Riviera Country Club was designed by George C. Thomas Jr. and William P. Bell and opened for play in 1927. Ben Hogan defeated Jimmy Demaret by two strokes to win the 1948 U.S. Open at Riviera, the first of his record-tying four Open titles. In 1998, three-time U.S. Open champion Hale Irwin sank a 12-foot birdie putt on Riviera’s 18th hole to edge Vicente Fernandez by one stroke and capture the first of his two U.S. Senior Open titles. Needless to say, that the Riviera Country Club holds a little bit of golf history.
Since the mid 1920s the members and guests of the country club have enjoyed the “Riviera Lifestyle,” which was built on the appreciation for life and the enjoyment of the natural resources that surround us. With that said, it is no surprise to see sustainable initiatives all around the Riviera grounds. From an organic vegetable garden that serves their restaurants, to water savings restroom fixtures throughout the club; the Riviera Country Club is committed to the ecology and sustainability of our community and the planet.