Nine Hole at Riverside Municipal Golf Club

4.0613529412 4.1 stars from 5 (67)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 35
  • Length: 2941 yards
  • Slope: 117
  • Rating: 33.6

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice hole: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

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

Tees

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 35 2941 yards 33.6 117
White 35 2788 yards 32.4 116
Green 35 2197 yards 30.4 98
Green (W) 35 2197 yards 32.4 110
Gold 35 1837 yards 29.6 94
Gold (W) 35 1837 yards 30.5 102

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 67 Reviews
5 stars:
17
4 stars:
40
3 stars:
8
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

64 out of 67 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city   Great for locals seniors beginners   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers   Great for drinks patio dining  

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Reviews


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Matthew1495568's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



penfanto1's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

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


Response from #RiversideGC on 06/19/2018:

Thank you for the 4-stars! We hope you had a great round recently at Riverside Golf Course, and we look forward to welcoming you back for another one soon.

"Course very well groomed"


Djf1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wide open fairways great course for intermediate players fairways and greens well groomed minimal hazards will definitely play here again


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



thomasphil98's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I really enjoy playing at riverside with my everyweek


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice municipal course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

it was a nice municipal golf course. not long but,

had some challenging chips and pitches.

The only problem was the electronic marshaling of the carts. Their beeping was distracting and the carts sometimes froze up when 3 or less feet off the cart path. You had to back up to reposition. They should allow for more leeway in positioning. The beeping as a warning is fine just make it easier to get back into position.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


Response from Riverside Golf Course on 05/21/2018:

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us, as well as the 4-stars. Your comments regarding our carts will be shared with our staff for any potential improvements as we truly value your concerns. We hope you were still able to enjoy your day with us at Riverside Golf Course. Come back soon!

"Excellent value"


AceGolfer29's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a public course with a lot of traffic. In spite of that it is well maintained, is fun to play, has a really good pro and staff. I play a lot of different courses all over the state and come back to this one at least three times a year. Excellent value.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Riverside Golf Course on 05/22/2018:

On behalf of us at Riverside Golf Course, we truly appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us as well as the 4-stars. We value your dedication to playing our course and hope you had a great round with us recently. Come back again soon!


u6721250's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Riverside Golf Course on 05/22/2018:

Thank you for the 4-stars! We truly appreciate your review and hope you had a great round with us recently at Riverside Golf Course. Come back soon!

"Fine 9 hole course"


angrybruin's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

I love this course. It fits my skill level. Fairways and greens are in good shape for this time of year. Things slowed down a little after the 5th hole. The three some in front of us had a cart, a push cart, and only two sets of clubs. I thought that was not allowed. It made the pace of play slow down. My buddy and I can get 9 holes in in under 2 hours most days. But when the group ahead of you is short on clubs it makes it a little difficult.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Riverside Golf Course on 05/17/2018:

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us, as well as the 4-stars. We appreciate your dedication to playing at Riverside Golf Course and your kind comments regarding the course. However, we are sorry to hear a slow pace of play may have affected your recent experience with us, and your comments will be shared with our staff for any necessary improvements. We hope to have you back for an even better round soon!

"Early season round"


u185812126's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in very good shape for this tie of year. The pace was a little slow but not frustrating.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Riverside Golf Course on 05/14/2018:

Thank you for the 4-star review and joining us for an early season round! We hope you had a great day with us, and we look forward to having you back at Riverside Golf Course again soon.


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Riverside Golf Course on 05/16/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review! We hope you had a great first experience with us at Riverside Golf Course. Come back again soon!

"Average condition for Early May"


ted3658303's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways grass is still coming along but greens are quite good for May in Maine.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Early spring B+"


neondeon1212's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

They have issues to iron out with golf now. Apparently they do not honor tee times past 12pm and golf now offers them, so it was a bit of confusion and luckily they didn’t double book. We could tee off pretty close to our original time. 10th green is real bad almost unputtable. Winter kill or some fungus took over 90% of green.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Riverside Golf Course on 05/02/2018:

On behalf of our staff, we truly appreciate you taking the time to leave us with your feedback, but are sorry to hear your recent experience with us may not have met your expectations. We apologize for any confusion or misunderstanding regarding your tee time, but hope we can welcome you back for an improved experience soon. We do appreciate your patience and understanding regarding the conditions of our 10th green as it is still recovering from some winter damage. Thank you for golfing with us, and we hope to see you again soon.

"Good value with Hot Deal"


inurlyfe's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/05/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Course was in just average condition, pace of play was fine and timely. 10 minutes previous to tee time after already checking in and while warming up on practice green as other groups teed off, desk clerk approaches me asking where the remainder of our group is. I informed him that I had just messaged them in regards to their ETA, he insisted I call them and find out exact times, threatening to have to send me out as a single if they weren't there immediately. I reminded him our tee time was still ten minutes away and the group in front of us hadn't even got in their carts after hitting their tee shots. He was still persistent I call them, as I reach for my phone, the remainder of our party arrived at the pro shop entrance. Not a pleasant way to start a round


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


Response from Riverside Municipal Golf Course on 11/09/2017:

Thank you for playing Riverside Municipal Golf Course! We encourage golfers to show up at least 30 minutes prior to their tee time in order to give yourself ample amount of time to warm up and head on over to the first tee to start your round on time. We apologize if the situation wasn't handled properly but we hope you'll consider giving us another chance in the near future.

"Play it"


BK58's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course. Can get busy during peak season. Find an off day and you can play in well under 4 hours. Greens are speedy with a bunch of subtle breaks. Great recovery after the weather early this week.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Riverside Municipal Golf Course on 11/07/2017:

We appreciate your review and for taking notice of how well our course bounced back after the weather earlier in the week. Come back and see us again soon!

"The Best"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/29/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Best public course around. Great mix of value, conditions, atmosphere, pace of play and friendly staff. Highly recommend all skill levels.


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


Response from Riverside Municipal Golf Course on 11/02/2017:

Thank you very much! We appreciate you taking the time to leave this great review. See you again soon!

"Nice Muni Course in Portland, ME"


drag0ste48's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a very nice municipal course. Overall, it isn't very difficult, but it does have some very tough holes, even for very skilled golfers. Course conditions are about average if you're used to private or resort courses, but well above average for muni's. There quite a few short par 4's, even from the tips. Par 3's require some precision, especially on the front 9. The staff, from check-in, starter, grill room, cart "girls", etc., are very friendly. I've been coming to Maine for summers since 1996 and avoided this course because no one recommended it (because of conditions). My guess is that the city of Portland decided to put some money into the course. Golf Now is helping them fill out the empty tee times. Handicap 9, age 71


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Riverside Municipal Golf Course on 10/30/2017:

Thank you for your review. We couldn't be more appreciative of your kind words and we hope to start seeing you out here more often every summer. Thanks again for choosing Riverside!

"Great golf day"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Riverside is an excellent municipal course. Fairways and greens are in wonderful shape


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Riverside Municipal Golf Course on 10/19/2017:

Thank you for your review, Jack. Come back and see us again soon.

"Riverside North"


Peter7106882's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/05/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

I’ve been playing this course for nearly 40 years and never get tired of it. It’s a wonderful tract along the Presumpscot River (occasionally floods in the spring) on a hilly layout that’s easy to walk. Conditioning has improved over the years, and has benefited from strategic tree removal. The greens had just been punched for fall, and the putting was erratic. All in all, a great place to play a quick 18 holes (<4 hours!).


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Riverside Municipal Golf Course on 10/09/2017:

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and kind words about Riverside, Peter. We couldn't be happier to hear that you've been enjoying our golf course for nearly 40 years. Come on out and enjoy a few more rounds with us this season.

"Great Day"


u9381799's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/02/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

I took advantage of a Great Golf Now rate and was paired up with a nice fellow. It was my 2nd time playing and his first time at Riverside. Due to pace of play, which was pretty slow, another pair joined up with us for a foursome. Fortunately the other 2 knew the course which was helpful to us neophytes. We had a nice round and enjoyed the company. Weather was perfect, course was challenging but fun, weather was great. Only issue was some greens had been aerated and putting was a real challenge.

I will be back for more punishment before I head back to Florida for the winter!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Riverside Municipal Golf Course on 10/05/2017:

Thank you for choosing to play Riverside Municipal Golf Course again! We apologize if the pace of play was slower than normal but we're glad that you still enjoyed your overall experience. Be sure to Like us on Facebook for the latest course news and specials. See you again soon.


golfwuzzi's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


Response from Riverside Municipal Golf Course on 10/05/2017:

Thank you! Come back and see us again soon.


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