Riverview Golf Course
The Riverview Golf Course is a challenging 9-hole course open to military ID/CAC cardholders as well as the general public (those without base access). We welcome new members to join our golf community and become a part of the Riverview Golf Course Family.
Our regulation course is average in length, easy to walk and well maintained. The 9-hole course is tree lined, our fairways are fairly wide and our small greens demand good shot making ability. Riverview has 3 sets of tee markers offering a variety of lengths for all abilities. When played twice, the course offers a wide variety of angles and shots making the front nine play substantially different than the back nine.
Due to the secured nature of the installation, prior arrangements must be made in order for all non-government patrons (including veterans and all guests who do not possess a military ID/CAC card), to access the golf course. Please contact the Pro Shop for further information.
Annual Green Fee (AGF) Membership
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Get ready for a great season at the beautiful Riverview Golf Course! Take part in various golf outings offered throughout the year! Whether you are an avid golfer or just learning the game, start your golf season off right and continue it throughout the year at one of our tournaments or scrambles!
- Entry fees vary.
- Advance registration is required per event.
- Stay active and take part in one of our annual programs offer at the Riverview Golf Course.
- All tournaments are shotgun starts unless otherwise noted.
- Schedule is subject to change.
Events & Programming
Riverview Golf Course History
Initially constructed in 1959, by Royce Hewitt, the Riverview Golf Course has undergone many changes over the years. These changes range from hole relocation, to the installation of a fairway irrigation system in 2000, to the construction of new tee boxes and sand bunkers between 1996 and 2008.With the course lengthened in 2008, Riverview Golf Course is now as challenging as it’s every been. That same year we introduced three sets of tee markers that allow for an enjoyable round of golf no matter what skill.
Easy to walk, ideal for beginners, appropriate for golfers of all caliber, and professionally maintained, the Riverview Golf Course is suited for everyone!
Specials & Discounts
To keep our program fresh, we continuously offer innovative daily and monthly specials, various discounts, attractive daily and seasonal rates with special discounts for new players and players from other clubs. If you are a frequent golfer we recommend signing up as an Annual Greens Fee (AGF) Member. This will allow for unlimited play throughout the year. Ask our friendly staff about our current discounts available!
Also, we offer a special Discounted Senior Rate 7 days a week year round!
9-holes with cart rental: $15 daily
18-holes with cart rental: $22 daily
Open to patrons ages 55 and over.
- If your group has 27 or fewer players…everyone must start on the 1st tee. If your group has 28 or more players…a shotgun start is available.
- The outing coordinator must confirm the outing date and time, with an approximate number of players, at least one week in advance.
Confirmation of a more definite number of players must be received by the Club 48 hours before the start of the outing. A list of any, and all, non-government participants must be submitted to the Club 5 days in advance. This list must include the individuals full name, date of birth, and drivers license number and state.
- Outing fees must be collected by the outing coordinator with the Club given total payment before the start of the outing.
- No alcoholic beverages will be allowed on the golf course unless purchased from the Club.
- The following dress code will be enforced…
Men must wear golf shirts (collared or crew neck). No sweatpants, bathing suits, tank tops or short shorts will be permitted on the golf course. All players must wear either golf shoes, with soft spikes, or soft soled athletic shoes.
- All players are required to take a riding cart .
- Each player is required to play out of his/her own golf bag with his/her own set of clubs.
- If you would like to have a meal catered by the Club following your outing, an approximate number of meals must be reported to the Club at least one week prior to the event.
The exact number of meals needed must be confirmed at least 72 hours in advance.
Payment for the meals will be based on the number confirmed in advance.
Do you enjoy golfing? Or, do you want to build your skills in a comfortable setting? If so, join a Golf League at the Riverview Golf Course!
Weekly outings are held for various leagues, to include:
- Ladies & Men’s Leagues
- Installation Leagues
- Memorial Leagues
- Retired Men’s League
- Open Leagues
- Youth Clinics
- And, more...
Additional schedules and times can be arranged. Open to the community. Non-base ID cardholders must contact the Clubhouse for base access instructions.
For more information or additional league opportunities, please contact (717) 770-5199.
Our regulation USGA rated course is average length, easy to walk, and well maintained. The 9-hole tree-lined course has wide-open fairways. Our small greens demand good shot making ability. Riverview has 3 sets of tee boxes offering a variety of lengths. When played twice, the course offers a wide variety of angles and shots making the front nine play substantially different than the back nine.
Open Year Round
The golf course is open and available for play every day unless the course is snow covered, the greens are frost covered (in which there would only be a delay until the course is opened), or if the course is too saturated from rain.
Fully Irrigated Course, tee to green
A state of the art automated fairway irrigation system was installed during the 2002 season. In addition to this installation project, the tee and green irrigation system was completely upgraded.
USGA Handicap Services Available
Handicap services are offered to each patron of the Riverview Golf Club. Those who are Annual Greens Fee patrons will be provided this service at no cost. Those who are not annual members will pay a $20.00 annual fee for the club to administer handicap services.
Golf outings are always welcomed at Riverview Golf Club. Our golf staff will go out of our way to ensure that your day on the course is an enjoyable one. Shotgun starts are available for groups larger than 32 players. For smaller outings, a shotgun start can be arranged, if necessary. An outing menu is available with numerous choices from a picnic style menu to a full steak dinner. Call 717-770-5893 to reserve your date!
Tee times are in place seven days a week, all day long from the last weekend in March through the last weekend in October. Tee times may be made one week in advance. For those that are annual members of RVGC, standing tee times are available for groups of two or more. This means that you would not have to call week in and week out to schedule your tee time. We only take tee times for groups of two or more. Singles do not need to reserve a tee time, as we’ll make sure you get on the course, as soon as, is possible. However, we ask that all individuals wishing to play on Saturday or Sunday call the Riverview Golf Club at 717-770-5199 to ensure availability of your desired tee time before coming to the course. And remember… we do not have an automated tee time system. Therefore… you’ll always get to talk to a real live person when scheduling your tee time!
Clothing designed as outerwear is required. No tank tops, undershirts, t-shirts (men and women), cut-off jeans, short shorts, sweat pants or bathing suits. All men are required to wear a golf shirt (collared or crew). Hats must be worn with the bill of the cap facing forward. Only golf shoes (soft spikes only) or soft soled athletic shoes will be permitted. In general, proper attire will be worn. The sleeves of a woman’s top must come to the end of the shoulders.
Snack Bar (Temporarily Closed)
The Riverview Golf Course offers a fully operational Snack Bar. Monday through Friday, daily lunch specials are offered ranging from chicken filet sandwiches and french fries to hot roast beef sandwiches, mashed potatoes and a vegetable. The usual staples, hamburgers and hotdogs are always available, as well. Also, Monday through Friday, several choices of hot soups are prepared.
A small, yet fully stocked Pro Shop is provided for our golfing patrons. Everything you may need on a daily basis is provided (tees, gloves, balls, etc.). Special orders are also welcomed. Our policy on golf clubs is that we will always match the lowest price you can find anywhere (internet pricing excluded)!!
Our practice range may be rather small, but it still affords you the opportunity to hone your skills! The range is approximately 185 yards long by 60 yards wide. A practice sand bunker is also available. A practice putting green is situated next to the clubhouse.
Our tree-lined regulation sized course is easy to walk and well maintained with wide-open fairways that are both forgiving and challenging. The course is truly a green jewel nestled along the gorgeous coast of the Susquehanna River. The views of the surrounding countryside are breathtaking.
Hole #1 par 4 – Blue 391 yards, Green 377 yards, Silver 340 yards
Hole #10 par 4 – Black 340 yards, White 340 yards, Gold 306 yards
From either the first or the tenth tee this hole has the look of innocence. However, beware the gully! You may decide to lay up off the tee in front of the gully in order to give yourself a full second shot. Or, you may decide to “rip” it and take your chances with a very short blind shot from the depths of the gully! Either way, take care not to miss this green unless you miss it short. One of our most deceptive greens with subtle undulations that will drive you batty! An excellent starting hole!
Hole #2 par 4 – Blue 367 yards, Green 367 yards, Silver 305 yards
Hole #11 par 4 – Black 392 yards, White 348 yards, Gold 348 yards
From the new #2 back tee this hole plays as a 367 yard dog-leg left. And the fairway slopes from left to right! With a perfectly placed fairway bunker guarding the right side, your tee shot is critical (did we forget to mention the fairway bunker on the left??) From other tees the hole plays virtually straight away with a slight incline as you approach the green. This green, at first glance, appears to be rather tame. But, looks can surely deceive! Hope your short game is on if you miss this one!
Hole #3 par 3 – Blue 179 yards, Green 165 yards, Silver 165 yards
Hole #12 par 3 – Black 218 yards, White 167 yards, Gold 167 yards
From the back tees this is our most challenging par 3. Prevailing winds tend to be in your face, which can some days mean two to three extra clubs! Oh…and it’s a blind shot too! Blind, also, is the bunker in front spanning the entire width of the green. There’s plenty of bail out room…right or left. That’s assuming you don’t have the nerve to fire at the pin!
Hole #4 par 4 – Blue 373 yards, Green 373 yards, Silver 249 yards
Hole #13 par 4 – Black 344 yards, White 344 yards, Gold 344 yards
From the back tee box this shot can be quite intimidating! Out-of-bounds runs down the entire left side of the hole and the bail out area to the right has plenty of trees that will get in your way. Other than that it’s a pretty simple hole. However…do not over club on your approach shot! O.B. also prevails behind the green, which slopes from back to front with a severe drop-off towards the approach area. The green is also well guarded with bunkers on both sides.
Hole #5 par 5 – Blue 573 yards, Green 549 yards, Silver 438 yards
Hole #14 par 5 – Black 502 yards, White 502 yards, Gold 438 yards
The first time around this hole plays as a sharp dog leg right. On the back nine it plays straight away. This is our number one handicap hole from the 5th tee! Out-of-bounds runs the entire length of the hole on the left side. There is also an in-course out-of-bounds on the right side that is in play only when playing hole #5 only. As you approach the green things begin to narrow a bit. And here’s a hint…if you find yourself in amongst the trees on the right…take your medicine and punch out! Accuracy is a premium on this hole!! Don’t get greedy!
Hole #6 par 3 – Blue 202 yards, Green 183 yards, Silver 150 yards
Hole #15 par 3 – Black 183 yards, White 150 yards, Gold 115 yards
From the tee, this shot looks as level as they come. But, the reality is that it’s uphill! So, you may want to give yourself an extra club to get to the green. The primary tee box stretches out almost 80 yards. Depending on which color tees you’re playing you can have a 150 tee shot or a 202 yard shot! Out-of-Bounds runs along the entire left of the hole and behind the green. If you happen to pull or push your tee shot over the fence you can wish your ball a safe trip to Baltimore (train tracks run along the river)! The 6th/15th green is probably our flattest surface. However, watch out for those subtle little breaks that are typical of all our greens.
Hole #7 par 5 – Blue 460 yards. Green 460 yards, Silver 460 yards
Hole #16 par 5 – Black 468 yards, White 468 yards, Gold 419 yards
A relatively short Par 5, this slight dogleg left (from the blue, green and silver tees) is guarded by well positioned bunkers. A 40 yard bunker runs along the left side and two smaller bunkers guard the right side of the fairway. As you near the green you’ll find three bunkers that can turn this hole from a birdie to a bogie in no time. Your approach shot to the green should be to the right side of the fairway allowing yourself the best opening to the pin. If you’re looking to pick up some strokes…this is the hole to do it on!
Hole #8 par 3 – Blue 157 yards, Green 157 yards, Silver 157 yards
Hole #17 par 3 – Black 214 yards, White 214yards, Gold 160 yards
With the third, and final, Par 3, you’ll find another 200+ yard shot (from the Black tees). Again, don’t let the innocent appearance fool you! If you find the pin tucked on the far right side of the green…this is a sucker pin placement! There is a sneaky little bunker just off the right edge. Play to the center of the green, get your par, and move on!
Hole #9 par 4 -Blue 349 yards, Green 349 yards, Silver 320 yards
Hole #18 par 4 – Black 352 yards, White 352 yards, Gold 294 yards
This excellent finishing hole is punctuated by the unique slope of the green. Lore tells us that, when built, an elephant was buried in the center of the green. Make your own conclusions! Off the Black and White tees you will find a few trees to maneuver around. Halfway up the fairway you’ll find two bunkers that make your approach shot to the green quite challenging. Again, the best way to “come in” to the green is from the right side (of course the fairway slopes from right to left) in order to avoid the deep bunker that guards the left front. No matter how you get to the green…this is where the fun begins! Many a shaking head has been seen walking to the clubhouse!
A small, yet fully stocked Pro Shop is provided for our golfing patrons. Everything you may need on a daily basis is provided (tees, gloves, balls, etc.). Special orders are also welcomed. Our policy on golf clubs is that we will always match the lowest price you can find anywhere (internet pricing excluded)!! We carry golf products from the following: Antigua Soft Goods, Callaway, Heavy Putter, Hogan, Puma/Cobra, Sky Caddie, Sun Mountain, Titleist, Top Flite, Town Talk Headwear, and more!
Spring special re-gripping sale, buy 12 and get the 13th free (putters not included).
Don’t let your golf game suffer due to improper grip pressure. Tension created in the hands due to worn grips can spell disaster for your game performance. The most popular grip is the Golf Pride Tour Wrap moderately priced at $8.00 each. This grip with its soft and tacky feel may certainly improve your overall shot performance creating lower scores and more enjoyment for the game.
Prices may vary due to grip style, selection and custom features or sizes. In most cases this club repair can be done in minimal timing; its usually a next day service. Complete club repair issues such as re-shafting, loft and lie changes, swing weight changes are also offered. Custom club fitting will be offered as our PGA Professional is certified as a club fitting specialist by Titleist, Ping, Mizuno, Taylor Made and Callaway golf companies.
Call 717-770-5199 for more information.
Golf Links & Resources
PGA.com: Professional Golfers’ Association of America. Official site for the association.United States Golf Association: Site covering the rules of golf, golf handicapping, how to conduct a tournament, equipment information, golf etiquette, golf amateur status, and more.
Weather Channel: Check out local weather conditions before hitting the course.
The Riverview Golf Club is open to all military ID/CAC cardholders as well as the general public without base access. Join our golf community!
Eligible Patrons include:
- Active Duty Military & family members*
- Military retirees & family members*
- Department of Defense civilians & family members*
- Department of Defense civilian retirees & family members*
- Active Reservists & family members*
- Government contractor currently working on this installation.
- National Guard & family members*
- Disabled Veterans
- Guests / General public (non-government ID/CAC cardholders).
Due to the secured nature of the installation, prior arrangements and security vetting must be made in order for all non-government ID/CAC cardholders (including veterans and all guests) to access to the golf course. Please refer to the below Forms section for guidance.
If you find yourself in need of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact the Golf Manager.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Golf Manager at (717) 770-5199.
We thank all from the military and civilian communities for your service to our great country and welcome returning and new members to the Riverview Golf Course.
Base Access Forms
The printable forms below are necessary for anyone who wants to access MWR Facilities but does not have an installation access card. Please utilize the appropriate forms pertaining to the type of access you are requesting.
- Family MWR Badge Request Form: Family members of MWR Employees requesting approval to have an ID card issued for unescorted base access.
- Visitor Badge Request (General Public Access) Form: Any general public patrons requesting to be vetted for unescorted base access. Access may be granted for a one day pass up to a yearly pass. All passes must end at the conclusion of the calendar year.
- Short Term Visitor Form: Contractors or sub-contractor personnel who need short-term access for official base approved activities. Access can be granted not to exceed 30 days.
Only select MWR programs are authorized to provide base access. Please contact the facility manager for further clarification and to coordinate.
Golf-Member-Application (pdf)Download (167 KB)
Please fill out and email your completed forms to the Golf Course Manager for processing by using the below link.