River Bend YMCA Golf Course

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4.3
89
5 Stars
42
4 Stars
36
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.6
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.8
92.5%
Recommend this course
84 out of 89 reviews
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Average Rating
3.3
3
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
3.0
Pace
2.7
Amenities
2.7
StaffFriendliness
4.7
66.7%
Recommend this course
2 out of 3 reviews
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Average Rating
4.3
20
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.5
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.9
90.0%
Recommend this course
18 out of 20 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6770 yards
Slope 130
Rating 69.8
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River Bend YMCA Golf Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6770 yards 69.8 130
Black (W) 72 6770 yards 75.7 139
White 72 6162 yards 67.0 119
White (W) 72 6162 yards 72.0 126
Grey 72 5031 yards 64.5 111
Grey (W) 72 5031 yards 69.3 117
Red 72 4920 yards 72.5 134
Scorecard for River Bend
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 72.5/134 403 545 208 390 159 547 419 359 380 3410 527 355 196 387 362 566 182 376 398 3349 6759
White M: 69.8/130 W: 75.7/139 388 530 184 347 146 494 374 340 350 3153 502 320 169 337 333 518 157 361 372 3069 6222
Gray M: 67.0/119 W: 72.0/126 365 496 166 283 134 452 344 278 311 2829 476 307 121 309 318 425 134 327 286 2703 5532
Red M: 64.5/111 W: 69.3/117 315 410 120 281 121 405 313 240 267 2472 471 301 111 306 313 415 107 250 277 2551 5023
Handicap 7 3 17 13 15 5 9 1 11 8 14 16 4 12 6 18 2 10
Par 4 5 3 4 3 5 4 4 4 36 5 4 3 4 4 5 3 4 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1966
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens MiniVerde Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Russell Breeden (1966)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code All shirts must have a collar. No T-shirts allowed.

Reviews

4.3
89

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 7
Bunkers 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 10
Advanced Golfers 8
Junior Golfers 8
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 6
Worth the Drive 6

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Not a 4.5 Star Course

Was visiting family in the area for the Holidays and came across what i thought was going to be a great deal on a very nice course. Listed as $44 at regular price and found a hot deal for $28/person. At arrival i could tell this was a 2 star course at best. I will say that the staff was very friendly and welcoming. Other than that, the course was a dud. Greens rolled better than I expected but were very square and plan. Tee boxes were worn out. It is not a terrible course but, when trying a new course and relaying on the rating system to make your choice it was disappointing. I have played course rated 3 stars that were head and shoulders above this one. If i would have had to pay full price to play I would have left and let the serves fees be a lesson learned.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

UNBEATABLE FOR A HOT DEAL PRICE

If you're in the area this course is a must play. The greens are better than any private club I've played on. Fairways were very hittable but just didn't look the part. Good lies, just doesn't have the plush look to it. If they would plant shubbery and make the course look better this could easily be a private course. Once again, best greens I've seen in years.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

good golf

great greens.best I have played this year. . Greens were fast contrary to the pace of play!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course, just give it a couple weeks till you tee it up !!

Got a good deal on GolfNow with an early tee time. It rained. ( stormed.) the day before and they didn’t get finished punching the greens due to the storms. They had put sand on all but maybe 2 greens and #2 was playing as a par 3 instead of a par 5. Not sure what they were doing to that fairway. We didn’t find all this out till we arrived. The gentleman in the Pro Shop told us what was going on and gave us a free round of golf on our next visit. After starting on 1 and when we go to 4 they told us to start at 10. After our round (21 holes) the guy in the Pro Shop told us we could play as long as we wanted for no charge. And of course I had to be somewhere @ 1pm or we would have played some more. Great staff, nice course but I would call them directly to see how the course is before booking in the near future !!!!

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course for the price

It’s was well worth the drive from Belmont. Couldn’t ask for a better price for how good the course is kept up. We played before it got too hot and had a lot of fun. You can’t hit over 200 yards on the range though or chip on the practice green. We will go back plenty.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Hot day but good time

Me and the wife played this course for the first time and a good time. Course e was very challenging for us as we have been playing a short time. Fair amount of water, fairways were a little long, but greens were great. Will play again. Staff were very nice.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Some of the best greens!

First time playing this course. I came here from South Charlotte and it was a bit of a haul. Was very happy I made the trip. The greens were some of the best I've played this year. Tee to green the course was in good shape. Course also had a very good layout. Only problem with the course is that Hole # 2 which is a par 5 is playing as a par 3 with temporary tee boxes while they work on the tee boxes and fairway. Pace of play was good on a Sunday morning as we were the first group off the tee and finished the round in less than 2.5 hours. Course is priced just right. Will definitely come back.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Public Course

You cant beat the River Bend YMCA course for a great local, public course. Phil and his staff do an awesome job. They are glad to see you, the run the local First Tee Program and actually encourage youth golf and the growth of the game. The course itself is in really good shape right now. The bermuda greens are extremely nice, they are rolling very smooth and fast. The 5th green does seem to have some damage on it from the winter but its out of play. They are also redoing the irrigation on the Par 5 second hole, so it is currently playing as a temporary par 3 which makes the front a par 34 and a stretch of 4 holes (2-5) with 3 par 3s. The fairways and tees are cut and have full coverage and are in good shape. The sand traps are full of sand, and alot of work has been done to improve the course as well. If you are there in the area go play. You'll be glad you did,

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always a great time.

Course is always in great shape and a challenge for any skill level. I drive 40 minutes to play and have no regrets

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

RiverBend Golf Course

Greens are in excellent condition, they are doing some drainage and maintenance around the course but it’s still in really great shape. Phil and the staff are 5 stars all the way. I’ve never been treated better at any golf course than the way the staff at Riverbend perform. They make you feel at home and are very friendly and accommodating. 5 stars all the way around.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Hidden Gem

Greens are always in EXCELLENT condition. Found a nice surprise on hole #2, when we saw they removed the large tree guarding the green. Makes your approach shot in more managable. Staff is always so friendly and helpful. Had so much fun on our intial 18, we decided to squeeze 9 more holes in. Quite an enjoyable day out on the course! Thanks.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course!

Even though sections are under repair the greens are fantastic. #5 green is spotty, but the other 17 are in great shape. Upgrades still going on, but well worth the money.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Super greens

Someone needs a medal for the idea of taking down the tree on #2.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fairways were like hitting off concrete greens were beautiful just took 3 shots to get there because of fairways

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 100 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Greens Great, staff friendly

Played on a Tuesday afternoon, so the course was not real crowded and pace of play was not a problem. The staff is very friendly and make you feel welcome. The course is still growing in early in the spring, so the fairways, tees, and rough are hit and miss. But give it a month or so and they will be in great shape. The bermuda greens although probably not growing alot yet are very smooth and a great putting surface. The crew has cut down a number of trees making the course much more playable and player friendly. Its a good local course that is great for an afternoon round that wont take forever.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Great Value , friendly and knowledgeable staff

Fun golf Course, fair and friendlier now the big tree on #2 is gone, gone but not missed. Best greens in Cleveland County, great pro and staff. I recommend to all golfers at any skill level

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Despite work being done on, in, and around the course, it's in good condition. Some dryness, but overall good condition. Staff is always helpful. Very good people.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Top notch greens

Staff is what's great about Riverbend. They have everything you need in a golf course there. Even a practice bunker.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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