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1250 Capri Dr
Pacific Palisades, CA  90272-4099
United States
P: (310) 459-5395
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Riviera Course

18 hole regulation length course

Private golf course

71 par | 6,950 yards | 139 slope

74.3 rating | Other grass

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Riviera Golf Course

The 18-hole "Riviera" course at the The Riviera Country Club facility in Pacific Palisades, California features 6,950 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71. The course rating is 74.3 and it has a slope rating of 139 on Other grass. Designed by George C. Thomas, Jr./William P. Bell, ASGCA, the Riviera golf course opened in 1926. Don Smith manages the course as the General Manager.


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Reviewed September 24, 2009

yes, this is one of the best golf course ever. i love how it is landscaped.

Reviewed July 23, 2009

sweet spot. can make good scores but still is a difficult course.

Reviewed June 11, 2009

Reviewed March 06, 2009

Great course. Excellently maintained greens. Very challenging holes.

Reviewed January 13, 2009

best course in SoCal, hands down. great challenge for lower handicappers - specifically mid-irons and short game. puts a premium on every aspect of the game. at same time, the course gives opportunities to score.

Reviewed March 28, 2008

I've golfed at some very nice courses in the past six months, and I can honestly say that this one was right up there. It was difficult without ever giving me the feling that it 3was designed to beat the hell out of me. I had a great time even though I didn't shoot my best round. There's just something about standing somewhere significant, like in the shade under Bogey's tree, or walking up the hill on 18 heading into your second shot that gives you the feeling that this is one of the truly special places in Golf. The clubhouse is pretty dated and reaks of "old money" but the course is very well kept, difficult and yet scoreable at the same time. If you have the means, I highly reccomend it.

Reviewed September 30, 2007

Reviewed August 27, 2007

A course like this should be used for 2014 PGA Championship.

Reviewed August 22, 2007

Reviewed June 09, 2007

once in life time

the most beautiful / difficult course i've ever played.
feel like i was putting on a mirror

Reviewed April 19, 2007

Holds up well

Course has great pace,definitely not boring. Change hole 1 to a long par 4 and you have one brute of a par 70,fit for majors again.Too bad that new equipment has hurt overall scoring,but the players still seem to rave about it.Holes 10 and 18 are completely different but tough nevertheless.

Reviewed April 19, 2007



Reviewed April 19, 2007

Reviewed April 15, 2007

Reviewed April 11, 2007

Great Golf Course

Difficult to get on without a Member, but it can be done if you are a Member of a private club.

they will charge a hefty greens fee for a non member playing as a guest of the club, $350.

Reviewed April 09, 2007

Solid Track

The history of this course speaks volumes of the courses character and challenges. The courses typical set-up offers a fair test to all golfers who are fortunate enough to play this renowned course. The greens are along with the well known kikuya grass are arguably the courses strongest defense. However, consistent ball striking is a must if you want to shoot a reasonable score. Keep the ball straight and it will make for an enjoyable round. If you venture into the kikuya good luck advancing the ball. Finally, once you are on these greens, they are many hard to read breaks which makes two putting a challenge on every green.

RCC is one of the finest course on tour.


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  • Latest Scores
  • Overall
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 JAMES W. N/A 46 46 12/15/09
2 stealwe S. N/A 66 66 04/02/08
3 Bowen O. N/A 69 69 12/16/07
4 bowen O. N/A 72 72 07/19/09
5 BRETT P. 13 85 72 09/15/02
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Golf Course Information

About The Riviera

The Riviera Country Club

Golf Only facility

45 tees driving range

18 regulation holes

Tournaments of The Riviera

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Course Staff

Don Smith, General Manager
Todd Yoshitake, PGA, Director of Golf
Matthew Morton, Superintendent