This course was once the grounds of Georgia's first and only 4H camp built exclusively for African American youth. The only remaining building, the Emery C. Thomas Auditorium, is used as a venue for private events and tournaments. In the 1950's, the complex included a cafeteria, swimming pool, eleven cottages and the auditorium. The auditorium is pending listing on the Register of Historic Places.
In 1975, the Dublin-Laurens Development Authority and Chamber of Commerce had dreams of constructing an 18-hole public golf course on the beautiful river site. Dublin's Chamber of Commerce donated 67 acres and the Dublin-Laurens County Development Authority purchased 140 acres from Martin Theater Group of Columbus to create the course.
On May 21, 1976, the ground breaking was held, and construction began on the Riverview Golf Course under the supervision of Mr. Don Lamb Sr. and Authority Development Chairman, Mr. Louis Livingston. Mr. Lamb donated over 1700 hours of his time to oversee the project.
Upon completion, the Authority turned ownership over to the City of Dublin in exchange for utility services at a West Dublin Industrial site. The course was opened to the public in the spring of 1977.
Located along the Oconee River, Riverview Golf Course is a natural escape.
Green Fees with Cart
Monday - Friday
Saturday - Sunday
Get geared up
From snacks to equipment, the Pro Shop has all you need to play at least par. Head here first for your tee time, cart rentals, and any questions you might have.
Emery C. Thomas Auditorium
Turn any event historic at Emery C. Thomas Auditorium. With a built-in stage, audio system, and tables & chairs included, the Auditorium seats groups up to 200 classroom style or 150 banquet style. Easily accommodating wedding receptions, fundraisers and meetings, rental rates are $425 per day & a $75 deposit. For more info & to reserve, click the links below.
Annual Membership Packages
(All Senior discounts are for those 60 years or older)
1. Georgia State Golf Association Handicapping Service ($25 Value)
2. Free Round On Your Birthday ($20-$30 Value)
3. Personalized Hand Woven Golf Towel w/Logo & Your Name ($15 Value)
4. Monthly Membership Letter (E-Mail) & Golf Outings
5. Quarterly Golf Association Meetings & Meal
6. $25 Gift Certificate For Referral For Membership
7. Small Bucket Of Range Balls When Registered To Play
Get swinging! Submit this form & our staff will be touch about your membership.
Prefer paper? Click here for an application you can mail.
J. Roy Rowland
J. Roy is a native of Lake Wales, Florida and now resides in Dublin, Georgia. He is a member of the Golf Course Superintendent Association of America, and a member of the Georgia Golf Course Superintendents Association.
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