River Bend YMCA Golf Course
|Black (W)||72||6770 yards||75.7||139|
|White (W)||72||6162 yards||72.0||126|
|Grey (W)||72||5031 yards||69.3||117|
|Black M: 72.2/132||403||545||208||390||159||547||419||359||380||3410||527||355||196||387||362||566||182||376||398||3349||6759|
|White M: 69.5/128 W: 75.6/137||388||530||184||347||146||494||374||340||350||3153||502||320||169||337||333||518||157||361||372||3069||6222|
|Gray M: 66.9/117 W: 72.4/127||365||496||166||283||134||452||344||278||311||2829||476||307||121||309||318||425||134||327||286||2703||5532|
|Red M: 64.2/109 W: 69.4/119||315||410||120||281||121||405||313||240||267||2472||471||301||111||306||313||415||107||250||277||2551||5023|
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Conference Facilities
Greens were holding nicely and were a little faster than last time we played. Fairways are in good shape. Pace of play was acceptable, with the last nine stacked up due to one foursome ahead of us.
I live nearby and play this course pretty often. But I played yesterday and am really impressed with the job they are doing. First off, check in was quick and easy, and we only payed $25 for an afternoon round. The course is in really good shape. The greens are firm, smooth, and some of the fastest around. I actually played a little worse than normal bc the greens were so much quicker than the other course I had been playing. I just didnt feel good standing over a putt. But man they were nice and smooth. The fairways and the tee boxes are also in really good shape. The spots where the irrigation doesnt reach the rough werent great and that keeps it from being a 5 star course, but its really good. The course layout is very fair, and interesting. No two holes are alike. There are a couple of forced carries, and 8 and 17 are two of the hardest holes around, especially considering they arent very long. But they force you to hit good golf shots. Overall, its a great place to play, and well worth a drive even if you dont live in the area.
Greens were cut shorter than they have been and were sanded, making them a little faster than they have been. They were also holding the ball a little better then they have been. Fairway grass is looking better. Great course for the money.
Riverbend is always enjoyable to play. Greens are immaculate and fairways are better than most in the area. Prices are reasonable making it one of the best values as well. Will be playing there as often as possible.
Good but slooooow
Greens were fantastic. Course and layout very good . Staff friendly. 4:40 min for. 2 some to play 18. We were stuck behind a tourney, but nearly 5 hours ......Otherwise fantastic course !
Challenging course for the average golfer
Fairway grass needs some more warm weather. Greens are in good shape, but do not hold the ball well. Greens are medium speed.
Riverbend is always good, I like playing there. Greens are fast and firm. Fairways are just starting to green up. Wish I played better but that’s not the courses fault!
River Bend YMCA Golf Club, Shelby, NC
First time playing River bend YMCA course in 3-4 years. Website states that they have the best greens in the Foothills. They may be right, as these are some of the best greens I seen anywhere.
Wind was 15 -20 mph, making scoring difficult. Fairways 3.5/5, Greens 5/5, layout 4/5, traps 4.5/5, Clubhouse/staff 5/5, since due to the Covid-19 virus situation, interaction was limited, so gave best score. Round was pre-purchased online. Overall, I give a 4.25/5 for the golf course, with the greens being the highlight. I can't speak to the off course amenities.
Overall a great course. Loved the layout. Great shape from tee to green. Greens rolled great and were in great shape. Were doing some work in a couple of places but did not affect play or overall aesthetics of the course. Can't wait to go back.
Course was wet and cart path only. Thin grass in fairways and tee boxes. However, greens were great. Fun round as always.
It looked ok
I didnt get pass the first hole I came down with the flu that day. hope to go back and play another day. They did have alot of people out that day. They do have a driving range by have to limit it to 200 yards