River Bends

Utica, Michigan     1 course · 24 holes     Driving directions
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Kelly Dotson    June 21, 2013 at 12:38pm

My lost Flash is Orange and has TEST written across the front of it. I threw it in the river.

Robert Shaffer   June 21, 2013 at 1:25pm

booo that sucks

Hunter S. Dotson    June 21, 2013 at 8:57am

Lost a red Flash on #10, Yellow Meteor on # 15 and a fly dyed stalker on Hill Side of #19. Rewards for any or all returned. This was mine and the wife's first time out here and it took us for a ride. Side note, Found a few looking for ours.

Nick Richardson   June 21, 2013 at 5:19pm

Did you find a Quack Pack Stamped Disc?

Hunter S. Dotson   June 23, 2013 at 11:13pm

nope. all stock stamps.

Art Piwko    June 9, 2013 at 12:41pm

Just curious about The Bends....was there recently, and some buckets were missin(?). I ve heard a coupla stories, from closing the park to revamping. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks!

STEPHEN TIORAN   June 9, 2013 at 1:21pm

It's gonna be a 27 hole course. Got 20 baskets right now.

John Minicuci   June 9, 2013 at 11:00pm

There is a map of the old and proposed future course in the board near hole 1!

STEPHEN TIORAN   June 10, 2013 at 1:46pm

Thanks John, forgot to look at the board yesterday, shot with Jay m. & joe wallo, fun.


Nick Richardson    May 4, 2013 at 11:27am

How many playable holes are there currently? Haven't been to the bends this year with all that rain. Figured its swamped~

RJ Lacelle   May 7, 2013 at 6:51pm

20 something. Once they put the new teepads in it'll be just as badass as before.

Nick Richardson   May 8, 2013 at 7:38pm

Thanks RJ!

Darren Harper   April 17, 2013 at 1:59pm

would love to purchase that mini from you!

Jeff Bauman    April 13, 2013 at 8:40pm

Is there video of the 1992 worlds at Riverbends anywhere? That would be so cool to see the old course!

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Jeff Bauman   April 13, 2013 at 10:02pm

My buddy send me these photos of a disc or couple of disc he has and wants to sell from the event. he had a ton of pros sign. Check this sh!t out.

ken "sega salt" moote   April 13, 2013 at 10:29pm

Wow!!! Damn got me wanting some!sickness!


STEPHEN TIORAN    April 8, 2013 at 12:39pm

new 27 hole river bends coming soon, can't wait! hi from steve tyrone


Josh Drouillard    April 5, 2013 at 8:23pm

ATTENTION DISC GOLFERS!! There is a Fundraising Tournament [hosted by Murder Mitten DGC] this Sunday, the 7th, to benefit Seymour Lake Disc Golf Course; at Seymour Lake Disc Golf Course in Oxford. There are two rounds. A singles, with pro (those who are more advanced players) and am (those less advanced players) divisions; and a Random Draw Doubles (no divisions) round. It is $25 to play in one round or $35 to play in both. There is a free disc (many 1st Runs available) with your entry fee. A l ... more


John Minicuci    April 1, 2013 at 3:52pm

Headin' out to Bends again for more work!

Jason Riberas   April 1, 2013 at 5:23pm

If I didn't have class, I would come help.

John Minicuci   April 3, 2013 at 4:21pm

going to be there tonight from 5 till dark working on the new holes.

mike walker    March 30, 2013 at 7:36am

Left a black aviar somewhere around old hole 20.hoping the group of 8 yahoos behind us didnt find it

brent moreno   March 30, 2013 at 10:35am

they dud have it i just got it back fir you

mike walker   March 30, 2013 at 12:06pm

thanx.i owe you.what do u throw? ill hook u up with something.

John Minicuci    March 30, 2013 at 12:31am

Mat Stivers, Ken Mango, and myself will be at Bends tomorrow working on the course.
If anyone is around, feel free to stop on by...

Ken Mango   March 30, 2013 at 6:12am

What time will I be there?

RJ Lacelle   March 30, 2013 at 11:39am

what time??

John Minicuci   April 1, 2013 at 3:51pm

Gonna be there around 4 pm today!

Lawrence Leonardi essentialdiscs.com    March 28, 2013 at 3:23pm

Just an FYI to area disc golfers, Detroit Mechanix Open is this Saturday March 30th 2013. Sanctioned B-tier, $500 added cash, $15 player packs, Lunch is being provided This is a Temp course at Hawthorne Park in Pontiac, MI! Check out the course map: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF&msa=0&msid=209326417796564837823.0004d4ebd52860e084124 or check out more information here http://www.discgolfscene.com/tournaments/Detroit_Mechanix_Open_2013


Josh Drouillard    March 20, 2013 at 5:32pm

ATTENTION DISC GOLFERS!! Don't forget about this Saturday at Oakland University. This is the first Murder Mitten DGC event at Grizzly Oaks! This will be played as Two (2) rounds of 18 holes for only $10. Tee Off is at 1pm with registration at 12noon. There will also be a $2 Ace Pool, $2 CTP, $2 50/50 Raffle. 80% Cash Payouts (20% to fund the club expenses) to Top Spots!! Two tiers of competiton with a Pro and an Am division. We hope to see you out there and you might as well bring a couple friends.


John Minicuci    March 15, 2013 at 3:39pm

Work day tomorrow. Mat Stivers and I will be there working on a couple of the new holes if anyone cares to join us. We will be there hopefully starting around 10 am and working until about 2. The plan is to start on the new hole #9 coming up next to the road by the pavilion / horse shoe pits closest to the old practice basket / hole 1. We will then begin on the new hole out by the current hole 17....

Brandon"RedRum" Redmond   March 17, 2013 at 12:15am

John you working Sunday too? I would have totally gone today but I wasn't on here at all

John Minicuci   March 17, 2013 at 9:33am

not sure yet. Mat said he was. My day just halfway cleared up and was thinking of flying to Holly or working Bends. Let me try and reach Mat...

joshua orsborn    March 15, 2013 at 2:20pm

i lost my champion orc on hole 10 about 2 weeks ago, its in the river. should still be there, if anyone finds it please let me know, $$ for its return, not much but its an important disc to me.

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joshua orsborn   March 27, 2013 at 3:11am

Did you happen to see it John?

John Minicuci   March 27, 2013 at 7:29pm

Nope. Looked for a while too! Sorry :-(

joshua orsborn   March 29, 2013 at 9:08am

its all good john, i think its wedged in the log thats in there. i looked yesterday. looks like i may have to go swimming lol

William "Bullet Bill" Pope    February 9, 2013 at 4:26pm

Never been here before. The snow was over 1ft. deep in some areas. Played the first hole, then saw the second pad was cleared of snow, but couldnt see basket #2. I left after that. Bummer. Too much snow.

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Brandon"RedRum" Redmond   February 9, 2013 at 4:38pm

sidenote: updating with a phoine sucks lol. anyway. I suggest you ask for ocals to take you out due to the fact the course is being altered. there's many of us who enjoy Bends. ask away

John Minicuci   February 9, 2013 at 9:58pm

Basket 2 should still be at the bottom of the hill and to the right. The map in the sign facing tee pad 1 shows the current 20 layout and the hopeful 27 hole layout. I also posted them in the pictures of the course here. Look at pics for hole 1.

John Minicuci   February 9, 2013 at 9:59pm

You need to clik the Info tab above to get back to River Bends' homepage then click on hole 1 to get a slew of images. The map is the last entry.


mike walker    December 28, 2012 at 8:54am

Anyone feel like meetin me at bends for some tee pad clearing?

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mike walker   December 28, 2012 at 9:38am

will do.ill just bring a few banshees.

mathew stivers   December 28, 2012 at 10:37am

I would if I hadn't plowed for almost a day strait. But tyvm mike immensely.

mike walker   December 28, 2012 at 10:54am