Pros: This course has a wonderful mix of backhand and forehand drives, birdie holes and difficult to par holes and wooded and open holes. Water is an element that the player has to be aware of but will rarely take any discs.
Cons: The course tends to hold water after a rain. There are a few dangerous holes where a poor shot could lead to treks down steep hills. Mosquitoes are a real issue on many early holes especially during the summer. It can be a miserable round without bug spray.
Other Thoughts: No doubt this course is a terrific course and offers strong competition to other Augusta area courses.
An Expert's Review
5 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Hole 1: Endangered Forest
270 feet dead straight. Basket sits on a small hill. Deep creek filled with all kinds of crap on the right, bike path on the left. Optimal shot is a RHBH that turns right slightly and fades back up the Ehill towards the basket or a LHFH that does the same. Intermediate or advanced players should never get worse than a 3 on this hole. Endangered plant areas are located behind the basket for your viewing pleasure. Go across the Greenway to get to Hole 2.
Hole 2: Cliffs of Death
190 feet through a small window, down a big hill, and slightly left. The Cliffs of Death wait for you if you go too long or too far right. Don't go down the Cliffs of Death. You will die. Optimal shot is a putter or midrange that stays straight until it gets through the window up top and then fades left a little. Definitely a birdie hole.
Hole 3: Tiers of Allah
200 feet up a big hill and hard left. Team Monkey Dust sponsors this hole where if you hit a tree you will likely roll back down off the Cliffs of Death. Optimal shot is a high, hard fading shot past the first row of trees. You should end up on the top of the hill with a birdie putt. Watch for your disc to roll off the hill, not even the newly installed Tiers of Allah can stop rolling discs. Follow the path and then go behind the gym to get to Hole 4.
Hole 4: The River Hole
485 foot par 4. Fairway turns left after about 200 feet and then is straight for another 200. There are 2 pin placements. The first is up on the hill to the left and the second turns back right some and is on the edge of a drop off into the woods. If you go right on the tee shot you will go down a huge hill and may approach the river or the rapids. Tee shot needs to get around the first corner to at least the manhole cover. Too short and you'll probably end up on the hill blocked for your next shot or down the hill. Too long and you're in some thick woods. One of the harder holes on the course.
Hole 5: The Deathly Hallows
240 feet that is straight until the end and then up a hill and to the left. If your drive is short and left, you will be in the Deathly Hallows. There is only one escape to the Deathly Hallows, throwing out sideways. Even then you still have a sharp turning 3rd shot up the hill. Miss the fairway right and you'll likely be down in a hole in the woods.
Hole 6: Snake River
290 feet down a big hill and hard right. You may not know it, but Yo Momma sponsors this hole. Thick woods on both sides of the fairway. Missing to the right makes a really difficult 2nd shot. Two pin positions, the first is up on the hill a little and the second is on the edge of Snake River. ALWAYS aim for the down position. You will be given many riches for doing so. Look in the tree as you cross the bridge and you may just find a disc. Cross Snake River and go up the hill to get to Hole 7.
Hole 7: The Clancy
285 feet up the hill and to the left. This hole sucks. If the pin is in the bottom location, which it never is, it is a very easy hole. The 2nd pin position is up the hill the full 285 feet. You have to have your disc fade left and then back right to get it close to this pin. You're not going to do it. Spit on this tee pad as you leave.
Hole 8: The Chick-fil-a Supporter
260 feet. This hole is straight. It is proud of being straight. It buys chicken nuggets because it is straight. Jon and Sue Anne Beym sponsor this lovely hole. Thick woods on both sides of the fairway. There is a 2nd pin position tucked away to the right at the end of the fairway. Don't bomb it or you will go into a water treatment plant. Discs don't come back from the water treatment plant.
Hole 9: Old Man Jefferson
400 foot par 4 that turns right and goes down a big hill and across Snake River. Chuck Kniebler is the sponsor of this majestic hole, perhaps the signature hole of the course. The tee pad is usually completely buried here but never you mind. Throw your drive around the corner, right by the majestic oak named Old Man Jefferson, and down the hill a little. Your second will cross Snake River again and land on the beach. There's a crapper near the tee as well. Give Jefferson a hug as you go buy and he'll grace your next shot. If your drive is short and right you may end up in the Wicked Thicket. Get it out any way you can, the Thicket has been known to cause 6's. There are other pin positions located by Jefferson.
Hole 10: On the Rocks
265 feet up a hill and slightly right. Swingin' Matt Gillis sponsors this last hole on the Front 10. There is a 2nd tee way up on the hill that nobody ever uses that makes the hole 465 feet. If you flick your drive well, you will end up on the rocks by the basket. There is nothing you can do about it. It will happen. The best shot here is a RHBH that turns over and glides up the hill with a little fade at the end. Follow the dirt path up the hill and cross the Greenway to get to Hole 11.
Hole 11: Ant Farm
340 feet down the hill and left. There are ants everywhere on this tee. Always. They will bite you because they hate you. Drives need to get over the creek. Thick woods on the right and the Greenway on the left and up. Get your drive over the creek and it's a sure 3.
Hole 12: El Conundro
320 feet out of the woods and to the right. If you don't want your drive to hit the bushes on the left of the chute, you better sing the El Conundro theme song. It's to the tune of the Carpet Country jingle, just substitute Carpet Country with El Conundro. The woods on the right are a jungle, avoid it at all costs. When it rains the fairway and woods become a swamp. It's always windy when you try to putt on this hole.
Hole 13: Fly and Die
345 feet straight and down the slope. Sponsored by Team Fly n Dyes. Thick woods on the left after about 250 feet, road on the right. You will usually have an awkward downhill putt. If it rolls, it may roll into a sewer outlet. Jeff never mows the grass on this hole.
Hole 14: Ace Ventura
190 feet up the hill. Jeremy Densmore sponsors this delightful little hole. You can either RHFH through the opening in the woods or throw a high, hard fading BH around the trees. This hole is your best ace chance on the course. The ghost of King Whippet still haunts the middle trees on this hole to this day. Either cross the road or go to the dirt next to the power pole for 15 tee.
Hole 15: Aztec Temple
From up, this hole is about a 450 foot par 3. Throw it straight and long and you're set. From down, it's a challenging 550 foot par 4. It's dead straight until the very end, but woods and a creek on the left and a road on the right. Don't hit a cop car if it passes by. Rumor has it that an Aztec Temple used to be in the woods to the right, but it was torn down due to safety concerns and the woods were cut out. Darn.
Hole 16: The Power Pole
290 feet and dead straight. If you hit the power pole by the tee, local rule states that your drop your pants and run to your disc. The hole plays slightly uphill and there is usually some wind, so it plays sneaky long, a definite birdie chance though.
Hole 17: The Boomerang
350 feet up the hill, right, and back down. A RHFH/LHBH is the best way to go. You're not going to get a birdie on this hole unless you throw a great drive. Probably the least played hole on the course.
Hole 18: The Ghost Basket
320 feet slightly downhill and slightly right, if the basket is there, that is. Jeff W. took the basket and hid it somewhere, never to be seen again. You can either play to 15 basket, through the small opening in the trees or air it out and aim for the traffic circle. Just don't hit the new Lexus trying.
5 of 7 people found this review helpful.
Another Good Course Near Augusta
10 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Riverview is a nice park for Disc Golf. The variety of the tougher lines with tree obstacles on the front nine combined with the open grassy field holes in the back make the course fun and challenging in many different aspects, your old buddy beat you on the tight lined front but you know you can get him in the back nine with the big armed holes coming up. Once we found the start of the course it was fairly obvious where you needed to walk to next to find your way around which was nice for us being our first time playing courses in and around Augusta.
Cons: Although I like a variety of very treed holes and open holes (with treed holes winning the majority) the tight woods front with the back nine open was a little strange; I would have liked more of two holes in a row with trees and then an open hole and then a another hole with trees. Putting all of the open holes in a row is tiresome but considering what they have to go around you have almost no other options.
The front nine gets very muddy in a couple of places and I actually lost my first battle with Georgia Clay on hole three walking down a very red colored, muddy hill when I slipped, did a barrel roll and got up just fine with not a scratch on me but the entire hillside worth of mud from head to toe. That experience although funny wasn't much fun for me to go the rest of course with. Not really the courses fault just a warning for you after it rains.
Other Thoughts: I like this course quite a bit as it is a nice addition to the already good to great courses in and around Augusta and this one is just a little bit different. This was probably the most fun course around town in my opinion - maybe not the best but the most fun for me. Obviously if you're around Augusta you're going to check out IDGC but this maybe the first play you should go to in town along with Patriot's Park which was surprisingly very good.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Nice walk in the park
Pros: Riverview is the closest course to my house, so I may be a little partial, but I really enjoy playing here. It has multiple tees so you can bring the family to play, but is also a tough enough course to challenge you. The front nine will make you pay for a bad shot. #2 and #4 both have huge hills if you throw too far to the right. While this course is in a multi-use park you are separated from traffic most of the time. The course is well maintained and flow is good for the most part. Multiple pin positions on many holes.
Cons: Riverview can get pretty muddy after a good rain, so wear your boots if that is the case. It is easy to get lost between holes #3 & #4, and again between #7 & #8. Next tee signs would be great. Currently #18 is missing due to a traffic circle being built.
Other Thoughts: I have heard that a new hole is being put in place soon to replace the missing one. Most of the locals tee off from the 18th tee pad and play to the hole on #15 for a nice little par three to finish the course. I love to play here.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Park along the Savannah
Online map and teesigns next to the concrete teepads made course navigation fairly easy for a first-time visitor.
Parking lot and practice basket near tee-1, as is the activities center with restrooms and vending machines. Basket-18 located on the opposite side of the parking lot.
Benches and trashcans scattered about. Park appeared to be very well maintained.
The day I played, the main entrance was closed due to construction, so had to park with all the soccer minivans down the road to the left. Fortunately, basket-12 was near the closed entrance, so it was easy enough to start at tee-13.
Steep slope when nearing basket-2, although the newly-built steps helped.
The course plays in the open space and along broad paths cut through the buffer of woods separating the multi-purpose park from the river. The river doesn't come into play, although a small, shallow stream running down to it does. Being near the river, the landscape is fairly flat, as are the holes, although about 1/3rd of them bring what elevation changes are available into play.
The first 2/3rds of the course plays in the woods, but only a few of these holes are tight/technical/sharp-turning. Most simply require a straight shot down a wide-and-tall "tunnel", with a bit of right or left fade as the disc nears the basket.
The last 1/3rd of the course is quite open, with an edge of woods or the odd tree near the basket to avoid, so there are chances to let your discs fly.
Distance-wise, there are four holes ~200', two holes 500'+, the remainder falling into a typical distance of 240'-340', with an overall average of 300'.
Favourite hole: #11. 300'. Plays in the midst of a small patch of woods, not tight, not wide, just right! Downhill initially, across a small stream as the fairway tightens a bit, then gently uphill to find the basket slightly to the left.
Overall, a solid course, one which should appeal to a variety of skill levels.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Convenient to Highway
Pros: There was a practice tee at the beginning of the course that was nice to have and warm up with. I loved the diversity of the course! The first section was very tight and wooded, while the last half opened up lets you break out the bigger drives. Many of the holes provided multiple throwing lanes, which makes the game even more fun.
Cons: I had to walk 75% of the way down a handful of holes to figure out where the basket was hiding. I enjoyed the course even though the first few holes made it feel like I was in the wilderness with the narrow trails and steep inclines.
The signage wasn't very helpful in finding the next hole, so print a map or have access to the web while you play to help steer you in the right direction. I didn't see any trash cans that weren't on the street, so be a good citizen and bring a trash bag so you can carry it out (or to the next trash can). Since there weren't many options to put trash, I saw more garbage than I'm used to on courses.
Other Thoughts: I chose this course over the other ones in Augusta because of the relative proximity to the highway. I got to this course within 5 minutes of getting off the highway, which was exactly what I hoped for. There is even a gas station to get something to drink just before the park entrance.
The last two holes were especially fun because they ran parallel to each other, so I was able to play them a few times to get in some extra practice.
Not a lot of disc golf players on this course when I was there, but the park and trails seemed busy.
You may want to wear shoes with good traction because the first 5-6 holes made for some challenging climbs up and down hills.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Woods and open
Pros: A very good mix of open and wooded holes. The first half of the course is all wooded, while most of the second half has more wide open holes. There is a good variety of lengths, with the wooded holes playing shorter than the open holes.
There is a small creek that runs through the front nine and is in play on several holes. Elevation, of some degree, comes into play on most holes.
Each hole has a very informative tee sign and nice concrete tee pad. There are benches and trash cans spread through out. There are multiple pin locations on some holes, and a couple alternate tees.
The course and park are well maintained, with short grass and very clean. There are bathrooms and water fountains in the activities center, and plenty of parking.
Cons: Not many. There is a good chance of losing a disc on the wooded holes. In the warm weather, it is very thick.
Some steep inclines sloping towards the river, on the holes that play near it.
A little tricky navigating from 10 to 11 and 14 to 15.
Other Thoughts: With so many courses to choose from in the Augusta area, this is definitely one of the better courses to play. It's very well designed and takes advantage of the land that it's on. Whether you like wooded or open course, you get a good compromise here.
Very nice multi use park, with plenty of activities for non disc golfers to do. Has beautiful views of the Savannah river, but not as easy to see during the summer.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Some fun, some blah
Pros: The course starts out in pretty thick woods. The lines are fair, but very tight with plenty of rough to punish an errant shot when you miss your line. The wooded holes are pretty short overall, but offer a nice mix of hole shapes, you'll need several different shots in your bag to be successful here. There are a few holes with some nice elevation changes to add some challenge and fun.
The second half of the course plays through grassy fields with some trees in play. There are some longer holes here that let you open up and throw a few drives. There are good concrete tees and good signage with hole distance and layout.
Cons: There are a couple spots where the flow of the course isn't obvious, and it's a little hard to find the next tee. There are some holes that are blind and have multiple pin positions marked on the sign, it would be nice to have a way of marking the current location.
The course isn't all that challenging, all the holes in the woods can be birdied with an accurate shot, and on the open holes there aren't enough obstacles to keep a few of the holes from feeling like filler. There are some safety issues, with roads and walking paths in play on several holes.
Other Thoughts: This is a fun course, and definitely worth a stop if you're in the area. I liked the wooded section a lot better than the open holes, but many will like the mix. Beginners will find some punishment in the woods due to the narrow fairways and thick rough, but it's pretty accessible for new players. More experienced throwers won't find it too challenging, but there are definitely some fun shots.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Right next to the Savannah River, this course offers some of the better scenery holes that I have come across thus far, as well as some of the more creative holes as well. The first nine or so holes play throughout the woods and run alongside tremendous views of the Savannah. With a nice mixture of short holes that need more precision, and wide open shots that let you really rip a drive, this course pushes your game to the limit. An open putting space by the first tee is really a treat at any course, and Riverview has one has well.
Cons: A few of the holes on the first nine play up, down, and throughout some hilly terrain which can be difficult to play after a storm. Really big rain storms can cause some drainage and flooding problems on a few holes.
Other Thoughts: This is a great course that should be near the top of an Augusta Disc Golf tour, along with Wildwood, Patriots, PK and the Hippo.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Beautiful Park by the Savannah
Pros: Another great multi-use facility in the Augusta area. When I got the course I noticed that we were tremendously close to the Savannah River. As you get deeper into the course you notice just how close you are. The course is setup in a more traditional way, with the first nine holes playing through the woods and next to the river and the final nine playing through open fields. There is a putting green before the first tee. Every hole is equipped with concrete tee pads, benches, and a sign showing the distance and the hole structure. Most holes also have trash cans.
The layout of the course is pretty diverse. There are some elevation changes, but they don't really serve as a characteristic of the course. The front nine are shorter with creeks running through most holes. The back nine are much longer and give you a chance to rip some drives. A lot of the holes are characterized by blind pins. I specifically loved hole 3 at this course. This is where you play adjacent to the Savannah River and the view is pretty breathtaking.
Cons: I loved how many creeks and streams ran through the course adding water hazards, but this park was really lacking adequate bridges. I'm pretty agile, and I was struggling to cross with my bag on some holes. There were also some drainage problems on some holes, but it wasn't very bad when I played.
Other Thoughts: There were so many things to do in this park that I wouldn't be surprised if the complex got pretty crowded on some days. It was clear when I played, but I would be wary of this. This was definitely the only course I've ever played that had a BMX track in between two holes. I would suggest playing with a guide if possible. Even though there was good signage on the course, there are some situations on the back nine where the first basket you see isn't the actual basket you're throwing to.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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