1. adb0406 Posted: 07/23/16 4:50p Member Since: May 24, 2015 From: San Diego
Played on Friday (July 22, 2016). This was by far the best condition I have seen Riverwalk. Played the Pres/Miss pair. The greens were a huge increase of condition since last playing there. Good cours... Continue »
Played on Friday (July 22, 2016). This was by far the best condition I have seen Riverwalk. Played the Pres/Miss pair. The greens were a huge increase of condition since last playing there. Good course and not many better locations. Fairways were in good shape. The only thing I could say bad about the course would be the fairway bunkers were wet and compact. They need to be rake more often.
Good time yesterday teeing it up with weber2323, loutheman and Adb0406 at Riverwalk Golf Club. We played the Presidio/Mission combo. Teed it up around 8am and finished in 4 hours 30 min.
Course was in great shape. Greens were very nice, rolling smooth, moderately fast, holding shots. Fairways lush Bermuda grass with exception to 3 or 4 holes that had some trouble spots that hardly came into play, they are patching up with new turf which looks great. Rough was on and off a little spotty adjacent to the fairways but overall lush. Greenside rough was lush. The rough is mostly Bermuda grass with occasional Kikuyu. Not much of a challenge to play from but considering how nice the ball sits up in the fairway it certainly is a tougher shot. Fairway bunkers had firm sand and Greenside bunkers less firm and easy to play from. Tee boxes were all level with only minor divot damage on some par 3’s.
I like this layout a bunch. It’s a fun blend of challenging and straightforward holes. My favorite nine is the Presidio Nine. My favorite combo is Presidio/Mission. Greens can be very challenging with many undulations. The course plays longer than the yardage with some holes requiring a layup off the tee and moist lush Bermuda grass that provide little roll. The greens are all a little elevated from the fairway so take more club when in doubt. Hole 5 on Presidio Nine is my favorite. Love the risk reward of trying to clear the water hazard with a bomb drive or having to layup. Hole 9 on the Mission Nine is a terrific closing par 5 with a big water hazard challenging your approach or attempt to hit the green in two.
Nice facilities with a full driving range, good food in the clubhouse and accommodating service. Although closed yesterday, cool they have a food truck on the 1st tee of the Presidio Nine.
Might be back soon to play again - enjoy this course.