River Bend Golf Course

4.0952529412 4.1 stars from 5 (100)
  • 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

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 100 Reviews
5 stars:
32
4 stars:
45
3 stars:
12
2 stars:
6
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

84 out of 98 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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Reviews


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mdiamond2372's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great condition, but the pace was really slow. Took 2 hours and 50 minutes to complete 9 holes. Our foresome had to wait on every tee for a threesome with carts in front of us.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000001318884's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Senior friendly!"


u164633267's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2017
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Reviewed on

Great tee boxes. Even got complimentary sunscreen. Very senior and lady friendly.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Wednesday Boys Again"


Alan6297102's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played here a number of times and always have a good experience. The course is in good shape; tee boxes, fairways and greens. Staff is very friendly ; pro shop, starter and rangers. These people now how to do it and seem to have a good time doing it. Restaurant is also good with reasonable prices.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"River Bend GC"


u000002405730's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2017
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Reviewed on

Excellent experience. Course is not too easy or too hard. Great for new golfers and has good challenges for experienced golfers too. A lot of fun


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Horrible customer service."


u856316106's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Customer service was Horrible. We made it to the FIRST green and the Ranger was already getting on us for being too slow. First words out of his mouth were "Is there a problem here?" Completely rude. We are seasoned golfers and we were playing a normal pace. At hole 7, he again returned and became verbally confrontational. We all became very angry. He kept yelling "2 Hour 14 Minute pace!" We had let another group play through that had only 3 golfers, so we were 5 minutes off pace. I've golfed for 30 years and have NEVER been treated so poorly by a ranger. Ruined my Sunday. My foursome will not play this course ever again. I tried calling the course multiple times, and just get sent to voice mail, and no one calls me back. Very unprofessional. Judging by other reviews, this is a normal occurrence.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't 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 09/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"Deceptively challenging"


eagleon1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good, long holes. Modestly wide fairways. Well-kept and a friendly place.


Pace of Play: Good

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


"Great 9 hole couse"


Malesia1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Lisle Park District really takes care of this place!


Pace of Play: Good

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



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000005158555's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/11/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very tough holes for a 9-hole course. Rates with the toughest in the area.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Bring extra balls! Love the golf bike."


wolfannem's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I really enjoyed playing this lovely and challenging course. The golf bike option was the most fun I've had on a course. There is no extra charge, and you get a little extra exercise while biking and golfing.


Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"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


"Great Price. Good, hard course,Slow play"


jodad731's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very good, hard course. conditions are great. Plays SLOW. And they run out of carts, alot.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"The course is excellent"


Norma2326126's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course, excellent people, and superb food and quaint surroundings.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Ok if you have time. ."


pjsa221's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a 9 hole course. It's in nice shape. But the wait time is ridiculous. It takes about 3 and a half hours to get through 9 holes which defeats the purpose of playing 9 holes. Also, there are never enough golf carts. Essentially you have to wait for a cart just before you tee off as people on the 9th hole finish. From start to finish you wait and wait and wait... Just not a good experience.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't 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


"Course layout"


Craig3230044's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My friends and I really had a good time at the club, the greens were well kept, it was the first time they played the course now they want to make it one of their regular courses.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I 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



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