The Links at Riverlakes Ranch

A distinctly unique golf course in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley



Sunny, beautiful &
warm year round.

Tucked into the southern end of California’s San Joaquin Valley, Bakersfield is typical Central California — sunny, warm and beautiful year round. Despite the nearby Tehachapi Mountains that separate it from the Los Angeles basin, it’s also quite flat—providing the perfect canvas for course architect, Dale & Ramsey, to paint their masterpiece!

The Links at RiverLakes Ranch takes full advantage of its superbly fertile, valley location. In fact the land on which the Links now stands, once supported vegetable and cotton crops which later gave way to almond orchards. What gives The Links At RiverLakes Ranch its unique layout and design is its many undulations in a very flat environment.

In creating The Links at RiverLakes Ranch, over 100 mature trees were removed and replanted throughout the course to create a less regimented, orderly feel and create a more natural golf course layout. The result was a co-mingling of light and shade, wide open and tight areas woven into the fabric of the course.

Also meandering through the 18-hole, 6800-yard track is the Friant-Kern canal which provides water to much of the Los Angeles area.  While not a natural river, the canal combined with the many lakes at RiverLakes Ranch provide a refreshing sensation for the game of your life.

Yet another way to enjoy The Links is our night-lit driving range. Simply wait until the sun goes down and enjoy the cool desert air while working on your game!

After your round, you’re invited to enjoy a great atmosphere and stunning views of the 18th fairway and its signature, island green. Join us for cocktails, good company and great food and drink in the ever-changing shades and shadows that only the journey of the desert sun can create!

The Links at RiverLakes is part of the master community, RiverLakes and has quickly become a favorite both inside the community and throughout Bakersfield as a whole. The knowledgeable and courteous staff in the full-service clubhouse will professionally handle everything from lessons to tournament planning to helping you choose what ball is right for you.

With over 12 blue lakes, three lighted fountains and the distinctly beautiful desert landscape, RiverLakes Ranch is a surprising unique experience. The man-made contouring of the course as it meanders through almond trees and Canary Island Pines as well as stately redwoods manage to create the illusion that they’ve been there all along.

Riverlakes Ranch is a golf experience definitely worth the price of admittance. Great golf, great community and great people make RiverLakes the absolute best golf experience in Bakersfield.

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5201 Riverlakes Dr.
Bakersfield, CA 93312
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