River Island Country Club
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31989 River Island Dr
Porterville, CA 93257-9611, United States
Rated the toughest course in the San Joaquin Valley
Towering native oaks and giant sycamores complement this challenging 6910 yard, 18 hole, championship golf course. The ever present Tule River tests the golfer skills and provides an unmatched setting for your enjoyment. River Island has been designed to challenge the very skilled and also provide fun and enjoyment for the less proficient golfer.
This is a private club that is open for non-member play Tuesday - Sunday after 10 AM by calling the pro shop.
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hudsonknox - 3/1/14
As a junior, I got to play it for $10. The pro shop guys are solid. The maintenance guys are super cool. The course just gives off a super good vibe. My favorite course.
T$MONEY - 1/28/12
My second time playing this course in a ten year period and we enjoyed ourselves for the most part. The pace was good. The greens looked good and FAST. I just wish more golfers would fix their divots plus one more. Being that it is winter, the fairways were brown and although I stayed in the fairways my partner had several shots through the trees. We did have trouble with out cart losing power on the back nine and we could not get a cell signal to ask for assistance. The cart died on hole #18. I asked for a dicounted price because we had to push cart up all hills but nothing was offered. I expected better from this semi private club in that respect.
FallOfTim - 1/17/12
Played during the winter, so much of the grass was dormant, but the mountian range made up for the scenery. The greens were in fantastic shape. Course was pretty wide open off the tee box and not much rough to lose your ball in. There were a good number of people playing, but everyone was playing pretty fast as not too many novice golfers were out. The ladies in the lounge area were very friendly, however the patrons looked as if they were around for the Roosevelt Administration, and I'm pretty sure I saw Dr. Gonzo, Mr. Hunter S. Thompson having a drink at the bar. Pretty much what I expected for a country club set up in the boondocks. Overall, I was a nice course that I wouldn't mind playing again, but next time I'll wait until Spring..
LCartagena22 - 9/21/12
flipside1947 - 11/12/09
DaDominantWon - 5/5/09
mcarlyle - 4/21/09
Best Score: 63