Eighteen at Riverside Municipal GC: #17Riverside Municipal Golf Course

Riverside Municipal Golf Course
203 McDonald
San Antonio, Texas 78210
Bexar County

Phone(s): (210) 533-8371
Fax: (210) 534-2537
Website: alamocitygolftrail.com


Old Riverside has some character, as it was once the site of Roosevelt's Rough Rider's preparation before the Spanish American War. The facility dates back to the 1930s, when George Hoffman designed the course around the San Antonio River with good views of San Antonio's skyline. While Riverside offers the standard muni benefits to San Antonio's hacks, the added feature of a 9-hole par 3 course makes it stand out from the rest.

Hoffman's front nine rolls through giant pecan trees and the back nine features the river more prominently. Nos. 16 and 17 are the best holes: the first plays 600 yards, followed by a mean 230-yard par 3 that generally plays into the wind.

The par-3 course is straight up, with no water, minimal bunkering, and the longest hole playing 130 yards. Note that walking is mandatory on the 9-hole course.

Getting there : From I-37 south, take the South Cross Blvd. exit and turn west. When you come to Roosevelt Blvd., turn right and the course is on the left side of the street.

Riverside Municipal Golf Course
2 stars out of 5 (based on 1 reviews)
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View of the 17th hole from Eighteen Course at Riverside Municipal Golf CourseA view of a green at Riverside Golf CourseA view from Riverside Golf Course

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Harold Henk, Vern Schmidt
  • Public/Private: Municipal
  • Year opened: 1968
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways: Bermuda Grass
  • Greens: Tifgreen 328 Bermuda Grass

Facilities

  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: No
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes

Green fees price ranges

  • Week days: $19 - $24
  • Weekends: $24 - $29

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
  • Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Blue 72 6694 114 71.2
Red (W) 72 5730 121 72.6
White 72 6186 112 69.5

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Riverside Municipal Golf Course
    2 stars out of 5
    by Bud Driskill
    on November 03rd, 2009 07:45
    Good value, worth playing. Most Fairways in decent shape with a few bare spots. greens roll pretty good. some tee boxes in rough shape. The rough isn't all that "rough" making it player friendly. What you see is what you get, no tricks or gimmic holes. friendly staff.
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