Golf Course Review Riverwalk Golf Club San Diego, CA
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Golf Course Review for Riverwalk Golf Club San Diego, California.
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Reviewed by: weber2323, San Diego, CA
Played as part of yesterday’s GK Guru group here. It was a pleasure playing with Jim and Tim again and meeting Shane for the first time.
Upon arrival I was pretty surprised at how busy it was. There were a lot of people around the starter but he did a great job of getting everyone out. We teed off right on time. With the amount of people I saw I was a little worried that we would run a little late and take a little longer. But as the other guys alluded to the 3 some ahead of us held us back a little but we still finished right at 4:30 so all in all not too bad.
It was a little damp to start but dried out as the round progressed. Plenty of spots in the fairway to hit from. There are some sections you will see that are roped off due to new sodding which is nice to see the course addressing areas of need. There are some bad spots in the fairways but nothing drastic.
Rough is not too penalizing unless you hit it on the trolley tracks. There are some bare spots in the rough so its still a mixed bag there.
I have always thought the greens here were pretty good. They always seem to maintain a good pace to them and be relatively smooth considering the amount of play this course seems to get being in the middle of Mission Valley. From a looks standpoint the looked a little slow and seem a little longer than normal but they actually rolled faster than I was expecting. I was glad on the first hole that I wasn’t the first to putt because think the other guys all rolled their putts well past the hole so I got the benefit of reading their putts. There were a few unrepaired ball marks but I think that was from the group of ahead of us.
$20 bucks is what it cost to play, just $20 bucks. If you aren’t a part of this GK Guru program you need to get writing some reviews because these deals are just too good to pass on.
Reviewed by: shizzyfinn, San Diego
Played the Mission and then Presidio tracks at this 27-hole course with three fellow GKers I hadn’t played with before – nice guys all.
We teed off on a Sunday at 7:22am, my earliest tee time in years. I live nearby and I’m a “green member” at Riverwalk, paying $50 a month for discounted tee times and free daily range balls.
I managed to get there early enough to hit just a few off the grass at the range before our group was called. I like the putting green at Riverwalk, and the range is my favorite in San Diego – nicely designed and spacious with some inviting targets, and especially fun when the grass is open, which seems to be mainly Saturday and Sunday mornings.
On the course, it was pretty damp out there for the first hour-plus on Mission — seemed like heavy dew plus maybe overnight watering. Someone asked, only half joking, if it had rained the night before. I was toweling my club off after each shot, and occasionally my shoes.
Otherwise, playing conditions were fine by me… tee boxes ideal, a few bare spots here and there but mostly nice grass coverage, and greens pretty consistently medium-speed. The rough was neither long nor penal. I found myself in bunkers maybe four times (ugh) and sand was fine in all but one (front-right green-side on Presidio hole #2).
Regarding pace of play, we waited a couple minutes on a few holes, but never long enough to be a bother. At the halfway point, one of the ambassadors encouraged the group in front of us to play faster, so they did, which was nice. As usual I was happy with Riverwalk’s staff, which got me out there quickly and smoothly for an enjoyable Sunday morning round.