I was in Bakersfield in early February for a few days on business. I had one day off and decided to find an inexpensive golf venue to keep my game up. I looked up deals on Golfnow.com and The Links at Riverlakes Ranch looked interesting. They had rates from $40-21. depending on the start time and includes a cart. The $21. rate was at 12:56pm and of course Golfnow adds a few dollars more to book. I unloaded at the bag drop and there were no bag boys. I went in the lovely clubhouse and restaurant and paid. I was given a key to my old cart and loaded up my clubs and went to the starter. I had an 11:06am start time but got there an hour early and was able to get right out at 10:15. The course's fairways had dead grass in the wintertime. It played ok but looked like a leopard. The greens were in good shape and held when you hit them. As this is a public course, I was repairing other people's ball marks on the greens. The course is funky but very interesting as well as challenging with a number of water features. I completed my round in 4 hours.This was not the most beautiful course I have ever golfed but I enjoyed my round. If you are with someone who must have the best, this isn't it. If cost is of concern, this is still a great deal for 18 holes plus cart. If you thought this review was helpful, please let Trip Advisor know!
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