|Great Golf Course Bracket Challenge: No. 3 is No. 1!|
Thanks to everyone who voted in our Great Golf Course Bracket Challenge. After a month of social media voting to determine the favorite hole at Riverwalk, No. 3 on Mission scored a nearly unanimous victory over Presidio No. 2 to emerge as the champion!
The par 4 3rd on Mission is our signature hole for reason. It’s a strategic hole with a double carry over water. Simply avoiding the pond on the right off the tee is the first challenge. A drive of between 220-240 yards positions you perfectly for a wedge into a quasi-island green with a stream in front and gorgeous waterfall with brilliant landscaping on the left.
The green is a smaller target that slopes back to front. You really don’t want a putt back toward the water here. A solid wedge shot left below the hole will usually give you an outstanding look at birdie.
In 2016, No. 3 was included in Southland Golf’s ranking of the best holes in San Diego. It now has another accolade thanks to our golfers and their voting in the Great Golf Course Bracket Challenge!
But don’t just take our golfers’ word for it. Come see for yourself! Come play No. 3 and please share your experience with us! We look forward to seeing you soon!
|Yogis & Bogeys: A Q &A About Yoga At Riverwalk On April 12th|
Riverwalk will be hosting its first-ever yoga class on April 12th when we hold Yogis & Bogeys at 5:30 p.m. Erin Hanson of Live + Breathe will conduct the class, which will introduce golfers to the benefits of yoga. In this Q & A, Erin talks about the benefits of yoga to golfers and how it can improve your health and game.
Q&A With Erin Hanson of Live + Breathe
Q: For those who do not currently do yoga, which is widely practiced in San Diego and SoCal, how do you explain it?
A: Yoga is a multi-faceted practice that works to integrate both the mind and body. The form of yoga that is most familiar is the physical version with poses that are put together in a special “sequence” designed for a particular style. Each style is developed to emphasize what the participant wants to gain from class (i.e., restorative yoga, hot power yoga). Yoga is a skill set that can translate to many activities and can simultaneously provide energizing and calming effects.
Q: What are the primary benefits of yoga and how does it enhance personal health?
A: Yoga has several benefits that promote health and wellbeing. In the physical practice, it works to strengthen the body, align posture, improve circulation and increase flexibility. Along with the positive outcomes for the body, the mind also benefits with techniques aimed at reducing stress through moving from our “fight or flight” response to a “rest and digest” or relaxation response.
Q: Increased flexibility is a major benefit and something that’s critical for golf to not only play well but to avoid injury. How does yoga improve flexibility?
A: Yoga improves flexibility through lengthening muscles within poses. In addition, yoga addresses the outer tissue of the muscle known as fascia as well as joint health. Together, this approach increases the body’s overall capacity and works to resolve any imbalances.
Q: What other attributes of yoga are beneficial to golfers?
A: Golfers repeatedly engage their torso and spine in the rotation of their swing. Yoga works to increase core strength and decrease back pain through poses that work on the alignment and stability of the core and spine.
Q: How did the idea for this class at Riverwalk come about?
A: The team at Live + Breathe loves to be active, and one of the many ways is through their enjoyment of golf. The team as a whole is made up of individuals who are looking to improve health and wellness in all aspects of life. To work together with the golfing community, pairs an interest for betterment that can be shared and seen on the course.
This is a class that is also going to assist in the efforts that the non-profit, Live + Breathe, works to achieve with providing free yoga to special populations throughout San Diego. A ticket to attend the class is a tax-deductible donation that is used to cover program costs and offer free classes, many of which serve at-risk youth, homeless teens, children with mental health challenges and individuals with special needs.
Q: Besides bringing a yoga mat, what else do attendees need? We understand the class is being conducted in a golf attire, yes?
A: A yoga mat if available, or a beach towel can also be used in replacement of a mat. The class will be low-intensity with both standing and seated poses. Wearing comfortable attire will aid in the ability to fully stretch and participate in the poses. Whether it’s golf, athletic or yoga-like attire. The class will be useful for all levels of experience from beginner to advanced and easy to follow along with. Refreshments will be provided afterwards at the Grille to enjoy time socializing and free prizes.
Q: The class is one hour long. What can golfers expect to gain and learn from the experience?
A: Golfers who attend will use the tools that yoga provides to strengthen and lengthen the body as well as to focus the mind which can directly impact abilities on the course. The practice of yoga can be incorporated into pre-game, post-game or time spent off the course.
Q: Tell us a little about Live + Breathe. What’s its mission? How did it get started?
A: Live + Breathe is a San Diego non-profit that offers free yoga classes to advance the health and wellness of special and deserving populations.
Live + Breathe.
|Please Join Us For Easter Brunch|
Hunting for a great Easter brunch? Look no more. You've found one at Riverwalk!
On April 16th, we'll be serving a delicious brunch buffet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join us and enjoy a range of breakfast options (omelets, waffles, bacon/sausage, etc.) as well as lunch entrees (seafood station, pasta bar, salads, etc.) and don't forget dessert - because we didn't!
Pair your brunch with a Bloody Mary or a mimosa to celebrate the holiday. The brunch is $33 for Riverwalk members and $37 for the public. Please send an email to register and have a happy Easter with us!
|Video: A Wedding Day At Riverwalk Beautifully Captured|
|Have you ever thought about getting married at a golf course? Check out this beautiful video of Jamie and Vanessa's wedding day by Focused Bliss Productions and let us know if Riverwalk might be right for you on your special day.|
|Seven Great Reasons To Get Married At Riverwalk|
Have you ever dreamed of getting married on a golf course; outside with beautiful scenery and stunning views? Riverwalk Golf Club can make that dream a reality.
Located in the heart of central San Diego, we offer a secluded venue that’s an oasis for golfers as well as couples on their special day. We’re just minutes from the airport, interstate and several hotels, but the hustle and bustle of a big city seems far away when you’re at Riverwalk. Our property is as romantic and unique as it is convenient and accommodating.
The following is a list of seven great reasons to hold your wedding at Riverwalk.
Now Up On The No. 1 Tee … Your Wedding
Riverwalk offers a choice of two locations for your ceremony, one being the first tee on our Mission Course, which is located adjacent to one of our majestic distressed wood suspension bridges crossing the San Diego River. The second location is the veranda off the patio overlooking the river and No. 9 of our Mission Course.
Besides the cache and ambiance of actually getting married on the course, Riverwalk’s Catering Sales Director Madison Quartiano said couples also often choose the No. 1 tee for their ceremony because it’s able to accommodate a larger attendance of up to 200-225 people (the veranda max. is 150).
“It’s so beautiful with the bridge in the background,” she said. “It also provides a larger space for a larger bridal party where we can spread everyone out a little bit. It also makes for a great first-look and beautiful photos after the ceremony.”
You can also time your ceremony to have it take place against the backdrop of the setting sun.
“The golden hour is a popular time to get married,” Quartiano said.
The stunning waterfall on the 3rd hole of Mission is another popular photo location. The waterfall and colorful floral landscaping bring together couples and the course in a beautiful way, Quartiano said.
Riverwalk is indeed the perfect marriage of golf and weddings, a welcoming home for both birdies and brides.
We Cater To Your Catering Needs
After you get married, everyone wants to eat and celebrate, right? We’ve got you covered with a range of special menus and options to customize as well as accommodate different ethnic preference requests.
Our catering is done in-house, but we do allow outside desserts such as wedding cakes, cupcakes and Candy Buffets, for which we are happy to refer you to a list of preferred vendors. When your wedding cake arrives, the cake cutting is complimentary, by the way.
Quartiano said the seven base menu options cover most requests at Riverwalk, but if there’s anything additionally desired the club will always try to accommodate.
“Our chef is very flexible with our menus,” she said. “We have a list of buffets that can be modified to be plated. And we can also accommodate special requests, such as vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free, which is something that we’re seeing more frequently.”
Booking couples also receive a reduced rate on kids’ meals.
There are a host of delicious appetizer options, but Quartiano says she’s become partial to the crab-stuffed quesadilla triangles and the toasted ravioli. You might want to try them for your tasting!
We Offer A Unique And Flexible Space
Simply being a golf course sets Riverwalk apart aesthetically from the many hotels, ballrooms and banquet rooms that host weddings in San Diego, but our spacious clubhouse also plays a role in your special day.
Our banquet room is flexible with floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to our beautiful balcony and patio space. Quartiano said an outdoor ceremony and indoor reception is a popular option at Riverwalk.
Besides being a flexible space, Riverwalk is also a blank canvas that can be decorated to personalize and beautify your wedding day in whatever way puts the special in your special day.
“It’s your wedding, not our wedding,” Quartiano said. “We’ll always try to accommodate what the client wants… within reason.”
Parking is no small matter when it comes to planning a wedding in San Diego, Quartiano said. The cost of it can quickly add up if you’re looking at having your guests valet or use a parking structure as you are with many San Diego venues.
That’s not the case at Riverwalk, where parking is free and plentiful.
For couples who book, the groom gets a free round and the bride, too. Couples rarely play on their wedding day, Quartiano says, but the groomsmen will sometimes get together for an outing in advance.
We Honor Our Military
There are several ways to save on a wedding at Riverwalk, but Quartiano said perhaps the least known is that Riverwalk offers a discount to military couples.
“A lot of people don’t ask upfront, but we want people to know that’s available with us.” she said.
The Start Of A Tradition
Wedding days are all about beautiful new beginnings, but Quartiano said the.