Water come into play on several holes at Riverbend Golf Complex
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4.2
692 Reviews (692)
5 Stars
184
4 Stars
358
3 Stars
116
2 Stars
22
1 Stars
12
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.9
97.7%
Recommend this course
644 out of 692 reviews
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4.0
27 Reviews (27)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.2
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.1
96.3%
Recommend this course
26 out of 27 reviews
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4.3
92 Reviews (92)
5 Stars
41
4 Stars
42
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.4
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
98.9%
Recommend this course
91 out of 92 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

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Washington (2022 #16)

Reviews

4.2
692 Reviews (692)

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
3.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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Reviews 51
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Sort of slow

4 hours 36 minutes is not awful but for some reason, I was in a twosome. 2 groups ahead of us was also a twosome. We were both there at he time they teed off. Should have paired us with them. Nice to see the bunkers raked!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 02/13/2024

Hello, dmichel1. Thank you for visiting us at Riverbend Golf Complex. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Winter golf is not the best

A day of golf is always better than a day at work. Good, challenging course, normally in great condition. Many greens are in mediocre to poor shape this time of year. The back-nine is lower so much wetter than the front nine. Most groups were moving briskly, but a couple were impeding progress. Enjoyable, but not great.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 02/14/2024

Hello, 0VRNnDdwxh4XOPzQnrC8. Thank you for visiting us at Riverbend Golf Complex. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course

Great course with a nice layout. Restaurants and bar is closed so no amenities other than snacks in the pro shop. Pro shop does have a good selection.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 02/13/2024

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.

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played

Lots of ball marks not fixed on greens. Lots of divots not replace on Fairways. Would be nice if you found an operator for the restaurant.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 02/13/2024

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us, volvo1987. We are going to pass on your feedback to the team. Thanks for visiting Riverbend Golf Complex, and we hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/22/2024

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences, u314162202810. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed during your round. Thanks for choosing Riverbend Golf Complex!

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Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 01/11/2024

Hi, We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We see you rated the course 1 star and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take single-star feedback very seriously at our course. You are welcome to comment further or reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thanks for choosing our course.

Played On
Reviews 38
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/08/2024

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences, Qiang13003. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed during your round. Thanks for choosing Riverbend Golf Complex!

Played On
Reviews 38
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

It was a good round and I had one of my best rounds yesterday!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 01/19/2024

Thanks so much for your wonderful review, LyndonMckinney. We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us. Please visit again soon. Thanks for choosing Riverbend Golf Complex!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Eagles Unfriendly Staff

Everything is excellent, except for one staff. Really unfriendly behavior!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/04/2024

Hi, u480668732! 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 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/05/2024

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences, u480668732. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed during your round. Thanks for choosing Riverbend Golf Complex!

Played On
Reviews 38
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 12/11/2023

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences, Qiang13003. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed during your round. Thanks for choosing Riverbend Golf Complex!

Played On
Reviews 57
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun with friends

Except for the fact that it was cart path only the weather was good and fun to play with friends

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented on 11/22/2023

Hello, u000006901345. Thank you for visiting us at Riverbend Golf Complex. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great condition but slow pace of play

Hit a small bucket at the range before my round at 12:30. Course was backed up from the first tee and took 2&1/2 hours to finish the front nine. We had to skip two holes on the back because they were closing the gate across the river.

Overall good experience but the slow pace and early close of the gate left me feeling like I didn’t get full value for my green fee.

The restaurant was closed :-/

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented on 11/27/2023

Thanks so much for your wonderful review, u314164281683. We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us. Please visit again soon. Thanks for choosing Riverbend Golf Complex!

Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/30/2023

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences, u000001927777. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed during your round. Thanks for choosing Riverbend Golf Complex!

Played On
Reviews 23
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Just golf

Course was in decent shaoe cinsidering a lot of rain the previous twk days. Cart path only which was understsndable. Lot of unreoaurdd ball marks on greens from lazy players.
Restaurant was closed for season.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/30/2023

Thanks so much for your wonderful review, gnpellyhc956. We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us. Please visit again soon. Thanks for choosing Riverbend Golf Complex!

Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good day for Sept golf

I found this tee time last minute and was paired with 3 other singles. The course was in decent conditions with the tee boxes pretty well used, the green very slow and bumpy as they were recently punched/sanded, and some puddles on the course. The pace of play was excellent as we finished in 3:25, despite waiting for 5 min to tee off on the par-3 13th.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/26/2023

Thanks so much for your wonderful review, Red812. We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us. Please visit again soon. Thanks for choosing Riverbend Golf Complex!

Played On
Reviews 20
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice track

I enjoyed the course. They did just punch the greens however, it played fine. The layout was nice

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/26/2023

Thanks so much for your wonderful review, Tmiller2000. We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us. Please visit again soon. Thanks for choosing Riverbend Golf Complex!

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