14 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Teepads were in excellent condition which include:Cement Tees, Good Signage, and Garbage Cans
-Practice Basket at the start
-Good pin placement, and course design
-Bathrooms inside rec center
-Big "Fun Factor" for me.
-Plenty of parking
-Clean and well landscaped
-Two 500ft holes; Most of the holes are 250-350ft; leaving a couple of holes that are less than 250ft.
-Variety of terrain, allowing for a variety of hole types: Tight wooded, Open field, Steep hills up/down, and Multiple, as well as interesting, dogleg holes
-This course is beginner friendly, yet challenging enough for advanced players. Professionals, maybe not, but I think they would still have fun playing here. IMO
-One could introduce Disc Golf to a friend at Riverview, and/or have a fun casual round with friends.
-One could also have a competition rounds here as well. The long drives, and the holes that wind through the trees will offer a healthy challenge to a competitive round.
-For the most part, the course doesn't interfere with any of the other recreational activities going on at the rec center.
-From what I've seen, a scorecard and map are available inside rec-center. (I printed a map & scorecard, off of our own DGCR website! :D)
-Great scenic view of the river along the front nine!
-Flows nicely around the perimeter of the rec center, back to the parking lot.
-FWIW: Other activities are available here as well.
i.e. Bike and walking trails..
Cons: -The front 9 can swallow your discs; really watch the tree lines along the front nine. The ground is covered in a thick clover like plant. I lost my flick somewhere on this hole, I could have stepped on it for all I know! Oh, and there are "No trespassing" signs along this tree line as well. So I would say, use discretion, have a look out, or play dumb. ...which was my plan! lol
-Continuity does get broken up on between some holes. I found myself hunting for the next tee a couple of times and I had a map. Mainly holes #4, #8, . (First timers will want to use a map, remember you can print the map off this page as well. (Links/files tab))
-The bike trail runs along side hole #1, a good shot could fade back to the bike trail. There is also a walking path that runs alongside 17, and the road runs along 18.
Other Thoughts: I had a great time playing Riverview park. It's one I wished I had more time to play another round. I like the varying terrain, I also enjoy a scenic lookout. The view of the river on a couple of these holes was just amazing! Hole #2 has joined my list of favorite scenic holes. I also enjoyed the Doglegs on this course. #4 especially, to bad I lost my Flick. It's a 500ft dogleg left, which S's back to the right.
A person would probably be fine wearing tennis shoes, but I was glad I wore my Merrells. Just for the steep hill climbs on #7 and #9. I wouldn't be surprised if this place gets slick and sloppy after a rain.
If you are in Augusta, I would recommend Riverview as a "Must stop". It's well laid out and is challenging, but it's not overly challenging. You will have fun here! Riverview is also centrally located between Hippodrome and Lake Olmstead. So one could make an afternoon of hitting all three courses. ...If one were so inclined!
14 of 14 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Print a MAP!
Pros: 1... Very very very demanding of multiple shots.
2... Well manicured course.
3... Beautiful scenery and location.
4... Definately designed with disc flight in mind.
5... Just a real fun course. Not too hard. Not easy.
6... Well marked pins and fairways on signs at tee pads.
7... Very clean concrete pads.
8... Really cool hole layouts. Challenges the mind and body.
9... Practice chain set up before hole #1. But, Hole #1 is a very good "Get your bearings straight" hole.
10... One of the most fun courses i've played!
Cons: 1... Very poor next hole markings. If you don't get a map of the course either at the front office or online, you will be guessing the whole course. Might even miss a hole or two.
2... BRING YOUR HIKING BOOTS! Woods are a big factor through the first 12 or so. some holes require a bit of adventure hiking to get to the pins.
3... Make sure to investigate possible hazards on the fairways. A couple holes run adjacent to some pretty steep drop offs into thick brush.
4... Have to walk out some fairways to see pins prior to driving. Some pins were set closer than anticipated.
****Don't let the cons discourage you to play. They might be some major factors, but the excitement and adventure while playing heavily out weighs the negative. Play it once, and you will be immediately start planning your next trip to Riverview.
Other Thoughts: I played this course on a sunday, so the front desk was closed. I did not have a map, and definatley had to be a modern day Columbus trying to find the next hole. I was excited to hone my RHBH shots and even my Flicks throughout the course. Great Course!!!!!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Interesting use of terrain on the slopes, nice shade and wide fairways thru the woods on the first 11 holes. variety with open field shots on the last 7. I didn't play that well, but it was my own fault. this course gives you lots of chances to excel or blow it.
Cons: easy to lose a disc on the first few holes by the bluff, lost an orange sidewinder on 3, met another guy looking for his disc on 2. Had a local tell me where to go before i started or i would not have made the connections:
after hole 3, go behind the rec building for tee 4. after hole 6, go thru the pavilion for tee 7
after hole 10, go uphill across the path for tee 11 after hole 14 cross the road for tee 15.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Just Across the River
Pros: Technical course utilizing many different types of shots to reach the pins. Nice tees, and good pins. Not left/right favorable.
Cons: can get a little muddy at times and a few holes run along large drop offs that can be tricky to navigate in order to retrieve errant shots.
Other Thoughts: As a beginner i have found that this is a fairly challenging, but very fun course. The terrain is constantly changing and the variety of shots needed in your repertoire is high. This course is in very good condition and is my favorite to play on in the area so far. Patriots, Pendelton, and Olmstead are the only basis for comparison. However I wish to play the IDGC's soon. I rank my courses according to the other courses in the immediate area, because I have a young family and don't get to travel.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Varied Course On The River!
Pros: Riverview is a large multi-use park although the DG course mostly utilizes a part of the unused park. The teepads and signs at the pads are top notch. The course offers a nice variety of tight in the woods holes with some tricky doglegs to open field grip it and rip it shots. It'll challenge most players and frustrate quite a few as the rough can be downright ugly at times. There are benches at many of the holes. # 13 was my favorite hole; around 320' to a hidden basket set down in this mowed ravine. Putts and approaches on this hole could get exciting real quickly.
Cons: I found this course a little trick to follow. After playing 1-3, I never did find the # 4 pad. A couple of next tee signs nailed to some trees would've have helped or how about hanging a metal "Next Tee" sign on the spokes of the basket pointing players to the next tee. I was also fairly lost after # 14.
Other Thoughts: I think the designers should think about putting a teepad up on the hill (next to the soocer field) and allow you to tee off to that basket visible in the woods below. Would this be # 15. Would have been a fun tee off point. I'm not quite as enamored of this course as everyone else. While I think it's a nice course with a couple of wonderful holes, I don't see it as destination type course.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 0 Not
A little something for everyone
Pros: Variety really makes this course. There are plenty of wooded holes---but none insanely tight---leading to some wide-open holes at the end. The wooded holes range from birdie-runs to a long, double-dogleg on which the hole right side steep downhill and dense,so a disc can go way down and take several throws to get back up. There are severe left & right doglegs as well as thread-the-needle straight shots, and lots of up & down. Even the open holes make good use of elevation and available trees.
Cons: For top players, it's not a gold-level course; most everything can be 3ed and many 2ed. Unless you're just looking for the ultimate challenge, there's not a lot to complain about.
Other Thoughts: It's in a great multi-use park, but after the first few holes the course mostly has the land to itself. A well-used walking trail borders hole 1; on a few others holes, you need to look out for the stray walker.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is the best course I have played around this area (although I have only played a few courses).
It is a great combination of tight and wooded holes on the front nine to wide open from # 12 on (except for #17 which incorporates a long slow sweeping right curve on the edge of a tree line). I say tight and wooded for the front nine but that is coming from an intermediate player. The fairways, if you will, are typically about 25-35 feet wide on most of the wooded holes.
Cons: The only real gripes I have are that sometimes the course can get pretty crowded and after rains it can make for tricky footing on some of the front nine.
Other Thoughts: If you are in the area don't miss this course. You will appreciate the layout and the typically very well maintained course. Make sure to bring some water on hot days because the back nine offers little in the way of shade. Also, for those who play here more often you should try the "alternate" tees on #14 and #15 (90 degrees from the teepad up on the hill by the road, and by the two huge telephone poles at the edge of the soccer field respectively). Just look for the 2 worn down dirt patches and get an entirely different drive for these 2 holes. Personally I think these two teepads are far more fun but are definitely a little shorter (more so on #15).
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 3 Not
B+ for Bery Bery Nice Traditional Course
Pros: What I personally like and how this course stacks up:
1) Holes with good risk/reward. Fair, but harsh punishment for bad decisions or execution. == A-
2) Holes that have rewarding birdie opportunities for me. I throw 300' accurately, 360' max. == B+
3) More wooded than open - lots of variety of shots required caused by hole shape and topography == A-
4) Natural beauty (Appalachian beauty preferred) and seclusion. == B+
5) Bonus points for multi-shot holes with defined landing zones, good risk/reward and multiple options to play them. == C-
Other Thoughts: It's all about feeding the addiction, so I ranked this course subjectively based on my own "personal addiction factor". The grades above tell how well the course will draw me back to itself again and again and again. Since I have played a decent number of courses (125 18-hole, 64 9-hole as of mid 2009), my hope is that players/explorers who have similar addiction tastes will find my ratings list helpful as they choose courses to play and explore.
Over time, I expect to fill some of my reviews in with more descriptive verbiage...if what I can add anything to what has already been written. For now, my list is more important to me than the verbiage of my reviews.
I fully expect others with different tastes/philosophies to disagree with me....that's the fun of things here. See my profile for my rating philosophy.
3 of 6 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Wicked Good Course!!!!!
Pros: I love this course. It challenges you in so many different ways. Opens with a need for placement and quickly turns to accuracy over power. Well executed skill shots(Overhands, Anhyzers, Turnovers, Big-D.) are rewarded. But, make a wrong move and you could be in a world of hurt. With multiple pin positions, this course has the ability to keep up the excitement round after round. O.B. in very intelligent places helps keep your game super honest. Last few holes are a a test of your distance and accuracy. NOT a 'Gimmie' course; but, play well and you'll be rewarded.
Cons: Footing on the course(not teepads) can be really tricky after a good rain. If you get a little too wild on your drive on Hole 4 you could wind up in the Savannah River......Bye-bye disc. Other than that, I really can't think of much that i thought needed changing.
Other Thoughts: The best course in the Augusta Disc Golf Club area is actually in N.Augusta, S.C. Riverview Rules!!!!!!!!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Nice layout, nice park. Elevation on many holes with techinal shots required. Steep drop-offs overlooking Savannah River. Some very cool holes on this course. A great challenge for all skill levels. Well kept and one of the better courses in Augusta.
Cons: Errant shots near steep drop-offs can be hazardous for your disc.
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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