Railside Golf Club

2.7303882353 2.7 stars from 5 (33)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6755 yards
  • Slope: 121
  • Rating: 71.8
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Shirts must be worn at all times. Women do not have to have a collared shirt, but may not wear or halter tops. No cutoff shirts permitted.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6755 yards 71.8 121
Burgundy 72 6141 yards 68.6 115
White 72 5830 yards 66.8 110
Forest (W) 72 5156 yards 68.5 114

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 2.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.4 stars from 5
Value: 3.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 2.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 33 Reviews
5 stars:
8
4 stars:
12
3 stars:
6
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

28 out of 33 reviews


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"top-notch greens and beautiful fairways"


u882926277's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This former 18-hole course was converted to a 12-hole layout due to financial and economic reasons,etc.You can play 6,12,or 18 holes if you desire.New management kept many of their old holes and re-designed a few new ones within the confines of the space that was left to them.I think it's a fun and challenging course and am glad that they got to keep some of the nicer holes on the course.The fairways and greens are still top tier and management continues to be friendly and accommodating.I will definitely be back soon to play this wonderful course again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"This course is a joke and misadvertised"


u838847919's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

This course is now 12 holes. They turned 9 holes into a corn field and hacked together 3 holes that are not legitimate golf holes. They don't have gps on their carts and they don't take good care of their holes. We are never going back. It is a shame because this was a great course.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Confusing track"


u000005652755's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

I grabbed a discounted online tee time and played Railside for the first time. To be fair, this course has some potential. There are about 5 or 6 decent holes. Then, there are some holes that are completely the opposite, either way too easy or completely out of proportion. There is a par 3, 60 yard hole for example followed by a hole that is built on the driving range with no fairway.

I was pretty disappointed even at the discounted fee. If I would have paid the full $40 I would have been furious. The entire layout is confusing. Old holes with permanent signs are still in place while cheap, laminated signs call out the new hold number. Yardage markers also appear to be way off.

The restaurant, bar and deck was nice. There is potential to MAYBE convert this back into a 9 hole course with legitimate holes. The 12 hole format that is currently in play is highly suspect.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course




2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"12 hole nightmare"


storksdaman's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

This place used to be so much fun. They took a great course and turned it into a 12 hole nightmare of a layout. No GPS in the carts anymore and the the course is in horrible shape. Not sure what they were thinking with the new layout. I'd give this place a few years before going back. Not even worth the hot deal on GolfNow.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Railside Golf Club"


Icanhackit's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This golf course has been on my play list for a long time. The bunkers could use some work, but the greens were in great shape. It was well worth the drive.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Downhill"


rgramm's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

When this course was new it was incredible. The fairways were perfect the sand fluffy. The fairways are being overtaken by rough grasses, the bunkers are clay with a little sand that has washed into the bottom, some of the bunkers have not been tended too in weeks. There were rakes laying in the grass that had crab grass growing over them one foot tall. All the bunkers were flooded Sunday but we did have 3 inches Friday and Saturday.

It seems. Courses are raising prices but maybe they need to drop them to get more players. At least we got a good rate. But regular rate us still too high for the conditions


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great course, good value"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great place to play. Staff very friendly. Food looked good but didn't have time. Will have to do that on next round.


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


"Great value"


jbackhoff's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great value and pace of play. Course was in good condition, the greens played consistently. Would definitely recommend especially for the price.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great Course for the Deal!"


Matthew4194118's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Great course I have played this multiple times. Nice Staff and club house. course bunkers where not in the greatest of shape probably due to recent rain in area. Really enjoy playing this course but it is usually very windy.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good value"


u000007687931's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape for November, fairways and greens were just like they were in spring.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice staff, TERRIBLE conditions"


Nickolas3628145's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course changed owners a few years back and I really enjoyed the course back then. Not so much under the new ownership. It looked less like the nice links course I remembered and more like the set of Mad Max.

I expect a little bit of brown grass on any links course due to wind and lack of shade but this was extreme. The fairways were mostly dead and what wasn't was more crabgrass than bentgrass. The tees were the same way.

The greens rolled fairly quick but had large dead or spotty patches as well. It's been a fairly good year for rain here so my only assumption is they've tried to save money by not watering. Hope they saved a lot.

The cart gps was also very annoying. I went off the path on one par 3 that set off the return to path alarm and then it continued to go off at random for the rest of the round. So that was great.

On the other hand the clubhouse staff was great and the bar and restaurant had a very friendly and welcoming environment. I'd say go there for a cheap lunch but skip the golf. Even the $15 golf now rate I got wasn't worth it.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Course has been better"


Allan2972542's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/09/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played this course a couple times before and it was always in great shape. This last time the greens were pretty beat up and had an affect on a number of putts. The course layout is still fun, staff is still very friendly and the value for the money is excellent. The amount of rain has likely made it hard to maintain the course and it has seen better days. I would still go back and recommend playing it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Railside review"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is fast due to lack of watering.

Sand needs attention.

But for the golf now rate it was a deal.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great value"


Eogle5's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

You don't see too many bent grass golf courses for this value.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great afternoon of fun"


datsterman's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2014
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

The area has had plenty of rain and there are wet spots that showed just that. Some of the fairways still were soggy and the green were slow, which made play a bit more giving to hit on. Conditions were excellent on the course as it was well mowed and the rough was not so tall to be a complete lost cause if you hit into them. But note, if there is some wind, it is really windy here , for the lack of trees or woody cover.<br/> Wide fairways give the average golfer a chance to still recover if you do hit a bad drive, but there are still enough challenging water hazards and sand traps to frustrate even a low handicapper. Course play was great as I was able to pass the slower group players with no problems and got 18 holes of play just a bit over 3 hours.<br/> There is a full service clubhouse good enough to serve great meals and was recently remodeled.<br/> Since the rates are quite reasonable for a quality course, this is a must play for any golfer.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"NICE COURSE; WISH IT WAS CLOSER"


mallis3's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2014
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

ONLY NEGATIVE WOULD BE THE CONDITION OF THE BUNKERS. MORE POWDERED DIRT AND SMALL ROCKS THAN REAL SAND. OTHER THAN THAT NO COMPLAINTS.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great course but may not drain well"


u000005698575's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played Railside 4 days after heavy rains. There was standing water on #18, soggy spots in a number of fairways, and most bunkers were unplayable, many with standing water. The layout is great and each hole is unique but the course may not have adequate drainage based on this one experience. Otherwise it was in outstanding condition and a great value. We will definitely play again...with an eye on the weather.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Best course in the state for the money"


Jurrutia1985's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Railside is a great course for amateurs to get a nice, challenging, relaxing, and reasonable round of golf. There are always specials on golfnow or other area programs. You can always find a round at railside for under $25. The sand traps can use some work, but the fairways and greens are impeccable. Food is great as well as reasonable. Practice facilities are second to none. Not going to shoot your worst score here., but not your best either. Great course at a great price!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Place"


delcamp47's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Walked Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very friendly staff, pretty good conditions for spring and high wind.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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