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Outstanding Joe Lee Signature Course

Founded in 1989, River Hills Country Club was designed by the renowned golf course architect Joe Lee. River Hills is conveniently located in the River Hills Community adjacent to FishHawk, just 20 minutes from downtown Tampa.

The private Joe Lee Signature course is an 18 hole, par-72 layout measuring 7,007 yards from the championship tees. The lush tropical beauty and natural scenery of River Hills create the perfect backdrop for a great round of golf. The well protected greens, contoured fairways and the 67 perfectly placed bunkers make River Hills a true test of golf. Full of challenges for the more experienced golfer, River Hills is also forgiving enough to be enjoyable for players of all skill levels. Those that play the course for the first time rave about the playability and always comment that the greens and fairways are the best in the area.

Joe Lee

"Joe Lee is one of the all-time great architects. He built courses so golfers can enjoy golf. That's what it is all about."

Throughout the year, golfers of all calibers enjoy outstanding playing conditions on manicured Bermuda fairways and CHAMPION Dwarf Bermudagrass greens ~ the same putting surface found on 12 PGA Tour venues, including Pinehurst No. 2. In the National Turfgrass Evaluation, CHAMPION had STIMP meter speeds at nearly 2 feet faster than other ultradwarf grasses.

River Hills Members not only enjoy championship golf, the Club offers an array of first-class golf amenities including:

  • Tour-Quality Practice Facilities
  • Fully Stocked Golf Shop with Special Member Pricing
  • Professional Golf Instruction & Clinics
  • Active Men's & Women's Golf Associations
  • Members-Only Club Tournaments & Events
  • Bag & Private Cart Storage
  • Men's & Women's Locker Rooms
Gold6,005M:69.0/130, L:75.1/139
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Joe Lee drawing

"Gentleman" Joe Lee's Signature Golf Course

Jack Nicklaus once said that “Joe Lee has never built a bad golf course”. Considering the words of the greatest golfer of all time and one that has designed many of the most prestigious courses in the world; we believe that to be a great testimony to our golf course. Joe Lee's style is bold, daring and courageous with flashed bunkers, dog legs and superb use of bunkering, ponds, wetlands and elevated greens; River Hills Country Club possesses one the absolute best designs in Florida.

Lee infused design characteristics as he did at other courses like Abacoa, Boca West and Dubsdread in the style of his mentors Dick Wilson and Robert Trent Jones, Jr., who's courses are some of the best in the entire world.

Joe Lee might be the most prolific golf course architect you've never heard of. Over his 40-plus year career, Lee would leave a mark on some 200 golf courses. As Wilson's assistant, Lee would play a significant role in the design of several late Wilson courses, including LaCosta in Carlsbad, CA; The Blue Monster at Doral; Cog Hill in the suburbs of Chicago; Warwick Hills in suburban Detroit; and Bay Hill in Orlando. You will see many similarities here.

One of the best characteristics of a Joe Lee Signature Golf Course is its inherent features that allows every golfers of any ability to enjoy the course. Whether you are a beginner or finely tuned player, you will enjoy what has long been known as the "gem in Hillsborough County."

It is no wonder that River Hills Country Club has entertained many PGA, LPGA and Champions Tour players as Members. We are setting new standards for Tampa's private country club experiences and because of that, we are confident a visit or inquiry for membership is well worth your while!

Join River Hills Today

For membership information and to schedule a tour of our Club contact  Margie Martin in the Membership Office at Call Margie for membership at(813) 653-1554, ext. 232, or