The Lynx at River Bend Golf Club
Formerly known as "Port Jervis Country Club".
|Earth (W)||72||5210 yards||67.1||113|
|Sage (W)||72||4611 yards||66.9||109|
|River M: 70.7/121||451||393||366||310||403||163||331||360||165||2942||409||402||168||369||135||356||498||408||570||3315||6257|
|Lynx M: 69.2/117||435||374||349||298||373||144||324||345||154||2796||394||384||150||351||126||328||480||379||486||3078||5874|
|Earth M: 66.1/111 W: 67.1/113||412||326||269||279||351||129||292||285||140||2483||316||355||131||300||117||292||454||340||422||2727||5210|
|Sage M: 65.9/107 W: 66.9/109||322||280||262||239||307||111||277||273||123||2194||310||272||117||293||104||251||386||334||350||2417||4611|
Food & BeverageBar, Grill, Restaurant
Golf Advisor: Top 25 Friendliest Courses in the U.S. (2021 #21)
2nd: Par-4, 393. First of three holes on the difficult “Cat’s Claw.” The green can’t be seen from the fairway’s landing zone. Photo submitted by AptlyLinked on 08/08/2021
3rd, par-4: Another tricky Tillinghast hole. The Cape design features this marshy hazard curving all the way from tee to green. Photo submitted by AptlyLinked on 08/08/2021
5th, par-5. The driving zone is relatively open, but your second may cross the stream and must be precise. Photo submitted by AptlyLinked on 08/08/2021
16, par-5, 498. Terrific hole that encourages you to slam a driver and another long club on the second. Hittable in two, for some. Photo submitted by AptlyLinked on 08/08/2021
18, par-5, 570. On the second shot, the fairway’s safe side is the right, which better opens up the green. Photo submitted by AptlyLinked on 08/08/2021
Another view of 18. As classic as the Tillinghast holes on the front side. Photo submitted by AptlyLinked on 08/08/2021
Photo submitted by u000001018865 on 12/24/2020
Course Looking Good! Photo submitted by Golfguyswf on 08/15/2018
New Tees Coming In Great! Photo submitted by Golfguyswf on 08/15/2018
play every weekend for 10 years
me and my buddy started playing this course when the new owners took over .back then it was in rough shape to say the least.greens where covered in plastic to help seeding ,course was flooded sometimes .then the usga came in and helped with drainage and other improvements. lots of new plantings new carts and new clubhouse make this a much better course than 10 years ago.first 3 holes are very challanging ,tilinghast did not make it easy .people here are very friendly .my only complaint is that we dont have the course to ourselves anymore ,people come from all over now to play our little secret course.good luck to Drew and his crew from jim and jeff.
been playing here for 5 years now and each year the course gets better and better
Nice course, tends towards a little wet. Greens we're slow when we played but in generally good shape. Hole location needed to be changed, looked like it was not done in a while. Generally a nice course and we'll be back
Patience and Consideration
I titled this review patience and consideration because i played this course a couple of weeks ago when several reviews were placed about hay on the tees, etc. and i wanted to review then as well, but decided to wait and see how things progressed as you could clearly see that they were working on the tees and several other areas of the course. After what seems like months of continued rain, i decided to go play the Lynx today and to my surprise it was not as wet as i expected, and as I suspected the tees were starting to really grow in and I could see that while it was not the best playing conditions at the time, that the complete overhaul of the Tees was going to ultimately make them really nice. There were a couple of spots on a few greens, but I see that on many courses, even those on major events on the tour, however they have pins located so that it doesn't effect play and you can see that they are growing in. These guys have put a lot of time and money into what I think is a great layout and I am excited to see the end result of all that work.
Greens and tees in bad shape
Tees dry and dead grass...greens lots of fungus....no bathrooms on course
Layout change and bad tee boxes
Change is no for the better here. A bit confusing. Tee boxes are in horrible shape and the greens are below average.
Built 9 hole in 1922. There is very little left that resembles anything he's done. Conditions are terrible throughout. Some greens have bare spots. The routing was very strange also, pay attention to the signs. Local knowledge would help as there are a few blind T shots. Drove an hour and a half to play, certainly not worth that. Very few playing which is why the pace of play was good. Good points, there are a few nice green complexes and they are certainly working on the course. Play it once if you haven't, but certainly not worth a long drive.
Nice Except for ...
Really ENJOYED the whole experience - the ride there, the friendliness of the staff , the course itself . The ONLY thing I didn't enjoy was the condition of the tee boxes - they were TERRIBLE on almost every hole ! They were VERY PATCHY AND UNCUT with hay all over them . I'm guessing the hay was there to keep the sun off the seeds but it obviously DIDN'T HELP - the the seeds just never really TOOK for some reason. I DUCK HOOKED about 7 tee balls [ which RUINED any chance of a GOOD scoring round ] and I NEVER DO THAT ! I FADE the ball when I hit it right or SLICE IT when I hit it bad but I NEVER hook it . I attribute that to the UNEVENESS of the tee boxes [ due to the PATCHINESS of them ] AND the fact the grass is high in some spots which made it difficult for me to tee the ball the right height EVERY TIME ! Like I said though OVERALL I really enjoyed the experience and will definitely BE BACK SOON ! I LOVE the course layout - it's really NEAT !
Hay on Tee Boxes
Fun course but two issues - mark next holes better - got lost from 17 to 18 - and get rid of the hay and mark the tee boxes - no markers whatsoever. I hit from what I thought would be the back tees. In summary, my wife and I had fun. The course is worth - 25 to 30 dollars.
First time at this course. Really nice layout with open fairways. However the grass is too high in fairways and surrounding areas. Lost several balls in the fairways. The cart path was in drastic need of improvement. Many holes and too bumpy. If these things are attended to the course would be great. Will go back in a few weeks hoping at least the grass has been mowed to the proper levels.
Most of my reviews (230+)are positive, but I call them as I see them. This course needs a lot of work. I really hesitate on making a negative review. I don't see any other reviews from you.
I travel extensively throughout the US so I rely heavily on reviews for certain things. I just finished 18 holes and I must say, this has to be one of the more misleading reviews that I’ve read in quite some time. In relation to the 5 recent courses that I’ve played, this course has some of the best views and overall scenery out there. It’s clear that the ownership has taken much pride in fixing/updating conditions that were neglected in years past. For the money, $45, one of the best around! Well worth the drive.