The Takeaway: Routed through an upper end residential development, the Greg Norman designed River Club is solid but not outstanding; especially by Georgia standards. The bunkering is highly memorable but some of the design features fall short of working well. Grade B-
Designer: Greg Norman in 2005
Phone Number: Pete Baker, Head Professional – (770) 271-2582
Course Website: Official Website - Visit The River Club's official website by clicking on the link provided.
Directions: Get here! - 681 Trinity Place, Suwanee, Georgia 30024
Accolades: Ranked 12th in Georgia on Golf Course Gurus' Best in State list.
What to Expect: The River Club is located in a prestigious development northeast of Atlanta in Suwanee, GA. Getting to the course takes several minutes as you wind through the community that is lined with impressive multi-million dollar properties. The private club enjoys exceptional turf conditions, five lakes, and is recognized as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. There is more elevation change on the front nine and more water on the back nine, but something both sides share in common is the littering of bunkers that come into play on virtually every tee shot and approach on the course. Trouble and beauty lurk everywhere at The River Club where houses line some of the holes on the front but are nowhere to be found on the back and aren’t a distraction during the round. The Greg Norman course at The River Club is a visually impressive course that also unfortunately features more bunkers and trouble than the average golfer will want to contend with day in and day out. The surrounding trees and sparkling waters create seclusion and enjoyment to this course that is a fine addition to the impressive collection of private courses north of Georgia’s capital.
By the Numbers
|Red Maple (Women)||72||5221||70.7||131|
Individual Hole Analysis
Signature Hole: 17th Hole – 163 Yard Par 3
Best Par 3: 2nd Hole – 205 Yards
Best Par 4: 6th Hole – 380 Yards
Best Par 5: 11th Hole – 536 Yards
Birdie Time: 3rd Hole – 317 Yard Par 4
Bogey Beware: 4th Hole – 610 Yard Par 5