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3.6
140 Reviews (140)
5 Stars
33
4 Stars
69
3 Stars
21
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
7
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.9
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.3
77.8%
Recommend this course
118 out of 140 reviews
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3.7
15 Reviews (15)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.3
Value
4.1
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.3
86.7%
Recommend this course
13 out of 15 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.5
32 Reviews (32)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.8
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.3
78.1%
Recommend this course
25 out of 32 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

3.6
140 Reviews (140)

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 1
Handicap 10-14
Plays Once a month
3.0
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First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

great customer service inside pro shop

the upkeep on the place is poor broken signs, bathroom broken drywall, poor fairways.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Could be a lot better

Granted, it's the middle of winter, but you can tell this course has suffered the past few years from not enough upkeep. The greens were pretty good on the whole, but the fairways were rough in most places. They seem to have a real gopher problem. There were some holes where driving your card down the fairway felt like you were going off roading but with no suspension. Still a fun course to play with a challenging layout, but has the potential to be so much better.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great design

Thought the course had a great layout but the condition of the course is not good. Course also has several hazards that are not visible and they do not have hole layouts on the scorecard or on the tee box.
No marshal on the course and group in front of us were several holes behind the group in front of them. Restaurant was not open.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Always enjoyable

The course layout makes for some interesting decisions from tee to green, with some par 4s drivable and some stretched out to tour length (especially depending on which of the 5 sets of tees you play). There are some holes that are wide open and some that require absolute precision from the tee. Greens always roll well. Course conditions are generally good, though it depends on the drought situation (like most Texas courses). Overall, it’s always worth a round.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great and spacious course

Overall a good course at a decent price. Hard to find ball if you don’t keep it on the fairways however. Fun course though however construction around the course ruins some of the natural beauty.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
First Time Playing

Nothing special

Golf course was playable, but nothing special. Very open layout with large greens. Course won’t beat you up, so a great place for beginners. Pace of play was slow due to a tournament being held that morning. If you live close and want something on the cheaper side I’d give it a shot, but don’t go out of your way to play it.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

I Like This Course

Have played this course several times now, and really enjoy it. Several holes are wide open, and there are several that present a pretty good challenge. Not crowded during the week, very relaxed. Fairways and greens in great shape, especially for Texas in August.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course needs TLC

Course has a great layout but greens, tee boxes, and fairways need serious attention

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Excellent Course

Great course for the money, fairways and greens in EXCELLENT shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course Management

Reserved a tee time for 2 people. Upon arrival was advised there were no balls available for the driving range. Tee time was 12:20. Was advised a foursome was going out at 12 and a threesome was going out before my tee time. Subsequently was told the 12:10 was supposed to be 2 twosomes but each twosome showed up with an extra person and they let them play two threesomes in front of us. No Marshall to control the pace of play. Played 9 holes and left. Will not play there again. There is no water on the course to drink and no cart girl. They blamed it on being packed. Should raise their green fees and spread out their tee times to allow golfers to enjoy playing instead of waiting 10-15 mins on each tee box. Took 2:20 mins to play 9

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Just okay

Plenty of other nicer courses in the area for same dollars.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 24
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0

Good Value, but could be in better shape

Staff is great, courteous friendly.

Course needs a bit more work.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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