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I played Riviera today after hearing so much about it over the past few months.
I played the Couples course which is the shorter of the two (The other being Langer). It had been raining in Cavite for almost 4-5 hours when I hit the course in the morning. We had to play the Couples course since they had a tournament in Langer. The first is a perfect hole to tee off. A nice, easy drive will get you in good shape for the second to a slightly elevated green. A nice way to start off the round.
Inspite of the rain, the fairways were not muddy and you could hardly tell that it had been raining. The sun soon came out in the middle of the round and the course was in perfect condition. There are halfway houses (tea houses) aplently so you don’t run out. It is better to top up your water/drink on the 10th hole because they don’t have any other halfway house post that hole…Until you come back the same way for the last hole.
It is definitely a beautiful course with wonderful little touches which tell you that you are definitely playing a course that is well taken care of. The thing I liked least were the bunkers which apparently are the same even in the dry season…Cakey mud which does not want to let go of the ball. I learnt it the hard way and ended up dropping shots. That being said I put Riviera at the top of my fledgling list of golf courses visited, simply because the course offers a different kind of challenge (I went through each and every club in my bag) and is beautiful. I would liken it to the Dye Course in Eagle Ridge, only much more forgiving and better maintained.
The food in the restaurants is good and served hot (definitely appetizing). The locker and shower rooms are well appointed and clean. The caddies are knowledgeable and you need their assistance (The greens are fast and true)..
All in all, a great day’s work..
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Thank you christine for that great comment! we are glad to know that you loved the place!
Riviera’s two 18 hole courses are so different but each come with their own set of challenges. Couples is my favourite as it’s the more forgiving of the two. The last three holes on the Couples course can leave you battered and bruised. The 16th has you going from right to left and then down a slope full of bunkers just waiting to catch your ball if you don’t clear them to a very tightly located green. Before you have time to recover from that, the par three 17th is located over a huge ravine where if you land short on the green you put up a steep bank back to the hole. And then there’s the 18th….. which requires you to hit an accurately placed drive on a narrow fairway that banks steeply right to left. After that your ready for your cold towel and a relaxing drink to heal your wounds and reflect on what could have been.
Played there over the Holy week break and glad to see that the ladies tees have been moved back on some of the holes. The course was in excellent condition and the staff at Riviera are always great.
The sushi is always good there too…..
Course is splendid and challenging!so relaxing atmosphere.
At first glance, you’d actually think that it’s a beach resort and not a golf course but it’s a place you’ll definitely fall in love with! Me and my friends got there in an hour’s worth of travel from Manila and really grew to love it the moment we stepped on the course. A great experience!