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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 68 68
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
Terrible Greens Would be a nice course but the greens look terrible. August 19, 2014
Unplayable greens and sandless bunkers Riverlakes was once a decent course and in fairness the fairways and rough are in decent shape despite the water shortages and blazing heat. The course also has a pretty decent layout for a flat track with no natural water. Problem is, more than half of the greens are totally unplayable and the bunkers are just mud. Starter didn't mention the conditions. I won't play again until they can get this sorted out. August 13, 2014
bad greens Bad greens not a good price for the condition of the facilities. August 11, 2014
Dead Greens Tee boxes, fairways, and rough were in great shape. Bunkers are well placed but could use a little care. All but one green on the back nine were gone, just painted dirt. I have enjoyed this course in the past but was shocked to see the condition of the greens. In my opinion it is not even worth the reduced price of $25 for green fees with a cart. Don't play until greens are replaced and established. August 6, 2014
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