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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4.0
28
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.4
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.2
82.1%
Recommend this course
23 out of 28 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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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing

I will not be going back

Went last year in the Fall the courses weren't that busy and I had a buddy we were and just wanted to play 2 and they just kept sticking people with us until it was 4 even though there was no wait when we got there. I know they do these kinds of things if the day is packed on the corse however on this day it was not the case even the man in the pro shop could not belive how slow it was as far as activity on the course

To be fair if you are looking to play a beautiful course and have 4 you should have no problems with this course

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Response from River Bend Golf Course on 08/07/2018:
Hello, thank you for reviewing our course, River Bend Golf Course. We strive to provide the best possible customer experience to our golfers, and we apologize if we missed the mark. Your loyalty to our course is valued and we hope you will see improvements the next time you are with us. Thank you for choosing to play our course, in the Du Page County area, and we hope to earn your business again soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Senior friendly!

Great tee boxes. Even got complimentary sunscreen. Very senior and lady friendly.

Conditions Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Wednesday Boys Again

I have played here a number of times and always have a good experience. The course is in good shape; tee boxes, fairways and greens. Staff is very friendly ; pro shop, starter and rangers. These people now how to do it and seem to have a good time doing it. Restaurant is also good with reasonable prices.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

River Bend GC

Excellent experience. Course is not too easy or too hard. Great for new golfers and has good challenges for experienced golfers too. A lot of fun

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Horrible customer service.

Customer service was Horrible. We made it to the FIRST green and the Ranger was already getting on us for being too slow. First words out of his mouth were "Is there a problem here?" Completely rude. We are seasoned golfers and we were playing a normal pace. At hole 7, he again returned and became verbally confrontational. We all became very angry. He kept yelling "2 Hour 14 Minute pace!" We had let another group play through that had only 3 golfers, so we were 5 minutes off pace. I've golfed for 30 years and have NEVER been treated so poorly by a ranger. Ruined my Sunday. My foursome will not play this course ever again. I tried calling the course multiple times, and just get sent to voice mail, and no one calls me back. Very unprofessional. Judging by other reviews, this is a normal occurrence.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap Don't know
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 Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Deceptively challenging

Good, long holes. Modestly wide fairways. Well-kept and a friendly place.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great 9 hole couse

The Lisle Park District really takes care of this place!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
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 Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very tough holes for a 9-hole course. Rates with the toughest in the area.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Bring extra balls! Love the golf bike.

I really enjoyed playing this lovely and challenging course. The golf bike option was the most fun I've had on a course. There is no extra charge, and you get a little extra exercise while biking and golfing.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

A Nice Walk on a fair course

I'm with the last guy....snuck a six pack in my bag and walked nine on a Saturday afternoon. I was squeezed between a couple twosomes but enjoyed my nine holes. And for $22 for an out -of-towner, it was a great deal. The course itself has a few teeth here and there. Keep the ball in play is key...a fair amount of woods and fescue/marsh to eat up wayward hits.

I was visiting a friend nearby and know that the area is pretty wealthy...to find a weekend nine for $22 ($37 for 18) on a great walking course with an interesting enough layout and great conditions...what's not to like. Yeah, it's probably slow most times in the morning and there are a lot of guys who don't seem to know a lot about golf around, but whatever.. Ditch the cart, grab a few, and go for a nice walk.

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

Great Price. Good, hard course,Slow play

Very good, hard course. conditions are great. Plays SLOW. And they run out of carts, alot.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The course is excellent

Excellent course, excellent people, and superb food and quaint surroundings.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Ok if you have time. .

This is a 9 hole course. It's in nice shape. But the wait time is ridiculous. It takes about 3 and a half hours to get through 9 holes which defeats the purpose of playing 9 holes. Also, there are never enough golf carts. Essentially you have to wait for a cart just before you tee off as people on the 9th hole finish. From start to finish you wait and wait and wait... Just not a good experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Sneak a 12 pack on

If you have any plans that would be affected by your round going long, do NOT book a tee time here. If you care about your score and hate standing on a tee box or in the middle of the fairway for a handful of minutes each hole, do NOT play here. There is a starter but the 10+ times I have played here I have yet to tee off on time. I'm sure you're wondering why would I have played here 10+ times based on how this review is going. My answer to that is I live 7 minutes from the course and have only played here when it has been 13 dollars or less on golfnow. As for the course layout it isn't bad by any means. Each hole offers something different and you get a chance to use every club in your bag. The course condition on the other hand is a different story. The starter should be forced to remind everyone to repair their ball marks on the greens because I'm not sure if anyone does. I think the maintenance crew believes that if they just rake the sand around every morning it'll fool us golfers into thinking they actually take care of it. Staff is awesome, very nice. The only problem I've ever had with the staff is when I showed up a few minutes late and the gentleman in the pro shop was giving me a hard time, only for me to walk up to the first tee and sit in line behind 6 other carts full of golfers waiting to tee off. The main reason I made this review is because of the pace of play. Best way I can describe it is I just made my Golfadvior account, wrote this review and I'm only on the 3rd hole. Which is why I say, make sure you sneak on a 12 pack of cold ones. Lotta time to drink! Cheers

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

Course layout

My friends and I really had a good time at the club, the greens were well kept, it was the first time they played the course now they want to make it one of their regular courses.

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

Always a great time with great staff and restaurant.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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