Otter/Bear at River Oaks Golf Plantation

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3.6
516
5 Stars
82
4 Stars
231
3 Stars
140
2 Stars
45
1 Stars
18
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.8
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.6
78.2%
Recommend this course
418 out of 516 reviews
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Average Rating
4.0
28
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
85.7%
Recommend this course
24 out of 28 reviews
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Average Rating
3.6
90
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
36
3 Stars
19
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
7
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.7
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.3
73.3%
Recommend this course
66 out of 90 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6877 yards
Slope 123
Rating 73.1
River Oaks Golf Plantation in Myrtle Beach is home to 27 holes of championship golf. The course sprawls across a former nature preserve that sits just outside the Myrtle Beach city limits. In 2009, the course underwent a major renovation that removed almost 4,600 trees, burying the remaining stumps underneath mounds of dirt and sand. This opened up the layout while adding an interesting up-and-down to the course that it never had before. The holes are divided into three nines that provide different 18-hole combinations. Each of the nines is named after a different animal that makes up the course's resident wildlife: Fox, Otter, and Bear. River Oaks' Otter/Bear combination is the longest course of the three available options. You'll find water coming into play on nearly every hole and there are several strategically placed bunkers to be found along the greens.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6877 yards 73.1 123
Blue 72 6425 yards 70.7 121
White 72 5836 yards 69.2 117
White (W) 72 5836 yards 70.2 119
Yellow 72 5389 yards 66.1 111
Yellow (W) 72 5389 yards 67.1 113
Red (W) 72 5001 yards 66.9 109
Scorecard for Otter/Bear
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 73.1/123 437 405 205 367 365 524 211 410 521 3445 460 523 377 165 409 387 341 223 547 3432 6877
Blue M: 70.7/121 415 364 186 339 340 498 198 390 498 3228 433 497 355 153 379 358 313 193 516 3197 6425
White M: 69.2/117 W: 70.2/119 365 312 148 313 305 467 160 366 473 2909 358 484 371 120 360 328 294 152 470 2937 5846
Yellow M: 66.1/111 W: 67.1/113 267 310 120 250 267 468 145 296 431 2554 348 456 326 110 328 305 285 120 435 2713 5267
Red W: 66.9/109 250 290 112 238 256 439 136 275 415 2411 342 440 310 80 312 288 275 115 428 2590 5001
Handicap 3 5 11 17 15 7 9 1 13 4 14 10 18 8 12 16 6 2
Par 4 4 3 4 4 5 3 4 5 36 4 5 4 3 4 4 4 3 5 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1988
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Champion UltraDwarf Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Tom Jackson Craig Schreiner (2011)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "The Golf School of Myrtle Beach"
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Single Allowed Yes
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.6
516

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 18
Patio Dining 18
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 50
Bunkers 37
Undulating Greens 24
This course/club is great for:
Locals 39
Seniors 37
Beginners 28
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 54
Near Local Attractions 28
Near the Airport 26

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4.0
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First Time Playing

Interesting layout

I played the Bear and Fox courses. Other than some greens with portions under repair, I felt the course was in great shape! Bear has lots of water. Glad I played Bear before they turn it into houses.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Rainy Day

Before the rain the pace was very slow, Marshall was around, but nothing was said. On the 8th it started raining, and everyone left, so the pace as expected was excellent.

Still early in the year so the greens were still coming in, the fairways were in fairly good shape. This course did not tolerate the rain well. The course has a great layout, with interesting holes. The greens had “make you think” putts with lots of undulation, we liked them, certainly not flat. The cart paths and areas off course we’re NOT in good shape, as well as some big bare spots on edges of fairway.

There is no restaurant, just a snack bar.

We paid $25 which was a fair price for the condition. For this price we would return.

My husband (8) handicap and myself (16), found the course very fair.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Just ok

Layout good fairways and tees good pace of play good 3 courses Fox was best. Greens on bear slow and bumpy

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great February Golf

The weather was high 60's low 70's with little breeze. Perfect. We could take carts anywhere but they did ask us to steer clear of low, wet areas. Fairways and greens were the best we've played all week and were in really nice shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great value

Course was in good shape for January. Very helpful staff we will definitely play again there

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

happy golfer

the course was a little wet, however, in view of the amount of rain they had it was good.. being from where it is snowing can't complain..

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Good day but to soon after lot of rain

The course is fairly challenging but played extremely long today because it was soggy everywhere. Lots of rain in this area lately and we played because in 3 trips here last year it was very old (40's). I can play in 40 degree weather most of the year in Maine so do not do that in MB or FL. Greens are a little thin because they are between grasses. Liked the layout. Course seems very playable with less wind and dryer conditions

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Excellent round for the wet conditions

Courses have been soaked or underwater around Myrtle since the hurricane but River Oaks never disappoints. Yes it was wet in some areas but the entire round was playable.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

condition of the course

This year we haven't had a chance to play the course in the fairways with the carts , it makes a big difference I think

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The course was good shape, some wet areas, the greens where fast and true, will play again

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

poor drainage

This was a first time we golfed in Myrtle Beach. We were told it rained four days earlier. The course was extremely wet and appeared to not have been cut for days. The layout was good.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course was not in good condition and very wet

We had cart path only today and lots of ruts and ground was not in good condition. Normally this course is in great condition.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Decent course

Greens weren't perfect. Looked like it might have been from Hurricane Florence which came through a month before. But, the other courses we played the greens were fine.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very poor conditions and expensive for what is definitely a course in need of a lot of TLC. WOULD NOT RECOMMEND

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Friendly staff!

The staff was easy to get asking with. The course was in good shape, could use more sand in the traps. Rough is tough to hit out of, even though it's not very long. Greens were true and held nicely. Good test of your skills.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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