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4.2
215 Reviews (215)
5 Stars
82
4 Stars
92
3 Stars
23
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
9
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.8
87.7%
Recommend this course
185 out of 215 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.2
43 Reviews (43)
5 Stars
22
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.3
86.0%
Recommend this course
37 out of 43 reviews
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4.3
51 Reviews (51)
5 Stars
26
4 Stars
18
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.4
88.2%
Recommend this course
45 out of 51 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Type Public
Par 36
Length 3238 yards
Slope 126
Rating 35.4
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River Bend Golf Club - IL
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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

4.2
215 Reviews (215)

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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Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Overbooked and the pace was ridiculously slow, not to mention the tee time was delayed by a half hour

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/30/2020

Hi, we would like to apologize for the pace of play issue you experienced. We always try to keep a great pace when having our golfers on the course. Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback as we will use your review to better the experience going forward. We hope you give us another try in the near future!

Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great community course

Great community owned executive course. Staff is always friendly and helpful.

Course is in great shape with challenges on every hole.

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

Best 9 Hole Course in Western Suburbs

For a 9 hole course, this course has a great layout with a few challenging hazards. This was my 1st time playing this course , but I will be back because this course can be played over and over, and still be fun. The staff is super nice, a drink cart comes around often and the pace of play as much quicker than any course in this area. The sand traps need a little maintenance, but totally understandable since we are in a pandemic.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Crazy slow

Got there 20 mins before our tee time to find the course was running 35 mins late. So hung around for close to an hour before teeing off. Huge backlog on the course when we got out. From teeing off on first to teeing off on second was 25 minutes. Another 25 minutes before we teed off on the third. It slowly got better but between arriving and getting back in the car to go home was close to 4 hours - for 9 holes! I actually like the course but this was ridiculous.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/14/2020

Hello, thank you for reviewing the course. We apologize for the delay of play during your round. This is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. Please know that with an uncharacteristically full day, we work hard to accommodate everyone who visits our course and allow our guest the chance to complete their rounds. With that in mind, we are working to best control pace and allow everyone to finish in a reasonable amount of time. We will continue to look for ways to improve. Thank you for playing River Bend Golf Course. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

RiverBend in Lisle, Il.

when I booked the online reservation indicated, and said, cart included. when I got to the course I was told it was not and had to pay additional fee.
This is not the first time this has happened at this course and, while I do like to play here, there are many other 9/18 hole courses in the area that offer the same or more challenge at an equal to/better rate = more value to choose from. Plus, I never have an issue about carts being included/not included at these other courses

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Foursome

First time playing here. 9 hole course with decent layout, a few challenging holes with water and some sand traps. Layout is forgiving with wide fairways. Keep in mind that the 9th hole is a par 3. No beer carts or food was available when we played. The restaurant was also closed. The pro shop did have water and other beverages available for purchase.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 27
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/16/2020

Thank you for reviewing us. We see you rated the course 3-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve before your next round? Feel free to comment on this review or reach out to the team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing River Bend Golf Course, and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great course for price.

I always like playing this course. Great mix of sand, water, trees, and undulations. The staff are always great and can't beat the price. Great course to walk too.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 06/10/2020

Hi, thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. Your feedback about the course is extremely important to us. Please know that we are working to get everything up to par as the current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements before your next game, and will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing River Bend Golf Course. We hope to see you again soon.

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Commented on 06/10/2020

Hello, thank you for reviewing us. We see that you rated the course 3-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve before your next round? Please feel free to comment on this review or reach out to the team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing River Bend Golf Course, and we hope to see you again soon.

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