Riverbend Golf Complex

3.8740764706 3.9 stars from 5 (254)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6701 yards
  • Slope: 121
  • Rating: 71.4
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Shirts and shoes must be worn at all times while on the golf course.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6701 yards 71.4 121
White 72 6328 yards 69.6 120
White (W) 72 6328 yards 75.6 128
Red 72 5541 yards 71.2 118

The Riverbend Golf Complex sits along the Green River in Kent Valley, Wash. Owned and operated by the City of Kent, the complex offers a championship, 18-hole course and a mini-golf course. The 18-hole course is one of the busiest in the state with more than 65,000 rounds played on it annually. The golf course sprawls across a relatively flat landscape, making it easily walkable. Though it may not be hilly, that doesn't mean it's trouble free. There are more than 50 bunkers strategically placed throughout and three lakes come into play as well. The layout is player friendly, with enough variety to appeal to players of all skill levels.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 254 Reviews
5 stars:
40
4 stars:
134
3 stars:
62
2 stars:
11
1 stars:
7

recommend this course

229 out of 252 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near the airport worth the drive   Great for walkers locals seniors   Challenges include water hazards bunkers thick rough   Great for drinks patio dining dinner  

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Reviews


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chae1109's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



davidmagley's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A mess"


u000003634093's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

Several of the greens were in rough if not terrible condition.. Couldn't get to the hole without putting through a crater field.. several of the greens had debris on them that looked like it had been there for days. Cigarette butts on several greens .. left me wondering if anyone was actually taking care of course.. the bathroom on the back nine was disgusting.. I was shocked .. no coffee in the club house for an early am tee time .. guy said there was no room for a Keurig? Really? I have a hard time not enjoying golf so in general we were satisfied with the outing .. but this course is a last resort for me now..its a shame because I've played it quite a bit in the past.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



marczing's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Course in great shape"


mrdscons's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2019
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Reviewed on

The faiways were firm and dry. Greens were fast but in good shape. Great public course. Only complaint would be with rough cart paths. They wouldn't stop me from playing it again though.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Commented on 05/15/2019

Thank you for the great feedback mrdscons! We love hearing from you and are glad you had a good experience. We would love the opportunity to bump those 4 stars to 5. We hope you will come back soon so we can WOW you on your next visit. Until then, take care!


"Riverbend Golf course"


jparker4's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in good condition. Pace was reasonable(4:20).

Bunkers were in great shape.

Greens were a little hard ,fast and slightly bumpy. Will play here again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/15/2019

Thank you so much for letting us know about your recent experience jparker4. Your satisfaction is a deep concern of ours as we always aim to exceed expectations. We would the opportunity to bump those 3 stars to 5. Please come back soon and allow us to WOW you on your next visit! Until then, take care!


"Good day on the course"


Red812's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

For early in the season the course was in good shape. The fairways were fairly dry and while the greens were a work in progress they rolled okay. They are remodeling inside the pro-shop and the restaurant at the course (which has been closed for a long time).


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/15/2019

Thank you so much for letting us know about your recent experience Red812. Your satisfaction is a deep concern of ours as we always aim to exceed expectations. We would the opportunity to bump those 3 stars to 5. Please come back soon and allow us to WOW you on your next visit! Until then, take care!


"Great value"


u000007774539's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2019
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Reviewed on

Very good condition other than a few spotty greens. Can’t beat the value.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/15/2019

Thank you for the great feedback! We love hearing from you and are glad you had a good experience. We would love the opportunity to bump those 4 stars to 5. We hope you will come back soon so we can WOW you on your next visit. Until then, take care!



u000003120979's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2019
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Reviewed on

Course was nice just had aerified the greens so not the best but it’s not golf season till after the Masters so plenty of time to get in great shape.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/15/2019

Thank you for the great feedback! We love hearing from you and are glad you had a good experience. We would love the opportunity to bump those 4 stars to 5. We hope you will come back soon so we can WOW you on your next visit. Until then, take care!



bugnoh's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2019

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/15/2019

Wow - Thank you for the five star review bugnoh!
We are happy to have exceeded your expectations. We love hearing from you and are glad you had a great experience. We look forward to having you back again soon! Until then, take care!



dag1234's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/15/2019

Thank you for the great feedback dag1234! We love hearing from you and are glad you had a good experience. We would love the opportunity to bump those 4 stars to 5. We hope you will come back soon so we can WOW you on your next visit. Until then, take care!


"Fun course. bad conditions"


slothman2584's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I do love the layout of this track. Let me be clear on that. But the greens were in awful shape today. Not smooth at all, inconsistent speed on practically every hole. Some rock hard in March? The next one soft as could be and the ball stopped immediately. Very frustrating for conditions wise. Once they get done punching next week I'm sure they will be back to pristine like I'm used to from here.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/15/2019

Thank you so much for letting us know about your recent experience slothman2584. Your satisfaction is a deep concern of ours as we always aim to exceed expectations. Your review will allow us to follow up in areas you voiced concern. If possible, please reach out to us directly so we discuss your review in more detail. We hope you will come back soon so we can WOW you on your next visit. Until then, take care!


"Great day for golf"


thomsears's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2019
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in very good shape. The pace of play was very slow so we only played 9 holes. They were super busy because of the unusually sudden warm weather. Thy are under construction so there was no eating or drinking facilities. Over all it was good though.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/15/2019

Thank you for the great feedback thomsears! We love hearing from you and are glad you had a good experience. We would love the opportunity to bump those 4 stars to 5. We hope you will come back soon so we can WOW you on your next visit. Until then, take care!



tcmacarc's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2019
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/15/2019

Thank you for the great feedback tcmacarc! We love hearing from you and are glad you had a good experience. We would love the opportunity to bump those 4 stars to 5. We hope you will come back soon so we can WOW you on your next visit. Until then, take care!



Helenlee1945's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/01/2019

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/06/2019

Thank you for the great feedback Jinylee! We love hearing from you and are glad you had a good experience. We would love the opportunity to bump those 4 stars to 5. We hope you will come back soon so we can WOW you on your next visit. Until then, take care!


"Super Fun!!!"


u3306252's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/01/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

Nice course! Fun holes! Well maintained. Thank you course superintendent and staff for making Riverbend the best winter courses in the area. Great shape!! Also....very reasonable rates.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/06/2019

Thank you for the great feedback! We love hearing from you and are glad you had a good experience. Thanks for pointing out our playing conditions – as you see they are very important to us. We would love the opportunity to bump those 4 stars to 5. We hope you will come back soon so we can WOW you on your next visit. Until then, take care!



brewis00's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2019

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course



Link971's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



Yu7653146's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2019

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/15/2019

Wow - Thank you for the five star review!
We are happy to have exceeded your expectations. We love hearing from you and are glad you had a great experience. We look forward to having you back again soon! Until then, take care!




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2019

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/15/2019

Thank you for the great feedback shaowensu! We love hearing from you and are glad you had a good experience. We would love the opportunity to bump those 4 stars to 5. We hope you will come back soon so we can WOW you on your next visit. Until then, take care!



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