"The value of Donald Ross' hand on your golf course is equivalent to possessing a violin crafted by Antonio Stradivari."
It is for many reasons that The Riverside is making a concerted effort to preserve and restore this wonderful and unique golf course. These reasons include preserving a fair challenge and test of golf and ensuring the agronomic health of the playing turf.
For more on the master plan and upcoming projects, contact the Greens and Ground Committee.
Daily maintenance practices include cutting the greens, changing the holes, moving tee blocks, and raking bunkers, etc. This work is done in the mornings and for the most part before play has begun. Once the course is set up for play detail work is done such as weeding, sodding, tree maintenance, large repair projects, and all the other things that come up.
The greens are cut and the holes are changed daily. The roller is used two or three times per week as the weather permits. The greens are fertilized each week and receive a top dressing every two weeks.
Aeration is ideally done in the spring and fall, weather permitting, when the course is closed.
Tees are usually mowed Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and the tee blocks are moved daily.
Fairways are usually mowed Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Depending on growth we may only cut them twice a week if it has been dry. During rainy periods mowing may be more frequent.
Bunkers are generally raked daily unless there has not been a lot of play.
The rough is cut twice a week.
Named after the long-time Head Pro at Riverside, The Invitational is an annual event that has players come from all over the province to test their game against the course and the field.
June 15-16, 2019
Since the beginning of the master plan, it has moved from a paper exercise which analyzed the golf course in an objective fashion to today, in 2017, which has seen many of the recommendations put into practice. As of the 2017 season, the master plan is approximately 1/4 complete. Most recently the completion of plans on the 4th and 8th holes have been met with almost unanimous approval and appreciation.
Another excerpt from the official program of the 1949 Canadian Amateur
This is an excerpt from the official program of the 1949 Candian Amateur Championship.
The Riverside Country Club has a long history of hosting championships and being home to champions. They say great courses create great players and this is certainly true at Riverside. Here we have a list of championships and trophies that have been played for and passed down at the club for decades.