RIVER BEND GOLF CLUB (386-673-6000)
Florida Golf Course Review
River Bend Golf Club in Ormond Beach just north of Daytona is a Lloyd Clifton championship design that is nestled into 300 wooded acres along the Tomoka River - creating a
serene, secluded golf environment. The Tomoka is designated as one of Florida's outstanding waters" and an "Aquatic Preserve" - a Manatee sanctuary. Significant wetlands
throughout the course indicate the property's commitment to the preservation of the environment.
The golf facilities include some of the finest practice facilities in the state - a targeted grass range that is double ended, short game area with sand bunker and two huge putting
greens. The clubhouse features a nice pro shop plus restaurant/lounge that serves breakfast and lunch items, with banquet/outing capacities that can accommodate up to 170
guests. Golfers will enjoy the little extras that include ball and club washers and rear weather covers on each cart.
The layout features well bunkered fairways and greens, which are moderate in size and undulation. Some of the putting complexes are slightly raised, with frequent mounding
creating some difficulties for offline approaches. Tree lined fairways provide ample landing areas along an undulating terrain, with interestingly shaped holes cut from forests of
pines and palms. Water comes into play on just two holes - but 50 sand traps - some of them high lipped and penal in nature, will keep players on their toes.
Four sets of tee boxes provide golfers with the choice of playing to distances and slopes that measure 6821 yarss/135 slope, 6347 yards/129 slope, 5905 yards/122 slope and
5552 yards with a slope of 112 from the forward tees. 100, 150 and 200 yards markers as well as a 150-yard stake can be found on the fairways of all par fours and fives, and
sprinkler heads are also measured to the center of the green. Pin placement info is mounted on each cart - to designate front, middle and back hole locations on the Bermuda
greens, which are over-seeded with poa for the colder months.
River Bend is located near the Ormond County Municipal airport - but except for a few holes - provide quiet seclusion and a chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of
everyday life. The staff is very friendly - and the prices are right! For more info, visit our page for the property with a direct link to their website by clicking here.