Bear/Fox at River Oaks Golf Plantation

3.6287000000 3.6 stars from 5 (342)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6778 yards
  • Slope: 126
  • Rating: 72.5
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "The Golf School of Myrtle Beach"

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Singles allowed: Yes
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Back 72 6778 yards 72.5 126
Middle 72 6314 yards 69.7 118
Forward (W) 72 5133 yards 69.7 116

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 342 Reviews
5 stars:
53
4 stars:
157
3 stars:
93
2 stars:
30
1 stars:
9

recommend this course

282 out of 340 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near local attractions near the airport   Great for locals seniors beginners   Challenges include water hazards bunkers undulating greens   Great for drinks patio dining  

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Reviews


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u933417523's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Not up to Par"


u000007755293's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Bear had recently been airiated, but even given them a pass on that, conditions were poor.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



u874693503's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Excellent Challenge"


Chillwill59's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The tee shot is key here off the tee box. I played the black tee and it brought several hazards in play that otherwise would not have come into play. Greens were aerated on the bear but they rolled great. Love the layout . Give it another couple of weeks and the greens should be perfect. Otherwise I had a great time!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fox/Otter"


Danny6795050's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

There were three 9 hole courses called the Fox/Otter/Bear. We played the Fox/Otter and simply enjoyed the course layout. We were dodging rain all week to play, but even after a hard downpour this course held up good enough to play. Would go again!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



JohnGuildford's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"Decent value"


Lance4637710's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2017
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The course had a fun layout. The conditions were a little dry and greens were in rough shape in some spots. Overall it was a decent value at $35. Probably wouldn't play it if they charged more.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u125123452's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fun"


u000005755191's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a good time, and would play it again the staff working there were friendly. And the course was well maintain.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"River Oak GC"


uDSHD2103DS's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course with very challenging sloping greens. Course was in great shape in early May 17.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



joezak's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Need the Rangers on the course"


William7371520's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2017
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3rd time playing here..not to long...I use a 3 iron off the tee box on all par 4s and 5s. We were the 4th tee tome on Sunday morning. We let the group in front of us clear the green prior to teeing off...they were still on the second tee box after we finished the hole...we never saw the first two groups...we had plenty of time to chat with the group be hide us


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"we loved playing river oak"


normanbrault's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

during april 2017 we played river oak 9 or 10 times the course was always in great shape it is fun to play not too difficult not too easy just perfect for a retired couple. the staft were great and at the end of the month they remenbered our name, polite and friendly. great golf. we play 6 months a year when the snow melts, 2 or 3 times a week when weather permits


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Bare spots and tight lies"


Jon7626150's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2017
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Reviewed on

We were told that this was a plush course but it had very little grass, at times. The course needed irrigation and a restroom on the Otter course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



123456golf's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2017
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Not worth it"


jsure55's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

We played 9 holes today and on the 2nd hole there were 3 4somes waiting on the tee! The 9 holes took 2 hrs 40 minutes. When I went into the pro shop to complain I was told that they couldn't understand my issue and I need to understand that they are busy and one should expect 5 to 5.5 hour rounds. With that attitude, there is no point in discussing any further since anything beyond 4 hours 15 minutes, 4:30 at the most is inexcusable and to suggest otherwise is simply abusing golfers for the sake of increased revenue. We will not be back again.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Pretty good experience"


Michael4885746's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2017
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Reviewed on

Cart staff is great. Super courteous.

Clubhouse guy was the same. Really helpful.

The place is BIG, and there were tons of folks around.

I only played 9 (Bear). Water everywhere. Pay attention to the hazard flags they have out there. It can get tricky.

Greens are FAST. Fairways in pretty good shape. Good mixture of narrow/ wide. If you don't land in fairway, typically not very forgiving (pine straw, water, shrubs).

All in all, $25 for 9 was an alright amount. My biggest issue was pace of play. 2:12 on a Thursday... 4 groups sitting on the par 5s.

You will wait 10 minutes for every single shot. If not more. Took me 3 hours for 9 holes.

I wouldn't come back here strictly for that reason... however, I hear a lot of places in this area can get that way. But I'd take my chances anyways bc I know here, it will be a 6+ hr round indefinitely.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Marion3812380's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice course. Will play again"


u423643129's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2017
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I liked everything except the bridges over the road

Steep!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"GREENS WERE IN GOOD SHAPE AND ROLLED TRUE."


BULLMARCAN's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS COURSE. IT WAS CROWDED BUT MOVED ALONG AT MODERATE PACE.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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