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3.9
244 Reviews (244)
5 Stars
38
4 Stars
129
3 Stars
60
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.1
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.8
Amenities
2.6
93.4%
Recommend this course
220 out of 244 reviews
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3.9
17 Reviews (17)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.4
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.9
Amenities
2.4
StaffFriendliness
4.4
94.1%
Recommend this course
16 out of 17 reviews
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3.9
39 Reviews (39)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
18
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.2
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.9
Amenities
2.5
StaffFriendliness
4.3
92.3%
Recommend this course
36 out of 39 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 72
Length 6701 yards
Slope 121
Rating 71.4

The Riverbend Golf Complex sits along the Green River in Kent Valley, Wash. Owned and operated by the City of Kent, the complex offers a championship, 18-hole course and a mini-golf course. The 18-hole course is one of the busiest in the state with more than 65,000 rounds played on it annually. The golf course sprawls across a relatively flat landscape, making it easily walkable. Though it may not be hilly, that doesn't mean it's trouble free. There are more than 50 bunkers strategically placed throughout and three lakes come into play as well. The layout is player friendly, with enough variety to appeal to players of all skill levels.

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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6701 yards 71.4 121
White 72 6328 yards 69.6 120
White (W) 72 6328 yards 75.6 128
Red 72 5541 yards 71.2 118
Scorecard for Eighteen
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: 72.0/125 347 423 504 438 136 544 314 210 359 3275 371 396 364 166 573 413 195 383 565 3426 6701
Blue M: 70.0/121 W: 76.3/132 329 404 487 422 124 530 305 185 349 3135 359 380 338 145 511 392 176 364 528 3193 6328
White M: 68.6/120 W: 74.4/127 315 374 472 376 115 495 295 175 342 2959 344 365 323 136 491 382 158 349 508 3056 6015
Gold M: 66.2/113 W: 71.7/122 286 355 434 333 103 445 278 166 331 2731 317 339 297 108 452 360 152 321 464 2810 5541
Purple M: 62.2/98 W: 65.7/110 224 306 364 261 103 385 221 156 257 2277 234 269 205 101 383 258 142 243 401 2236 4513
Handicap 15 3 9 1 17 5 13 7 11 16 8 14 18 2 6 12 10 4
Par 4 4 5 4 3 5 4 3 4 36 4 4 4 3 5 4 3 4 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 15 5 7 3 17 1 11 9 13 14 8 16 18 2 6 12 10 4

Course Details

Year Built 1989
Golf Season Year round
Architect John Steidel

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Shirts and shoes must be worn at all times while on the golf course.

Reviews

3.9
244 Reviews (244)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 25
Patio Dining 14
Dinner 10
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 44
Bunkers 38
Thick Rough 12
This course/club is great for:
Walkers 46
Locals 39
Seniors 28
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 49
Near the Airport 25
Worth the Drive 9

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Course was nice just had aerified the greens so not the best but it’s not golf season till after the Masters so plenty of time to get in great shape.

Conditions Average
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Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Conditions Good
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Perfect weather
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3.0
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Fun course. bad conditions

I do love the layout of this track. Let me be clear on that. But the greens were in awful shape today. Not smooth at all, inconsistent speed on practically every hole. Some rock hard in March? The next one soft as could be and the ball stopped immediately. Very frustrating for conditions wise. Once they get done punching next week I'm sure they will be back to pristine like I'm used to from here.

Conditions Fair
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Layout Good
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Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great day for golf

The course was in very good shape. The pace of play was very slow so we only played 9 holes. They were super busy because of the unusually sudden warm weather. Thy are under construction so there was no eating or drinking facilities. Over all it was good though.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Riverbend Golf Complex
Commented On 2019-03-06T13:42:45.000+00:00

Thank you for the great feedback Jinylee! We love hearing from you and are glad you had a good experience. We would love the opportunity to bump those 4 stars to 5. We hope you will come back soon so we can WOW you on your next visit. Until then, take care!

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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Super Fun!!!

Nice course! Fun holes! Well maintained. Thank you course superintendent and staff for making Riverbend the best winter courses in the area. Great shape!! Also....very reasonable rates.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Riverbend Golf Complex
Commented On 2019-03-06T13:43:18.000+00:00

Thank you for the great feedback! We love hearing from you and are glad you had a good experience. Thanks for pointing out our playing conditions – as you see they are very important to us. We would love the opportunity to bump those 4 stars to 5. We hope you will come back soon so we can WOW you on your next visit. Until then, take care!

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Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Good course especially after all the snow

Fairways are pretty dry. Soft smooshy greens right now but we did have a lot of snow

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Wet day at Riverbend

Tee'd off early, course was almost empty. December in Washington means your getting wet and we did. Only managed to get in 9, standing water on greens ended our day. Clubhouse under construction and the cat behind the counter was a good dude. Fun course, more challenging than you would expect from a muni. Worth getting out to if you can.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice round of golf in Dec

This was my first round at this place and it was very nice even after all the rain during the Winter. The staff was very friendly and attentive for the need. Pace was excellent to finish 18 holes in less than 4 hrs. Greens were good considering all the rain. I will play here again and recommend this gem in Kent WA.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

only played 9 holes

We only played 9 holes due bad course management. He over booked tee times and it was very crowded. We were just standing there waiting for the line to move. He didn’t seem to care. So not coming back to this course again. Would like a refund.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

River bend

Good shape, wide fairways, friendly staff, need a restaurant

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good Value

This course is a good value for the money. We paid only $26 Sunday morning due to the greens being punched the weekend before. All considering, the value was nice given the aeration. The layout was fun with many hazards thoughout. Water is in play on nearly every hole and bunkers are abundant. I would recommend this course for someone who wants a challenge and does not want to pay high green fees.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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