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Value
3.2
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
2.7
Amenities
3.6
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6702 yards
Slope 127
Rating 72.5
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Riverbend Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1972
Golf Season Open: 3/15 Closed: 12/01
Architect Ernie Schrock (1972)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Reviews

3.6
15 Reviews (15)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Undulating Greens 7
Water Hazards 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 6

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Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Course Pace

Played 18 holes in under 4 hours and course management kept telling us to pick up our pace. Loved the course, but if you are looking for a place to play a relaxing round at a reasonable and enjoyable pace for a weekend golfer I would pick another course.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Previously Played

A very hot summer day!

Riverbend is a lovely course that has it all: water, sand traps, long and short par fours. It has demanding par fives as well as challenging par threes. The clubhouse is warm and inviting, good food at the turn and a variety of beverages including beer. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable about golf and the course as well. I played on a day that almost reached triple didgets..so it was extremely hot, so I had plenty to drink that day. All in sll it's a very good test of all the clubs in your bag, to break 70 is very rewarding indeed..! The greens are large and undulating and csn be difficult to read. I encourage any golfer regardless of ability, to give it a go and good luck..! But hit it straight and stay on dry land..enjoy and have fun..!!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Walked

A great find!

Live in Naperville, IL & headed to Ohio and wanted to find a course on the way. Found this on the internet and it looked good....it was! This course was a great find and the fall weather was beautiful. The course was in good condition and the greens were fantastic...hard, smooth and excellent condition. I played the back 9 first, fairly flat and long with some challenging holes, , but the front 9 takes you along the river and woods with more challenging holes. Looking for an excuse to get back there again. If I lived in Ft Wayne I'd be a regular.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Super Fast Undulating Greens

The course is in fantastic shape, tee boxes and green are very well maintained. Even after the rain the Greens are very fast so watch your putts and plan on the green shot.

The staff is very friendly! Will def be playing here again soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

Great Course/Friendly Staff

Great Course has some challenging holes. Great rate on golfnow

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Very challenging

I'm 67 and the course plays long from the white tees. It's in excellent condition, the rough around the greens is deep 7 difficult and the greens are very fast & undulating. This course will be a challenge even for low single handicappers. Have fun!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best greens in the region

The course itself was ok. It has some risk reward aspects to it. I play this course because the greens are excellent. It can get busy so be patient and enjoy.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Riverbend

I played river bend because it was a hot deal on golf now. I didn't expect it to be in such good shape. The last time I played was 3 years ago and the course was rough. Fairways, greens and tee boxes were in bad shape. Not the case this time around. Great condition and a lot of fun.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice Course Slow Play

Tough course-extremely challenging greens. Very slow play sucked the joy out of this round. 4.5 hours for 18 holes! Frustrating!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/26/2020

I thought 4.5 hours for 18 holes was a normal pace?

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

This will test all parts of your golf game.

The course is very diverse with the types of wholes and that challenges you will face. Water, trees, long rough and bunkers do scatter this course. There are some greens the osculate and challenge your putting game as well. I like playing this course, because it is beautiful and will always challenge my focus and golf game. The golf carts are okay and the cart paths are dirt / gravel so if it has rained it might be a little muddy driving. I would recommend this course for anyone to play. The staff is also great.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

Excellent Condition

Haven't played course in over 20 years. It is still challenging, but fair. Course condition was excellent. Better than more expensive courses in Fort Wayne. Staff was very friendly and even helped dry off our carts after raining when we made the turn. I will definitely play again this year, even though I live an hour away.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A ranger would help...

Played as a two some, and had a two some in front of us all day. They held up the whole course, at one point, they had two holes open in front of them! When we asked to play through, they said the single in front of them was holding them up....

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Beautiful Front 9; Back 9 is Forgettable

We really enjoyed the course. Staff was very pleasant & the course was in really nice shape. Greens were quite slick and sloped, so that made for a fun challenge keeping it under 3 putts per hole.

My only real complaint is the amount of goose droppings all over the place. They've done a really good job keeping them off the greens, but closing the course for a couple days during goose season might not be a bad idea.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 54
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Nice greens

First time I have played Riverbend in the last few years. The course is in great shape. The greens are well maintained and roll beautifully with a touch of speed. I enjoyed playing this track

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Course worth playing

First time I have ever played River Bend and I really enjoyed playing the course. For mid-October, the course is in great shape. Very pleased with the condition of tees and greens and the fairways were good too. The cart paths were not very good, but not a big deal. The scenery of the course is beautiful. It is very playable but with enough difficulty to keep your attention. I highly recommend this FW course!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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