Golf Kern

The Links at Riverlakes Ranch

Address & Contact Details
5201 Riverlakes Drive,
Bakersfield, CA 93312

Phone: 661-587-LINKS ( 661-587-5465 )


PGA Professional
Chad Harmon
PGA Class A Professional

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. When architect, Ron Fream designed the layout at RiverLakes Ranch, he incorporated quite a few Scottish golf elements including burms and a rolling, undulating style unique to the Central Valley. RiverLakes Ranch also incorporates quite a bit of water—hence the name. In addition to the 12 man-made lakes that help provide water hazards 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. 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 burming which give the course its distinct shadowing and shape. 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.

Course Details
Type of Course:        Public
Guest Policy:            Open
Year Built:            1999
Architect(s):            Ron Fream
Season:             Year round
Green Grass            Bermuda Grass

Weekday Price:        42.00
Weekend Price:        55.00
Cart Price:            Included
Reserved Tee Time        Phone

Number of Holes:        18
Par:                72
Length:            6800
Rating:                73.3
Slope:                 134

Tee Breakdown
Tee        Rating / Slope / Distance
Black        73.3    134    6800
Blue        71.4    130    6379
White        69.2    126    5891
Red        66.2    108    5566                

Additional Details

Walking Allowed:         Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed:        No
Dress Code:            Relaxed Golf Attire
Water Hazards:        Yes
Sand Bunkers:        Yes 

Rentals / Services
Golf Carts:            Yes
Pull Carts:            Yes
Golf Clubs:            Yes
Pro Shop:            Yes
PGA Pro:            Yes

Food / Beverage
Cold Food:            Yes
Hot Food:            Yes
Soda Fountain:        Yes
Bottled Drinks:            Yes
Alcoholic Drinks:        Yes

Practice Facilities
Turf Driving Range:        Yes
Grass Driving Range:        Yes
Practice Putting Green:    Yes
Practice Short Game:        Yes
Practice Sand Area:        Yes