Tee Time Booking:
Please honor your tee time commitments by showing up on time, and with the number of players requested in the reservation. With reduced tee times and respecting social distancing, last minute changes can create unnecessary disruptions to a smooth operation.
In order to continue golf at Riverlakes, we have met with the Kern County Health Department and have agreed to follow all guidelines and then some so that Riverlakes can continue to stay open to all our local guests--while providing a safe environment for play. We ask that all guests and employees abide by the rules now in place, cooperate with our staff and others, and be respectful of each other; Riverlakes will work hard to continue to provide an enjoyable golf experience for all. 
For questions or concerns, please give us a call at 661-587-5465
The health and safety of our members and staff at The Links at Riverlakes is our highest priority. We have been closely monitoring the information provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health and will continue to stay on top of this evolving situation. 
As a result of rising concerns, we have made some changes to the way we operate our golf course.
-Cart sanitizing before and after use.
-Single Cart Riders.  No spectators.
-Reduced number of tee times to promote more space on the golf course. Advanced tee times are highly recommended. Very limited space for walk-ons.
-All Equipment that requires touch has been removed from the course.
Additionally, we continue to implement changes on the way we sanitize and operate our facility and have asked our employees to follow some precautionary measures.
-Increased the frequency with which we sanitize surfaces, doorknobs and equipment in the clubhouse.
-Every day the importance of following hygiene guidelines is being emphasized to the staff. 
-Hand sanitizers have been placed in various areas of the Club. 
-If any employee is feeling ill, we have asked them not to come to work.  If they become ill at work, we have required them to return home. We have made similar requests of our contractors.    -We have placed posters around our employee areas to encourage staff to stay home when sick as well as other hygiene etiquette regarding coughing, sneezing and hand washing. 
-Additional tissue and no-touch disposable receptacles in certain areas for use by employees and members. 
-We have asked staff to avoid shaking hands with each other and with members and we ask members to do the same.  
         Tucked into the southern end of California's San Joaquin Valley, Bakersfield is typical Central California--sunny, warm and beautiful year round. Despite the nearby Tehachapi Mountains that separate it from the Los Angeles basin, it's also quite flat—providing the perfect canvas for course architect, Dale & Ramsey, to paint their masterpiece!

          The Links at RiverLakes Ranch takes full advantage of its superbly fertile, valley location.   In fact the land on which the Links now stands, once supported vegetable and cotton crops which later gave way to almond orchards.  What gives The Links At RiverLakes Ranch its unique layout and design is its many undulations in a very flat environment.

          In creating The Links at RiverLakes Ranch, over 100 mature trees were removed and replanted throughout the course to create a less regimented, orderly feel and create a more natural golf course lay out

          The result was a co-mingling of light and shade, wide open and tight areas woven into the fabric of the course.

          Also meandering through the 18-hole, 6800-yard track is the Friant-Kern canal which provides water to much of the Los Angeles area.  While not a natural river, the canal combined with the many lakes at RiverLakes Ranch provide a refreshing sensation for the game of your life.

          Another great way to enjoy RiverLakes is to take advantage of the cooling misters that constantly keep the air moist and cool around the club house.  When you're making the turn, spend some time in the cool mist and grab plenty of beverages for the inward nine.