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3.9
73 Reviews (73)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
3.6
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.5
85.9%
Recommend this course
64 out of 73 reviews
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3.9
21 Reviews (21)
5 Stars
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Conditions
3.1
Value
3.9
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.3
76.2%
Recommend this course
16 out of 21 reviews
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4.0
41 Reviews (41)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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Conditions
3.6
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.5
85.4%
Recommend this course
35 out of 41 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Style Links
Par 72
Length 6923 yards
Slope 128
Rating 72.6
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River Bend Links
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Course Details

Year Built 1998
Golf Season Year round
Architect Clyde Johnston (1998)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Reviews

3.9
73 Reviews (73)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 7
Bunkers 6
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 6
Locals 6

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Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Rain

They closed because of rain. But, a staff member named Chris texted me and let me know that they had closed. I really appreciated that.

Josh

Conditions Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course is in very rough condition.

The greens are dried up and cracked. The fairways have no grass

I love the course and lay out, just a shame that it isn’t in decent condition.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Favorite Course

Play there weekly and always friendly staff and usually not to crowded with quick play. Course layout is awesome. A couple tough holes but a lot of open fairways to get you a few birdies!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
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First Time Playing

No Solos

Rude pro shop staff, very odd rules.

Wasn’t gonna be able to play solo as the first off the tee in the morning. They were fill me up to have a full group of 4, with people I didn’t know. For all I know, they could’ve had Covid-19, and they would make me ride with a cart with one of them for five or so hours. Fortunately, the three guys brought a surprise 4th, so they made what they said was a rare exception to pet me go off ahead of them, telling me to hurry up.

I was on the 5th hole before that group behind me teed off and I played my 18-hole round in 1 hour & 35 minutes.

I won’t be back. Continue to decay, Tunica.

RIP Southern Hospitality.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
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Very rude staff. Been here twice and both times the staff very rude and unpleasant. Course is in decent shape for your money.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First time playing

First time playing out here. Layout is excellent, easy to follow well balanced mixture. Not a long course, but definitely tricky. Shot placement is key here. Greens are fast when they dry out, but they hold the ball well, and it’s easy to place shots. All in all liked it, and worth the drive out there.

Not sure if sand traps are unattended because of former covid rules, but all the bunkers are like mud right now. Not complaining about pulling a ball or two out of them though!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
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Previously Played

Golf Now told me I would only have to pay $60 at the course and they still charged me $80 at the course. That in itself made the round of golf unjoyable

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Very cold and windy this day

The course is a good challenge from the back tees and has enough hazards to keep all players honest. The course condition was as expected for this time of year. I've played this course several times in the past and I look forward to playing it again.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 29
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Riverbend

Nice course, can be as hard or easy as you like depending on tee choice. I think they are converting all the sand bunchers to grass.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 195
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Scottish Links-Style Golf in the Mississippi Delta

Located in the Mississippi Delta, 30 miles south of Memphis, Tennessee, the town of Tunica, MS is truly a “rags to riches” economic development success story. For years Tunica was recognized as the most impoverished city in the country; the neighborhood known as "Sugar Ditch Alley" was recognized as America’s most deprived neighborhood.

Tunica is located 25 miles from the intersection of I-55 and I-40 putting it within an easy day’s drive to 2/3rd’s of America’s population. People come from near and far to try their luck at a myriad of slot machines and table games at the area’s six casinos.

While the allure of gambling and the possibility of greatly increasing one’s net worth is the draw for many visitors, there is plenty to do outside of the casinos. If you’re into music, you’ve come to the right place; if you like the blues, even better. The state of Mississippi is known as the “Birthplace of America’s Music.” The Mississippi Delta is where the Blues began and is home to the King of the Blues B.B. King and the King of Rock n’ Roll Elvis Presley.

I realize that to be considered a true “links” golf course a large body of water needs to be involved and although the mighty Mississippi River is nearby, I don’t think it counts. That said, River Bend Links is the closest thing I’ve encountered to a links course outside of Scotland. The bunkering on each hole gives it a rugged look and a Scottish feel, and when the wind is blowing, even more so. Although the course is a shadow of its former self, the greens are in great shape and the course is a lot of fun to play, regardless of how good you are. According to General Manager Chris Conklin, many of the bunkers will be filled in soon; they are just too maintenance-intensive. So, if you’d like to get a feel of what it’s like to play in the Home of Golf without the expense of airfare and the hassle of a passport, give River Bend Links a try.

Visitors to the Tunica area have a lot of choices when it comes to selecting a place to lay their heads at night. MGM Resorts International’s Gold Strike Casino Resort seems to offer the best value when it came to rooms and dining options and their world-class casino. Our suite had a king-size bed, large, flat-screen TVs in both rooms, ample sitting area, and a master bathroom with an air jet tub. For breakfast, I highly recommend the buffet at the Buffet Americana, they offer everything you could dream of for breakfast. For dinner, you won’t find a better steak in town than what they serve at the Wine Spectator award-winning Chicago Steakhouse; their seafood dishes are delicious too! And be sure to check out the dessert menu.

If you’re looking to get a casual bite to eat while at the Gold Strike, check out their newest offering, BetMGM Book, Bar & Grill. MGM invested $7 million in what they believe is the future of gambling: the sportsbook. BetMGM opened Mississippi’s first sportsbook on August 1, 2018, 26 years to the day after legalized betting launched in the state. In addition to great food and drink, BetMGM features more than 60 HD screens including a giant video wall, expansive bar, three-meal dining, sportsbook, VIP lounge, lively entertainment, and the Mid-South’s first Topgolf Swing Suite.

For those who want to escape the glitter and bright neon lights for a down-home southern meal, head over to The Hollywood Café. We’ve all heard the saying “You can’t judge a book by its cover,” and nowhere does that apply more than The Hollywood Café in Tunica. The building looks very dilapidated and run down – it was once an old farm commissary. In addition to serving some of the best deep-fried dill pickles in the state, The Hollywood Café also shares in the area's rich musical history. Pianist Muriel Wilkins performed there for years, and she and the Hollywood Café were immortalized in Marc Cohn’s hit song "Walking in Memphis." Many other blues legends have graced the stage of The Hollywood Café. When The Hollywood Cafe originally opened in the summer of ’69, there was no stage or food, just a bar. Over the years the café began to offer dinnertime music and a menu evolved that included steak, catfish, and their signature dish, fried dill pickles!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 89
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 89
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Riverbend Links

Nice course that can be as easy or as hard as you like...just pick the correct Tee Box. There are no sand bunkers as it looks like they are converting them all to grass bunkers.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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