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3.7
94 Reviews (94)
5 Stars
25
4 Stars
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3 Stars
9
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.3
Value
4.2
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.8
87.9%
Recommend this course
85 out of 94 reviews
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3.6
11 Reviews (11)
5 Stars
3
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4
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1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.0
Value
4.0
Layout
3.9
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.3
90.9%
Recommend this course
10 out of 11 reviews
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3.5
14 Reviews (14)
5 Stars
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2
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.9
Layout
3.9
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.3
85.7%
Recommend this course
12 out of 14 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 7030 yards
Slope 129
Rating 72.8

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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River Bend Golf Club - San Antonio
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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

3.7
94 Reviews (94)

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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Haven’t played in a while but this is the worse I have seen the course, The tee boxes where horrible including the fairways. The greens looked good but that’s about it

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
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Conditions Average
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
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4.0
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Perfect weather
Used cart

A nice place to play

A quiet course about 25 miles south of San Antonio, Texas. Very friendly staff. Clean facilities.

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

Fun course

We’ve always loved playing here. The course is very “clean”, and we know it will get better with some spring rain and sunshine.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

March Golf

Golf Now Hot Deal for $10 - played round in 2.5 hrs. Great value for the investment. Fairways don’t exist and greens are slow.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens were nice.

They did not over seed the fairways. Consequently, weeds are growing in. Fiarways are hard. Greens were in very good condition. The Bermuda was starting to come out.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
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Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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First Time Playing

GolfNow Dream

GN price $10 - was first off (single) and played 18 holes in 2 hours. Course conditions were so-so but remember it’s still January. Greens are in fantastic shape.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great and awesome experience

‘‘Twas a great course. Awesome experience with great greens and fairways perfectly maintained. Although the cart path was a bit rough, that is an easy fix but altogether was a great course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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
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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
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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
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