Decent with potential
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: + Good tee pads
+ Good signs
+ Several holes that could be really cool water holes (were just cess pool, mud bog holes when we played).
+ Facilities near by (bathrooms, water)
+ Good separation from other activities at the park (pavillions, tennis, trails, etc.)
+ Plenty of parking, easy to find.
Cons: - Most holes have stagnant water either in low drainage areas or some type of apparently out of service man-made waterway. It may have been bad timing on our part, but the mud and bugs put a serious damper on the experience.
- Mosquitos, gnats and flies in droves!
Other Thoughts: If the city went after the drainage issue and resolved whatever is up with the man-made waterway thing (bog, swamp, cess pool thing), the bugs would go way down and there would be several holes with some really cool water features. As it is, you feel like you're playing next to plugged up drainage ditches most of the time.
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Bring a roller and some water discs
Pros: - Nice variety of shot shapes and distances
- Good natural obstacles and hazards
- Concrete tees
- Dual tees on some holes
Cons: - Some 'tweener' holes
- Pretty flat
- Some conflict with other park facilities
Other Thoughts: The short version: It's a pretty nice, challenging course in a beautiful, well-maintained park.
The tees and signage are good and the baskets catch well. There's enough variation in shot shapes that it doesn't favor righties over lefties or vice-versa. There is a reasonable variation of hole distances. However, there are a couple of holes that are of a distance that is just a little long for a par 3, yet too short to be a legitimate par 4. These holes are at least fairly wide open, so a player can really crank off the tee and not have to worry about hitting a tight line.
There is water on the course, which comes into play on 3 holes, which are done very well. It's a reasonably challenging carry to the pin, but there is plenty of room to safely bail out to the side. True risk-reward, which is quite fun. There are also quite a few low-ceiling shots, so one would do well to have a roller shot in their arsenal, or an accurate low air shot.
I have two gripes with the course. One is the tee shot on the longest hole, #6. It would be nice to have a more defined fairway, or preferred route, off the tee. You're expected to get a big drive off, but you're faced with a tight-ish stand of trees with a low ceiling to boot, making this less of a test of skill than a game of chance.
The other problem I have is the holes that are in close proximity to the walking paths that run through the park. When the weather is nice and the park is busy with visitors, there can be the danger of hitting a pedestrian with an errant shot.
Overall, the course has a few minor annoyances, but the level of fun outweighs the cons.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course has a variety of length with each hole. Good to try out multiple discs.
For the most part, the signage helps you figure out where you're going.
Water hazards are fun and add a little bit of flare to the course.
The 9th hole takes you back to the parking lot.
Cons: Two of the cages (I believe 4 and 6) were stolen. Sad that people do that.
Not much elevation change.
Some times you have to walk a distance to the next tee off.
In the middle of a park so you have to watch out for kids playing.
There are no trash cans besides at the start. I brought a drink with me thinking I could toss it wherever and ended up having to keep it the whole time.
Other Thoughts: I would definitely try this again but not really worth coming from out of town just to play it. I enjoy the holes with large trees to contend with and have to plan your shot.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice park, seems well kept. Water on a few holes adds difficulty. Good mix of open and wooded holes, mature and young trees make for tight gaps and tough lines. A few holes have a couple different tee pads to add some difficulty.
Cons: Virtually no change in elevation, and a few of the holes get a bit redundant. The flow isn't the best, but it's also not the worst I've seen. The water can get pretty stinky at certain times of the year. As noted in a previous review, there needs to be a bridge near the pin on hole 1 to save players from having to walk clear back around if they don't make it to the other side of the water.
Other Thoughts: Riverview is a solid course, but nothing to write home about.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 8 Not
Pros: the course has a nice layout, speading over most of the park
Cons: for people new to the course finding the next tee can be confusing at times. pay attention to the tee signs and where the next tee will be from the hole.
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