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11700 Hogans Aly
Chester, VA  23836-8604
United States
P: (804) 530-1000
F: (804) 530-1253
www.riversbendgolfclub.com
River's Bend Course

18 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

71 par | 6,671 yards | 132 slope

71.9 rating | Bermuda grass

Recommend this course: +0 -0

River's Bend Golf Course


The 18-hole "River's Bend" course at the River's Bend Golf Club facility in Chester, Virginia features 6,671 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71.The course rating is 71.9 and it has a slope rating of 132 on Bermuda grass. Designed by Steven R. Smyers, ASGCA, the River's Bend golf course opened in 1991. Lesa Davis manages the course as the Managing Partner/Co-Owner.

Course Reviews


I played this course a couple weeks back with my nephew and he loved the course, a lot of great views, and some challenging holes.I would recommend for a casual round with friends or family.

The course is challenging. There is not much room for error with the narrow fairways and tight greens. It says it has a full service club house, but the amenities are lacking. The grass is terrible; there is no distinction between the fairways and the rough. The sand traps were not even really sand traps, they were more like hard sandy ponds with overgrown weeds. There were no ball washers at the tee box. You have to ride, no walking. It was the most poorly maintained course I've ever seen.

This was obviously a 5-star course at one time. Many holes have a really cool layout. Small, fast greens rolled great. Steep slopes guarding some of the greens. Several blind shots and many hazardous waste areas. All of these things made it a great course to play. My poor score was 100% MY fault. I usually shoot 78-82; I shot a 94 with 6 penalty strokes! I was terrible. I should have taken the cart ahead to check out blind shots BEFORE hitting. Many of the bunkers were unkept and the tees and fairways were crabgrass - cut short it did not affect my game, it just does not look nice. The greens were excellent and the layout is challenging and fun. I will definitely play there again.

The course could definitely use some maintenance. I wouldn't pay full price and expect to get my monies worth out of the fairways, bunkers, and definitely not the greens. However, if you get discounted play as I did, it is a fun course. I will be playing this one again and again, when the situation allows. The back 9 is drastically different from the front. It makes the course more interesting. There are better courses in the area, but I liked this one fine.

This was a tough course to play the first time. It was certainly not maintained very well. Not that I am a good golfer but I generally do not lose many balls when I am playing. I lost quite a few balls in this course. Narrow, unmaintained fairways are plenty but the difficulty of this course will draw people in.

Not an enjoyable golf course. Poorly designed with overgrown vegetation and narrow fairways. Course has odd layout with holes running parallel to each other, which can make it tough determine what fairway you are supposed to be aiming at (they are literally stacked on top of each other). Course had no range balls available to practice with and may zero attempt to get some. Will not be playing this one again. Not even worth the $20 tee time.

The front 9 of this course was very hard for me! Not a grip, it and rip it course... If you miss hit a ball it's in a marsh or water, and your ball is GONE. There is no course map or hole map- except a 2 inch by 2 inch non-detailed picture on the back of the score card, so you have to play a few times, or take time scouting out the course/ hole to figure out where to hit numerous blind tee/ approach shots. Those were just tips for first timers like I was when I played this over the weekend. The back 9 however was a bunch of fun! The par 3's are fantastic, and will allow for putt-putt-like corrections, (Ie draw, a bit too, much with a 9 iron, bounce off a hill, roll down some guys yard and on to the green on #17. #18 view is sweet, and you can BOMB a drive from way above the fairway. Very fun, but if you slice or fade on #18 you endanger players on the #5 par 3:) If you hook off of this tee- ball is gone, if you are short, ball is gone. Straight or right is your ONLY option. I played with a buy one get one green fees coupon and my partner and I paid $35 each riding. There is a $5.00 military discount, too. The scenery is the best part of playing here, and the whole course needs maintenance. Still fun for the money with a coupon or discount!

Very nice course with average maintenance. The twilight rates are very competitive.

I thought the scenery was nice. The maintenance needs a lot of help. Would be nice to have a restroom somewhere in the middle of the course but shot my best game there so its a good boost for your EGO. I will play there again

Okay, but overpriced

For the most part, you can tell it used to be a phenomenal course. The greens were immaculate, but the fairways and tee boxes were in need of repair. The view from the tips on the 18th hole almost makes the greens fee worth it. Almost.

River's Bend Has Lost The Shine

I cannot believe how fast the Kelley family has run this golf course into the ground. I will not be back. I hope all the Koreans can pay the bills!

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  • Overall
  • Latest Scores
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Richard R. 16 79 63 09/03/11
2 kaz S. 33 98 65 07/29/07
3 Richard R. 16 83 67 06/11/11
4 Richard R. 16 84 68 05/28/11
5 Mark G. 23 92 69 07/05/10
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
34 Mark M. 26 119 93 04/21/13
36 Vivek K. N/A 130 130 04/14/12
1 Richard R. 16 79 63 09/03/11
27 john J. 25 106 81 07/24/11
3 Richard R. 16 83 67 06/11/11

Golf Course Information

About River's Bend

River's Bend Golf Club

Golf Only facility

30 tees driving range

18 regulation holes

Awards at River's Bend

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Course Staff

Lesa Davis, Managing Partner/Co-Owner
Ronnie Kelley, PGA, Co-owner
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