River Bend Golf Course

4.1201882353 4.1 stars from 5 (128)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 36
  • Length: 3238 yards
  • Slope: 126
  • Rating: 35.4
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire is required at all times.
Credit cards accepted: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 128 Reviews
5 stars:
43
4 stars:
58
3 stars:
15
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

109 out of 126 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs   Great for 9-hole rounds locals walkers   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks patio dining dinner  

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Reviews


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"Mixed feeling about this course"


ZLeasure24's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



u603176083's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"SLOOOOOOWWWWWWW"


Denny9458986's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2018
Previously played Walked Hot weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


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.

"River Bend Lisle"


Jzentz's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

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!


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 course and found some great players to play."


u169056856's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/27/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Horribly Slow, always!"


jodad731's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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!!!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


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.

"Fun course super slow"


jherbert4732's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Tough Nine!"


jodad731's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



rodneyhart's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Amazing 9 Hole course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My friends and I were pleasantly surprised at this beautiful course. It’s well maintained, the course staff is very friendly. Everything about this course was well done. Love it and will play it again, and again!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u3958125's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course"


u000003910335's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Over all the conditions of this course are great. The only negative thing to mention is that the pacer was not seen until the end. 9 holes in almost 2.5 hours for a quick 36 par course.

Great amenities and friendly staff. Definitely will be back.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Average. Slow greens and play."


BeerNassau's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

OK course I guess, conditions were good except the greens were very slow. Also the group ahead was painfully slow, we took about 2:15 for 9. i clicked "no" on would you recommend - not because it's that bad, but because Village Links just up the road is a better choice at comparable rates.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from River Bend Golf Club on 06/22/2018:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course, River Bend Golf Club, and for the 3 stars. We are sorry to see that the course may not have been in the best shape when you played and that you were interrupted with slow play. Your feedback is greatly appreciated, and we hope to improve your overall experience with us the next time you are out here.

"Orchard Valley golf course"


u000002283174's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course and very challenging. They keep this course in excellent condition and it will become one of your favorites if it's not already.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice 9 hole course"


Douglas2637505's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I like the course layout. Fairways are clean and solid, greens are very slow and bunkers are soft. I enjoyed playing this 9 hole course...thanks


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


"Nice 9 hole course"


Brian8128870's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice layout for a nine hole course - have both challenging holes and short par 3s - place to consider if u have limited time and just want to play 9 holes


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Bama Boy"


Alan6297102's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Outstandng!, friendly staff , course is in great shape. Restaurant is also outstanding value. I have played there several times always a good time.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



thedoanezon3's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course for a tune up."


pjsa221's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If you're looking for a 9 hole course to work on your game, this course works well. Challenging enough to test you. Short enough to not have to spend an entire day. Pace can be slower than you'd like but not too bad most of the time.


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



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