River Falls Plantation

4.0753176471 4.1 stars from 5 (235)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6697 yards
  • Slope: 137
  • Rating: 72.8
  • Layout

  • 100 Player Blvd, Duncan, South Carolina 29334, Spartanburg County
  • (864) 433-9192
  • (864) 433-8965
  • www.riverfallsgolf.com

Year built: 1990
Architect(s): Gary Player (1990)
Type: Public
Greens: Diamond Zoysia Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Player Tees (Black) 72 6697 yards 72.8 137
River Falls Tees (Rock) 72 6238 yards 71.1 132
Plantation Tees (Wood) 72 5702 yards 68.3 127
Plantation Tees (Wood) (W) 72 5702 yards 73.9 133
Belle Tees (Red) (W) 72 4802 yards 69.1 122

River Falls Golf Plantation in Duncan is a Gary Player Signature Course. Its location makes it convenient for meeting up with people coming from Asheville, Columbia, Atlanta, or Charlotte. The golf course is also just minutes away from downtown Greenville. The narrow layout will test the accuracy and shot making abilities of even the best golfers. Rolling hills provide a variety of elevation changes that range from subtle to dramatic. Water hazards come into play frequently and there are also strategically placed bunkers framing the greens and fairways. Player crafted a golf course that is both formidable and scenic. The abundance of mature trees helped him achieve this. He carefully wove River Falls Golf Plantation through the mature forests, allowing the trees to surround the holes, giving each a secluded and peaceful feel.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 235 Reviews
5 stars:
70
4 stars:
120
3 stars:
37
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

212 out of 233 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near the airport worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers locals entertaining clients   Challenges include water hazards elevation changes narrow fairways   Great for drinks patio dining watching the game  

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"Short but challenging"


u370788017's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Not a long course but fairways and tight are greens are guarded. Not a walking course You must ride.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/14/2019

Hi u370788017. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back!


"Great Layout - Average Conditions"


RettJ's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Georgia Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2019
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

I have played River Falls several times in the past. This was the first time I have played the course in several years.

The course is very fun, challenging and has some beautiful golf holes. The conditions are very average, outside of the greens. Most of the greens are great (roll true, smooth and quick). There are several greens which have lots of dirt and dead spots in and around the greens. The tee boxes are awful. Many have little to no grass and the worst part is that the ground on the tee boxes is so dry and hard that you can not even put a tee in the ground. I have never played a course with tee boxes so hard and dry.

The staff at the course is very nice and friendly. The course could be a real gem if they would maintain a little better (many pathways to tee boxes the boards are broken, rotten and in bad condition.

If you get a good deal on GolfNow or some other place, take advantage and go play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/24/2019

Hello RettJ. Thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass along your feedback to the staff so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting us!


"Nice Job"


gegas's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape/ Greens had been plugged recently. Rolling very good.. Lunch was good sitting on the patio and they had lots of good prices on shirts in the pro shop. I’ll be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/17/2019

Your feedback is important to us, gegas. Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing River Falls Plantation.


"Great public course"


u4101069's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing the course and absolutely loved it. Very scenic holes and quite a few that demand a well placed shot. Greens very in decent shape and rolled pretty true. Staff was awesome.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/10/2019

Wow, we are so happy you enjoyed your round, u4101069! We look forward to seeing you again soon.


"Great rate"


u00000489606's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I got a hot deal this morning to play the course for an amazing $13 and had to be there at 8 AM. It was an enjoyable day 71° to start and build well over 80° with high humidity by the time we finished the pace of play was good and the guys I got paired up with were really nice as well the greens are Fantabulous and put super super fast and very very true and I will definitely go back again to play as it is a very nice course it has the The greens are the Zoe is your type and they are extremely fast would definitely recommend someone going to this course to play as they keep it in very good condition the driving range is a good condition the practice putting green the clubhouse is in immaculate shape


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/10/2019

Hi u00000489606. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back!


"Nice surprise"


u499830021's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

The greens were in awesome condition. Blind shots a couple of times make the first time experience difficult. Greens are well protected making iron shots a challenge. First couple holes very reasonable warm up holes


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/25/2019

Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing River Falls Plantation.


"Nice Round"


u888354225's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape but extremely wet from recent rains. Most greens were in great shape too but a couple were starting to show signs of loss. 4, 8 and 16 are very challenging holes. Fair amount of water on the course. Will definitely play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/12/2019

Thank you for leaving us a great four-star review! We're very pleased that you enjoyed your round despite some previous rain. We look forward to your next round with us.


"A Fun Track and Beautiful Layout"


rick1172613's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very established and unique holes. Loved the rolling hills, water and the immaculate greens. An amazing value and experience!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/12/2019

Thank you for the very kind words and five-star rating!


Commented on 04/12/2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful five-star review, Rick! We're so pleased that you enjoyed our layout and conditions. We hope to see you again soon.




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/12/2019

Thank you for leaving us a great five-star rating!


"Good value, excellent layout"


fenco52's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very friendly staff and starter. Greens were excellent as was the layout. Should be superb when fairways green up. My first time playing and would play again. Great value through Golf Now.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/12/2019

We're thrilled that you had a great first time with us and we hope it's the first of many!


"Quick Round"


gregtoggweiler's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had to wait an hour and half for a frost delay, and the staff did a great job keeping me informed and entertained. Super fast round as I was the first out and a single, so once again awesome! Travis is the pro shop is a nice dude. Can’t beat it for the prices when you’re able to get a Hot Deal!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/25/2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a terrific five-star review! We're so pleased that you enjoyed your round despite the frost delay. Please come and see us again soon.


"Customer service"


Hacker30's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/02/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

Called Tuesday to make tee times and was told $45 for 18 holes for Saturday 3/2. When I arrived we were rang up for $55 instead of $45. When I questioned the guy he said the rates went up on 3/1. I then explained to him that we were told a cheaper rate. All he could say is sorry that someone told me the wrong price. The funny thing is this isn’t the first time this has happened. Great course shady staff.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 03/06/2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us very helpful feedback. We are very sorry about the miscommunication, as it is NEVER our intention to mislead our golfers. We absolutely understand your frustration and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience we may have caused.


"Greens are not well kept, with lots of ball marks. Traps are a mess."


2014G3's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/07/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have never seen this course in such bad shape.. Trying to recover some greens. Lots of mud. Very tough course to play when it is cart path only. Lots of steep climbs to get from cart path to fairway.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 01/09/2019

Thank you for your feedback! The course is currently in great shape despite recent rain. We hope you'll return again in the future.


"War zone"


gegas's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/05/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

The weather has been wet I get it but the Greens look like a war zone. Ball Marks everywhere. 35.00 for wet conditions and ball marks not a match.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 01/09/2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. Conditions are currently very good despite some previous rain and we hope you'll consider playing here again.


"Odd course layout"


Kitchen526's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on

90 degree rule with God-awful cartpaths made for a hard day in the saddle. Nice, well maintained greens but strange layout.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 05/10/2019

Hello Kitchen526. Thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass along your feedback to the staff so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting us!



Mike2822986's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/22/2019

Thank you for leaving us four stars, Mike!


"Good Day after Christmas"


u000001710841's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/26/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Check-in was expedient. Range was good and balls were good. Starter got our threesome out a couple minutes early, even though tee times were solid. Pace was good for the day after Christmas, as was the condition. Only a couple waits on the fronts 9. Some low places were wet, some bunkers still had water but able to adjust. Greens were rolling good. Cart paths could use some work- some of the worst around, must protect your back going over bumps/breaks You must know the grain on these zoysia greens and your line on some elevation/blind shots on the back 9. If you take that into play you can have a good round. I like play here in winter b/c greens stay healthy and do not go dormant.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 01/02/2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a very nice four-star review! We're very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your round despite some prior rain. Please come and see us again soon.



2Shanezz's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/24/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair


I recommend this course


Commented on 01/02/2019

Thank you for leaving us four stars!


"Mixed Feelings"


Ht1pFdbp1ma3gmoTaR4l's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/21/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

I have mixed feelings. The course has beautiful greens. Fairways are generous. Tee boxes need some work though. The golf cart was making this terrible noise that wouldnt stop. It started raining hard and Travis wouldn’t give us a rain check for the back 9.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 01/02/2019

We're sorry to hear that your round with us was disappointing. We hope you'll return under drier conditions for a far better experience.


"Froze our Butts Off"


u4810432's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/23/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We froze our Butts off but the Course was in Great Shape for all the Weather weve been having Groups in front of us didnt help matters they thought they were playing on the Senior Senior Tour Overall though you cant beat this Course its got alot of Elevation changes and it was quite pretty still having alot of the Fall Colors


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 12/03/2018

We're so pleased that you had a nice time despite the cold weather. Please come and see us again soon.



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