Water come into play on several holes at Riverbend Golf Complex
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4.0
498 Reviews (498)
5 Stars
108
4 Stars
260
3 Stars
99
2 Stars
20
1 Stars
11
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.2
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
90.4%
Recommend this course
453 out of 498 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.0
52 Reviews (52)
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
26
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.1
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.3
86.5%
Recommend this course
45 out of 52 reviews
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3.9
117 Reviews (117)
5 Stars
33
4 Stars
52
3 Stars
21
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.4
Value
4.0
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.3
87.2%
Recommend this course
102 out of 117 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
498 Reviews (498)

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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Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Fun course lots of standing water

Fun course lots of standing water a little overpriced for conditions.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 11/12/2021

Hello, 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 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Perfect day for a round

Started right on time despite seeing a 4 ball of high handicappers teeing off and no one hitting the fairway.
Pace of play wasn’t too bad. Finished in 4:57 which for a nice Sunday was fine.
The course was wet obvs but didn’t detract from the Round.
Tee boxes were in good condition and greens rolled well.
All in all a great round was had a d loved this course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 11/02/2021

Thank you for your review. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Riverbend Golf Complex. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good course

First time at this course. Would definitely play here again.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 11/01/2021

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 19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/18/2021

Thank you for reviewing us, We see you rated the course 3-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve before your next round. Feel free to comment on this review or reach out to the team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Riverbend Golf Complex, and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/14/2021

Thank you for the awesome rating! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another great experience, and thanks for choosing Riverbend Golf Complex.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 10/29/2021

Hello. We would love to hear more about your 4-star experience on our course. Please tell us what we can do to earn that last star, and thanks for golfing at Riverbend Golf Complex!

Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Riverbend Golf Course Revi

The course was in pretty good shape. The greens are not bad for having been aerated 2 weeks ago. A little bumpy, but definitely something to work with. The tee boxes are terrible. On most holes, the tees are rough, uneven and patchy. It is ridiculous because the tees are big enough for them to move the tees around, and work on the rough areas. There should always be a decent tee box for blacks, blues and whites. Some of the ladies tees are in front of norm tee boxes, so that should be addressed as well.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 10/05/2021

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 16
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 10/04/2021

Thank you for the awesome rating! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another great experience, and thanks for choosing Riverbend Golf Complex.

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 10/12/2021

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

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/04/2021

Thank you for the awesome rating! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another great experience, and thanks for choosing Riverbend Golf Complex.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Over priced

Early morning Thursday round.
Sand bunkers filled with water.
Greens have recently been punched and sanded.
50 bucks on golfnow.com for water filled sand bunkers, punched and sanded greens?
May be worth 35 bucks.. but certainly overpriced at 50.
Price included a cart. Big deal.
I do like the layout of the course and it is fairly challenging.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 09/27/2021

Hello, we appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We strive for a 5-star experience, so we welcome your feedback. We work hard to maintain the course for everyone's benefit, which means aerifying the greens as part of our regular maintenance schedule. The greens will be healed soon and in pristine condition. Please come back soon for the 5-star experience you expect at Riverbend Golf Complex.

Played On
Reviews 85
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
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Commented on 09/24/2021

We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us to share your favorite part of your experience and what we can do to earn that last star! Thanks for golfing at Riverbend Golf Complex!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Too wet

Either the drainage needs to be looked at or their over watering.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 09/21/2021

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 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/24/2021

We would love to hear more about your 4-star experience on our course. Please tell us what we can do to earn that last star, and thanks for golfing at Riverbend Golf Complex!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/13/2021

We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us to share your favorite part of your experience and what we can do to earn that last star! Thanks for golfing at Riverbend Golf Complex!

Played On
Reviews 27
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once 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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/16/2021

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

Played On
Reviews 85
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
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Commented on 09/07/2021

Hello. We appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at Riverbend Golf Complex. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/03/2021

We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us to share your favorite part of your experience and what we can do to earn that last star! Thanks for golfing at Riverbend Golf Complex!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

For the money it’s a great course. Tee boxes are kinda bad and uneven and the course seems to be over watered in some areas. With the problems that I mentioned I would definitely play it again now that I know the layout.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/02/2021

Hi, 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 3
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great round

Beautiful course, beautiful day, perfect weather. Best round ever!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/31/2021

Thank you for your review. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Riverbend Golf Complex. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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