RiverWatch Golf Club
great course for good players
I played from the senior tees. It was my first time so was at the mercy of the sloping landing areas and undulating greens which at times were huge, some with false fronts. Beautiful holes, many outstanding features such as several peninsula greens, one which required an approach over a creek canyon, onto a raised, bolder foundation. Lots of bunkers on fairways and around greens. In short, a great course. Definatly, RiverWatch is on my replay list.
August 24, 2014
A good Saturday
Course was in great shape. Moderately difficult, biggest difficulty would be some very awkward lies can be found if not in the center of fairway. Some holes are fairly sloped even if you find the center. Keeps you interested in planning your shots, not just blasting it as long as you can.
August 18, 2014
Not quite as good as it was
I played here 6 or 8 times the first 2-3 years it was open and it was superb. It appears ownership cannot afford to keep it at that level. Greens were spotty and in fairways I was often hitting off of minimal grass and hardpacked soil. Few visible yardage guides. Course is still fun to play and hopefully conditions will improve again.
August 9, 2014
Make sure you have a bag of balls available
This course is quite challenging to the average golfer. Definitely a mountain course and if off the hole, your ball is probably gone as it drops off on both sides on most holes. Because of this, there are quite a few golfers looking for a ball(s) on every hole and the pace slows down quickly. Even during the week, you are looking a 4+ hour round.
July 31, 2014
Riverwatch Sparta Tn
I am surprised the course was built in 2000? The course has not progressed as far as I would have thought. The fairways, although green, need a lot of week kill to get the grass to come in better and get thicker. I would not hesitate to pay the course again. Additionally, there was some thought about a "stay and pay" but too has not moved forward.
July 28, 2014
Wonderful course.. Great Pace of Play
We took advantage of a Noon "Hot Deal" and it was wonderful. As a group of 3 we never ran into anyone, and we never saw the group behind us again after leaving the first fairway. The weather was perfect and the course played very true.
July 28, 2014
Riverwatch is a very challenging course with ridiculous elevation changes and rolling fairways. This course makes you truly play golf. It's refreshing to have to hit multiple clubs off the tee box and not just grip and rip a driver. Be prepared to loose many balls if you don't keep it in the fairway consistently. The greens are really firm but will hold a well struck ball. It is also a course you need to play at least once to know how to play it. There are many holes where a well struck ball that appears to be down the middle will end up in trouble or lost. All in all it's a phenomenal course that is really fun and challenging.
July 21, 2014
Challenge your game
This course is a challenge to many skill levels. The greens are difficult and require good reading ability. The day I played it rained was the only unhappy part of playing the course. Will return and play here again when the weather is better. Wet golfing is not fun.
July 19, 2014