River Bends

Utica, Michigan     1 course · 24 holes     Driving directions
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Ben Bobowski    July 30, 2013 at 5:03pm

So is the new course layout finished here? I'd like to play the new course

John Minicuci   July 30, 2013 at 5:08pm

It is not. The river crested on the 13th and the township has been unable to mow the grass. We are waiting until they can get the big stuff knocked down before we install the last few tee pads and baskets. We have much of it done but the long grass will make even the obvious landing zones a bit tiresome to look through.

Ben Bobowski   July 30, 2013 at 6:24pm

Ok thank you John!

John Minicuci    July 12, 2013 at 10:49am

Looking to do some work on the course both Saturday and Sunday. Please get with me if you are available. We have 2 weekends to get the course ready for the Gale Vaughn Memorial...


Ed Carpus    July 7, 2013 at 8:53pm

Lost a brand new yellow champ mamba on the left side of hole 11. Plastic for return.


Neil Duffey    July 5, 2013 at 2:39am

win a free brand new esp avenger!!! check out dcd for more info! https://www.facebook.com/dcdcustomdiscs


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 P    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...