Our Scottish Links Style Layout Creates An Incredible Shot-Making Challenge

The Links at RiverLakes Ranch is a distinctly unique golf course—the likes of which you’d never expect to see in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley.

Voted #1 in Kern County for the last five years!

 RiverLakes is home to Canary Island pines and California Redwoods creating an aesthetic tension seldom found in nature. RiverLakes Ranch also incorporates quite a bit of water—hence the name. In addition to the 12 man-made lakes that help provide water features on more than half the holes, the Friant-Kern canal wends its way through RiverLakes. While not a natural water hazard, the canal adds to the uniqueness and challenge at RiverLakes Ranch.

And for all its eclecticism, RiverLakes Ranch was built with considerable attention paid to the natural environment. Almost all the earth moved to create the lakes at RiverLakes was used to create the contouring and berming which give the course its distinct shadowing and shape.

In fact, the more than 200 acres that this championship course occupies will challenge your idea of what a great public golf course can be. The variety creates an incredible challenge of shot making and imagination!

The nines each have a distinct feel. The front nine is more open, while the back plays in and out of and around the old almond orchards. Multiple tees make the Links accessible for both the average and short hitters as well as creating a great challenge for the low handicapper.

And then there’s the simple, jaw-dropping beauty of the place!

Even if you’re not hitting it great at RiverLakes, you’re still guaranteed an absolute thrill for the senses. The course constantly changes shapes and form as the sun moves across the sky. Depth perception and surety of form seem to get blurred and when your day is done and you’re ready to leave the Links at RiverLakes Ranch you get the feeling that the place you are leaving is not the place you saw several hours earlier that day! You’ll have to come back to be certain!

One of the hidden gems here at Riverlakes Ranch is our par 3 executive course. It’s fun, it’s versatile, and there is lots to be learned from it whether you are an adult, a junior, a lower handicapper or a beginner, and the fees are only $5/person.

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Yardage, Rating & Slope


6781 Yards

72.9 Rating

130 Slope


6366 Yards

70.8 Rating

125 Slope


5857 Yards

68.3 Rating

119 Slope


5341 Yards

65.7 Rating

113 Slope


5336 Yards

69.3 Rating

123 Slope

Golf Rates

RiverLakes is open to the public every day of the week! There’s absolutely no question that you cannot find better golf in the Central Valley for less.

















Saturday & Sunday







Driving Range

Small (40 balls)


Medium (80 balls)


Large (100 balls) 


*Cart included with above golf rates. Rates subject to change at any time. Must be 18 with valid drivers license to operate carts

Spectator/Rider fee: $15 each

Juniors: $15 walking only (after 2pm)

E-Range keys are available. Purchase the following and get a discount per bucket: $50 get a 15% discount, $100 get a 20% discount, $250 get a 25% discount, $500 get a 30% discount.

Or call 661-587-5465

Love the course, conditions are in great shape and the greens roll true. Staff were very friendly and food was great. Will be back again soon!

Seung Y.

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Bakersfield, CA 93312
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