River Bend Resort & CC: #2River Bend Resort & Country Club

River Bend Resort & Country Club
4541 Military Highway 281
Brownsville, Texas 78520
Cameron County

Phone(s): (956) 465-1141
Fax: (956) 548-0191
Website: riverbendresort.us

Set along the Rio Grande River, this is a scenic course with spectacular views. The front nine was built in 1987, and the back nine followed in 1992. The highlight of the course is what is perhaps the longest water hazard in Texas, the Rio Grande River, which flows along holes 5 through 13 on the left side of the fairway.

Narrow fairways and grass bunkers make the course tough, especially when the wind is howling, as it is tough to hit the small, firm greens. Water is everywhere. No. 14 is the only hole without water. The par 3 17th hole, with its island greens, headlines a series of demanding par 3 holes. The last hole plays 434 yards into the wind and has out-of-bounds on either side of the fairway.

Getting there : From Harlingen take Hwy. 77 south. When you come to Hwy. 802 turn right, then continue until you reach Hwy 281. Turn right again and drive approximately 2.5 miles to the course

River Bend Resort & Country Club
3.5 stars out of 5 (based on 1 reviews)
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A view from tee #2 at River Bend Resort & Country Club.A view from the 4th tee at River Bend Resort & Country Club.A view of fairway #1 at River Bend Resort & Country Club.

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Public/Private: Resort
  • Year opened: 1983
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways:
  • Greens:


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes

Green fees price ranges

  • Week days: $29 - $39
  • Weekends: $29 - $39

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code:
  • Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
White 72 5663 110 68.6
Red (W) 72 4986 119 71.7
Gold 72 6735 119 72.6
Blue 72 6276 115 71
White (W) 72 5663 128 76

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • River Bend Resort & Country Club
    3.5 stars out of 5
    by Jordan Taylor
    on May 23rd, 2015 15:15
    River Bend is a very cool place to play--it's very scenic with the majestic palms and the Rio Grande lining several fairways. When I went, one of the greens was under construction and a few had dead spots, but overall the course was in pretty good shape. The layout was not terribly challenging, but very fun nonetheless. This is one of the better courses in Brownsville in my opinion.
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