River Bend Golf Course

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4.1
140
5 Stars
47
4 Stars
62
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.5
Amenities
4.1
86.1%
Recommend this course
119 out of 138 reviews
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Average Rating
3.9
26
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.3
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.2
80.8%
Recommend this course
21 out of 26 reviews
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Average Rating
4.0
36
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.5
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.3
86.1%
Recommend this course
31 out of 36 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Par 36
Length 3238
Slope 126
Rating 35.4
Type Public
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River Bend Golf Club - IL
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 36 3238 yards 35.4 126
White 36 3011 yards 34.4 119
Red (W) 36 2667 yards 35.1 118
Scorecard for River Bend Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out Total
Blue M: 35.4/121 341 405 510 320 146 365 533 438 180 3238 3238
White M: 34.6/119 316 377 481 284 128 345 511 409 160 3011 3011
Red W: 33.0/115 289 334 430 234 105 321 444 369 141 2667 2667
Handicap 6 4 3 7 9 5 1 2 8
Par 4 4 5 4 3 4 5 4 3 36 36

Course Details

Year Built 1992
Golf Season Year Round, weather permitting
Architect William J. Spear

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire is required at all times.

Reviews

4.1
140

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 11
Patio Dining 9
Dinner 8
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 14
Bunkers 13
Forced Carries 7
This course/club is great for:
9-Hole Rounds 15
Locals 9
Walkers 6
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 15

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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course in great shape. Only drawback was greens recently aerated making putting for pars and birdies virtually impossible.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Fall day for Golf

Temp abouit 50 very little wind, lots of sunshine. Excellent round of golf. No slow play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great 36 Par 9 hole

Staff is always cool with a great restaurant there too.

Course is pretty easy for an ok golfer but tricky for a 20 plus handicapper.

Course maintained well even though lots of play. Straight tee shots and not length are the key here to success on all holes really because it's not very long on any hole, even the par five holes can be reached in two.

Lots of water and well maintained sand. Course drains WAY BETTER than other areas courses so when it's rained, this is most likely to be able to drive a cart.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Response from River Bend Golf Club on 09/25/2018:
Hello, thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to review your experience with us, we truly appreciate your feedback and will certainly pass it along to our team. We hope to have another opportunity to welcome you back to the 5-star experience that you deserve.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Policy Change

I did not play on the scheduled date, as indicated. It was lightly raining and thought I would receive a rain check but according to the rules, only if the course is deemed unplayable will a rain check be issued. This particular day they allowed players but could only walk. Carts were not allowed, though i prebooked and paid for one on GN. The people at the course were only doing their job, and the rules are the rules but I was still disappointed.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Response from River Bend Golf Club on 09/10/2018:
Hello Sam, thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to review your experience with us, we truly appreciate your feedback and will certainly pass it along to our team. We hope to have another opportunity to welcome you back to the 5-star experience that you deserve.
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Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Good not great

This course is a great deal for the price. My father and I, both not the best golfers around, played the full 9 holes in a little under 2 hours. All the staff we encountered were very nice and helpful. The only thing I can possible complain about is them over watering the grass. We teed off at 7:50am on a bright sunny day and all the way through the 9th hole, there was a layer of water on top of the grass in the fairways and fringe. Just a slight annoyance as it seemed to effect the way the balls played. Other than that, really can not complain about much with this course. Worth the money and great for players who are not that good.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

RB

Course is challenging and in great shape. Good value.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Response from River Bend Golf Club on 07/23/2018:
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry that slow play affected your experience. We are always looking to improve, and we would welcome any more feedback that you might have.
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Jay

Course is well kept. Staff is friendly. Food is excellent.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Mixed feeling about this course

This has always been a special place for me, my father and I have been playing here since I began golfing about 10 years ago. It is a beautiful, yet challenging course. For a long time it was a lot of fun, but within the last 2 or 3 seasons, the mood on the course has changed. My most recent visit we were delayed on the 1st tee by 18 minutes due to overbooking, when we finished the round, we were immediately met by a ranger who informed us our 2.5 hour round was unacceptable, and we needed to change our game or find another location. This has become the norm recently where the rangers are constantly following people and reprimanding for one reason or another. Unfortunately, it appears my time at this course has come to an end. I do not appreciate a public course making someone feel not welcome unless they are single handicap.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from River Bend Golf Club on 07/18/2018:
Thank you for leaving us a review. We greatly appreciate your feedback regarding the rangers so we will work towards necessary improvements. We are sorry that we might have made you feel unwelcome. Your loyalty to our course is valued, and we hope you can see improvements the next time you are with us. We appreciate you sharing your concerns, and we hope to see you again soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Previously Played
Hot weather

SLOOOOOOWWWWWWW

This is by far the slowest paced course in Illinois. Possibly America. I am not really sure what the ranger's job is on this course. It certainly is not to tell people to speed up or let a group or two to play through. I have played 18 holes on other courses in the same amount of time. If you don't mind making a picnic out of the day on a golf course or being behind groups of people who have never been on a course before and are just learning how to play the game, then have at it. I like the course but I can't stand literally sitting around between holes.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Response from River Bend Golf Course on 07/05/2018:
Hello Denny, thank you for taking the time to review us, River Bend Golf Course, in the Du Page County area. We're very sorry to hear you may not have had the best recent customer experience with us due to the pace of play, and we greatly appreciate your feedback regarding the rangers so we may work towards any necessary improvements. We also appreciate your dedication to playing our course over the years and hope we can continue to provide you with a valuable golf experience. Thank you for golfing with us, and we hope to see you again soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

River Bend Lisle

I’ve played this course a few times and have been very satisfied each time. The course is beautiful and challenging, and the staff has always been very friendly. It’s very reasonably priced for a course that is so well-maintained. I’m a semi regular golfer and would recommend this course to golfers at any skill level. I definitely look forward to my next round!

Conditions Excellent
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
Previously Played

Great course and found some great players to play.

The Ranger did not do his job. There was a foursome in front of us that was playing very slow. The ranger would come watch the pace and did not do anything

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Horribly Slow, always!

Good, tough course. Slowest course in Illiniois!!

3+ hours for 9 Holes. ALWAYS. EVERY TIME!

Probably a staff problem. But really. It makes it SUCK!!!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Response from River Bend Golf Course on 06/29/2018:
Hello, thank you for taking the time to review us, River Bend Golf Course, in the Du Page County area. We're very sorry to hear you may not have had the best recent customer experience with us due to the pace of play. We also appreciate your dedication to playing our course over the years and hope we can continue to provide you with a valuable golf experience. Thank you for golfing with us, and we hope to see you again soon.
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun course super slow

Too many golfers at once. There were some holes with 3 foursomes backed up. 3 hours for 9 holes! Poor planning

Conditions Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Tough Nine!

Excellent, hard 9-hole! Great value always for this course. Pace is normally mediocre at best. But worth it. Tough.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
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