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3005 Longwood Dr
Shelby, NC  28152-8638
United States
P: (704) 482-4286
River Bend Course

18 hole regulation length course

Municipal golf course

72 par | 6,555 yards | 131 slope

71.0 rating | Bermuda grass

Recommend this course: +0 -0

River Bend Golf Course

The 18-hole "River Bend" course at the River Bend YMCA Golf Course facility in Shelby, North Carolina features 6,555 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72.The course rating is 71.0 and it has a slope rating of 131 on Bermuda grass. Designed by Russell F. Breedon, the River Bend golf course opened in 1966. Phil Wallace manages the course as the General Manager.

Course Reviews

What a hidden gem!! Just got lucky and found this on the GPS while driving. Great par 3,4, and 5's. Price was nice, staff was nice and course was in great condition. I consider this a must play rating high on the fun and looks scale without being a pushover course. If your in the area don't pass up the opportunity.

I played this course in mid January 2010. I had read the reviews on this course and they were positive..hence my playing the course. I playd with some locals and that was helpful as they knew the course and were able to provide me guidance on my drives and some second shots. THe greens were in mid winter shape meaning they were a touch fuzzy...but they were puttable and true. I loved the course...loved the fact you had to think about some shots and weigh the risk of hitting certain clubs. #8 was certainly interesting...I hit my drive I thought way right and ended up in the middle of the fairway. Glad I knew about that shot! Its a good layout. There are some houses on the course but they are set way back from the fairway and were never in danger on any of my drives! Great course.....great price...and yep..I'd play it again!

Played yesterday.
They have reduced rates on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday to $20. That is a really good deal. The YMCA has taken it over too and has really increased the quality of the course. Definite play for locals.

Nice course.

If you can play here

I work in the area, and have the chance to play here quite often during the week in the summer. This is nice course well worth the money. In fact it is well kept and the staff is top notch. The greens are not firm as a rule and will hold a well place shots. In fact a lot of other course operators should come here and take lessons on how to run a golf course.


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  • Overall
  • Latest Scores
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Brian M. 10 80 70 07/06/11
2 David C. 23 93 70 03/25/08
3 Mike H. 4 74 70 09/28/07
4 Peter B. 20 92 72 09/28/13
5 mike L. 11 83 72 12/02/12
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
13 Patrick O. 9 88 79 03/10/16
15 Peter B. 20 100 80 09/27/14
7 Peter B. 20 93 73 08/16/14
12 Peter B. 20 97 77 07/19/14
16 Peter B. 20 100 80 03/30/14

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About River Bend YMCA

River Bend YMCA Golf Course

Community facility

12 tees driving range

18 regulation holes

Awards at River Bend YMCA

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Course Staff

Phil Wallace, General Manager
Russell Spangler, Superintendent
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