Golf courses Virginia Suffolk Riverfront Golf Club

Riverfront Golf Club

5200 River Club Dr, Suffolk, Virginia, 23435
Type: Semi-Private, open to the public
No. Holes: 18
757-484-2200
Architect: Tom Doak (30)
                      
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Detailed description of Riverfront Golf Club

Riverfront Golf Club is a Semi-Private, 18 hole golf course located in Suffolk, Virginia, on the banks of the Nansemond River, near the mouth of the James River.

Riverfront Golf Club first opened for play in 1999. The course was designed by Tom Doak.

Riverfront is an old-style course that winds its way through riverfront acreage, tidal marshes, huge oaks and pines and vast rolling farmland. It offers a truly amazing setting for a great round of golf.

Designer Tom Doak sculpted the beautiful layout to take full advantage of the natural beauty surrounding it. It is a waterfront golf design. Tees are typically at ground level, the fairways are generally wide and friendly and chipping areas are plentiful. Large deep bunkers, combined with undulating greens make shot-making crucial. All but three of the 18 holes are bordered on one side by natural features, whether tidal marshes skirting along its fairways or undulating greens at water's edge - with beach bunkers on three sides. Mature pines, oaks and sycamores overhang the marsh, adding beauty and majesty to the design.

Riverfront Golf Club measures 6,357 yards from the back tees for a par of 71. The course rating is 70.3 with a slope rating of 129.

This course has been reviewed 6 times
Golf Course ranker Photo, Gary Cline
Norfolk, VA

Member (cart included), played on Monday, November 2019 at 9:10 AM

Riverfront Golf Course ranks in the "Top 10" (for public courses in the state of Virginia) annually by Golf magazine and deservedly so. I have played it almost every Monday for the last 2 years as a member of a golf league. It is always in good condition. If I had anything negative to say about the course - it would be the same thing I say about all the public courses I play in southeast Virginia: "sand bunker maintenance can always be improved." But I understand why that is the case - it is a labor intensive task, and thus, an expensive proposition for any golf course.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing, Ranks with the best in this price level, Best course in the area
 
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Rank ID # : 029667
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Yorktown, VA

Guest (cart included), played on Saturday, January 2014 at 10am

Love this course, play it often. Large, fast, undulating greens are the big challenge--you need to stay below the hole. Can be frustrating the first time out, if you don't have someone along who knows where to hit it.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 021444
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Suffolk, VA

Guest (cart included), played on Tuesday, June 2011 at noon

Semi-Private club. Winds through housing development with several homes in the line of fire for some golfers. Difficult to walk due to distances between holes. Have played course many times at different times of year and have never encountered anything less than superior conditioning. Greens are extremely large for this area and quite undulating, and generally fast. Expect several three/four putt greens. One of the more difficult layouts in this area.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level
 
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Rank ID # : 015032
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Hampton, VA

$41 (cart included), played on Sunday, April 2011 at 8am

the fairways were in great shape , the only con is the greens were airated

Would travel: 10-20 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 013573
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Virginia Beach, VA

(cart included), played on Sunday, September 2009 at 8am

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 008528
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Yorktown, VA

$21 (cart included), played on Tuesday, November 2007 at 10am

Would travel: 30 -60 miles
Bottom line: I would play again
 
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Rank ID # : 001097
4.2/5
Based on 6 reviews
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