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3.6
129 Reviews (129)
5 Stars
33
4 Stars
63
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
7
Conditions
3.2
Value
4.0
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.3
76.9%
Recommend this course
109 out of 129 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.8
13 Reviews (13)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.0
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.5
76.9%
Recommend this course
10 out of 13 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.7
30 Reviews (30)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.3
Value
4.0
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
76.7%
Recommend this course
23 out of 30 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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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

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.6
129 Reviews (129)

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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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Friendliness Good
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I Like This Course

Have played this course several times now, and really enjoy it. Several holes are wide open, and there are several that present a pretty good challenge. Not crowded during the week, very relaxed. Fairways and greens in great shape, especially for Texas in August.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 1
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3.0
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First Time Playing

Course needs TLC

Course has a great layout but greens, tee boxes, and fairways need serious attention

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Excellent Course

Great course for the money, fairways and greens in EXCELLENT shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
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Course Management

Reserved a tee time for 2 people. Upon arrival was advised there were no balls available for the driving range. Tee time was 12:20. Was advised a foursome was going out at 12 and a threesome was going out before my tee time. Subsequently was told the 12:10 was supposed to be 2 twosomes but each twosome showed up with an extra person and they let them play two threesomes in front of us. No Marshall to control the pace of play. Played 9 holes and left. Will not play there again. There is no water on the course to drink and no cart girl. They blamed it on being packed. Should raise their green fees and spread out their tee times to allow golfers to enjoy playing instead of waiting 10-15 mins on each tee box. Took 2:20 mins to play 9

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Just okay

Plenty of other nicer courses in the area for same dollars.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 24
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0

Good Value, but could be in better shape

Staff is great, courteous friendly.

Course needs a bit more work.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 25
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Good value course

Fairways and greens are improving but they need more work.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

River Birdies

Tough times but played on in spite of Covid19. Enjoyed our round

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Spring Break Activity with Grandson

We had a great time today playing a round of golf with our 11 year old grandson. He’s just a beginner, and we normally hesitate to take him on a “regular” course. We all enjoyed the day. The course was in good shape considering it’s the end of winter, plus we never felt rushed. The staff and other players there are all very considerate and kind. A great spring break activity away from crowded theme parks.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Horrible

Golf course was in horrible condition. Weeds throughout the fairway. You couldn’t even tell where the fairway ended and the rough started. Driving range was closed on a Sunday. Golf cart died out after 10 holes. Front desk was very rude and slow. The guy was too busy playing around with a line of people. Will never waste my money to go to this piece of crap golf course again.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 24
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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