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3.2
Value
3.0
Layout
3.2
Friendliness
3.0
Pace
3.9
Amenities
2.9
44.1%
Recommend this course
12 out of 18 reviews
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3.6
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Value
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Layout
3.8
Pace
4.0
Amenities
2.4
StaffFriendliness
3.4
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3 out of 5 reviews
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3.6
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Value
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6443 yards
Slope 128
Rating 71.3
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River Pointe Country Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1973
Golf Season Open: 3/15 Closed: 11/15
Architect Ken Killian (1973)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Collared Shirt Required.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.5
18 Reviews (18)
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Reviews 53
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Staff isn't friendly

Starter eddy was rude. Probably won't go back to overpay for a round and to deal with disrespectful staff

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

I know the course

Played over 100 rounds past 15 yrs. Was a private, underused perfectly groomed. Went bankrupt. Ran by holding company (poorly) for a decade. Got hammered with weather and disease and lost 70% of trees. New owner 3 years ago (they own 2 other great courses in area) and has made great strides.
The Bad. 1. Not bent grass. 2. Understaffed on the customer service side (beer cart, wine and dine stuff not actually play related) 3. A lot of league play and outings. If go on weekend and an outing on 2 of the 9's you get a tee time on third 9 then when you get there your 9 in packed.
The Good 1. 3 vastly different 9's 2. Wide open 3. Fair course 4. $32 45 min from Navy Pier

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
First Time Playing

Poorly managed

Don't waste your time. Staff is rude, course is flooded and smells like sewer., They can't even bother to tell you that they close at 5 pm.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Nice course

Had a great time golfing this course for the first time. Challenging from start to finish. The greens seemed faster on the red course than the blue course. Beautiful course and well maintained. We will be back!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 32
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Could be so much better

First the good:
3 distinct 9 hole courses layout provides a variety. Flat so its great for walking. some Interesting strategic short holes and reasonably fun layout. overall condition was pretty good. Greens rolled true but were medium-slow.

Overall feels like a budget muni.

Challenges:
The girl at the pro shop counter knows nothing about the game of golf. Not a good first impression. I flew in for a family reunion, called ahead and asked about rentals. They said ": We have Calloways and Wilson sets" .....But when at the course and I asked the young woman at the pro shot counter what types of rentals they had she said: "I think we have left AND right but I'm not sure..." I thought she was kidding but no. She returned with a rental set caked with mud that had a mixed bag of 7 total ancient clubs. seriously. I asked for a full set (after all I paid the full rental fee..) and she got her manager who said "well we don't really have any full sets. I can't really help you" He seemed put out that I expected a full set...I hadn't even mentioned the mix and the dirt yet. It wasn't worth it.

Honestly it is unbelievable they charge 25 to rent a half a set of very dirty ancient clubs and then act bothered when you ask for a full set.

bottom line: play it if convenient. but this is NOT a golfer's facility.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Slooooooooooooow.

Nothing but fairweather players.
Left after 1 hole. 40 minutes after teeing off.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Country Club course

I play this course quite a bit. Definitely one of the better courses in the area. Good value for a course that was previously a private country club.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 56
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing

This is a hidden gem

I will be playing this course many times next year. One of the best courses I have played this year, it was like being at a country club. This is the first time I played this course and it will not be the last, you can count on that.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

GREAT VALUE

NICE COURSE, RARELY BUSY, HAS 3 NINES SO USUALLY NEVER GETS BACKED UP, WAS IN GREAT SHAPE

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice change of pace

While I generally play at Aberdeen or Sandy Pines, River Pointe was nice. Some challenging holes, nice staff.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Easy
Played On
Reviews 34
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent greens

Very good value worth the drive greens true and slick

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens are tough, but are not to the point of being unplayable

Great course for value. Good shape and challenging

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Northwest Indiana's Best Kept Secret

I was a member of River Pointe when it was a private club and returning there was like going home. I played the Blue and White courses and found them to be in better shape now than they ever were when it was private. The new owner however is letting a great asset go to waste. The clubhouse is beautiful but closed.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Owner's son held up the course with his group of 5

If it wasn't for the owner's son's complete lack of respect to the paying customers, this would have been a good course. He and his 4 buddies held many golfers up so they could have their own group of 5. As my group of 2!! caught them at a tee box the 5th golfer had just taken his 4th shot off the tee box. They all looked at us and drove off. I went to the club house and explained this, this is when nobody wanted to do anything because " it's the owner's son" Well owner's son... I will never play this course again because of your arrogance and lack of respect for paying customers.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens are in good shape

Pace was terrible, I was a single on a Wed afternoon, and it took forever. There isn't a ranger but some guys drive around on carts but they serve no purpose. At one time on a par 5 there were four groups on the hole, and one gentlemen stopped to make a joke instead of inquiring or doing anything about the pace. They seemed to be only using 18 of the 27 holes available.

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 33
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Featured
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Country Club Layout

What a golf course! You can see that it once was a private "Country Club" golf course. Certain pin position requires you to KEEP IT BELOW THE HOLE
I enjoyed it very much and look forward to playing it again
Now I know where to shoot at!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Great course for the price

This course is great. There are 3 different nine hole courses and you get 2. Pace of play was slower than I would have liked but the course was great and the price was hard to beat. Would certainly go back.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
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