Riverview Highlands Golf Course opened for play in 1976 with the opening of the Gold Course and the Red Course, both designed by Bill Newcomb. The Blue Course opened in 1981. The Blue Course was designed by Arthur Hills.
All three courses have outstanding greens that roll as true as you can expect from a public course and you're generally able to get excellent lies in the fairways. All three of the courses are par 36s.
The Blue Course, at 3,230 yards, is the toughest of the three. Water comes into play on five of the nine holes.
#5 is a 364-yard par 4. The hole is a dogleg right with water along the right side.
#7, a 514-yard par 5, has water all the way down the left side and in front of the green. Unless you rip a big drive, you'll have to lay up at least 100 yards back with your second shot.
#8 is a 401-yard par 4. There's water all the way down the left on this hole, as well. The right side of the fairway is lined with trees, making a serious miss off the tee an almost certain bogey or double bogey.
The Red Course is the next toughest; it measures 3,275 yards from the back tee.
#1 is a short, only 294 yards, par-4. This is a birdie hole, but then the course gets progressively tougher.
#4, a 212-yard par 3, demands an accurate shot - there's a large bunker and a lake to the right of the green.
#6 is a a 522-yard par 5. The landing area for the drive is no more than 25 yards between two large tree stands. It sets up two great finishing holes.
The 385-yard, par-4 eighth hole has another narrow landing area and a small green. The par-4 ninth is a good closing hole for golf purists - it's 413 yards and your drive must fly between two impressive tree stands.
The Gold Course measures 3,457 yards. Although the longest nine, it is the easiest of the 9-hole courses.
#2, a 503-yard par 5 that doglegs to the right, can be shortened if you cut the corner. But cut off too much of the dogleg and you're out-of-bounds.
There's not too much other trouble on the Gold except for No. 7, a long par 3 (201 yards), and No. 8, a 331-yard par 4 with a river running across the fairway about 200 yards from the tee.
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