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3.5
317 Reviews (317)
5 Stars
43
4 Stars
128
3 Stars
89
2 Stars
36
1 Stars
21
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.9
Layout
3.4
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.3
73.6%
Recommend this course
246 out of 317 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.4
24 Reviews (24)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.6
Layout
3.4
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.5
62.5%
Recommend this course
15 out of 24 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.4
38 Reviews (38)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.7
Layout
3.4
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.3
68.4%
Recommend this course
26 out of 38 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 70
Length 6190 yards
Slope 120
Rating 68.4
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River View Golf Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 6190 yards 68.4 120
White 70 5776 yards 66.9 118
Red 70 5350 yards 67.8 114
Scorecard for River View Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 68.4/120 W: 73.2/129 325 178 199 392 545 195 375 525 110 2844 198 340 470 548 160 480 418 538 194 3346 6190
White M: 66.9/118 W: 71.5/125 305 164 185 363 528 181 355 477 96 2654 184 328 447 486 148 461 374 513 181 3122 5776
Red W: 67.9/120 289 157 165 350 457 156 317 464 91 2446 172 313 436 454 140 434 357 429 169 2904 5350
Handicap 15 11 5 1 7 3 9 13 17 8 10 2 16 12 18 4 6 14
Par 4 3 3 4 5 3 4 5 3 34 3 4 4 5 3 5 4 5 3 36 70

Course Details

Year Built 1970
Fairways Bermuda
Greens Bent/Poa
Golf Season Year round
Architect David Pfaff

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.5
317 Reviews (317)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 15
19th Hole Specials 12
Amazing Food 12
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 49
Narrow Fairways 30
Water Hazards 25
This course/club is great for:
Locals 47
Seniors 21
Advanced Golfers 17
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 48
Near Local Attractions 15
Near the Airport 14

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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

westridge

enjoyed playing here despite the super slow fivesome in front.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A fun day of golf

If you are looking for an interesting layout, a lot of fun golfers, and great personnel, this is your course. No, it's not fancy, has some difficult holes, runs along the Santa Ana River bottom, but it is laid back and fun. I will definitely play here again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Mud run River View

While on the course, the fairway condition was nearly identical to the rough. That’s not to mention the sprinklers hitting me and my partner full force on hole 2. The rest of the trip turned into a mud run which killed the whole experience for us. Very poor service even for the price.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Some of the best greens in the area for the price!

Pace was slow, 5 hour round and no Marshall to speed people up.... but the course is in great condition! Looking forward to my next round!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course for the price!!!

River View is unique, quirky, and fun. I play it as often as possible. The elevation changes on many holes make it interesting and a bit challenging. River View's greens are really well kept for such a moderately priced course. Also, the staff is always friendly and the food is great and reasonably priced.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Most Fun

I love this hidden gem. One of my wife and I favorite course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

First timer on Course

This course is beautiful and it appears that they can change the entire green locations. The course layout is a little strange because I was constantly crossing other fairways to get to my ball. Overall a wonderful course and I will definitely play there again!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good course, bad condition

Fun layout. Fairways were patchy. Greens were in good shape.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

greens were good

Greens were in good shape. Everything else was bad to mediocre shape.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Wouldn’t play again.

Greens roll really well and are in great shape but fairways are really rough. I mean really rough. I wouldn’t recommend playing it.

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

Sunday Morning Golf

Good value for the money. Played very early so the pace of play was good. Course is in good shape for being on the river bed after all the rain we’ve had, greens are in excellent condition.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
2.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

River View, Santa Ana, Dont Bother

Played with my son and it is just not a good course. VERY narrow and runs up and down the concrete drainage and ditch that passes for a river. Very hard to keep the ball in play and fairly ugly views of the big ditch. I would avoid this. I saw a 4 rating and good price so gave it a try but I would not play it again for free. Nothing very good to say obviously. Too many good courses out there in Orange County

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The Santa Ana Gem

Wondeful golf course nestled in the santa ana river bed. Probably one of the best courses in Southern California.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Good course for the money

This is a great course for the money, but the rain has messed up the fairways a lot. But hopefully they will do some work on them this summer.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Makeshift 9 hole setup due to flooding

Booked through Golf Now and there was no notification of the adjusted course set up. Went into it expecting a par 70 6300 yard course 18 hole course and instead played a makeshift par 30- 9 hole “par 3” course. They charged the full price of a round, $42 riding. The course wasn’t in very good shape at all. Pace was extremely slow as well. The 1st hole was backed up 4 groups due to people starting and making the turn to replay 9 holes again. I wouldn’t recommend the course at all. Not worth $40 - for the current set up maybe not even $20.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Worst

I booked hot deal for 19 bucks thinking that it's great deal
Course was modified mass due to rain
Did not get any warning or notification at all about the course they adjust the play to only few holes
Only legit holes I played was 1 to 3 and 10th hole
Included 3 par 3s out of 4 hole 11th and 12 was modified into 2par 3s and finished off with 9hole which is another short par 3 its ridiculous

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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1800 W 22nd St, Santa Ana, California 92706, Orange County
(714) 543-1115
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