Bear/Fox at River Oaks Golf Plantation

3.6296000000 3.6 stars from 5 (324)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6778 yards
  • Slope: 126
  • Rating: 72.5
  • Layout

  • 831 River Oaks Dr, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29579
  • (800) 762-8813, (843) 236-2222
  • (843) 236-3101
  • www.riveroaksgolfplantation.com
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Year built: 1990
Architect(s): Tom Jackson
Type: Public
Greens: Champion Ultradwarf
Fairways: Bermuda
Golf Season: Year round

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

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: 4.1 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: 3.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 324 Reviews
5 stars:
51
4 stars:
146
3 stars:
91
2 stars:
28
1 stars:
8

recommend this course

267 out of 322 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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"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
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


"Last minute"


Pamemo's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was good value, last minute tee time

I would really recommend the course invest in a Ranger to keep play moving.

We were a two behind a foursome who thought they were at the Masters, a Ranger would have been a huge help.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"OK course - slow play"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2017
Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens have a major problem with diseased patches. Our round was spoiled by having to play behind a 3-ball who kept us waiting for every shot. One course ranger sped past without coming near us - why was he out there if not to keep the course moving? The 3 ball had lost 2 holes on the players in front!!! We were very lucky that one of them dropped out at the turn and the couple let us through on the 10th. Hard to review a course positively when it was so slow! Husband is a single figure golfer too - not fun for us.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"First timer"


u212572099's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pace of play was the big drawback to our round. On the first nine we were done in 1 hour and 45 minutes to 2 hours , however the second nine was terrible at best ! we waited on every hoe for 10 minutes to tee off, not due to the foursome in front of us as they played quickly. I believe someone stuck one or two more groups in front of us on the back including a twosome that were extremely slow, and not at all monitored by a ranger !! This unfortunately left a bad taste in our mouth and also the foursome in front of us. Management of time needs to be monitored much more closely, or they will lose players and therefore income.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Your drives go yards further"


vilnis's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Due to the dry conditions, a well placed tee shot will go a lot further - a great booster for a duffer like me.

Course was well maintained, with not too much water.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course



u1300022's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was very nice and the staff was very friendly - however, I do not think that I would play it again because they did not have any bathrooms on the course and I had to run into the clubhouse to use the lady's room when the round was over. Not very good planning for women. Due to the lack of bathrooms on the course I would give it an overall average rating.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Great golf"


u00000931000's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2017
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Reviewed on

Nice day for a round of golf. Some has a lot of of water and some not. Overall great


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000005141209's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Good verities of holes"


Larry3064693's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall course was in pretty good shape. The Otter course had a bit more verity of holes then the Fox course but enjoyed them both. Probably going though a transition change due to season change because some of the greens and fairways were a little rough Cart guy not so friendly. Starter also could have been a little more friendly. Would recommend


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"This course is mediocre."


rmstewart49's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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The course is a bit boring and there are no restrooms on "Fox" except for a portable toilet and the other nine "Otter" had no toilets. Not a big deal for men but my wife was not amused.b The course is also no longer listed on USGA therefore not able to enter my score for handicap.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u469033473's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tees, fairways and greens all in good shape. Rough is pretty sparse even for March.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Decent course for area"


ilovefloggin67's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/08/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens bumpy...growing in. Played Fox and Otter.Otter better of the two. Would play again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


tpr1957's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I would play this again. A little far for me or I would play it more. Three nines all decent. Played nine with a cart for 20.00. Golf now. Can play 18 with a cart for 30.00.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great condition"


u000006906579's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Greens, fairways and rough in excellent condition, greens were firm and speedy, enjoyed by round even if I did shoot 90, some bunkers could have been raked, but if you hit straighter, this would not be a problem, my bad.

Staff very friendly, enjoyed my first round at this location of the year, will play again


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"The Bear at River Oaks is challenging"


Tom5519698's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

The course is in nice shape. A couple of sand traps were a little light on sand. I would recommend this course to my friends. A lot of bang for the buck!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Ok course"


Suzy2486467's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The cart girl & bartender were awesome!! I got over charged -was not the price from GolfNow. The greens were rough & cart paths were in desperate need of repair!! Needs some TLC!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course



wilsonfc's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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