River Bend Golf Course

3.8554000000 3.9 stars from 5 (83)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 36
  • Length: 3238 yards
  • Slope: 126
  • Rating: 35.4
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire is required at all times.
Credit cards accepted: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 36 3238 yards 35.4 126
White 36 3011 yards 34.4 119
Red (W) 36 2667 yards 35.1 118

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 83 Reviews
5 stars:
23
4 stars:
39
3 stars:
11
2 stars:
6
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

69 out of 81 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs   Great for 9-hole rounds locals walkers   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks patio dining dinner  

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"A Nice Walk on a fair course"


runningdog's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I'm with the last guy....snuck a six pack in my bag and walked nine on a Saturday afternoon. I was squeezed between a couple twosomes but enjoyed my nine holes. And for $22 for an out -of-towner, it was a great deal. The course itself has a few teeth here and there. Keep the ball in play is key...a fair amount of woods and fescue/marsh to eat up wayward hits.

I was visiting a friend nearby and know that the area is pretty wealthy...to find a weekend nine for $22 ($37 for 18) on a great walking course with an interesting enough layout and great conditions...what's not to like. Yeah, it's probably slow most times in the morning and there are a lot of guys who don't seem to know a lot about golf around, but whatever.. Ditch the cart, grab a few, and go for a nice walk.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Sneak a 12 pack on"


Jcisneros's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

If you have any plans that would be affected by your round going long, do NOT book a tee time here. If you care about your score and hate standing on a tee box or in the middle of the fairway for a handful of minutes each hole, do NOT play here. There is a starter but the 10+ times I have played here I have yet to tee off on time. I'm sure you're wondering why would I have played here 10+ times based on how this review is going. My answer to that is I live 7 minutes from the course and have only played here when it has been 13 dollars or less on golfnow. As for the course layout it isn't bad by any means. Each hole offers something different and you get a chance to use every club in your bag. The course condition on the other hand is a different story. The starter should be forced to remind everyone to repair their ball marks on the greens because I'm not sure if anyone does. I think the maintenance crew believes that if they just rake the sand around every morning it'll fool us golfers into thinking they actually take care of it. Staff is awesome, very nice. The only problem I've ever had with the staff is when I showed up a few minutes late and the gentleman in the pro shop was giving me a hard time, only for me to walk up to the first tee and sit in line behind 6 other carts full of golfers waiting to tee off. The main reason I made this review is because of the pace of play. Best way I can describe it is I just made my Golfadvior account, wrote this review and I'm only on the 3rd hole. Which is why I say, make sure you sneak on a 12 pack of cold ones. Lotta time to drink! Cheers


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



jdaschler's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always a great time with great staff and restaurant.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Not beginner friendly"


u3855067's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Me and my buddy just wanted to play a relaxing round of golf. We're pretty decent but not really good yet. The second we got on the course we were rushed. The entire round was ruined due to the fact we couldn't take our time and enjoy ourselves


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Great challenging 9 holer"


npbtour's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good inexpensive challenging 9 hole course. Service on the course and restaurant are terrific. Course conditions are okay, but expecting too much for the price.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



jimbo570's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Perfect weather, perfect price/value, perfect golf course personnel and perfect golf course conditions.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u459016213's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice Going Boys!"


u000006601847's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pretty slick stuff, my friends!

Keep up the good


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u555894019's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"great time"


thedoanezon3's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/24/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in great shape… The deal was excellent… Not aerated so the greens are true. Always have a great time playing this course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"River Bend One of the Best 9 hole courses in the Burbs"


u000006603667's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2016
Previously played Walked Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very Friendly Staff- Pro Shop, Starters, Waitresses

Great value for both golf and food


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Quick 9hole"


afzalishrat's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

You have to plan playing 7th hole good 200yard 3wood should do it or loose the ball


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Hidden Gem"


NIKE0033's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Probably overshadowed by the nearby Seven Bridges, this course was a nice surprise for a 1st time play after living in the area for a number of years now. I have always backed-off playing here because it was always $20 on GolfNow with no wavering on the price however it was worth the price (w/cart). Generous fairways, no real forced carries but their bunkers did need some attending to. Other than that, I would come back here. Tough play first time around, not knowing green layouts or what you cannot see but I will play better next time knowing what lies ahead my 2nd time out there. Starter was a little cold but other than that...enjoyable round.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"9 Hole Course at a 18 hole pace."


spehnj's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I teed off on a Saturday around 4:45pm, so it wasn't a peak time. The pace of place was absolutely horrible. Waiting on every single shot, up to 10 minutes in the fairway and 15min on the tee. The course was not in great shape. The fairway grass was far too long and the tee boxes were really beat up. I think I paid $28 for 9 holes and a cart, which isn't horrible, but considering the pace and condition, I definitely won't be back.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Great course."


bradalfers's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For the price I would say this is the nicest 9 hole course around.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"River Bend Golf Course"


AngelaBirch's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always enjoy playing this course. Challenging, but more fun than not.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Expensive Course, Unimpressive Experience"


carbmark's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The "hot deal" for this course was $25 for 9 holes, which is a little higher than other last minute tee time deals, especially for 9. The course was not well groomed at all and the rough was slightly out of control. Pace of the round was extremely slow, but that was due to a slow foursome ahead of us. Overall, not the best course, but it wasn't so bad that I wouldn't play it again if a deal was there.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Really nice 9 holes"


u534372206's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 9 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

Played this course back to back because of a hot deal needing to buy two rounds. The course can play very difficult if you are not good with your driver. Fairways are pretty tight and the sand trap placement sits right about 265 from the back tees and 240 from the white tees. There are several holes when you want to leave the driver in the bag and use an iron or hybrid off the tee. The course gives you a lot of good scoring opportunities if you find the fairway will really punish a dubbed shot. Overall, a really beautiful course that will present a real challenge to even a skilled player.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good nine hole place to play a quick round"


rzman333's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played here a few times this year so I can squeeze in a quick 9 before work.<br/> Surprisingly challenging since the holes are pretty tight. It's also a long course.<br/> Very friendly staff which is not so easy to come by theses days..<br/> They take care of the course very well


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good value."


bkmeek's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course when you want 9 holes. Went early and finished in less then 90 minutes.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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