule to even begin our round. Finished in 5 hours.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Course is very challenging"


rvhern52's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Putting green good driving range good cafe shop good green's excellent all around excellent will recommend any one


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


"Lookin good!!"


Julian7064543's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good shape for this time of the year considering the drought and being 100°F


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good test of golf"


Mark6355974's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It's a challenging course with a great layout


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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