River Bend Golf Club

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4.0
82
5 Stars
22
4 Stars
46
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.6
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.9
89.2%
Recommend this course
74 out of 82 reviews
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Average Rating
3.9
11
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.5
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.6
90.9%
Recommend this course
10 out of 11 reviews
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Average Rating
4.1
29
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.7
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.8
93.1%
Recommend this course
27 out of 29 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7030
Slope 129
Rating 72.8
Type Semi-Private
River Bend Golf Club combines some of the most unique play in the area with a course designed to provide an exciting golfing experience for players of all levels. Beautiful oak trees and meandering streams give the golf course its character, with elevation changes, multi-tiered greens and challenging areas of forced carry-including water features-and areas of forced lay-up in a links-style course, especially on the front 9.  The back 9 is a more traditional golf course. All of this combined with the Texas wind makes River Bend a formidable challenge for even scratch golfers.  It's one of the only only true links courses in south Texas. The staff is super and the course is very affordable.  River Bend Golf Club has a unique practice facility that features an aqua range with an island green.  A large putting green makes the Maverick a super practice area. Distance: About 33 miles southeast of downtown San Antonio and worth the trip.  Take Rt 181 from the Southeast side of San Antonio. Located off the 181 business loop (4th street here in the city), coming north or south off Highway 181.  The loop runs north and south, like Highway 181, and runs about 1/2 mile west of it.  The course and facilities are located in the Avalon Subdivision.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7030 yards 72.8 129
White 72 6583 yards 70.9 122
Silver 72 6264 yards 69.4 119
Copper 72 5868 yards 67.2 111
Copper (W) 72 5868 yards 73.5 123
Red (W) 72 5247 yards 69.8 117
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
Black M: 72.8/129 409 248 557 467 292 524 410 190 485 3582 455 511 421 185 330 575 348 194 429 3448 7030
White M: 70.9/122 378 176 520 438 274 501 377 177 456 3297 428 467 416 175 318 555 332 184 411 3286 6583
Silver M: 69.4/119 367 159 532 400 267 483 351 169 416 3144 409 443 405 162 291 536 316 165 393 3120 6264
Cooper M: 67.2/111 W: 73.5/123 335 140 514 379 257 468 302 159 393 2947 366 426 381 153 272 481 307 162 373 2921 5868
Red W: 69.8/117 295 109 454 365 242 430 275 146 356 2672 342 355 350 122 249 420 300 132 305 2575 5247
Handicap 9 5 11 3 17 13 7 15 1 2 10 12 18 16 6 14 8 4
Par 4 3 5 4 4 5 4 3 4 36 4 5 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 2007
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Tidwarf Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code No denim, collared shirt and bermuda shorts required

Reviews

4.0
82

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 7
Course Challenges Include:
Forced Carries 8
Bunkers 6
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 7
Locals 7
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 8
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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Day in Floresville

Enjoyed the layout of the course, just enough rough to make you drive smart, hazards were well maintained and not too hard.

Had a steady wind all day which helped keep mosquitoes away, will definitely plan another day trip here.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Overpriced

As you pull up it may seem like you’re getting a great experience but don’t be deceived. The course was absolutely terrible, the greens were over grown as well as the tee boxes. The fairways are terrible and unwatered, there was damage to a lot of the course. This is your basic hack around and get drunk with your friends kind of course. Definitely not worth $32, this course is at best a $12 round course.

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

Great Course!

Fair warning - this is only the second Texas course I’ve played. I just moved from South Carolina where I played rather frequently, and I must say I am in love with this course. Interesting layout, thoughtful multi-level greens, and great condition!

If I could suggest one improvement: upgrade the tee box markers from painted bricks to something more fitting for such a nice course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Well maintained and beautiful golf course

The golf course was very well maintained and beautifully designed. The staff was very friendly and helpful.

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

Fun course

Good course layout. Several challenging holes. Fairways and greens in good shape.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Nice out-of-the-city course

Fairways and greens were in good shape. Some of the greens were due for a trimming; a little fuzzy. Pace of play was very good. Would recommend to any of my golfing buddies.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Fun Course

I enjoyed the course immensely. Some short holes and very wide fairways. Greens can be slow when you're left with long uphill putts. You may 3 putt more often than usual. Greens are large so putting the ball on the proper side of the green is paramount. I hit it long since the fairways were running. Big issue was the bare spots around the greens, especially right up in front on short approaches. Mishit sand wedges cost me a cpuple of shots due to bare lies. I think it may be due to too much cart traffic greenside, or lack of water. Nice track though. I really enjoyed playing here.

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

Great Improvement

This course is really coming along, the conditions are better than average in San Antonio.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course in good shape

I really enjoy playing this course. The greens are big and are in great shape right now. Be prepared to have some tight lies in the fairways. Pace of play is good and the staff is friendly.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Country course

Nice course. Staff was very professional. Greens were in excellent shape. Pace of play was outstanding. Pared up with two locals. Very good players. Value was outstanding at $10.00 with cart. A lot of challenging golf holes. I would recommend this course.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

THe bunkers have sand now!

Last month when I played the bunkers were in very bad shape. On they all have sand and are in very good shape.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

has been dry weather causing the fairways with tight lies. greens were in good shape. over all had a great time

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Worth the drive

There was a high school tournament in progress when I arrived so the first few holes were a bit slow but after that it was game on!!!!

Definitely recommend it and the staff was greattttttt.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

An Up and Comer

Played early morning. Wildlife everywhere...saw hawks, a giant flock of turkeys, and several deer. Pro shop attendant could not have been any nicer and informative. Bunkers full of sand (could tell they have been recently redone) and greens were immaculate. Some minor hardpan in edges but fairways well maintained. Overall a very fun course for the money.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Riverbend is Back!

Has been a few months since I've played Riverbend and the improvements are very impressive! They were in the process of re-doing all the sand traps the last time I played and the results are outstanding! The greens were slow but smooth and the over seeding was very nicely done on all the greens and driving range. Young man at the clubhouse was very accommodating and knowledgeable of the Golf Now program. We had a great round and a great lunch at their Lou's Patio Grill. Only suggestion would be for the course to use the overseed used on the far end of the driving range (they seeded the entire range) be used for at least 3-4 fairway landing areas, which are already getting kinda hard to hit off. Outside of that, it was a great day of golf and food at Riverbend!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
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
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

100 mile drive for this!

Drove 50 miles one way 2nd weekend in a row for this course. Really loved it again.

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

Top course in my 4 years in San Antonio.

Loved everything about my initial round at River Bend. I will return often and with friends. Wow.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent

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