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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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Play and conditions Great shape! Punched greens in past few weeks so putting was bumpy and slow! Soon the play will be perfect! My only complaints are high prices for range balls, grass to long on driving range and mud duck waste all over the signature 18th hole! Grounds crew can spend 20 minutes with blower and it would be sweet! March 30, 2014
River lakes. Greens are finally smoothing out from the aeration about. 3 months ago. 18 hole needs some attention. Goose remains covers the green which makes putting impossible from any direction and junk on your shoes and ball to finish the round. Just hose off the green every few days.. The birds can stay. March 15, 2014
Ok, but carefull on the sales If they have a sale or cheaper tee times, something may be going on. In this case they were having a high school tournement. Good thing they let us jumpr ahead. The course is nice right now an for the price i got it was really nice. Play peacefully. Nice day March 13, 2014
Not what I expected The layout of this course is very good and will challenge you on every hole. The course was not well maintained at all. The greens were in good shape except almost every hole had a portion to the green that was unplayable. Bunkers had some sand, but the faces had eroded leaving for shots over two and three foot high lips. The green on the last hole was completely unplayable because it was covered in bird droppings. If you can get a good deal on the course (under $25) then I would play it. February 18, 2014
We had a great time! My son and I had a great day on this course. He was married here at the clubhouse 3 years ago, so it's a special place to us. I am a club champ in Florida and find this course challenging yet fun to play December 11, 2013
Sorry I wasted our day at this golf course The greens were full of huge punch holes like i've never see before. The bunkers were ALL dirt only, not a grain of sand left in them. The bermuda portion of the fairways were all dormant and in many places just plain dirt. Extraordinarily crummy round of golf. my score was fine but would have been much lower with a better maintained course. I will never return and if asked will recommend others play somewhere else. December 2, 2013
This course is overrated. I'm definitely not a big fan of this course. The greens terrible and punched horribly. The drainage system is bad. We had rain the day before so many parts of the course were flooded. We were told by staff to rush while we played. November 25, 2013
Needs a little TLC The greens had just been punched 2 weeks ago which made putting in a straight line comical. The overall condition of the course was not up to par. It definitely needs some TLC. This course, when in good shape, is an amazing layout with the final hole entirely surrounded by water. It is a short course. I played the BLUE tees. I was able to grab an exceptional rate through GolfNow for only $14 which included a cart. So that made everything a pleasant day on the links all in all. I would recommend this course to anyone visiting the area. Fun course. And typically has some incredible greens. October 23, 2013
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