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4.0
420 Reviews (420)
5 Stars
83
4 Stars
223
3 Stars
90
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
10
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.3
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.6
93.4%
Recommend this course
385 out of 420 reviews
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3.8
57 Reviews (57)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
24
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.2
Value
4.1
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.4
89.5%
Recommend this course
51 out of 57 reviews
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4.0
115 Reviews (115)
5 Stars
32
4 Stars
62
3 Stars
17
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.3
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
94.8%
Recommend this course
109 out of 115 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 72
Length 6701 yards
Slope 121
Rating 71.4

The Riverbend Golf Complex sits along the Green River in Kent Valley, Wash. Owned and operated by the City of Kent, the complex offers a championship, 18-hole course and a mini-golf course. The 18-hole course is one of the busiest in the state with more than 65,000 rounds played on it annually. The golf course sprawls across a relatively flat landscape, making it easily walkable. Though it may not be hilly, that doesn't mean it's trouble free. There are more than 50 bunkers strategically placed throughout and three lakes come into play as well. The layout is player friendly, with enough variety to appeal to players of all skill levels.

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Course Details

Year Built 1989
Golf Season Year round
Architect John Steidel

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Shirts and shoes must be worn at all times while on the golf course.

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Available Sports

Minigolf

Reviews

4.0
420 Reviews (420)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 25
Patio Dining 14
Dinner 10
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 44
Bunkers 38
Thick Rough 12
This course/club is great for:
Walkers 46
Locals 39
Seniors 28
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 49
Near the Airport 25
Worth the Drive 9

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Couse

The rain has beat up the greens pretty bad on 4 or 5 of the holes...shouldn’t improve over the summer!

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 04/05/2021

Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. Please know the current conditions are by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We will continue to work towards a 5-star experience and we hope to see you back!

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Course recovering from the winter nicely

The course over all in good condition, especially this time of year. The greens were good speed, but many had significant damage and all were bumpy in places. Bunkers were raked and carts were 90 degree rule - nice change from path only. Fairways in good condition, and not too much recycled goose food on the fairways [if you know what I mean].

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 04/05/2021

Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Riverbend Golf Complex!

Played On
Reviews 59
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 04/05/2021

We want to hear more about your experience with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon at Riverbend Golf Complex!

Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
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Commented on 04/05/2021

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take customer feedback very seriously at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind. Thank you for playing Riverbend Golf Complex.

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Wet but playable

Winter condition but playable. Greens are wet and bumpy.. Great walking course.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 04/05/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Riverbend Golf Complex.

Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Good experience overall

Had a early-ish tee time, but pace of play was slow. Some tee boxes and greens were muddy/devoid of grass, with the fairways and bunkers in pretty good shape. Enjoyed the layout and variety, will definitely return.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 04/05/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Riverbend Golf Complex.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Course not taken care fo this time of year

Course is not in good shape this time of year. wait until 2 months and she be much better.I don't think they take good care of the course from DEC-March. Green were in the worst shape I have every seen. My guess is the course does not drain well with wet weather. I play this course normally in the middle of golf season when conidtions are better.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 04/05/2021

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 important to us. We with the recent rain we are working to get everything up to par. We have projects ongoing to recover the fairways and greens from the water on the course. 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. We will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing Riverbend Golf Complex. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Walked

Wet

I like the course layout but it is still very wet. Many sand traps are full of water and there were puddles of water on several greens. I can’t wait to play until summer when the course has dried out.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 04/05/2021

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 important to us. We with the recent rain we are working to get everything up to par. We have projects ongoing to recover the fairways and greens from the water on the course. 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. We will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing Riverbend Golf Complex. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 04/05/2021

. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We would love to know how we can earn those last two stars next time! Thanks for playing Riverbend Golf Complex.

Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 04/05/2021

Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Riverbend Golf Complex.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 04/05/2021

We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us to share with us your favorite part of your experience. Thanks for golfing at Riverbend Golf Complex!

Played On
Reviews 27
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Wet but fun

Very wet today but fun with some nice people that i was playing with. I wish the grounds crew could have made an attempt to clear standing water on a few greens but other than that it was a nice round.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 04/05/2021

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 important to us. We with the recent rain we are working to get everything up to par. We have projects ongoing to recover the fairways and greens from the water on the course. 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. We will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing Riverbend Golf Complex. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 04/05/2021

Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Riverbend Golf Complex.

Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 04/05/2021

we want to hear more about your experience with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon at Riverbend Golf Complex!

Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 03/01/2021

Thanks so much for the great review. We look forward to welcoming you back to our course soon. Thanks for choosing Riverbend Golf Complex.

Played On
Reviews 27
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented on 03/01/2021

Hello, Russel. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future. Thanks for choosing Riverbend Golf Complex.

Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Efficient staff

Parts of course was soggy due to rain. Tee time was for 12 but got out a little earlier.which was nice.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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Commented on 03/01/2021

Your feedback is important to us. Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing Riverbend Golf Complex.

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