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River Ridge Golf Course Awarded Best Playing Conditions 2017

Best Playing Conditions 2017 River Ridge Golf Course - Ventura County

Greenskeeper.Org Awards River Ridge Golf Course- Ventura County’s Best Playing Conditions 2017

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Congratulations to River Ridge Golf Course for winning Best Playing Conditions 2017 for Ventura County.

Not to be confused with “Worth the Green Fee,” “Best Playing Conditions” is awarded to golf courses open to the public listed on that stand out above the rest with our site users at providing consistently the best greens, fairways, rough, tee boxes and bunkers around.

The job of the superintendent is the life blood of the golf course industry and most important contributing factor to enjoying a golf experience.  It takes enormous dedication, resources and expertise by a superintendent and their staff to provide excellent turf conditions.  A golf course is a living, breathing organism whose health is constantly in flux.’s trademark and creed, “Know Before You Go”®, centers on communicating these current playing conditions. The rating system used on is in part created by superintendents.

How Awards Winners Are Determined

Golf Course reviews and ratings submitted by our 70,000+ community are tabulated over 12 months. Winners are determined for each area.

We divide awards into 11 sections —  Inland Empire, Los Angeles County, Orange County, Palm Springs Area, San Diego County, Santa Barbara County, Ventura County, Southern California, Central California, Northern California and Southern Nevada.

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River Ridge Golf Club Oxnard California GK Coupon & Golf Tee Time Special
River Ridge Golf Club Oxnard California GK Coupon & Golf Tee Time Special

#Recent Golf Course Review

Vineyard Course

Posted: 09/11/17 3:39p
Member Since: Mar 21, 2006
From: Thousand Oaks

Walked the Tips at River Ridge Vineyard Golf Course on Tuesday 9/5/2017 teeing off at 8:40am with some buddies(Matt,Mack and his buddy). Our POP behind several slower groups in the morning was 4 hours 30 minutes. Used the free birthday round that River Ridge offers 2 weeks before or after your birthday.  Sign up with their e-club online and provide drivers license at

Playing Conditions 6.92 GOOD
Playing Conditions 6.92 GOOD


Weather was beautiful-foggy in the morning and the sun came out on the back nine–mostly in the high 70’s. The Lakes course was closed due to aerification so the Vineyard course was crowded. I always enjoy River Ridge’s beautiful and challenging layouts. The staff here is always very professional. Marshall’s provided a ride up the hill to 3 tee along with a ride from 13 green to 14 tee which was appreciated!
The greens were rated a 7/10 for me.
They were listed as a 9.5 on the stimp in the pro-shop. I thought they putted medium to slow speed and were rolling fairly well with just a few bumps here and there. Very few divots and looked nice. The fairways contained very lush green Kikuyu grass and you had perfect lies in the fairways. My buddy thought they were a little thick but I thought they were in very good shape for the end of summer.  Rated 8/10
Was in fairway bunker on #17 that contained raked and more compact sand which was nice. Was not in any green side bunkers so could not rate them. The tees were mostly level and lush containing Kikuyu grass. Some divots filled in with sand on the par 3’s. Rated 7/10
The rough is very healthy lining some of the fairways. Very green and a club grabber. They had some of the maintenance mowers cutting it down between #10 and #11 as we were playing. Rough rating 8/10.
Layout has some strong long par 4’s and a couple of tough par 3’s with one of them being the finishing island hole which was playing 215 to a back pin today plus a 10 mph breeze. Playing this course for free today was unbelievable. For the GK coupon walking for $28 bucks in the morning is one of the better if not the best morning coupon that GK has around. Had a blast today capped off by an eagle chip in on hole 1. Highly Recommended.

Lakes Course

Posted: 09/26/17 9:11a
Member Since: Dec 28, 2002
From: redondo beach

Playing Conditions 8.05 GREAT
Playing Conditions 8.05 GREAT

Played here yesterday with 3 others at 7:15am finishing at 11:30 walking. Paid $28 dollars thanks to GK coupon and what a great deal.

The course is still recovering from recent punching done 3 weeks ago. The fairways were still showing signs of the holes which made lies in the fairways inconsistent but very playable. The rough was pretty long and tough to get out of so hitting the fairways was key to making pars. The tee boxes were level and a little patchy but caused no problems when teeing off and the sand traps were great. The best of all were the greens.  With the exception of hole number #1 (which was beat up and bumpy for some reason) the greens were smooth, fast, and held extremely well.
A great course at a great price and give this place another week to heal and it will be a must play. The Vineyard Course is now being punched so will need a few weeks.

Best Playing Conditions 2017

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