River Bend Golf Club

4.0474823529 4.0 stars from 5 (72)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7030 yards
  • Slope: 129
  • Rating: 72.8
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: No denim, collared shirt and bermuda shorts required
Credit cards accepted: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 72 Reviews
5 stars:
20
4 stars:
39
3 stars:
7
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

65 out of 72 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers locals   Challenges include forced carries bunkers   Great for drinks  

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"THe bunkers have sand now!"


salazarr3's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
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Last month when I played the bunkers were in very bad shape. On they all have sand and are in very good shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



lmg148's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2018
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Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Worth the drive"


Ganolife's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2018
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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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"An Up and Comer"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2018
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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.


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


"Riverbend is Back!"


u000006693454's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/01/2018
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Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u6973180's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"100 mile drive for this!"


u000007991138's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2018
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Drove 50 miles one way 2nd weekend in a row for this course. Really loved it again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



wegriffin357's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Top course in my 4 years in San Antonio."


u000007991138's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/03/2018
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Loved everything about my initial round at River Bend. I will return often and with friends. Wow.


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



wegriffin357's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/22/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great experience"


Tpads's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/30/2017
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Reviewed on

As always, the staff was extremely accommodating, and the greens were in amazing shape.


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


"Nice countryside course"


Terry2196052's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/10/2017
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The course was nicely layed out with some requiring some great ball placement or you would be looking for a plane B. The greens were in Excellent shape but could have been mowed to improve speed but it in the winter time.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


Ajdubea's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/02/2017
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First time playing, as we were looking for a last minute tee time. Also first time using golf now app to book a tee time. Stumbled on a great deal for only $10/each for a 11:40 am tee time. I have never played golf for that cheap, so I wasn't expecting much. Course in good shape, although wet due to over seeding. Plenty of hard pan in the off spots, but great layout, in marginal new neighborhood. Pace was slow, but gave my gf plenty of time, as she is a slow player. Would definitely go back, for something lower than the rack rate.

No problem with golf now tee time when we arrived, front desk guy was nice


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Greens were slowwwww"


kyle2550's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/17/2017
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The greens had more shag then a 1970’s van. Had to take full swings on 30’ putts. Fairways are hard clay with some grass. Bunkers were getting worked on so that’s good. Course is a great layout with the perfect mix of scoring holes and tough challenging holes. They should of NEVER overseeded the greens. Keep them dormit and quick!!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Hidden Gem"


adamsapple2015's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/15/2017
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Reviewed on

What a fun course. Worth the trip. I have played here often and have enjoyed most rounds. Pace of play is usually quick and golfers normally let you play through. Good lunch grill next door for burgers and beers. Recommend you give it a try.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Challenging Course Good Value Nice Diner"


adamsapple2015's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have played this course many times and enjoyed it most of those times. Course is in good shape and a good value during the week. Good burger at the diner. Would definitely recommend.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Golf Course"


joezarcone's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/27/2017
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My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our round of golf at Riverbend golf course. The staff was extremely friendly, and the golf conditions were excellent!

The 15th hole is the signature hole on the golf course is far as I am concerned. 555 yard par five dogleg left, A very beautiful hole from T to green.

We are looking forward to our next round there again soon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Riverbend review"


u000006496029's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2017
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Reviewed on

I hadn't been to this course in a few years. My previous experience left me a little put off with the staff and the poor course conditions. However, this past trip was almost excellent. The course is under new management, or at least a different staff, and with the exception of the bunkers (which were under repair) it was an extremely enjoyable trip. Glad I went and extremely excited that they are trying to improve the condition of the bunkers and the course overall. I'm already planning to go back next weekend.

Cheers!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Victor3432921's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


Pops2014's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is probably fairly easy for the better golfer. It was in good condition and I would definitely play again. Staff were very friendly and professional.


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



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