River Bend Golf Links

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2.4
86
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
20
2 Stars
27
1 Stars
17
Conditions
1.9
Value
2.8
Layout
3.1
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.8
Amenities
2.7
36.9%
Recommend this course
45 out of 83 reviews
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1.7
7
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4
Conditions
1.3
Value
2.0
Layout
2.7
Pace
3.6
Amenities
2.4
StaffFriendliness
3.7
14.3%
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1 out of 7 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6031
Slope 119
Rating 69.2
Type Public
Located in Green Cove Springs at the Reynolds Industrial Park, River Bend Golf Links is a locally owned, public course that offers a relaxing, enjoyable round. The course has been offering classic links golf since 1950, although then it was known as Cattail Creek. The golf course has since changed management but the challenging layout has remained the same. The golf course features small, fast greens and bunkers strategically placed throughout. Water hazards also come into play on a few holes. River Bend Golf Links is conveniently located near St. John's River, offering a variety of other activities including boating and fishing.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6031 yards 69.2 119
White 72 5657 yards 67.5 110
Gold (W) 72 5350 yards 70.8 124
Gold 72 5350 yards 66.1 107
Red (W) 72 4679 yards 67.1 109
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
Back M: 70.7/121 482 352 355 355 133 341 128 346 349 2841 487 272 177 344 414 491 155 297 529 3166 6007
Middle M: 69.2/117 462 330 339 312 133 317 108 324 336 2661 466 261 146 337 383 471 155 281 496 2996 5657
Forward W: 65.9/107 362 251 289 308 114 297 65 259 287 2232 415 223 110 284 330 352 75 220 438 2447 4679
Handicap 14 16 10 6 18 4 12 8 2 15 17 5 3 1 9 11 13 7
Par 5 4 4 4 3 4 3 4 4 35 5 4 3 4 4 5 3 4 5 37 72

Course Details

Year Built 1950
Fairways Bermuda grass
Greens Bermuda grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

2.4
86

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 6
Course Challenges Include:
Narrow Fairways 11
Water Hazards 9
Thick Rough 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 13
Beginners 10
Walkers 10
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 7
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

wheres the deal

I ordered agroupon for this course and paid 2.50 extra for the privelege of using groupon. The course was in the worst shape I have ever seen any course ever.

The staff was friendly and the couple I played with

made it very enjoyable and fun despite the conditions

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Extra small greens

Haven't played one this rough in a long time.I think not only these are the smallest greens I have ever played but in pretty rough shape to.No grass in the fairways just weeds it really is sad to charge anyone money to play this course.I can only hope that some day somebody could fix this course for the members there.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Don`t Bother...

Short,and to the point...Don`t waste your money...

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Poor course

This course is not worth the cost. Starting with the Tee box to the greens, it was horrible. It was hard to follow the layout. There are many holes missing the hole # at the tee. Some holes were hard to follow as the cart paths weren’t clear. At one point we got turned around and had to search for the next hole. For $28 I wasn’t expecting a great course but this should have been $10-$15.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Interesting course!

I found the course layout to be very good. The fairways are tight and challenging. The maintenance of the course leaves a lot to be desired. The fairways are bare in many places with seemed like more weeds than grass and the greens are slow. I told my friend that if I could I would buy the course because it could be a 3 or 4 Star Course with a little maintenance and minor redesign of some very tight holes.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

since the course is an old cow pasture it needs to be brought up to date. the fairways are still like the old cow pastures. they were sandy and not too grassy. although the greens rolled reasonably straight they were also very sandy and rough

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

A hidden treasure.

This course is a little off the beaten path. It doesn't have all the frills of the country club circuit but serves nicely. There is water on 3/4 of the course. it's tight in some places so being straight is paramount. Course like most in the area has just done it's over seeding. Staff is super friendly and pace of play is always good. Check it out!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Felt like I was playing in a cow pasture

I can't complain too much because it was only $8. But still the conditions of this course could have been better. It was very narrow and the holes were too close to each other . Very swampy , the grass was really high . The lady at the club house was nice though. FYI the clubhouse is a trailer , and they had a cool food truck up front

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented On 08/12/2017

The course is under new management/ownership since May 1 and we have been working hard to make everyone's experience enjoyable. To clarify....the holes are close together, as it is green to tee, just like a Donald Ross course, which is great for walking. Most courses now days are spread out so far, that it makes it difficult to walk the course, especially in the heat. Ours is not. The course is NOT swampy. I hope you realize that we had over 12 inches of rain within a few weeks of the time you played. That is over and beyond an extreme amount of rain for any course. The clubhouse is not a "trailer" it is a 2000 square foot building that we have just renovated and have added large screen tv's, comfortable seating, ice cream, sandwiches, beer, sodas, snacks etc. Half of the building is used for our golf clubhouse. We do have a food truck that comes typically on the last Wednesday of the month from 11am-2pm for our Ladies League. We have many leagues, play day events, clinics and more. Lots for the entire family including juniors under the age of 15 play FREE on Saturdays and Sundays after 1pm with a paying adult. Our course is challenging , yet fair and we welcome all skill levels while we also are very accommodating, as we don't have a dress code, no tee times and just want all to have fun. No rangers to push you to play faster, no staff to tell you what you can and cannot wear or to hurry to the tee. I guess that is why so many have found this hidden gem in Green Cove Springs. Thank you and we hope to see you again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 0-4
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Fun and Friendly Place

I played River Bend last evening in their Wednesday Scramble and really had a great time. When I arrived I was immediately greeted with a friendly smile and felt right at home. The new owner has done a tremendous job upgrading the course and the clubhouse and has many plans for future improvements and cool events. I know the new owner personally. She is a PGA/LPGA professional and someone who is dedicated to the game of golf and making it a fun experience for people of all levels and ages. Whether you are brand new to golf or have played for years, River Bend is a place you can feel at home...it's a relaxed atmosphere. The clubhouse is a cool little spot to hang out and the course is challenging but fun. Give this place a chance and I guarantee that every time you go back you will see more and more improvements...and make friends along the way.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

New Owners Have Made a Huge Difference!

New owners took over May 1, 2017 and have made substantial changes to the course, grounds and clubhouse. The clubhouse was expanded to include big screen tv's, more food, beverage and merchandise options. The grounds and course have also had substantial work done and it has made a tremendous difference. PGA/LPGA Professionals are on staff and the owner is a PGA/LPGA Professional. More Membership options are also available as well as Leagues, Ladies Leagues, Junior clinics and camps, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday Games, Wednesday evening Scramble and other special events. Juniors 15 & Under also get to play free on Saturdays and Sundays after 1pm with a paying adult. The course needed attention and it got it! Their is no dress code or tee times and the course is surrounded by wildlife and beautiful scenery. No homes around the course. Come try the course. You will be pleasantly surprised.

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