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4.1
67 Reviews (67)
5 Stars
22
4 Stars
36
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.6
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
99.1%
Recommend this course
64 out of 67 reviews
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4.0
3 Reviews (3)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
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2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.7
100.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 3 reviews
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4.2
13 Reviews (13)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
2
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.6
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
100.0%
Recommend this course
13 out of 13 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6574 yards
Slope 137
Rating 70.7

Formerly known as Buffalo Shoals National Golf Club.

Course Details

Year Built 1996
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Lennie Younce Gene Bates (1996)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Available Sports

Fitness, Tennis

Reviews

4.1
67 Reviews (67)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 9
Patio Dining 6
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 20
Bunkers 15
Water Hazards 14
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 13
Locals 11
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 11
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 16

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Reviews 59
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 250 Contributor
Charlotte Advisor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

River Oaks Golf Club

First time out to River Oaks in several years. Course was in fantastic shape. Probably in the top four or five places I've played so far this year as far as conditions go. Tees, fairways, and greens all were great. Bermuda rough was thick in some places, yet more playable in others. Maybe my only knock on the course was the inconsistency of sand in the bunkers. Some had soft, white sand, while others had harder brown sand. The elevation changes and doglegs require accuracy and correct decision making off the tee. Greens are large and receptive, but you have to put your ball in the proper section if you want a chance to score. Fringes and run up areas are mowed tight and require precise chips and pitches. Pace of play was good; there were only a few groups on the course early on a Wednesday morning.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Hot weather, slow play and fuzzy greens

Pace of play was very slow, course was packed. Greens were very fuzzy, they putted OK, but balls didn't react like they normally do when approaching the greens, especially on pitch shots around the greens. They were not cutting the greens down due to the heat. The heat was nearly unbearable, 91 degrees and very humid.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 30
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

One of the better courses in the area

My only gripe was getting paired up with another two-some back to back days. I griped about looking forward to spending some quality time with my son for a round at least one of the days. The owner basically told me they were slammed & there were nothing but four-somes playing. He met us in the parking lot & told me just to call him in the future if I wanted a round for just us two & he'd see what he could do. As far as I'm concerned if I"m paying to play there it should be my choice if I want to pair up or not. But, it's a nice course for the money.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

River Oaks

This mountainy course is off of Rt 40 in Statesville, NC. Greens were excellent and were true to the course. Tee boxes were in great shape for this time of year. Staff was very friendly and no one bothered us on the course. I"ve played here a couple times and the tee boxes were different each time. It's challenging enough for me to want to come back again. I'd recommend this course!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course

Course is very well manicured and even though it was wet it was still in great shape! We did have to wait on every hole but that was due to frost (can't control mother nature) and it wasn't a long wait maybe five minutes each! Will definitely be playing here many more times!

Thanks to the staff and the maintenance team for keeping the course in great shape!
David Lail

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

River Oaks

Great course Nice bent greens Fun and not long

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 31
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice layout

Course was in good condition. Greens held an approach shot well. However, greens were very slow and rolling not quite true. (I think they need to be rolled.) Fairways were in good shape. Certainly a challenging course. Shop staff was very friendly and helpful.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 30
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

One of the best courses in the area!

3rd time playing this hidden gem! Wish we had found it years ago. Great layout & very well maintained. Good little bar & grill too! Looking forward to the next round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Best value in the area

Well maintained, consistent greens, scenic, hilly, varied, and challenging. Club house and amenities are more than sufficient but not flashy. As far as the course conditions and layout, its similar to courses that cost at least twice as much to play. A great value, will definitely come back very soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 23
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great course, challenging layout

Course is currently in the best shape that I’ve seen It since it first opened many years ago. I have always liked this course, quiet scenic course with many challenging holes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Awesome, great condition, great layout

I used to play here years ago and always loved the challenging layout. Lots of unique holes with great elevation changes. I had not been here in 4 years and was pleasently surprised to find a top notch clubhouse and A1 course conditions. Even though you could still see signs of aeration on the greens, they rolled fast, smooth, and true. And balls checked good too. They've taken out a lot of trees and it's in the best shape ever. Fairways are plush. If I had to nitpick anything negative, it's only that they didn't have water coolers out on the course. This is my favorite golf course of all time and I'm glad to see someone has put some money and effort to make it as great as it could be.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

The hidden jewel

I played this course last year in the Spring and just yesterday. The transformation that was starting last year has accelerated The course's conditions will be peaking in a week or two. The owner is sinking money into the course and you can tell. There are several blind shots that requires thinking about what to hit and sometimes hitting less than the driver on several of the par fours. The greens are beautiful and can get quite fast. Well placed approach shots and pitches are a requirement to keeping the score down. Many long shots to the green end up with a pitch from the bottom of the hill. Challenging and fair.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Awesome course

This course was very challenging, although from what I'm told it is much easier now since they have taken out some trees. Fairly long course and in great shape for the time of year.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent outing!

This was my second opportunity to enjoy a fantastic round of golf. The course is equally as beautiful as it is challenging. Staff is always very welcoming and also very informative. Looking forward to my next visit already! GOLO or Go Home!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Course is in great shape

Haven't been there for a couple of years. Fantastic transformation with the shape the course is in. Fairways, greens, emenities were all very nice. Well worth the price to play!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Not for beginners

Ever have one of those days when you should have stayed home to do the honey do list instead of golf? Well I did here. Everything else was great but my game that day. I was horrendous. Could have used a little help, but you don't get any on this course. If it's not on the fairway that ball is gone. Course was in good shape and I will go back there another day and give it another shot.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 28
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

tight squeeze

18 holes of golf, fit into a 16 hole sight, The course winds along the side of hills, with a creek/stream following with you for most holes. An good course to play forward on your first visit, (shot makers) I played with some senior regulars who showed me the way, I can't imagine how many balls would have gone away, had I play it back. Greens were just punched, but they did it with play in mind, used some kind of sand injection that kept them playable. They were fast and undulated, good fun.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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