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4.2
153 Reviews (153)
5 Stars
66
4 Stars
71
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.5
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
94.0%
Recommend this course
145 out of 153 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.3
31 Reviews (31)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.7
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.8
96.8%
Recommend this course
30 out of 31 reviews
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4.3
46 Reviews (46)
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.6
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.7
97.8%
Recommend this course
45 out of 46 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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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.

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Conference Facilities

Reviews

4.2
153 Reviews (153)

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
Reviews 31
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Enjoyable course

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Greens were bumpy

Greens were bumpy fairways were trashy with cut grass

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 99
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 Option

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 31
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good value!

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always good

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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 !

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 31
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always good

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!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 30
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Course review

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun round

Course was wet and cart path only. Thin grass in fairways and tee boxes. However, greens were great. Fun round as always.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

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

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
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