Riverchase Golf Club Review

Texas Outside Rating: 7.6

Golf - Public Course · 18 Holes · Par 72
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Riverchase Golf Club Review

If you are looking for a great course with a good value where you can have a relaxing round of golf, then you need to try Riverchase Golf Club. Riverchase is relatively short from the tips (6593) but has water that can come into play on 14 out of 18 holes. You can see the pin from almost every tee box so you can know what you've got to do to score well - just keep it straight, avoid the bunkers, and putt well - how easy is that!!!! On a lot of the holes, you can blast away with the driver and come very close to the green. The terrain is mostly flat with a few trees and houses line most of the holes on one side and fairways line the other side.

The fairways are fairly narrow, but if the rough is cut thin, you shouldn't have trouble if you miss the fairway - except for the water. There aren't a lot of fairway bunkers but most of the greens have a least one bunker waiting for your second shot. The greens are not cookie cutter, vary in size and shape, and were fast and in great condition when we played.

The front nine is fun but lacks character and variety. The back nine is much better with some really good holes, a couple dog legs, and more variety. You can score well on this course and have an enjoyable and relaxing round at a fair price. Better yet, you can play another round (if space is available) for the price of a cart - can't beat that! After your round, relax and catch up on your sports news at the 19th hole, which is equipped with seven high definition televisions, the largest screen is 100 inches

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Course Slope & Ratings

Tee Box Yardage Rating Slope
Blue 6,593 72.5 133
White 6,041 69.8 127
Red 5,125 70.5 119

Course Information

Course Architect:
George Fazio
Greens Type:
Champion Bermuda
Greens Condition
Greens Difficulty
Beware of water on 14 holes and the 29 sand traps.

Texas Outside Rating

Overall Rating:
7.6 out of 10
Fun to Play:
Front Nine Rating:
Back Nine Rating:


Approximate Weekend
$29.00 to $59.00

Service is ok.


Here's How Texas Outside Determines the Scorecard Rating

The Texas Outside rating scale ranges from 1 to 10 – a perfect 10 course would be something like this:  links along a cliff overlooking the Pacific ocean and bordered by tall trees; lush fairways on rolling hills with lots of natural hazards; water (which is crystal clear) on most of the holes; immaculate greens (but they are undulating and tough); lots of variety and character (each hole is completely different and includes blind shots, elevation changes, doglegs, and significant challenges); perfectly manicured traps with the whitest and prettiest sand you’ve ever seen; a nice club house with great food and a 19th hole; a GPS; plenty of beverage carts or your own cooler and ice; and it only costs $40 bucks! What this means is that you probably won’t find any 10s in Texas – try Cabo San Lucas, Pebble Beach, or some of the Hawaii courses! 
Texas Outside rates courses on the following:

  • Beauty – tall trees, rolling hills, beautiful houses, waterfalls, and similar stuff would score high; a 1 would be flat, bushes or cactus instead of trees, and some grass but mostly weeds
  • Difficulty – a straight, 300 yard par 4 with no traps or hazards, no out of bounds or water would probably get a 1; if it is a 460 yard par 4 over two ravines, with water along one side, natural hazards on the other, strategically placed traps or that dreaded tree right in the middle of the fairway, we are talking a 10. 
  • Variety – what would you give a course where all the holes looked and played exactly the same (“I thought we just played that hole!”); were side-by-side, which is good for finding or dodging other people’s balls, but not much fun; and you can see the flag from every tee box?  That’s right, it gets a 1.
  • Fun Scale – a 10 is where you walk off the course and say “now that was fun” and you can’t wait to get back, or you immediately turn around and play another 18 holes
  • Value – a 5 is $50 to $60, a 10 is $20 to $30, and 1 is $200 or so – of course all of this is dependent upon how you liked the course.  For example, if a run down, boring municipal course, with six players on each hole was only $10; it would still get a value rating of 1.
  • Condition – this one’s pretty easy – what condition are the fairways. A 10 commands very lush perfectly manicured fairways, compared to a 1, which has fire ants, weeds, and more dirt than grass!
  • Condition of Greens and Difficulty – very hard to read greens with lots of undulation and tough pin placement, rate very high on the difficulty scale.  Condition is self-explanatory.  

All of the above determines the overall score for the golf course.  In other words, we like courses that are pretty, fun, very challenging with a lot of variety, and fairways and greens in excellent condition – all for $40.  We also tend to play the courses that are affordable for the masses, which means in the $30 to $80 range. We rate hard and we haven’t found a 10 in Texas yet – don’t worry we haven’t given up and we’re still looking.