Played 8/4 as a foursome off at 6:52. My first time playing Riverlakes in quite some time, and it leaves much to be desired. They overwater in the morning, so the fairways were borderline soggy and the greens were squishy.
Greens looked like the dark side of the moon. Unrepaired ball marks everywhere, leaving you hoping your line avoids them. Greens were kept very long due to the heat and not wanting to lose them again, so putts that didn't hit bumps were still slow. One of the only courses I know with undulations that actually keep balls from rolling downhill. It's unfortunate that the greens get so beat up.
Fairways were fine to hit from, rough was long and could grab your club at times. Bunkers had same in them, but with the overwatering they were basically mud.
Tee boxes were in decent shape.
Overall, this course always suffers during the summer. It seems that whatever is in the soil was good for growing almond trees, but terrible for grass. The time to play here is early fall to late spring. Hopefully with the raised rates people will start to repair their ball marks on the green.» Close