River View Golf Course

3.3133941176 3.3 stars from 5 (240)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6190 yards
  • Slope: 120
  • Rating: 68.4
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.9 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 240 Reviews
5 stars:
28
4 stars:
100
3 stars:
72
2 stars:
25
1 stars:
15

recommend this course

190 out of 238 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near local attractions near the airport   Great for locals seniors advanced golfers   Challenges include elevation changes narrow fairways water hazards   Great for drinks 19th hole specials amazing food  

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Reviews


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"Riverview experience"


Skinner0188's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/10/2017
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I have played ariver GC 30-40 times and every time I get what I expect. Decent but slow greens, some right and blind shots, average pace of play and a bunch of hackers. It’s 40 bucks in the heart of Orange County, great burritos and decent track if you just want to work on your game. For the price and location, it is a good value.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



u9637984's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/18/2017
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Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"For the money its great"


justbnme50's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is in the Santa River bed, but the place is not bad, I would for sure go back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/26/2017
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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


"How to have fun on a Golf budget"


golfbutt's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Good course for the money. Great staff and carts. Still a lot of newbies on the course who play it like a driving range. Fairways are a little crisp, but the greens are in great shape. Tight fairways are common and the tee boxes need help. But the speed of play is good and the prices is reasonable.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Six Hour Golf"


u2530842's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/01/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Let's start off here saying that the course is actually in fairly nice shape. Fairways are ok and the greens are in nice shape. Although that is where it ends everything is down hill from there. Played there on a Sunday afternoon and they were starting everyone off the back nine because of a tournament finishing, no problem there. My golf cart parking brakes didn't work and the range / yardage meter wasn't working. I asked about it at the golf shop and was told that's the way it is some do some don't. I understand slow play sometimes when the course is full, but not the complete case here. The foursome in front of us got their cart stuck in the river bed twice and was playing from the back tees and most of the time wasn't hitting the ball much further than the front tees. No ranger on the course to regulate play or monitor anything. Two groups behind us got very frustrated and just quit. Finally made the turn and the pro shop was starting groups off the front nine now, which created even more of a back up. Waited at the first tee for 20 minutes and finally said this is enough, unloaded my cart and left. Vowing never to return.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Course was ok for a cheap hot deal"


Quinntone009's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2017
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Booked this course with a hot deal, and it was ok. I did not like all the sand and wash run off.. The fairways and greens were nice, but if you sliced or hooked a shot you would be in this super thick sand. Not like a bunker sand. Sand from the ocean.. Cart gets stuck if you attempt to drive through it. Carts were old, but ran decent. Staff was friendly. Overall, it's an ok course for $20. I would not pay anything more.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Above Average Course"


u736366821's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

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

Reviewed on

We played on a Saturday morning and was able to play a round of golf for a decent price. The pace of play was not too bad and they try to limit the number of fivesomes out on the course. The greens are in good shape. The one drawback of this course is the giant area of sand that borders some of the longer holes. You have to drop a lateral if it lands in there (and if you can find your ball). There are quite a few elevated greens, so the course can be somewhat challenging. Overall, I thought this course was above average.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u324457157's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2017
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Just an average course"


justbnme50's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2017
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we play here because we can finish in less than 3hrs. It can be challenging, you need to hit is straight, it a fun course to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"A good value that plays quickly"


Dean1240241's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I drove down to orange county to play this small course. The staff was both intelligent and friendly, the cart was OK with one of the old GPS systems, and the pace of play was rapid. The golf course is maintained in an excellent condition, but the quality of the layout is just OK.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Short, challenging, no frills, but fun"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Interesting course along the Santa Ana river. Fun layout, challenging but fairways are not great. Greens were good. Cheap! Terrific value for money


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Crazy Course"


Willpete1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
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When I was playing I didn't know if I should love or hate this course? I think I love it because despite it's crisscrossing the dry river bed, I played really well. It really helped to have the GPS in the cart. It gave tips on how to play each hole. Nice course. I'd like to go back soon.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



Nicholas5048913's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2017
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Wow this is difficult"


PanchoL's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course conditions are very good including fairways and great greens. With that said this course always kicks my butt. The fairways drift into the river bed that runs through the center of the course or if your lucky your hitting over the river bed. Either way I spend too much time in that river bed. The course requires accurate shots from the tee. If you can get that done your in for great round of golf. Have fun!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



u000002725709's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Not so good...."


u000004669283's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2017
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Course was wide open on a Sunday morning??? Crazy but true. Then I played this little river course and found out why! Worst course layout, EVER! Narrow, hills galore, and blind shots into green.

Value for $$$ - horrible. Play here if you feel compelled to lose a dozen golf balls! Bonus, you'll find at least 2 dozen more, NET gain!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



u320895125's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Pleasantly Surprised"


u013183814's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great value, course was in great shape. weather was perfect and not crowded at all. played 18 holes in 2 hrs 45 min.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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