Mark Twain once called golf a good walk spoiled, due to the then-popular misconception that if you left a beautiful golf course out in the sun, it would fester and burst. Chip away at his ignorance with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $15 for greens fees for an 18-hole round of golf, valid Monday–Thursday (a $30 value)
- $22 for greens fees for an 18-hole round of golf, valid Friday–Sunday (a $45 value)
- $499 for a Fairways Membership initiation fee (a $1,000 value)
A Fairways Membership grants full access to unlimited rounds at the golf club and use of the practice area. This option is valid for individuals older than 30.
River Ridge Golf Club's rates fluctuate throughout the day, week, and year.
River Ridge Golf Club
From the very first tee shot over a lake to the pond protecting the left side of the 18th green, the course at River Ridge Golf Club pits players against the physical and psychological challenges brought by omnipresent water hazards, including the Neuse River that intersects the course on several holes.
Architect Chuck Smith’s 1997 design weaves course play through a 6,740-yard gauntlet furnished with a plush carpet of bermuda-grass fairways and rough that gives way to fast-moving G-6 bent-grass greens. The course's signature 5th hole rewards golfers who keep their tee shots on the fairway with a short-iron approach that must clear a large pond and any caddies sunbathing in the large greenside bunker.
As a semiprivate club, membership at River Ridge unlocks a slew of benefits not available to the general public. Though the practice area—composed of a driving range and putting and chipping greens—is open to everyone, only members may make use of the locker rooms, club storage, and handicap program provided at the clubhouse. Additionally, members are granted access to special events, tournaments, and PGA pro Tim Cockrell’s lessons, which help players calibrate putting strokes and find their swing after a long time away from the game to search for their favorite golf ball that got lost in the Neuse River.
Course at a Glance:
- 18-hole, par-72 course
- Total length of 6,740 yards from the back tees
- Course rating of 72.2 from the back tees
- Course slope of 138 from the back tees
- Four sets of tees per hole