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
4.0
27
5 Stars
10
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
81.5%
Recommend this course
22 out of 27 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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Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
2.0
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First Time Playing

Not beginner friendly

Me and my buddy just wanted to play a relaxing round of golf. We're pretty decent but not really good yet. The second we got on the course we were rushed. The entire round was ruined due to the fact we couldn't take our time and enjoy ourselves

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

Great challenging 9 holer

Good inexpensive challenging 9 hole course. Service on the course and restaurant are terrific. Course conditions are okay, but expecting too much for the price.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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
Perfect weather
Used cart

Perfect weather, perfect price/value, perfect golf course personnel and perfect golf course conditions.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice Going Boys!

Pretty slick stuff, my friends!

Keep up the good

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

great time

The course is in great shape… The deal was excellent… Not aerated so the greens are true. Always have a great time playing this course.

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

River Bend One of the Best 9 hole courses in the Burbs

Very Friendly Staff- Pro Shop, Starters, Waitresses

Great value for both golf and food

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

Quick 9hole

You have to plan playing 7th hole good 200yard 3wood should do it or loose the ball

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Hidden Gem

Probably overshadowed by the nearby Seven Bridges, this course was a nice surprise for a 1st time play after living in the area for a number of years now. I have always backed-off playing here because it was always $20 on GolfNow with no wavering on the price however it was worth the price (w/cart). Generous fairways, no real forced carries but their bunkers did need some attending to. Other than that, I would come back here. Tough play first time around, not knowing green layouts or what you cannot see but I will play better next time knowing what lies ahead my 2nd time out there. Starter was a little cold but other than that...enjoyable round.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

9 Hole Course at a 18 hole pace.

I teed off on a Saturday around 4:45pm, so it wasn't a peak time. The pace of place was absolutely horrible. Waiting on every single shot, up to 10 minutes in the fairway and 15min on the tee. The course was not in great shape. The fairway grass was far too long and the tee boxes were really beat up. I think I paid $28 for 9 holes and a cart, which isn't horrible, but considering the pace and condition, I definitely won't be back.

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

Great course.

For the price I would say this is the nicest 9 hole course around.

Conditions Excellent
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
Excellent weather
Used cart

River Bend Golf Course

Always enjoy playing this course. Challenging, but more fun than not.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Expensive Course, Unimpressive Experience

The "hot deal" for this course was $25 for 9 holes, which is a little higher than other last minute tee time deals, especially for 9. The course was not well groomed at all and the rough was slightly out of control. Pace of the round was extremely slow, but that was due to a slow foursome ahead of us. Overall, not the best course, but it wasn't so bad that I wouldn't play it again if a deal was there.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

Really nice 9 holes

Played this course back to back because of a hot deal needing to buy two rounds. The course can play very difficult if you are not good with your driver. Fairways are pretty tight and the sand trap placement sits right about 265 from the back tees and 240 from the white tees. There are several holes when you want to leave the driver in the bag and use an iron or hybrid off the tee. The course gives you a lot of good scoring opportunities if you find the fairway will really punish a dubbed shot. Overall, a really beautiful course that will present a real challenge to even a skilled player.

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

Good nine hole place to play a quick round

I played here a few times this year so I can squeeze in a quick 9 before work. Surprisingly challenging since the holes are pretty tight. It's also a long course. Very friendly staff which is not so easy to come by theses days.. They take care of the course very well

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good value.

Great course when you want 9 holes. Went early and finished in less then 90 minutes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent

What a great 9 hole course. Although pace of play was a little slow, you won't find a better 9 hole course for the price. The greens and fairways were in excellent condition and the course was indeed challenging. Check out the golf bikes, they are a blast.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Challenging for 9 hole course

If you don't have the time to play 18 holes this course is probably the best challenge you can get for a 9 hole Park District Golf Course.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

Nice course for the money

Course is in good condition and very challenging for a 9 hole course. Good course for couples golf.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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