The Links At Riverlakes Ranch
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
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
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
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 not a good price for the condition of the facilities.
August 11, 2014