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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

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Losing the greens again Three years in a row lost some of the greens. Excuse is heat but the other local courses havent July 17, 2014
Greens need lots of help Course was great, staff was great.. Greens have a fungus and needs help. Only complaint is the greens. July 17, 2014
Very enjoyable. I really enjoyed my rounds at The Links at Riverlakes Ranch. The course was excellent. The bartender was very nice., as well all the staff. July 13, 2014
RL is looking good... I have not played Riverlkae in a few months. The greens and fairways are looking good and playing true. They have also invested in several new carts. Although youthful the staff is attentive and overall pretty good. The one piece of constructive feedback is with their bunkers. PLEASE put some sand in them and keep them graded. Most are hard packed and don't allow you to take a true bunker stroke. June 27, 2014
Rake the traps Why is it difficult for the staff to rake the traps. I hate being in a trap and the trap is as hard as hard pan. I put that I would recommend the price, but for a discount. They are working on the greens. May 28, 2014
Riverlakes greens are getting better This golf course does not manage tournaments well. We followed a shot gun start. we were 6 hrs. completing our 18 holes. Hard to get keep a swing with waiting so long. Instead of starting the tournament on front nine. They tied up front nines\ plus 10 and 11. They should have either played started 2nd group on 17 & 18 or even better behind the 2 groups on #1. Then the regular golfer could have started # 10. This was not that large a group. No one was telling them they should speed up. I have never seen even a large shot gun start take over 4 hrs. May 20, 2014
Easy short course The course is very short. Not much yardage difference between the white tees & the tips. Lots of green undulation. The greens are horrible. Ball marks everywhere. Fescue fairways & Bermuda greens. May 12, 2014
Nice course, snail pace! Nicest local public course. Got a great deal on golfnow. Course was in good condition. Problem was it was Good Friday and apparently tee times meant nothing. It was first come first up. Mad Max on the course. We waited for 3 groups on EVERY hole on the front nine. We actually played behind a walking single! This is a links course. The holes are not always next to the next hole. This single was as slow as a fivesome! Playtime 5.25 hrs, ran out of beer! April 21, 2014
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