River Bend Links

3.9673235294 4.0 stars from 5 (24)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6923 yards
  • Slope: 128
  • Rating: 72.6
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blackjack 72 6923 yards 72.6 128
The Gambler 72 6462 yards 70.7 121
High Roller 72 6102 yards 69.1 113
Jokers Wild 72 5506 yards 69.0 114
Lady Luck 72 4975 yards 68.9 114

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 24 Reviews
5 stars:
6
4 stars:
11
3 stars:
6
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

22 out of 24 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Great for advanced golfers locals   Challenges include water hazards bunkers  

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"Great Links course"


Michael1666052's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Course was very challenging. Hit it anywhere but the fairway and you'll pay for it. Had a blast.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great links layout"


u000001119785's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The staff was friendly though closing the range on a Saturday was odd. The layout, flat fairways and short cut grass reminds me of playing golf in Scotland and Ireland. The temperature and humidity reminded me I was in the Mississippi bottoms. The wind made the day pleasant but the bunkers were awful. Our group decided to play bunkers as ground under repair.

If the bunkers were properly cared for, I'd like to play this course every day.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



srbright2721's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Consistent with the other reviews I read"


u719699450's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Decent links layout, 5 sets of tees to choose from for different skill sets. The wind can be daunting. For February, greens were well-maintained. Some bunkers were in bad shape. Customer service was average.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"vacation golf"


gimz's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First round of golf on our way to Florida. Stop here each year for several days, golf and gamble. Weather can be dicey in March. We ended having the perfect day, sunny, mid 60's, no wind and not many people playing. It had rained the night before, but the coarse held up well. Can't say enough about the club house staff, or should I say the gentleman who handled it all due to light turn out, over the top friendly & helpful.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"a fun golf course"


MikeinMemphis's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

I think you should discount any recent negative reviews of this facility and personnel. They couldn't have been any nice or more friendly. For the middle of winter around here the course was in very good shape and definitely challenging but fun. It's a bit of a drive for me down from Memphis but it was worth it. Amenities were great. Carts in great shape, course was as good as can be and the greens were in great shape and putted well.

I didn't find one thing to complain about. If in the area, do yourself a favor and go see these folks and enjoy a links style course. Narrow fairways and fun to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Would only play again if it were free"


tuckerp4123's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Definitely not worth the price unless you get a great deal on Golfnow. It was nice 10+ years ago and had a better staff. Play Tunica National instead if you're wanting to play around the casinos. Same prices, much better course and staff.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Review of River Bend"


stratos58's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/23/2016
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

The course is nice enough, but the staff is especially lacking in people skills. Chris O. an employee at River Bend was extremely rude to me and my wife. From the time we arrived he was very rude. My wife wanted a solo cart because she is slow and new at the game. Chris said to my wife,"you rode down here together, you ride together". There was nobody on the course, so there was no reason for this guy to be such a jerk. I tried to be nice, even offered to shake hands. He just walked by with a sigh..

Never will either one of us will ever patronize this place because of this person. We were made to feel unwelcome and unappreciated..

Please post, others need to read this post..


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Fall outing"


2014GMC's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/12/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course, great value and friendly staff. Take advantage of their chicken salad sandwich at the turn and relax watching a ball game on the big screen.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great layout"


bwoolfolk's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/27/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Love this course. Most fun i've had on any golf course. I have played this course and plan to make it my weekly course to visit.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Not as nice as two years ago"


slawless's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played River bend two years ago and really liked it. The course was a little run down. Greens and fairways were good, but the sand traps were not. Many sand traps were going wild and none had much sand. I would go back there and play again, but would like to see some course improvement.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/25/2016

We are currently working on improving the conditions of the course and would love to have you back in the future! Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback!


"Open course"


Jim7260283's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played in early afternoon. course was wide-open did not wait on any tee. Greens were fast and in decent condition. Great value with golf now hot deals price.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/25/2016

Hi Jim!

Thank you for coming out and playing a round with us! Next time you are looking for a great deal, make sure to check out our website. We are always offering great specials on tee times!


"Review"


stratos58's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/03/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

Workers need to keep the mowers quiet while golfers are trying to concentrate. Happens on multiple holes.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/04/2016

We apologize for this instance and appreciate you bringing it to our attention. We hope you will give us another shot in the future.


"Best shape I've ever seen it in"


Kycat56's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

I've been playing this course for years it is in the best shape the fairways were Immaculate the greens were Rolling really good there's a lot to be said for the sand traps they don't really take care of them that's too.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/19/2016

Thank you for coming out and playing. We appreciate you leaving a review regarding the condition of the course. Everyone hear has been working hard to get the course in the best shape possible!


"Course is coming back."


u000004875362's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great links layout - played here many times since it first opened - last time, it was in depressive shape, but someone must care again - good to see greens are trying to make a comeback and grass was cut - still a favorite destination.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/19/2016

Happy to hear we are a favorite of yours. Our team has been working hard to get the course back in great shape! Hope to see you back soon!


"Hidden Gem"


u000001836276's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've always liked playing Riverbend but I must say the course is in the greatest shape I've ever seen. Definitely I must do. If this course was closer to a city you couldn't play it because it would always be booked ahead of time. Keep up the great work guys and we will see you agian for sure.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/19/2016

Thank you so much for the great review. We have been working so hard on improving the course, and are glad to see you have taken notice. We look forward to having you back out soon!


"Nice course, but it's not Tunica National"


ribeyeman's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2016
First time playing Used cart Good weather

Reviewed on

Course was in decent shape. Some smaller greens, some hard tee boxes, but for the most part it was a good experience. Not busy at all, so pace was great. A good tune up for Tunica National. The scenery , 3 casinos.Would play again if the price was right. Golfnow made this a very affordable day.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/12/2016

Thank you for coming out and playing! We hope you enjoyed your time out on the course. Make sure to check out our website to get the best deals on Tee Times! Hope to see you back out on the course soon!


"Good course to play."


MrEgor's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I enjoyed playing the course. Pick the right tee boxes for your skill level and you'll have a great round. There are plenty of tee boxes to select from. Some of the fairways are narrow but the rough is not long and helps keep pace of play going. Not a terrible penalty for missing the fairway.

It is a long drive from anywhere except Tunica, but a good rate makes it worth the drive.

There were a few things anyone playing soon needs to know.

The good : Fairways, tee boxes, rough - all in great shape. This part of the course is very well cared for and it shows. The cart guy greeted us at our vehicles with a cart and a smile, the clubhouse staff was friendly and helpful. The carts are in great shape, new, have USB plugs, and are gas powered.

Course maintenance : The greens. My guess is they were aerated early to mid-July 2016. The front 9 was mildly bumpy and slower than I prefer, but not unplayable at all. The back 9 has grown in more and had less sand/bumps. Still slower than I like, but not bad. I like fast true greens, but I still enjoyed playing the course. I intend to return in a few weeks once the greens have finished their recovery and have been rolled. I knew this before I booked because I called the clubhouse so I can't dock points because of it. I would say they should update golf now with a 'maintenance' warning, but GN should also improve a courses ability to communicate the actual conditions of maintenance.

Needs improvement :

Bunkers. This seems to be a trend in North MS to have poorly maintained bunkers. Some are ok, some are GUR (and marked) and some are just not playable with weeds growing and packed sand. I know bunker updates are one of the more costly parts of running a course, but on this course, they are needed in some areas to keep the course challenging.

It's not a bad course at all - fun to play for me. I'll be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Riverbend, Tunica"


RickyRoy001's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played at our own pace. Not much traffic out there. Fairways were hard, but the greens were very acceptable.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Scenic beautiful course"


u725327915's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course and always a great staff. Only thing that could be improved is the greens. They could be a little faster and smoother but fairways and tees are always in top shape. The course is hardly ever crowded and pace of play is good. Very scenic with lots of wildlife.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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