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3.9
274 Reviews (274)
5 Stars
93
4 Stars
110
3 Stars
41
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
18
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.0
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.4
Amenities
3.7
79.3%
Recommend this course
222 out of 274 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.3
62 Reviews (62)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
19
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
9
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.3
Layout
4.1
Pace
2.5
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
3.7
62.9%
Recommend this course
39 out of 62 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.7
102 Reviews (102)
5 Stars
33
4 Stars
33
3 Stars
20
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
11
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.7
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.1
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.0
72.5%
Recommend this course
74 out of 102 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Type Public
Par 36
Length 3238 yards
Slope 126
Rating 35.4
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River Bend Golf Club - IL
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Course Details

Year Built 1992
Golf Season Year Round, weather permitting
Architect William J. Spear

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire is required at all times.

Reviews

3.9
274 Reviews (274)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 11
Patio Dining 9
Dinner 8
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 14
Bunkers 13
Forced Carries 7
This course/club is great for:
9-Hole Rounds 15
Locals 9
Walkers 6
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 15

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Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Good times

We had an amazing time and experience. The course is challenging and the price was great.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Great 9 hole course

My buddy and I played on a balmy day in December, which is an extreme rarity in Chicago, so naturally the course was packed. So despite teeing off 15 minutes late, the pace of play was great. NO waiting on any of the holes. This is a course that I have played many times, so I know it well. It is my favorite 9 hole course in the Chicago area. It has a great layout, with a variety of holes. Compact layout - easily walkable. Highly recommended.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 12/15/2020

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 River Bend Golf Course, and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

50 degrees and sunny in Chicago on December 9 what's not to love. First time here but def not last time. I'm sure it's a beautiful 9 in the summer!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Cold, Windy & Challenging

We've played this course several times this year. This was our final outing of the year and the weather was cold & windy making it a challenging day. Like the length and layout of the course. Due to year-end conditions, the course was less than desirable. I plan to play here more often.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 12/07/2020

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass along your feedback to the staff. Thanks for visiting River Bend Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow pace of play

Fun and challenging 9holes. But 8 minutes between tee times is not nearly enough. Waiting every hole. 3 hours for 9 holes is not good.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 12/01/2020

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the team. Thanks for visiting River Bend Golf Course, and we hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

River Bend Review

TeeOff time was 11:04am, course said our tee time was 11:20am. This is the second time this year TeeOff provided incorrect time on booking. Course very crowded, took nearly 3 hrs to play 9 holes. Some greens has burn marks from lack of water or too much water. Greens aeriated, but no sand to fill the holes, very bumpy greens. Nice layout and normally pretty quick greens.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

River Bend Review

Booked 11:04 tee time with TeeOff. Course said our time was 11:20. Not first time this year tee times were changed without knowing. Get your act together. Very crowded day, took nearly 3 hrs to play 9 holes. Course recently areated greens with no sand filler, ruff putting day. Several greens with burnout areas, front to much watering or lack of watering. Good layout course, normally in better shape.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented on 11/23/2020

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 would like to apologize for the pace of place issue you experienced as this is not the standard we strive to achieve. Please know that we always working 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 River Bend Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Fine nine

Nice layout with enough long yardage holes to satisfy. Can play slow when too many beginners are up ahead.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 11/18/2020

Hi AJ, thank you for taking the time to review us! We see you rated the course 3-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve before your next round? Please 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 River Bend Golf Course, and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course, slow play

I've played this course several times, its challenging! The only issue is the pace of play. Typically this course has 8 minute interval tee times. Compared with other courses that do 10 or 11 minute intervals. The shorter times cause late starts and bunched players because of the wide range of abilities playing. The other couses I play have longer intervals, which makes for a much more relaxed round. Here, I feel rushed .

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

Great course

The staff was great, the course was awesome, a great deal pricewise. Very disappointed that the bar and restaurant we’re closed

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/12/2020

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 River Bend Golf Course, and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0

Poor Management

Although this is a good course to golf, the staff ate NOT friendly, there are long long wait times, and STAFF NEVER ANSWER THE PHONE. Tried calling twenty times to cancel and always busy. Physically had to go into cancel.
If you can tolerate all the above, enjoy your golf!!!!

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 10/23/2020

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback and concerns to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting River Bend Golf Course. We hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow pace. No rangers.

This is a nice little course. Got some basic holes and some real challenging ones. I just wish it was run better. Starter let off 4 twosomes in a row. And when we got on the course, it was long waits with no end in sight. No ranger to push play. We left at the 7th hole at over 2 hours already.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 09/29/2020

Hi, we appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting River Bend Golf Course. We hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/29/2020

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 River Bend Golf Course, and we hope to see you again soon.

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