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3.9
299 Reviews (299)
5 Stars
50
4 Stars
157
3 Stars
73
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
8
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.2
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.1
91.2%
Recommend this course
270 out of 299 reviews
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3.9
31 Reviews (31)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.2
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.5
87.1%
Recommend this course
27 out of 31 reviews
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3.9
67 Reviews (67)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
35
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.3
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.4
92.5%
Recommend this course
62 out of 67 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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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
299 Reviews (299)

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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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Was scheduled to play today but the golf course was unplayable.. how I wished I was informed earlier. Very disappointed with Golfnow.

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Commented on 02/05/2020

Thank you so much for letting us know about your recent experience. Your satisfaction is a deep concern of ours as we always aim to exceed expectations. Your review will allow us to follow up in areas you voiced concern. If possible, please reach out to us directly so we discuss your review in more detail. We hope you will come back soon so we can wow you on your next visit.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Would not honor paid voucher

It's a sad day for me, I had signed up for the men's club and paid my fee. The membership included 1 free round and 1 free round on your birthday. I used my free round early in the year but they would not honor my bday round on my actual bday because they changed the rules for 2020. It hadn't been a year yet since I joined in March 2019. I spent thousands of dollars here, so much money and time here and to not honor a 20.00 voucher on January 2nd in the middle of winter.. I'll forever take my business else where.

Value Poor
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Commented on 01/06/2020

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Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/06/2020

Thank you for the great feedback greggolfs! 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!

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 12/02/2019

Thank you for the great feedback Helenlee! 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!

Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

started late

got a nice price for a late start. Cart path only but i had handicap exception which they honored. course was dry and good condition

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 11/20/2019

Wow - Thank you for the five star review! We are happy to have exceeded your expectations. We love hearing from you and are glad you had a great experience. We look forward to having you back again soon! Until then, take care!

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Needs modernization of toilets at fields

Love this course except the conditions of toilets at field is discussing, no sink to wash your hands plus none flushing toilets!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 11/20/2019

Thank you for the great feedback! 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!

Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/08/2019

Thank you for the great feedback! 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!

Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Riverbend in Winter

The course was in very nice shape for this time of year. The greens had chemicals applied which gave them a nice dark green contrast, making them easy to find. It's a flat course, so it would have been easy to walk. The fairways were firm, giving nice bounce and roll on tee shots.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 11/08/2019

Thank you for the great feedback GordonBrooks! 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!

Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

RIVERBEND ON COLD MORNING

THE COURSE IS IN GREAT SHAPE. A COUPLE OF TEE BOXES NEED HELP. THE GREENS WERE SPRAYED WITH SOMTHING. NEVER SAW A PESTICIDE SIGN TILL BACK NINE. STILL DON'T KNOW WHAT IT WAS. ALL IN ALL HAD A GREAT TIME.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 11/07/2019

Wow - Thank you for the five star review! We are happy to have exceeded your expectations. Our playing conditions are very important to us and we are glad you enjoyed them. We look forward to having you back again soon! Until then, take care!

Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Poor course maintenance...

Nice classic course layout, however, the greenskeeper(s) need to do a better job to maintain the course. Then, again, the management should invest in improving the course such as irrigation, etc. No marshals around to enforce golfers to fix their divots, especially on the greens. Almost every hole, I had to fix at least 5 divots. No matter, thanks GolfNow for the great deal.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 11/07/2019

Thank you so much for letting us know about your recent experience. Your satisfaction is a deep concern of ours as we always aim to exceed expectations. Our playing conditions are very important to us and we do strive daily to maintain high standards. Please come back soon and allow us to WOW you on your next visit! Until then, take care!

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
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Commented on 10/29/2019

Thank you for the great feedback silverbell! 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!

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Day!!

We had a great round on-this course for winter golf. Course was well maintained. Friendly staff. All in all, great day!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/25/2019

Wow - Thank you for the five star review! We are happy to have exceeded your expectations. We love hearing from you and are glad you had a great experience. We look forward to having you back again soon! Until then, take care!

Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Green is in excellent condition

The staff is very friendly and green is in excellent condition

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/28/2019

Thank you for the great feedback Mike! 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!

Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course

It was great experience with my dad on my birthday.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 10/25/2019

Wow - Thank you for the five star review! We are happy to have exceeded your expectations. We love hearing from you and are glad you had a great experience. We look forward to having you back again soon! Until then, take care!

Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Plain course

Riverbend has fairly straight fairways and well-cared lawns, Great course with moderate green fees.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 10/14/2019

Thank you for the great feedback! 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!

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Unfair review

Difficult to rate the course due the fact that it rained as we played and the greens had recently been aeriated

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/14/2019

Thank you for the great feedback! We love hearing from you and are glad you had a good experience despite aerated. 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!

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/14/2019

Thank you for the great feedback silverbell! 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!

Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Let us Know

I made reservations through golf now. The was no warning that the greens had been sanded. Putting green horrible.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 10/14/2019

Thank you so much for letting us know about your recent experience. Your satisfaction is a deep concern of ours as we always aim to exceed expectations. Your review will allow us to follow up in areas you voiced concern. If possible, please reach out to us directly so we discuss your review in more detail. We hope you will allow us another chance to WOW you with a future visit. Until then, take care!

Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Sept 5, 2019

Good day and conditions. Friendly gold now partners.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 10/14/2019

Thank you for the great feedback! 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!

Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 10/14/2019

Thank you for the great feedback! 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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