Enjoyed a Thursday morning round with fellow GK Gurus grantar2 and sbarajas, teeing off at 7:30 a.m. Pace of play was fine... some brief waiting on our first nine holes (the Presidio course) and then no waiting at all on the second nine (Mission). Finished in 4:15.
Riverwalk's nice driving range and practice green made for an easy and enjoyable pre-round warm-up. Staff was efficient and friendly. John the starter was warm and welcoming as always.
Didn't realize until after driving off to the first tee that GPS was not working on my cart. Turned out to be my only complaint.
As usual, the greens were the course's brightest highlight: speedy and very true. Later that day I played another course and left almost every putt short because Riverwalk's greens were so much faster (at least that's what I told myself).
Tee boxes were in good shape. A few patches of ground-under-repair on some fairways, but not egregious. Beverage cart came around once.
One new feature involved the shrubs/trees in the San Diego River, which have gotten tall in some places (maybe due to all that rain a few months back?). Their height has created some new blind shots over the River on three holes, adding some difficulty. They looked like they could get even taller, and JohnnyGK mentioned the river foliage is off-limits to Riverwalk's grounds crew, so this could be the new normal.» Close