River View Golf Course

3.4138529412 3.4 stars from 5 (268)
  • 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 3.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.1 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 268 Reviews
5 stars:
34
4 stars:
111
3 stars:
78
2 stars:
29
1 stars:
16

recommend this course

213 out of 266 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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u8811339's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Uniquely Attractive"


u45436429388's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2018
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Reviewed on

I always get excited to play here. At first glance, one wouldn't expect much from a golf course that is built in a municipal river system. However, it is well maintained, challenging, and beautiful in it's own right. Bring lots of balls, especially if you play a fade, as the tee boxes and even fairways mostly favor a draw shot. I recommend a before-7 a.m. tee-time as well if you want to be finished in under 4.5 hours. This can be easily accomplished, as they tend to start as early as 5 a.m. The first 3 holes are well lit, also, so don't worry about starting a few minutes before sunrise.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fair Bargain"


jwrightsst's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Not a tip top layout and facility, but a good bang for your buck. Nice and courteous personnel. In past rounds, pace of play was much faster, but there were several foursomes with at least 2 lefties in each group. It was slow, but very entertaining.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"This course has some really good aspects"


Elizabeth6257446's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall, the course was pretty nice. The fairways are a bit rough in some places. It’s fairly dry and missing grass. The greens are pretty nice. It’s a fun but challenging course. Certainly a good value for the price.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"A challenging course on a river bed"


Rmak247's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A difficult course to play because it’s built on a river bed. Lots of blind elevated holes. Instead of fairway bunker of sand, there are “stone traps” that could damage your clubs unless you are a precise striker. After a while you could have sworn you are playing a previous hole because layout of many holes are eerily the same due to the limitation of fairways to the river bed. In conclusion, a challenging course that you’ll never forget!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Diabolical!"


Tony1Putt's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Don't think I have ever played a course with such a layout. It was difficult on many holes to actually know where the fairway was or where the landing target is for your tee shot. The course winds and twists and crosses and re-crosses the Santa Ana River. I do not know how one would cross some holes if the river bed was not dry. The course does not lack for elevated greens which once you locate them , hitting to them and judging distance based on their elevation becomes a true guessing game. Most fairways need attention and grass, yet the greens are impeccable and in great condition. I would recommend more signs to lead you to the next tee box and some fairway target poles to give you an idea where to aim your tee shot. With all that being said, my wife and I found the course to be challenging and interesting, especially with 20 mph winds. You may need a guide to navigate it but once you have played it and get a feel as to where to aim and go, its a very unique experience.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Riverview"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
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Reviewed on

I love it here. Gotta keepit inthe fairway! Relaxed environment


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



u000001924075's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2018
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Reviewed on


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



amp607's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Just OK"


u000004091828's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Just OK,

Greens not fully recovered from recent punching.

Wet day when we played and drainage not the best

Pro shop staff was great even tracked down lost wallet!!

Would be good value if conditioning was a bit better


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Had a great time."


tristan873's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens were in excellent condition. The fairways were okay. There was plenty of hills, narrow fairways, and hitting across water. It was a fun course. The wind started kicking up around 11AM. The degree of difficulty just went way up. The pace for a Saturday morning 9:30 tee time were much better than expected. Done in less than 4 hours. Driving the cart under the overpass was a little creepy. I was on the lookout for an ambush. Other than that, it was a fun course. Will definitely recommend this place.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great deal on 18 holes for your money"


joe6262269's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2018
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Reviewed on

I’ve played River View a few times before. I played after a night of rain and got really lucky the morning was bright and sunny. The course was in excellent shape considering the three days of ran we’ve had. This course is known for taking great care of their greens and they did not disappoint. The fairways were also in great shape and the rain we got put some more water in the river which made it more scenic and fun to drive the cart over. The pace of play was very good for us starting at 9:15 on a Saturday. We were done in four hours.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Slow round...good course conditions"


gil5055's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in very good shape.....the pace was a snails crawl......


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice Greens"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice greens and overall great value for the money.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Perfect Weather"


golfjnky1961's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/01/2018
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Reviewed on

Played this course after a rainy day and to my surprise it was in great condition fairways and the greens.Which were the best I've played on in months.The greens and practice greens were identical true n fast KUDOS to the crew here at Riverview they've done a fantastic job with course.This course has it all tight fairways elevated greens,tough par threes and disaster waiting at every turn.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fun & challening"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/01/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played on 3/1. The course was in good condition, however the greens were in excellent condition as always. I've been playing this course since Dec 2017 and find this course to have it's challenges. It has narrow fairways, elevated greens, and wind you have to contend with on certain holes. For me I love these challenges as it makes the round unique and changes how the course needs to be played. I would highly recommend playing this course especially if you like challenges.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"not too bad"


u000007374425's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2018
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Need to improve the management of the players. Occasionally there was a group skipped you to play and block you in front of you. And the rear group would hit the ball on your fairway sometimes.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Good Value"


jwrightsst's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love the pace of play. Less than 4 hrs on a busy Sunday


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Good greens"


u3652875's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Everything was good bit they really need signs to direct us

IT can be confusing


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Poor condition"


tcidgi's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/04/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

The greens were in nice condition but the rest of the course was dry, brown and hard. It seemed like the only things somewhat green was large number of weeds. I would recommend one of the Navy courses instead .


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



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