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Jonny’s Review of River Bend YMCA Golf Course on 6/27/24

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  • River Bend YMCA Golf Course

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    Date: 6/27/24 Thu Morning
    Overall Rating:

    "Great course"
    Conditions: Perfect
    Pace: 3 1/2 Hours
    Cost: $30
    Username: Jonny
    Profile: Golf Addict (more than once a week)
    Handicap: 21.0
    Today's Score: Not entered
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    I made the 1 hour trek from Fort Mill on a Thursday morning for a 810a tee time.

    Matt at the Pro Shop was real nice, checked me in, got me educated on the course lay out and recommend I pair up with a regular named Jaime.

    Turned out to be a great round and fortunately Jaime was able to educate me on how to play several holes. Without that guidance it could have been a disaster. There are several holes that are blind shots especially on #17.

    From the tee box you can see a red flag on the right side of the fairway.
    It gives you no indication of the massive pond that lurks right in front of the green. From the Gray tee, it’s’ 321 yards to the pin. Fortunately, I was able to pull of a miraculous 210 hard drive that left me 110 yards over water to the green.

    It’s a beautiful green complex and a very fun hole. It’s slightly elevated from the fairway and large. The grass is well trimmed right to the edge of the green and then a well trimmed second cut that slopes down on all sides.
    You must land the green in the middle otherwise it’s going to roll down and leave you a chip shot to a slanting green.

    Overall, I was very happy with this course. It’s part of the Cleveland County YMCA. Jaime told me he plays there at least a couple times a week during the summer and that it’s now been ‘discovered’ and is very busy especially on the weekends.

    The tee boxes are in excellent shape, the fairways are in great condition and wide open. The greens are beautiful and fast. You have to be really wild off the tee to be out of bounds.

    There is a fair amount of water that comes into play on several holes, especially on #8, blind shot up a hill with a big pond on the other side.

    They have an adequate driving range and practice putting green.

    The electric carts are in great condition. They have a nice little snack bar where you can get burgers dogs and snacks to go.

    Only two small nits worthy of mention. For the most part, the asphalt cart paths are good. Sadly, there are quite a few areas where the ashphalt has washed away and only gravel remains.

    If you’re not playing with someone who has been here before, you’ll be confused at some of the intersections between green and next tee box.

    The secret is out!

    I highly recommend this place.
    The weekday Senior rate for 18 holes and a cart is $30 bucks.
    Just can’t beat it for the quality of golf and facilities.

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