The Honors Course

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The River Club (Suwanee, GA)

River Club logo Golf Course Review by: Bill Satterfield (2012)

Quick Facts

Designer:  Greg Norman in 2005

Cost:  Private

Phone Number:  Pete Baker, Head Professional – (770) 271-2582

Course Website:  Official Website - Visit River Club's official website by clicking on the link provided.

Photos:  See additional photos of River Club

Accolades:  Ranked 16th in Georgia on Golf Digest’s 2013-14 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

Tees Par Yardage Rating Slope
Championship 72 7197 75.2 140
Black Walnut 72 6718 73.2 136
White Oak 72 6326 71.0 131
Green Pine 72 5794 68.4 126
Red Maple (Women) 72 5221 70.7 131

Individual Hole Analysis

Signature Hole:  17th Hole – 163 Yard Par 3

17th Hole at River Club (163 Yard Par 3)
17th Hole at River Club (163 Yard Par 3)

Best Par 3:  2nd Hole – 205 Yards

2nd Hole at River Club (205 Yard Par 3)
2nd Hole at River Club (205 Yard Par 3)

Best Par 4:  6th Hole – 380 Yards

6th Hole at River Club (380 Yard Par 4)
6th Hole at River Club (380 Yard Par 4)

Best Par 5:  11th Hole – 536 Yards

11th Hole at River Club (536 Yard Par 5)
11th Hole at River Club (536 Yard Par 5)

Birdie Time:  3rd Hole – 317 Yard Par 4

3rd Hole at River Club (317 Yard Par 4)
3rd Hole at River Club (317 Yard Par 4)

Bogey Beware:  4th Hole – 610 Yard Par 5

4th Hole at River Club (610 Yard Par 5)
4th Hole at River Club (610 Yard Par 5)

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