Riverway Golf Course
We had a chance to play Riverway Golf Course last week, Jeff for the first time and Tara the second, although a number of years ago. We went in not knowing what to expect. The drive in is not overly appealing, only because of the construction of a new clubhouse which looks like it is going to be fantastic when completed (expected December 2010). The arrival is similar to most public golf courses in the Lower Mainland, without a bag drop or much directional signage.
Like most City owned golf courses the first impression, we had lunch before our round, was not overly exciting. A cafeteria restaurant and a pay and go to the first tee style don’t do a lot for us. However once we got on the golf course our impression and enjoyment improved dramatically.
The Golf Course
The golf course was fantastic! The fairways were cut short and tight, the green speeds were about 10.5 on the stimpmeter (and it was later in the day) and the rough was full and think. Riverway is a links style design and it was a windy day which added to the challenge. If we have a negative comment it is the gravel cart paths and rental carts in general (ours squealed every time we hit the gas). The cart paths need some grading and curbs near the greens would help with wear and tear.
Overall we had an enjoyable round and would go back!