Riverbend: One of NW’s most popular

Updated: December 30, 2014

Riverbend Golf Complex in Kent for years has been among the top public golf courses in the Pacific Northwest. Since opening in 1989 the course has proven to be a consistent hit among players.

The John Steidel-designed course is a user-friendly but challenging and the price is always right. That combination has helped Riverbend see plenty of golfers come and go through the years and keep its grip as one of the busiest courses in the Pacific Northwest.

“It’s a combination of the location and the course being a little of something for everyone,” said Pete Petersen, the operations supervisor at Riverbend.

There’s plenty to like with Riverbend and what it has to offer. There is the 18-hole championship course, a covered and heated driving range, a fully stocked merchandise center and a par-3 course. Although, the city plans on putting the par-3 course up for sale soon.

Riverbend is always coming up with new ideas to attract people to the course. New for this year is the “Doppler Deals” giving golfers different options to play for different prices. If the doppler shows rain, the price goes down. If the doppler shows sun, then the prices stays the same for that day.

The course is a treat to walk and offers some tough holes, including the par-5 sixth hole a 550-yard par-5 bordering the banks of the Green River.

For more on Riverbend, see www.riverbendgolfcomplex.com or call 253.854.3673.