River Hills Golf & Country Club

3.8750000000 3.9 stars from 5 (16)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6918 yards
  • Slope: 136
  • Rating: 73.3
  • Layout

  • 3670 Cedar Creek Run, Little River, SC 29566
  • (843) 399-2100
  • www.riverhillsgolf.com
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Year built: 1988
Architect(s): Tom Jackson
Type: Semi-Private
Greens: Bermuda
Fairways: Bermuda
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6918 yards 73.3 136
White 72 6396 yards 70.6 128
Green 72 5728 yards 67.6 116
Red (W) 72 5030 yards 67.7 120

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 16 Reviews
5 stars:
5
4 stars:
6
3 stars:
4
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

14 out of 16 reviews


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"Hidden gem"


Richie4326581's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Boston Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

A great golf experience!! Staff was over the top fantastic!! Conditions were perfect. Course has a nice blend of long holes, some short ones a really thinking course. Had saw positive reviews about it before booking and they are right on point!! Put River Hills on the list of must plays!!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice balance of holes-"


robmoral's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/28/2016
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Very nice golf course in excellent condition for early winter. Although we where limited to cart paths only my twosome was able to play in 3hrs 20 min. We teed of at 9:00 am and we where the second group out- they don't seem to get a lot of play in the early morning, I think this is due because they are on the northern end of MB. By the time we finished, most of their carts where already out st 12:30.The range had real grass and in very good condition. The greens where on the slow side , but very playable and rolled true. The lay out is well balanced with a good mix of holes with the par 5 standing out, especially 17. My only complaint is that this course is in a residential community and there are houses bordering almost every hole and I simply hate white stakes.For the most part , my driver stayed in the bag using it on six holes while playing from the Crimson tees (6,400 yds). I did have a great time and I recommend it especially with winter rates bellow 50.00.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Challenging course"


menlosteelers's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/20/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Quality layout that will challenge any golfer. The conditions are good for myrtle beach this time of year. I would recommend this hidden gem of myrtle beach.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Challenging and Attractive Course"


Max6570587's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

We arrived at the course on the previous day we played due to a common GPS error sending us to River Hills instead of Eagles Nest. Thankfully, this happened as the course was in very good shape for mid-March weather. The rough was dormant but the greens, T-boxes and fairways were well-maintained and green. The course has some challenging holes and would benefit from a golf GPS to navigate your second and third shots. The driving range was inexpensive and accessible. The small restaurant would benefit by an update to the food available to its golfers. Otherwise, we had a very enjoyable day.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Slow slow play"


swithers's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/20/2013
First time playing

Reviewed on

where do i start? November 20- 3 threesome. Starting time was set for 12:32 but we were let out early at 12:05 (finished round at 4:50).. Gentleman in pro shop was very cordial. Slow play was terrible having to wait on every shot. Course challeging and well maintained. Obviously this course was overbooked and based on other reviews on here this is not an isolated event.

When I dropped off the rental cart I was asked by the young man cleaning the carts how did the day go. I responded we had to wait on every shot he asked when we started I told him and he basically told me I was wrong that we had started later. Then he said well what do you expect when there are so many golfers and well they are a business and need to make money. I walked away and told him they would not see us again. As far as the marshall well not sure why they had one he told us to slow down that there were seniors in front of us.

Never again Just an aside we played 5 other rounds that week at other an played all of them in 4 hours with no delays.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"perfect except for the fact our twosome got stuck behind a slow foursome on the back nine. Beautiful course well maintained."


ManHyong7030816's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/31/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful course. Lots of water making some of the holes a little extra challenging. would play here again next time we visit.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great option in Myrtle Beach area"


u000006124413's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 6/23/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

When I played this course in June 2013, I was blown away by the conditions of the course. It was in spectacular condition. And for just $39, it might be one of the best deals in Myrtle Beach area.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course"


phlatfee's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 6/15/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Best course I've ever played and I look forward to playing others in Myrtle Beach


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Slow play a problem."


johnshipman's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 5/17/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played back nine first... Very difficult. At the turn a slow foresome was in front of us.... after two holes I quit.... Needed to finish the final nine in 2.5 hours because of other plans... Played two holes in 40 minutes.... Picked up and headed home. I like the course.... I HATE slow play.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fantastic course."


Yvonthegreat's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 5/1/2013
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was fun playing this course as it is in excellent condition. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We will certainly return .


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Round on a Great Course"


Michael8926323's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 4/21/2013
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in excellent condition. Was challenging, but not too tough. Worth the money and a return trip - should get more praise that it gets.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Shots missing the green are very penal."


Rstoops's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 4/10/2013
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course has a lot of water on it and if you miss the green you are either in the water or hitting from hard ground, there is no rough to speak off. The course has a lot of dog legs so many of the holes are not driver holes. If you are looking for a friendlier course especially for women, look at Willbrook or River Run on Pawley's Island.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Challenging Course with good value"


werhnerw's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 4/2/2013
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played River Hills several times in the past. The course has excellent challenge with some great personality. Each hole is interesting and unlike any of the previous holes which keeps you thinking. You can't just "grip it and rip it", you have to think about how you want to play each hole which makes it a nice test. For average golfers like me, i found it to be very challenging but still fun. I will continue to play this course on every trip to Myrtle Beach.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice challenge"


bengolf335's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 3/28/2013
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

In great shape with plenty of challenge. Bunkers and water in play, so you have to be precise. Very nice layout.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"A good course for the average golfer"


ktmrider350's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/24/2012
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played on a Monday morning,came as a single and was paired with a twosome. The course was in good shape and the pace of play was good. There are a few challenging holes and water only came into play on only 2. I would play this course again. It was a good value for the price.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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