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Address: 5201 Riverlakes Dr., Bakersfield, CA 93312
Phone Number: 661-587-5465
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Overall very pleasant golf experience

Wonderful layout, great food and drink, great pro shop, wonderful bartenders...the only problem is that every summer, they lose a few greens...14 is green painted dirt...we just... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Wonderful layout, great food and drink, great pro shop, wonderful bartenders...the only problem is that every summer, they lose a few greens...14 is green painted dirt...we just play it as a two putt green...fairways and tee boxes are nice...sand traps have no sand, which can be a real problem...solid bar cart and strong, top shelf drinks...country club style - plus,... More 

Thank Theivyleaguer
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

If you want a taste of links golf this is one of the few courses I've seen (outside of Scotland) that will give you a good taste of links golf. The course has a GREAT layout with lots of bunkers of different sizes and depths just like in Scotland, the fairway bunker on one hole is about 200 yards long.... More 

Thank Rick D
Bakersfield, California
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47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

I have played at many golf courses and this one needs some serious improvement. First the greens are an absolute poor condition. When putting your ball does not roll smooth at all. And as per one of the other reviewers stated the greens must have a disease because large portions are dirt only. Second the sand traps are not sand... More 

Thank 1998rc
Bakersfield, California
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The course itself is in not too bad a shape. But the greens must be diseased since there is very little grass and are painted over. Rates have been dropped because of the problem but if you're looking for a great practice round and don't need to putt, this would be the place for you. Tee time was at 7am... More 

Thank Jess M
Bakersfield, California
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Riverlakes has some challenging holes (water) it is a good looking course, priced at a good rate. It doesn't have a large clubhouse but it has some very good food and it is big enough for weddings.

Thank Tramar7
Newcastle, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

bring the family for lunch, breakfast and / or dinner you can always practice your game before or after meals.

Thank Len N
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185 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I've played this course at least a couple dozen times over the years. It is kept in good shape. The folks in the pro shop are courteous. The grill room is pretty good. The pace of play can be very slow, especially on the back nine. Five hour rounds are typical. I've not been able to finish several time due... More 

Thank FairwayFound
Bakersfield, California
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52 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

The links is a good fit for Bakersfield. A notch above the county courses and not as snobby or expensive as the country club. The bar inside is a good place to have a cocktail after golf or just to have a drink. Food is ok but I am told they have a good dinner menu. I have played here... More 

Thank Greg H
Bakersfield, California
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

My niece held her wedding reception here. The outdoor grassy area is a perfet setting for a garden wedding. The large patio that extends out from the dining room over looking the water is absolutely beautiful. The food was excellent-chicken cordon bleu. The parking is close and the lot very large.

Thank bichonlver
Bakersfield, California
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76 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

A very easy course built within a community. I enjoy playing here. It has a good driving range facility that is open very late.

Thank msmxtoo

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