The Riverbend Golf Complex is owned and operated by the City of Kent. The golf complex is a public facility and consists of a Championship 18 Hole Golf Course, 9 Hole Par 3 Golf Course, Driving Range, Miniature Golf and Golf Merchandise Retail Store. The Championship 18 Hole Golf Course opened in 1989 and has consistently been ranked as one of the busiest golf courses in the state for the past ten years. The Golf Division, as part of the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department has operated the facility since 2000.
The Riverbend Golf Complex is situated on 160 acres of former agricultural land adjacent to the Green River in the Kent Valley. The golf complex is bisected north and south by Meeker Street, with the Par 3 Golf Course and Driving Range facilities are located on the south side and the 18 Hole Golf Course and main clubhouse are located on the north side. In addition, the golf complex is bordered by the very popular and heavily used Green River Trail. The 18 Hole Golf Course is recognized as one of the busiest course in the state with 65,000 rounds annually, while the Par 3 Golf Course hosts an additional 38,000 rounds annually. The recently remodeled 18 Hole Golf Course is relatively flat and easy to walk, yet offers a challenge to all skill levels of players with over 50 bunkers and three lakes. The Par 3 Golf Course is great for beginners and players looking to improve their skills and offers a relatively flat, easy to walk, easy to play golfing experience. In addition to the two golf courses, the golf complex also has a 32 stall driving range, 18 holes of miniature golf and a full scale golf merchandise retail store.