Riverside Golf Course
Riverside Golf Course
4.5
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This player-friendly course is set on a striking piece of property and was planned in a way that makes it extremely walkable. Designed by Bill Newis, the contemporary course was opened in 1988 – trademarking one of the longest seasons in the region. Laced with memorable golf holes that showcase the rugged nature of the surroundings; Riverside has three sets of tees to offer a variety of golfers.

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SB Brown
Lundbreck, Canada155 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
I played this course three times in late September and early October. Once upon a time this course was one of the jewels of the valley, but that time is not now. Though I love the course for it's variety and views it has not been maintained anywhere near the standard it once set. Some of the bunkers are atrocious. My playing partner and I hit some large rocks just below the surface in a couple, and on some maybe 1/2 inch of sand on top of hard clay. Very inconsistent. I realize it is near the end of the season, but many of the tee boxes are a complete mess, covered in unfilled divots and very shaggy. On some it is like hitting out of the rough. There are many dead trees on the course that should be removed and replaced. I could go on, but no doubt I will continue to play the course but its just sad to see this once beautiful course fall into this state.
Written October 19, 2023
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David H
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
We have been coming to Fairmont annually since 1991. Today’s golf at Riverside Fairmont was so disappointing as the course was in awful shape….and this is August when the course should be in great shape. The greens were comparable to a poor city course, sooooo slow. The clubhouse stairs were closed with what looked like rot. One of the bridges was closed due to unsafe conditions, numerous tee boxes were unplayable, a few fairways were in poor shape…overall a disappointment as this was such a wonderful course in the past.
Written August 5, 2023
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SB Brown
Lundbreck, Canada155 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Friends
Have played this course many times over the past couple of decades and have enjoyed the variety of terrain and sights it offers. I don’t feel it is in as good a condition as I have seen it in the past. Fairways a little rough in places and greens inconsistent. At $125, I think they are overpriced for late September compared to several of the other valley courses and considering the condition. We weren’t in a hurry but did find the pace of play slower than ideal but we played as a twosome behind a foursome so not to surprising is suppose.
Written September 30, 2022
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Gary M
Okotoks, Canada21 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
The course is in fair condition, How ever be very careful in the bunkers, there are large rocks just below the surface. On hole 1 I was in the green side bunker there had been a lot of rain so the sand was heavy, fortunately I didn’t open the club up when I hit the shot I hit the top of a rock, it was the size of my hand both in length & height. I spoke with the club superintendent, his reasoning was that due to the rain the sand has pressed down bringing the rocks up. Some of the traps are worse than other. I feel the fairways could be cut a little shorter, as the grass is fairly lush.
Written July 10, 2022
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Jasper Raft Tours
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Played Oct 30, 2021 last weekend of the season. Sky was sunny, temperature was cool, and the Course was in Great shape. Pro Shop staff, Starter, and Marshall all super firendly and helpful. I hadn't played at Riverside for over 15 years... and was very glad to be back for a round . What a well laid out course / mountain views / river running through the course / fun to play!!!
Written November 5, 2021
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nolaandbillcharlton
Vernon, Canada14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Solo
The course was in great shape. Friendly and helpful staff. Beautiful setting with mountain views and the river running through. Played as a single was disappointed no Marshall on the course as the foursome ahead was slow and didn't think to let me play through as they saw me waiting in the fairway. I could only lay back for so long then joined group behind. Would play again.
Written September 21, 2021
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Good to hear you would play with us again. Sorry to hear group ahead was slow. See you next season!
Written October 9, 2021
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Alisha P
Edmonton, Canada68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Couples
This was our second round of the week. We played mountainside earlier in the week which had pretty challenging greens. Riverside is much more playable, lots of dog legs. If you have a playable slice, you’ll enjoy a lot of the holes. The course was in amazing shape and the pro shop staff were super friendly. If you have the opportunity to me ‘Al’ who will give you your cart keys, he will make your feel at home! He made our golf days out in fairmont.
Written September 11, 2021
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Glad to hear you got to meet Al! He is a character. Sounds like we will see you back again soon. Thanks for playing our courses.
Written October 9, 2021
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Nasim M
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Friends
Enjoyed playing. Excellent helpful staff Good value. Playable for all levels. Well plan on playing again.
Written September 10, 2021
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Thanks! good to hear your coming back! We have the best staff ever, we love where we work. See you soon.
Written September 25, 2021
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Lou C
Summerland, Canada17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Couples
Course was in great condition. Interesting & challenging holes. Friendly service with starters & pro shop well worth playing
Written September 8, 2021
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Thank-you for passing on your positive comments to everyone. Happy to hear you enjoyed your time here. See you again real soon!
Written September 25, 2021
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Jason Y
Cranbrook, Canada2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
Recently golfed this course, course in beautiful condition. Would have been nice to have a Marshal or 2 on course to keep things moving. Unfortunately the threesome behind us who were locals didn't follow golf etiquette and drove up to the Tee box, directly behind our cart before we even had teed off, as we were waiting for group ahead of us. This occurred on majority of holes, we couldn't go any faster than the groups in front of us.
Written September 7, 2021
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Watch for Player Assistants next year, they will be back. The course is in very good condition. We have a great crew outside. Hope to see you next season. :)
Written September 25, 2021
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