River Valley Golf Course

4.5000333333 4.5 stars from 5 (6)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6684 yards
  • Slope: 124
  • Rating: 72.0
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Casual golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6684 yards 72.0 124
Black 72 6275 yards 69.9 123
Black (W) 72 6275 yards 76.5 129
White 72 5452 yards 66.0 110
White (W) 72 5452 yards 71.6 119

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 6 Reviews
5 stars:
2
4 stars:
3
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

6 out of 6 reviews


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Reviews


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cfarrand1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



gamesguy1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2019
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Just plain fun"


u000004275255's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

If you're looking for a playable course with some interest, variation and value, look no further than River Valley.

I've played this course 5-6 times in my life -- it's a bit of a drive for me, but always worth it. Today I was the first person off the tee at 7 a.m. The young man in the clubhouse was extremely friendly and helpful. Had my cart ready, wiped down, ready to go. From the first tee -- a beautiful elevated shot to a straightaway fairway below -- to the last approach, which requires a high wedge to an extraordinarily elevated green, the course is just fun. It's well maintained for a public course, and the greens rolled 3-4 feet faster than I thought they would just by walking on them. They were also quite smooth and rolled true. There are a few challenging holes here, but nothing too punitive. A skilled player will find the course moderately easy, while high handicappers will find it playable. Again, it's just fun golf.

If you're looking for a relaxing round in a laid-back country setting, River Valley is a great choice!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Lowell Erdman designed"


trashman367's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Nebraska Advisor
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2017
First time playing Walked Windy weather

Reviewed on

This web sight says Dave Richards designed the Score Card Says Lowell Erdman Designed.

Got to say 3 holes in i realized what a great design the course was. Really brilliant. Fun design. Better Design than Lake panorama.

Greens are in great shape. Could use a little help with weed control. However, I am there to play golf not Horticulture. Bunkers are typical rough sand


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Decent course with potential."


Grinny57's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Course was in good condition but we have had a lot of rain this year. Course is overpriced compared to the other courses in the area. I don't like the 18th green or the reeds that block your view of the green on 12. Course had very few players for a Saturday afternoon but that is the norm for this course because of the price and poor condition (reputation) in past years. Course is fair and there are places to miss on most holes. Good course to grab a few drinks and enjoy a round with friends.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great course in small town Iowa"


pigdoc's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Played here several times this year and it's not been very busy, course conditions are great, pretty open design, just a really nice golf course in small town Adel Iowa. I will play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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