The course at Riviera Country Club was designed in 1926 and is recognized as part of the Florida Historic Golf Trail and America’s longest running mini-tour event, the Riviera Open, is played every December. Riviera Country Club opened as a nine-hole layout in 1930's and was purchased by the Meyers family in 1953. The Meyers family added the final nine holes and they continue to own and operate the property, setting the tone for a course that is a favorite among locals and traveling golfers alike. Riviera isn’t long, playing just 6,300 yards from the tips, but offers outstanding conditions, pristine Champion Bermuda grass greens, and the chance to score, all powerful lures for golfers. The relative lack of length doesn’t mean the layout is without defense, particularly on the back nine which features a pair of 400+ yard par 4's from the white tees (6,004 yards). Riviera strikes a perfect balance between playability and challenge. The front nine is nearly 300 yards shorter, so players are well served by getting off to a fast start, but either way, a round at Riviera feels like a visit with an old friend and a good time always ensues. “The course, owned since it opened in 1953 by the Meyers family, is practically everything an everyday, local-treasure golf course should be,” Golf Channel’s Tim Gavrich wrote of Riviera.