By Sandy Meyer

With a wide variety of golfing options in the Tampa area, it may be surprising to know that River Hills Country Club in Valrico boasts some of the best greens in the state of Florida and its right here in the local community.

River Hills Country Club is a premier private club offering a Joe Lee signature golf course with Champion Dwarf Greens. The club also features eight Har-Tru clay tennis courts which are managed by USTA professional staff, state-of-the-art fitness center and a Junior Olympic size pool. A large clubhouse is also available for casual lunches or romantic dinners.

In January the club welcomed Eric Levin as its new manager. Levin comes to the River Hills Country Club with an extensive background in operating golf courses. “I’ve done everything from cart kid to GM and have been in every position,” Levin said.

His most recent endeavor was as a GM at Boca Green Country Club in Boca Raton. Levin worked there for nearly three years and prides himself on helping turn a failing club around and turning a profit within two years under his leadership.

After leaving Boca Green Country Club, Levin ventured into sales for a few years before accepting the position at River Hills. “When the owners here called me to come take a look I fell in love with the place the minute I walked in the door. It’s been a fun whirlwind since,” said Levin.

Levin has been busy finding ways to improve the club and attract new members. Recent improvements include adding new machines to the fitness center and improvements to the club house and tennis center.

There are a variety of membership options to suit every lifestyle from full facility to golf only privileges. There is also a Young Professional membership for those aged 40 and under who can join for just $49 per month. Anyone interested in a membership is welcome to call the club and schedule a “member for a day” which entitles them to access the club amenities for a day at no cost.

For more information on memberships please visit www.riverhillscountryclub.com. Please call 653-1554 to schedule a tour or “member for a day” pass.