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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

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

Walking Allowed
Softspike Facility
PGA Facility
Member Owned Carts Allowed

Bakersfield, CA

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The Links At Riverlakes Ranch 2.9 5 72 72
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
Price is good Some greens and fairways were in poor shape. Played in winter time. Beer prices are ridicules. 18.00 for a 6 pack and they do not even provide a cooler. They put it a plastic bag. Ice melted quickly and beer was warm. February 8, 2015
River lakes I had so much fun this course is so fun to play. It also a great. Great people at golf course. January 10, 2015
Most greens have recovered but a few needs more time and care. We have played this course when it was in pristine condition but played like a links course. Today the rough are still "rough" but the surrounding areas are either dry or dirt. Some fairways are also dry but majority are in good shape. Most greens have recovered nicely but we played at least 4 BAD greens. I was disappointed to see the green on 18. It was bad!!! and it is supposed to be the signature hole. November 19, 2014
Needs work The course is recovering from green damage but still has a long way to go. The fairways and tee boxes are in better shape than the greens. The rough isn't long but it is thick and your ball will sit down on wayward shots. The traps are like cement. This can be a great course once the greens are back in shape. October 12, 2014
Golf course with a potential Nice lay-out but the greens are horrendous. Greenskeeper are sleeping on the job. I remember when the greens are so pristine and playing the course is such a joy. August 31, 2014
Sad Day I have played this course at least twice a year for the last ten years when I am in Bakersfield. This is the last time. The greens are UNPLAYABLE. The staff did not even mention this at check-in. If I had not purchased my green fee on Golfnow, I would have demanded a refund. The rest of the course was not much better. The grass is over growing the cart paths, the bunkers are in poor shape and parts of the course are getting no water while some parts are too wet. Attached is a picture of the greens. only two greens were puttable. Next time I am in Bakersfield, I will be at Kern River GC. August 25, 2014
Greens in VERY POOR SHAPE Would not recommend this course until they have there greens fixed. the condition of the greens are Very Poor due to black mold few have grass and they are trying to water through it not just replant and p[lace new August 20, 2014
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