River Bends

Utica, Michigan     1 course · 24 holes     Driving directions

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-  +1 votes  + Lance Rausch › September 23, 2010
B+
-  +0 votes  + Joshua Clark › October 15, 2010
B+
-  +0 votes  + Louis Caponi WPD › October 3, 2010
A
love this course, challenges every part of ur game
-  +0 votes  + Brad Brundage › January 8, 2011
A-
-  +0 votes  + Randy Gallagher › October 9, 2010
C+
Fun course. Liked all of the holes, the course definitely needs to be cleaned up. One tee pad has fallen into the river and looks like it's been there for a while. The layout is somewhat overlapping and unsafe if not watching other teepads.
-  -1 votes  + Tim Burton › January 17, 2011
B-
A bit confusing at times.
-  +1 votes  + Zak Fortuna › October 9, 2010
A-
-  +0 votes  + steve sevonty › October 15, 2010
A-
Course is beautiful right now the leaves are changing and the air is just right for discin. grass is cut and should stay short rest of the year
-  +0 votes  + brent moreno › October 20, 2010
B
-  +0 votes  + B Man › October 26, 2010
A-
I rate it high because its where I learned the fundamentals of disc golf. Lots of big open shots. Would of gotten an A+ but too many mosquitoes and gets way wet in the fall and spring.
-  +1 votes  + josh schulte › November 19, 2010
A
-  +0 votes  + Tony Vidal › November 29, 2010
B
-  +0 votes  + Steven Cumbee › January 12, 2011
A-
Excellent course, best to play in the winter unless you like walking through the water.
-  +1 votes  + Janelle K › January 23, 2011
A
Awesome course. Can get a little soggy at times.
-  +0 votes  + donny v › February 17, 2011
B
-  +0 votes  + jeffrey bowman › March 27, 2011
B+
-  +0 votes  + Patrick Franz › April 8, 2011
A
-  -2 votes  + Ryan "RMFK" Kretz › May 11, 2011
B-
Bugs get bad in the summer.... 4 days after any rain it finally drys out enough to not get wet just playing the fairway. riverbank ate away a tee pad and keeps shrinking away a few holes. It is not groomed too well either, but it was groomed via volunteer basis or around any tourny times via Motor City Chain Gang. The city just took over the maintnance of the course this year so we will see how that plays out this year. Other than these problems, the layout of the course and the difference in shot variance is AWESOME!!!! Fantastically designed course!!!
-  +0 votes  + Ed Carpus › July 5, 2012
A-
My favorite of the local stomping grounds. Lots of good memories as well as good rounds. My favorite mental picture of the course was the day I showed up looking to get in a quick round and found the entire course under water. You could only see the round metal hole marker on the top of the basket at the bottom of the hill. As I'm sure most do, I miss the old layout (V.2 not the undecipherable V.1) but that's about it. Great holes, challenging without being too hard, some length, some technicality, a bit of everything!
-  +2 votes  + TJ Yelland › June 3, 2011
A
It was nice of Schulte to let me play on his course. There is so much room out there. I bet if Anyone wanted to get him a riding lawn mower for Christmas there would be more holes!
-  +0 votes  + Ralph Alvarado › July 8, 2011
A-
-  +0 votes  + Nick O › July 22, 2011
A
they were mowing the holes while we were out there, we have like a month of short riverbends grass.
-  +0 votes  + Jon Andare › July 23, 2011
A+
Best I've ever seen R.B. looking. The course was dry, light mosquito's, fairways all cut short and wide.
-  +0 votes  + Jakerelli Steinbrecher › July 29, 2011
A-
-  +0 votes  + Jobe Thomas › August 3, 2011
B-
I would boost this up to an A- if they actually kept the course neat and trimmed. Not to mention the couple holes that are almost or already completely devoured by the creek that runs through. Fun times here though. One of the best smoking spots is here too :D
-  +0 votes  + Andrew Kaye › August 9, 2011
B-
-  +0 votes  + brian jones › August 24, 2011
A
river bends is a great course , lots of hill and valleys , elevation chance , and of course water holes . a must play!!! (when the grass is cut lol )
-  +0 votes  + Taylor Goik -Dirty Mitten Disc Golf- › October 21, 2012
C+
-  +0 votes  + Greg Silos › May 23, 2012
A-
-  +0 votes  + Kevin Eggy Egnatoski › November 2, 2011
B
-  +1 votes  + ken "sega salt" moote › November 19, 2011
A-
-  +0 votes  + Ken Mango › November 20, 2011
A-
-  -3 votes  + Kevin Reddy › December 31, 2011
C-
This course needs a lot of work, aside from the ever present muddy/soggy issues. Course lacks continuity and flow, and is VERY POORLY MARKED!!!! If you're going to go to the trouble to paint the stupid rocks orange, why not paint some valuable and correct info on them, too? With Stony Creek just a couple of miles up the road, I don't know why anyone bothers to play here at all.
-  +0 votes  + matt kora › January 24, 2012
A-
-  +0 votes  + Steve Howes › February 26, 2012
A
-  +0 votes  + Bruce Lindell › March 12, 2012
A
-  +0 votes  + Jeff "Lucky" Claphan › March 12, 2012
A-
-  +0 votes  + Matt Firchau › March 24, 2012
A-
-  +0 votes  + Jeff Bauman › May 8, 2012
A
-  +0 votes  + Patrick Costyk › May 14, 2012
B
-  +0 votes  + Jeff Dennis › June 26, 2012
B+
-  +0 votes  + Bruce Barr › July 27, 2012
C
-  +0 votes  + Neil Duffey › July 29, 2012
B-
ive got a real soft spot for river bends... one of my first courses and its just fun. nothing too difficult, unless you are by the river, it can get intimidating there... who doesnt love the thrill of either sticking a great drive off the tee, over water, or the chance of killing it and going for a swim. too me thats one of my favorite aspects of the game. the only down fall is that they dont tend to cut the fairway very often. if i get word its been cut, i will make it a point to go.
-  +0 votes  + Adam Mitchell › August 12, 2012
C+
-  -1 votes  + Angel Gilbert › August 27, 2012
B
played in 2002
-  +0 votes  + Jon Sandretto › August 27, 2012
B
-  -2 votes  + donald wilson › September 28, 2012
C+
Great overall course. Terrible directions. Don't think I have ever played all holes in order. Awesome water play very challenging and forgiving for off shots.my days off are spent here where as my working days are spent at the very short amd quick ira twp course.. never even seen someone on this course. Definetly a must try. And it is rated beginneer but takes a high skill level to play with intent to score well.
-  +0 votes  + Rob Staszek › October 10, 2012
B
This place will surely test your accuracy and ability to place your shots. Fairways are narrow without being to confining. But... Then there is the river; Oh the river... Many discs have been lost to the mighty Clinton River. If you don't throw your disc far enough, or if you don't have the accuracy to fade/slice AWAY from the river, you will be swimming after your disc. Or, if the current is raging on a windy day, just wave goodbye as your disc passes you and heads on upstream. I've pla ...
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-  +0 votes  + Tomahawk jr › December 21, 2012
A-
-  +0 votes  + Gary Frader › March 10, 2013
C-
-  +0 votes  + Brian Goodmurphy › June 7, 2013
B
-  +0 votes  + Dan Bologna › June 26, 2013
B-
If this course was given some attention, it would be really awesome. Unfortunately, it is poorly maintained, and a couple of the baskets are now missing (6 and 9 from what I could tell). The layout is a little hard to navigate, and the tees are poorly labeled, some not at all. You really have to keep a close eye on your errant throws, as the rough is SUPER rough here. However, some of the holes are actually really fun, and the course itself is in a beautiful area. Bring bug spray, or else the bugs will eat you alive.
-  -1 votes  + Jeff C › July 7, 2013
D-
River Bends is getting worse and worse. I don't think the city sprays for mosquitoes or poison ivy at all. Hole 16 is almost a guaranteed lost disc unless you puss out and play the women's tee. Half the holes are constantly flooded and, of the ones left, 4 of baskets were stolen this year! I'd gladly pay a small $2 or $3 fee per round if it'll pay for some upkeep. The city needs to step up and fix this place before it's completely abandoned. What a shame. Used to be one of the best courses around.
-  +0 votes  + Rob Smith › September 2, 2013
C-
Sigh...this course could be amazing. There are no signs anywhere, I wouldn't play this again without a guide who has played this course before. I more or less guessed and possibly made my own course. Its a shame because you can see imagine a pretty awesome lay out.
-  +0 votes  + Nicholas Lalko › September 4, 2013
B
I honestly love this course (when it's kept up)... Question though, have all the baskets been put back in their respective spots? I remember playing early this year and quite a few holes were missing.
-  +0 votes  + Brad Fuelling › October 20, 2014
A-
new holes are fun and challenging. as of now only three tee pads need to be installed but you can still play the holes. its really not that hard to look on your smart phone at the map on hole one and follow along. John Minicucci went above and beyond revitalizing this course in a year that has seen a couple other new courses pop up. the only reason I give it an A- is because its not completely finished. thank you John for all your efforts here
-  +0 votes  + William "Wilcone" Fretz › March 31, 2014
C
Starting to flood in spots, Its playable right now, but soon will be soaked.
-  +0 votes  + Paul DISC-OR-DIE Holstein › April 24, 2014
B
Decent local course, sizeable with elevation changes plenty of dense woods. Some drawbacks include poor conditions at certain times of year and bugs in the summer. The Motor City Chain Gang runs some good events at this course, and keep it as well maintained as they can, not my favorite local course but definitely worth playing if you are in the area.
-  +0 votes  + marcus hinski › April 25, 2014
D-
I played the course one time last year. The course was extremely over grown and poorly maintained. Holes were not marked. I can only hope the park will be better this year
-  +0 votes  + Zac Zabolotny › June 16, 2014
B
I wish this couse was maintained a little more. The grass is high throughout the whole park. It is impossible to find your way around without a map, especially since almost all of the tees and baskets aren't labeled. Hopefully the renovation of the park happens soon. Otherwise, it is a pretty fun course because of its seclusion. Felt like we were on an adventure navigating through the park (and sometimes getting lost).
-  +0 votes  + Jason Charles Hurford › July 1, 2014
C
Impossible to play until they do some major maintenance. It is a shame as it would be a fun course otherwise
-  +0 votes  + Bruce McCallister › July 11, 2014
B-
-  +1 votes  + Jacob Hunter › July 11, 2014
C
I can see where this course used to be great but it's in need of some T.L.C. the layout is very confusing and I couldn't even keep track of score because I got lost. I think some of the baskets were missing. There was graffiti on most of the cages. However, The first 6 holes were great. I ended up hitting the top of a basket on a par 3.
-  +0 votes  + Miles Campbell › September 24, 2014
B+
-  +0 votes  + mitchell ferrell › September 25, 2014
A
-  +0 votes  + Rod Dean › October 11, 2014
B
course is awesome just make sure you get a map
-  +0 votes  + Matt J › October 25, 2014
A-