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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!


Posted by admin at Apr 27, 2017 Category: Golf
Tags: Golf, Riverwalk Golf, No. 3, Golf Course

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.
 
Event Information: Yogis & Bogeys
Wednesday, April 12th 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Refreshments and Socializing to Follow
$25 (tax deductible)

Notes: Wear golf or other athletic attire.
Bring a yoga mat or beach towel.
Stick around after class for free prizes!

Register for Yogis & Bogeys! We hope to see you there.

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.
Posted by admin at Mar 23, 2017 Category: Events
Tags: Golf, Yoga, Riverwalk, Activities, Events, Health, Improve Your Game top

Contest Alert: Enter The Center Of San Diego Sweepstakes

Riverwalk Golf Club is pleased to be part of a promotion in conjunction with the San Diego Tourism Authority that will allow a lucky winner to experience Mission Valley – the center of San Diego – for free for three fabulous days.

The prize package includes a free golf round for two at Riverwalk as well as a three-night stay at the Handlery Hotel and domestic round- trip airfare for two to experience shopping, dining and a trolley tour of Old Towne.

The complete prize package is as follows:

● Domestic round-trip airfare for two to San Diego
● 3-night stay for two at the Handlery Hotel San Diego
● $200 shopping gift certificate at Bazaar del Mundo’s Specialty Shops
● Dinner for two at Casa Guadalajara
● Round of golf for two at Riverwalk Golf Club
● Two passes on the Old Town Trolley Tours

The contests runs from Nov. 2 - Nov. 16. Follow the link to enter - Center of San Diego Contest – and hopefully you’ll be joining us to experience Mission Valley! Good luck!



Posted by admin at Oct 31, 2016 Category: San Diego
Tags: Contest, San Diego, Golf, Vacation, Getaway, Prizes top

8th Annual Pink Tournament

Riverwalk Golf Club To Host 8th Annual Pink Tournament On Oct. 16


We’re all aware that October is Breast Cancer Awareness. Riverwalk Golf Club is showing supporting by hosting its 8th Annual Pink Tournament on Oct. 16th. Please consider joining us for the 11:30 a.m shotgun to support a great cause. Besides the tournament, there’s a buffet dinner and awards ceremony to follow. See more details below.

What: Riverwalk Golf Club’s 8th Annual Pink Tournament on Oct. 16th.

Who: The tournament is $79 per play for the general public, $65 for cardholders and $59 for Riverwalk 200 members. Cost includes green fee, a shared cart, range balls, a buffet dinner and on-course food and beverage activities.

When: The shotgun start is at 11:30 a.m. and followed by the buffet dinner and awards ceremony. The awards ceremony includes honoring the best-dressed team and the most pink team as well as awarding raffle prizes and auction items.

Why: All proceeds will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation and its efforts to combat breast cancer and support cancer patients.

How: Contact Ashley Brandstater at events@riverwalkgc.com or (619) 296-9408 to register.





Posted by admin at Oct 06, 2016 Category: Events
Tags: golf, golf tournament, breast cancer awareness, Pink tournament, october top

A Look Back into the History of Riverwalk: Where the Legends All Played

Riverwalk Golf Course began life as the Mission Valley Country Club, which was constructed entirely on a beautiful green floodplain of the San Diego River, itself eventually issuing into the vastness of the Pacific Ocean. The course's immaculate condition and challenging layout made it one of the nation's best golf courses, and it attracted the professional golf tour in 1957, when it hosted the San Diego Open Invitational tournament for the first time.

Arnold Palmer won the event that year with a score of -17 under par, defeating Al Balding by a single stroke - and for his efforts, Arnie took home a whopping $2,400 check. Since that time, both the course and the top prize have changed a great deal, but not before a great many more legendary golfers strode down its fairways and agonized over its total test of golf skills.

Parade of champions

The San Diego Open Invitational was not played in 1958, because the play date was moved from November to January, so it leapfrogged into 1959, when Marty Furgol won over five runners-up, among them Mike Souchak and Billy Casper. The following year, in 1960, Mr. Souchak had apparently figured out the course sufficiently to claim first prize in the tournament all by himself, winning at -19 under par over Johnny Pott.

In 1961, the last year the course was called the Mission Valley Country Club, the tournament was again won by the remarkable Arnold Palmer, who posted a closing score of 65 to catch front-runner Al Balding and defeat him in a playoff. Palmer was reaching the peak of his powers at that time, as the San Diego tournament in January acted as a springboard to his six tour wins that year, the last of which was the British Open in July.

South African legend Gary Player won the tournament in 1963 over 'Champagne' Tony Lema at -17 under par, and in 1966 the tournament was won by Billy Casper, who defeated Tommy Aaron and Tom Weiskopf by a decisive four strokes to start off his golf season on the right note. Both these tournaments were played as the San Diego Open Invitational, but by that time the course had been re-named as the Stardust Country Club.

Later years

While the course was still known as the Stardust Country Club, a native San Diego teenager named Phil Mickelson worked at the practice area retrieving range balls, and in his off time, refining the golf swing which would eventually catapult him to 42 wins on the PGA Tour, including five major championships. The San Diego Open Invitational eventually morphed into the Farmers Insurance Open, and is now played at neighboring Torrey Pines Golf course, but the early years of the course and the tournament are fondly remembered by old-timers.

Posted by admin at Aug 11, 2016 Category: Golf
Tags: San Diego Golf, Golf, Golfing, Book a Tee time top