Riverbend Golf and River Club
Shouldn't even be open!
The only thing good I can say is that the staff is super nice. The course is terrible. What a waste of money. Front nine was not even playable and back nine was not much better. Will never play here again.
August 30, 2014
This course was a joke, a cow pasture if you will! It appeared as if they don't care for the course all week and use side workers on the weekend! The greens were so over grown you really couldn't put. The flag poles didn't even fit the cups! My group left after the 13 hole just cause the course was so ridiculous it wasn't worth continuing! The golfnow price was good so I booked it for my group! What an embarrassment! It was like when your a kid and make a golf hole in a field!
July 28, 2014
SEEN ITS BETTER DAYS
Four years ago, I would have given this course positive reviews, my family and I played there weekly. Riverbend is an executive course, and here in Florida is just the right size and challenge for many seniors. I have loggedwalked many miles there.
Unfortunately, the owners have let it go... watering, mowing, general upkeep were minimized while fees escalated. A real shame!
At one point, when summer fees were resonable (under $10) I would still practice there, because it was as cheap as a bucket of balls. Couldn't putt though, as the greens were either laden with weeds, moles, or ants, had no grass at all, or were not mowed.
The course, IMO, is not playable...
July 26, 2014
Pick your own Cart out of the Barn? Good Luck!
Cheap to play for a reason. We checked in and there weren't any carts left out, so the woman who checked us in, said, "Oh, just grab a cart out of the barn". This was unusual but not a problem for someone who use to work in a cart barn, Except that there were 7 carts left, 3 wouldn't start, the other 3 had flat tires, and the other cart made a clicking noise while driving. Needless to say we were stuck with the clicking cart. The course is just a little bit above a backyard full of weeds. No visible fairways. And then there were the greens. Of the greens that looked nice and green, I would have had a better time putting on thick soft carpet in my own house. The greens are long and honestly wouldn't be terrible if they had been rolled sometime in the past year, but instead they are by far the slowest greens I have ever seen. I doubt they even know what a stimp meter is. All in all if they had someone to manage the golf shop and the maintenance they could have a nice Par 3 ,but right now it's more like a 3100 yard Putt Putt track, that you can't putt on.
June 30, 2014
Worst Greens I've Ever Seen
I hate to have to say it, but the other recent reviews you will read here are 100% accurate. I hesitated to play the course after reading those reviews, but a friend wanted to go because he had played here years ago and it was his treat. The greens were just as described in the other reviews you will read here: some had weeds, dead spots and even a divot/rut, and the ones that were green were cut so high that it was like putting on fairway grass. "Slow" is too liberal to describe the speed. Is there such as a thing as a negative reading on a Stimp meter? It's a shame, because the course is in a nice setting with beautiful trees, small lakes and pretty birds. I don't know what issues the course has had or faced, but it is not in good shape. However I can't understand why many of the fairways weren't mowed and why the greens that have grass weren't cut to a normal length. As someone else said, if you want to practice approach shots with your irons and you get an inexpensive price to play the course, the course is not crowded (in the off season at least). We didn't see anyone else and played the front 9 in 75 minutes. But if you are looking for a complete golf experience, the greens will leave you terribly disappointed.
May 22, 2014
SAVE YOUR TIME AND $$$$$
course was in terrible condition, basically dirt tee boxes and bouncy rough greens....we will never play again......NEVER!!
April 5, 2014
Price was reasonable, everybody in foursome paid a different price???
No grass on tee boxes, slowest greens I've putted on
March 31, 2014
Didn't know what to expect until we seen the first hole was
only about 90 yards. Putting was a nightmare, the greens were
like putting on a fairway, "I'm not kidding" All I did was concentrate on making good tee shots and worked on the short game. I had fun nonetheless and hit a few old golf balls in the river.
Won't return again.
March 22, 2014