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RIVERS EDGE GOLF COURSE
BEND, OR


 

River's Edge Golf Resort is a really great course right in Bend, at the not-as-great Riverhouse Resort, with panoramic views of Mt. Hood and a really fun layout.  We really enjoyed playing this course.  The layout is wide and spread out so you're not looking at a bunch of other golfers, the holes are challenging, fun to play and varied, and it's just so beautiful.  The best part is it's not that expensive - by Central Oregon standards, and if you're staying in Bend, it's just a couple of minutes away.  We look forward to playing this course again soon.

 
400 Pro Shop Drive, Bend, OR 97701
MAP   DIRECTIONS   AERIAL PHOTO    COUPONS   WEBSITE
(541) 389-2828
HOLES: 18  OPENED: 1988  SEE RATES  TEE TIMES:

 
TEES YARDAGE MENS PAR LADIES PAR MENS RATING LADIES RATING MENS SLOPE LADIES SLOPE
               
BLUE 6683 72   72.0   134  
GOLD 6440 72   71.2   131  
WHITE 6128 72 73 69.9 75.4 127  147
RED 5381   73   71.2    136
SCORECARD
(CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE)
  
COUPONS, DISCOUNTS & SPECIALS

YOU CAN OFTEN SAVE WITH A GOLF PACKAGE INCLUDING A ROOM.
IF YOU'RE A BEND RESIDENT, CONSIDER THE RIVERS EDGE CLUB FOR DISCOUNTED RATES.
 
 
OUR RATINGS
1 IS LOWEST - 10 IS HIGHEST
MAINT. SCENERY FUN SAFETY STAFF DESIGN VALUE OVERALL
10 10 10 7 7 10 9  55

RIVERS EDGE GOLF COURSE - OUR COMMENTS

Maintenance:  This is a meticulously maintained course - you'd never know it was in the desert - I saw very few flaws in the maintenance aspect - just beautiful.  Lush fairways, well kept greens, and the out-of-bounds areas are well-landscaped.  The grass in the peak of the desert summer was lush and dark green - no brown spots to be found.  The bunkers were smooth and glistened in the afternoon sun, and the whole area is just landscaped to the hilt.

Scenery: This is the desert?  It sure doesn't seem like it with so much water and lush, green foliage.  Views of the Cascade Snowpeaks highlight the backdrop for this riverside course.  The first few holes border Coi Canal before heading over to the Deschutes River, then back to the Canal.  There are several man-made water features as well.  Just a beautifully designed course.

Fun: This is the most fun I've had on a course yet...narrow fairways with lots of hazards and some very cool signature holes - Hole #6 is especially good - an approach shot to an elevated green fronted by a pond and a 25-foot waterfall.  Also hole #16 which features a 216 yard par-3 with a 300-foot vertical drop onto the green. Too cool.  There are so many twists and turns in these fairways - it seems there's thinking required at every hole.  Hole #7 with it's three-tiered approach, Hole #13 with all it's bunkers, and all the dog-legs just make it so fun.

Safety: There are a couple of spots where you may find yourself teetering on a rock wall next to a water hazard or climbing up a cut bank to get your ball - the fairways are often narrow, and off of them can be steep - all the water and relief on this course do pose potential issues, but the holes are widely spaced and private - you're unlikely to get nailed by a stray ball, and there are no real roads to cross - just a couple of paths.

Staff:  Don't remember now - must have been OK.  I know I didn't get hassled by anyone.

Design:  The best designed course we've played in the area so far.  It is built into the high desert scenery, with each hole offering  a new challenge.  Water is used not only for hazards but for scenic value, which is nice.  Holes are set to maximize views of the mountains, and wind through the canyons, keeping the scenery varied and keeping you out of the path of stray golf balls.  Very fun, always challenging.

Value:  For me, this was a good deal.  It is about the going rate of many of the other courses in Bend, but I enjoyed playing here more.  I think $67 for a round is pretty steep, but at least you get something for your money.

Other Comments:  I really enjoyed the varied scenery, challenging terrain, and how the course was cut through the canyon, making for a pleasant game under the mountain views.  This was a pretty difficult course, though, so maybe a better bet for more advanced players.  There is almost always sunshine here, but it is not that often you get to play in the winter due to snow and frost conditions.

RIVERS EDGE GOLF COURSE - RATES

GOLF RATES
TEE TIMES:
SEE DISCOUNTS, COUPONS AND SPECIALS
TIME JUNE 1 - SEPT 21 NOV. 2 - FEB 28 REST OF YEAR
       
PRIMETIME F-Su $43 / $67 $23 / $33 (U) $29 / $46
PRIMETIME M-Th $37 / $60 $23 / $33 (U) $29 / $46
PRE-TWILIGHT F-Su $43 / $50 $23 / $33 (U) $29 / $46
PRE-TWILIGHT M-Th $37 / $50 $23 / $33 (U) $29 / $46
TWILIGHT $39 (U) NA $29 / $30
TWILIGHT M-Th $35 (U) NA $29 / $30
GOLF CART $10 / $15 $10 / $15 $10 / $15
(U) = UNLIMITED GOLF UNTIL DARK
# / # = PRICE FOR 9 HOLES / PRICE FOR 18 HOLES


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