Like a tree house, a country club never lets non-members inside and always deflects frogs fired from the neighborhood bully’s slingshot. Hurry up the rope ladder with today's Groupon: for $70, you get a one-day membership, a round of golf including a golf cart, a $10 food and drink credit, $10 to the River Place Pro Shop, and more at River Place Country Club (a $175 value). Set among rolling hills, RPCC facilities entertain golf, tennis, and landscape enthusiasts alike. Before you conquer the 18-hole championship course designed by Roy Bechtol and 1992 U.S. Open winner Tom Kite, grab lunch at the River Place Grille and warm up on the driving range with unlimited balls. The Golf Pro Shop stocks its shelves with souvenir logo balls ($2.50 each), sleeves of replacement balls (around $8.50+ each), and toy animals stuffed with golf tees. The membership gives you unlimited access to all of the club's amenities, including the fitness center, swimming pool, and tennis courts. This Groupon also provides discounted rates on services including a private golf lesson, therapeutic massage, or personal training session ($35 each), a private tennis lesson with Beverly Bowes-Hackney or an associate tennis professional ($50), child care ($5 per hour), and additional golfers ($45).
Few reviews exist for the River Place Country Club. However, seven GolfLink reviewers give the River Place Golf Course a four-star average.
River Place Country Club
At River Place Country Club, a championship golf course designed by Jay Morrish and Tom Kite, winner of the 1992 U.S. Open, invites golfers to launch balls over sand bunkers and twisting creeks that wend their way through the landscape’s hilly contours. The course’s superintendent draws on experience at Baton Rouge Country Club and Colonial Country Club, as well as a degree in Plant and Soil Systems, as he ensures that the greens and rolling Bermuda grass fairways are more carefully manicured than a prize-winning pet wooly mammoth. The course’s PGA professional instructors are on hand to improve individual games, and a driving range lets players practice at 15 hitting stations.
Adjacent to the course, eight lighted tennis courts abut a 40,000-square-foot clubhouse with an outdoor pool, fully equipped fitness center, and locker rooms whose dry saunas and whirlpools melt tension quicker than butter melts on the calves of a sprinter. The Grille invites clubgoers to sup on steak or seafood, and a pair of outdoor decks let guests drink in scenic views.
Course at a Glance:
- 18-hole, par 71 course
- Length of 6,611 yards
- Course rating of 72.0
- Slope rating of 128