Riverwalk Golf Club

1150 Fashion Valley Rd,

San Diego, California 92108

  • Office

    +1 (619) 296 4653
  • Academy

    Riverwalk Golf Learning Centre

About the course

  • The Course:

    27 holes. Open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Urban environment and parkland.

  • Designer:

    Original design by Lawrence M. "Larry" Hughes (1947); redesigned by father/son team of Ted Robinson & Ted Robinson Jr (1998).

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6550
6156
5427
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
71.5
69.7
71.3

At the same location:

Above distances are for the Presidio / Mission nines. The Friars-nine, at 3230 yards (back tees), is slightly longer than the Mission-nine and shorter than the Presidio-nine.

Location

Latitude:

32.765065

Longitude:

-117.174838

How to get there:

3 miles N of downtown San Diego.

Riverwalk Golf Club

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.

Est. 1947

Riverwalk Golf Club: originally known as Mission Valley Country Club, then as Stardust Country Club, this San Diego golf course entertained a myriad of golf's legends while hosting the PGA Tour during the 1950s and 60s. After a substantial redesign by Ted Robinson (father and son), the club was re-launched as Riverwalk Golf Club in 1998 with a much revamped 27-hole layout.

What was once flat terrain, now features undulating fairways, waterfalls and well-protected bentgrass greens. Water comes into play on 13 of the 27 holes with a spectacular waterfall surrounding the green of the signature hole. The San Diego River, which runs directly through the course, is a prominent feature of the layout, contributing to the beauty and challenge of the course.

List of courses: Around San Diego

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes: Mon-Thur $89; Fri-Sun $99.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2020].

Other information

Walking permitted.

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

Host to the San Diego Open on many occasions between 1955 and 1967 (now called the Farmers Insurance Open), the club changed its name in 1962 from Mission Valley Country Club to Stardust Country Club. Rumours have it that Phil Mickelson worked at the Stardust practice range in the mid-1980s collecting-in the balls.

Construction of the "San Diego Trolley" (light railway system) in the 1990s forced a complete redesign of the golf course, which resulted in a new Ted Robinson-designed 27-hole layout, and another renaming, this time to Riverwalk Golf Club. The nines were named Presidio, Mission and Friars.

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