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3.7
173 Reviews (173)
5 Stars
41
4 Stars
85
3 Stars
27
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
9
Conditions
3.3
Value
4.1
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.4
81.1%
Recommend this course
145 out of 173 reviews
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3.7
15 Reviews (15)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.8
86.7%
Recommend this course
13 out of 15 reviews
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3.7
44 Reviews (44)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
22
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.3
Value
4.0
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.4
81.8%
Recommend this course
36 out of 44 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 7030 yards
Slope 129
Rating 72.8

River Bend Golf Club combines some of the most unique play in the area with a course designed to provide an exciting golfing experience for players of all levels. Beautiful oak trees and meandering streams give the golf course its character, with elevation changes, multi-tiered greens and challenging areas of forced carry-including water features-and areas of forced lay-up in a links-style course, especially on the front 9.  The back 9 is a more traditional golf course. All of this combined with the Texas wind makes River Bend a formidable challenge for even scratch golfers.  It's one of the only only true links courses in south Texas. The staff is super and the course is very affordable.  River Bend Golf Club has a unique practice facility that features an aqua range with an island green.  A large putting green makes the Maverick a super practice area.

Distance: About 33 miles southeast of downtown San Antonio and worth the trip.  Take Rt 181 from the Southeast side of San Antonio. Located off the 181 business loop (4th street here in the city), coming north or south off Highway 181.  The loop runs north and south, like Highway 181, and runs about 1/2 mile west of it.  The course and facilities are located in the Avalon Subdivision.

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Course Details

Year Built 2007
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Tidwarf Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code No denim, collared shirt and bermuda shorts required

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.7
173 Reviews (173)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 7
Course Challenges Include:
Forced Carries 8
Bunkers 6
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 7
Locals 7
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 8

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Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Amenities Average
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Reviews 32
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Weekend Golfer

Fairways and tee boxes need mowing. Greens are full of some kind of blight that are killing the greens.

A course marshal would be helpful on the weekends to help keep up the pace of play if the course continues to allow groups of five and six to play together.

The staff members were very helpful pleasant to the customers.

Great course that just needs care.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Riverbend

The course is located in Floresville and it's quite nice. Though not a pristine course it is very good for the price. The staff is always friendly and the carts are in good condition. The course is well maintained and looking great.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Extremely Easy
Played On
Reviews 28
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Like This Course

It’s a fun place to hit the golf ball; hopefully, the maintenance of the course continues to improve.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

River Bend River

Greens slow and punchy. Fairways Ok, not great. Good layout however.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 28
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens Very Bumpy, many Tee Boxes overgrown with weeds

Played here many times; typically a good value. This time the course conditions were sub-par. Tee boxes overgrown with weeds, greens very uneven. Pin positions today were ridiculous, like it was Sunday at US Open.

I may return once players say the course conditions have improved..

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Good overall but could easily be better

We played using a Hot Deal low price green fee with a late afternoon tee time. There were only a few groups on the course along with a single or two. No one held us up and we easily let singles play through.

The course is mostly as described in the About section. It is set in an open area of gently rolling hills with newly developing neighborhoods alongside. The driving range is a lake into which you hit floating balls. The practice greens are small.

The fairway grass is a bit spotty and the greens are close to being very good following recent treatment. The bunkers are in good shape and abundant but are easy to avoid due the wide fairways.

The main thing this course lacks is proper signage and/or a course guidebook. There are blind landing areas for tee shots plus dogleg holes that are hard to picture from the tee. The scorecard and the tee box signs lack any hole maps or diagrams. Some signs are missing. The carts do not have GPS.

I do give them high marks for having five tee box choices plus a sign at the first hole with recommendations on which ones to play based on age/handicap. All courses should do this.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bogey Man

I really like this course. The greens have recently been sanded but should get better quickly.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great peaceful game

Customer service was wonderful I even came across a raccoon after me hitting the drive great natural and nature course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Players

It is a good course but the back nine was piled up with players but over all the golf course is good I would go play it again on another note would like to see the lay out of golf course don’t know if you all carry maps of holes. We were blind sided with the holes.

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

Terrific place to play golf

I've played this golf course over 50 times and still can say I've never been dissatisfied by the maintenance or for that matter the challenge of this course. Number 9 is wide open but is one of the longest par 4's I've played, with the wind almost always in your face it's the most challenging to try for that negative number. Overall one of the finest municipal around....

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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