River Bend Golf Club
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.
|Copper (W)||72||5868 yards||73.5||123|
|Red (W)||72||5247 yards||69.8||117|
|Black M: 73.1/128||409||248||557||467||292||524||410||190||485||3582||455||511||421||185||330||575||348||194||429||3448||7030|
|White M: 71.5/120||378||176||520||438||274||501||377||177||456||3297||428||467||416||175||318||555||332||184||411||3286||6583|
|Silver M: 70.2/116||367||159||532||400||267||483||351||169||416||3144||409||443||405||162||291||536||316||165||393||3120||6264|
|Cooper M: 68.0/111 W: 73.9/124||335||140||514||379||257||468||302||159||393||2947||366||426||381||153||272||481||307||162||373||2921||5868|
|Red W: 70.4/117||295||109||454||365||242||430||275||146||356||2672||342||355||350||122||249||420||300||132||305||2575||5247|
Food & BeverageBar, Restaurant
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Banquet Facilities
great customer service inside pro shop
the upkeep on the place is poor broken signs, bathroom broken drywall, poor fairways.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Great course for the money, fairways and greens in EXCELLENT shape.
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
Good Value, but could be in better shape
Staff is great, courteous friendly.
Course needs a bit more work.