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The Links At Riverlakes Ranch

The Links At Riverlakes Ranch

5201 Riverlakes Dr Bakersfield, CA 93312-4993 URL:   Course Website

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The Links at RiverLakes Ranch is a distinctly unique golf course—the likes of which you’d never expect to see in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley. When architect, Ron Fream designed the layout at RiverLakes Ranch, he incorporated quite a few Scottish golf elements including burms and a rolling, undulating style unique to the Central Valley.

RiverLakes Ranch also incorporates quite a bit of water—hence the name. In addition to the 12 man-made lakes that help provide water hazards on more than half the holes, the Friant-Kern canal wends its way through RiverLakes. While not a natural water hazard, the canal adds to the uniqueness and challenge at RiverLakes Ranch. RiverLakes Ranch was built with considerable attention paid to the natural environment. Almost all the earth moved to create the lakes at RiverLakes was used to create the contouring and burming which give the course its distinct shadowing and shape.

The nines each have a distinct feel. The front nine is more open, while the back plays in and out of and around the old almond orchards. Multiple tees make the Links accessible for both the average and short hitters as well as creating a great challenge for the low handicapper.

Course Information for The Links At Riverlakes Ranch

Facility Information:
General: 18 hole regulation length course
1 golf course(s)
Managed by Donovan Brothers Golf, LLC


The Links At Riverlakes Ranch Information:
General: 18 hole regulation length course
Daily Fee golf course
Designed by Ronald Fream
72 par, 6,800 yards
72.6 rating, 133 slope
Real Estate Development facility

Green Fees: Weekend: $55.00 *
* includes golf cart where available

Staff: Contact: Corey Thomas, Golf Professional
Golf Professional: Corey Thomas


Amenities:
Putting Green
Chipping Area
Practice Bunker
Food & Beverage Available
Pull Carts
Rental Clubs
Indoor Practice Facility
Driving Range


Rules/Notes:
Walking Allowed
Softspike Facility
PGA Facility
Member Owned Carts Allowed

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The Links At Riverlakes Ranch 2.9 5 79 79
An ok place to play I played here as a single and it was my first time here. I don't know much about California golf, being from WI, but the greens were quite bumpy and a little long. I expected it to be a little better for the price that I paid ($25). Fairways were just ok and the tee boxes were fine too, I just couldn't understand the greens. I don't know if it was two different types of grasses or that they hadn't been cut in a while but they were more bumpy than anything I've played. The course design is great. Bunkers along the fairways were not the place to be, but you usually had a chance to get it out and maybe near the green. The front 9 is easily walkable but you will need a cart on the back because the holes are really spread out. The back is much tougher than the front. Lots of water as well all over the course. I would play again but I wouldn't want to pay quite as much. I travel all over the country for work so I really depend on golf now and the reviews for places to play. Most of the time, I'm a first time player at every course, so I think it's important for people who use this service to provide an accurate description of the course. April 16, 2015
Third time not the charm... I hate to speak bad of this place because the people who work there seem knowledgable and kind. Unfortunately, that's the only thing this place has going for it. The tee boxes are full of weeds, the fairways are much of the same, the bunkers are like hitting off of concrete and don't even get me started on the greens. On multiple occasions, I tried to wash my ball only to find out it was dry. I only saw two watering stations and the second one had no water in it. Keep in mind it gets into the triple digits here on a regular basis. Oh yeah, the water fountains were out of order as well. I will be driving a little further away when I visit Bakersfield in the future. April 7, 2015
reduced playing time. Booked a tee time but had to wait for a tournament to finish snd as a result only able to play 9 holes before darkness. March 22, 2015
LINKS AT RIVERRANCH conditions verging on terrible. greens need rolling, many had dead spots or no grass. March 18, 2015
Country Club experience at a GREAT rate Booked the hot deal rate (20 bucks) for Thursday golf 11:53...arriived, got right out, played as a single, and breezed thru the day - course in fine shape (still a few patches of greens repair here and there) ...RL is a very nice links layout, filled with water, forced carries, "thinking" holes, and two tirered greens...sand in bunkers could be better. Clubhouse and proshop are high end country club style - staff is terrific! March 14, 2015
Poor experience Had to pay even though I had a rain check. People are allowed to practice on the course because there is no Marshal. The staff has no clue. The greens are in bad shape but yet they charge as you were playing Augusta National. The carts are never charged properly. They over book, pace of play is horrendous. March 6, 2015
water everywhere Little hard to play on when you slice your ball or hate water. Truly a fun course go play Bakersfield. March 4, 2015
Drove by always wanted to play The course is in nice shape and is maintained well . The only bad thing I would have to say about this visit is that the play was slow . Always waiting 3 to 5 minutes to tee off, and never seen a Marshall to get things sped up . I would still come play it again. February 22, 2015
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