River Oaks Golf Club - Otter/Bear
River Oaks Golf Club 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.
|White (W)||72||5836 yards||70.2||119|
|Yellow (W)||72||5389 yards||67.1||113|
|Red (W)||72||5001 yards||66.9||109|
|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|
|Middle 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||365||312||148||313||305||467||160||366||473||2909||348||484||371||120||360||328||294||152||470||2927||5836|
|Forward M: 66.1/111 W: 69.7/116||263||296||115||305||261||453||136||291||429||2549||341||440||298||106||320||294||262||122||456||2639||5188|
The course is in tip top shape. I’m on vacation from Orlando FL and play once a week at numerous courses and this course compared to some of the top rated courses is unbelievable. Perfect greens though they played slower than I’m use to. Fairways perfectly manicured and tee boxes were great. I’ve played here 3-4 times a year for the past 10 years and haven’t seen the course in such nice shape. I will be back tomorrow!!!
The hospitality was great. The course was in great condition and overall a great experience! If you are in Myrtle Beach area this is the first course I would recommend.
Great course but extra fees!
First time at this course. Fairways and greens were in good condition! Most of the cart paths were in okay condition. Charged an extra cart fee to have my mom ride with me just for fun....kind of lame! Said not to have your own cooler, drinks or snacks. Seems as though they are nickel and dime you in places...hopefully to pay for the repaving of cart paths on “Bear” course. However, the marshall did send us over there because the other courses were backed up, which was very kind!
What makes this course so nice to play at is the staff. Soon as you pull up, Alex the attendant welcomes you. He is very friendly and courteous. The counter people are always friendly and professional.
Challenging but playable
Bunkers wet, some even had standing water although there was rain the day before. Greens in good shape, only a few bare spots. Starter a nd check in person very nice.
Wonderful Day at River Oaks
Conditions were very good, except maybe some of the greens could have been in a better condition. Always a great time.
Spring conditions but very enjoyable.
We thoroughly enjoyed our round at River Oaks. We had a conflict that caused us to have to delay our tee off and the Pro Shop staff were very accommodating in re-booking our tee time. We played the first 18 of the 27 and enjoyed the layout. Will definitely return the next time we are in the area.
My Favourite in Myrtle Beach
We like this course! It’s well managed and organized; the starters and marshals are friendly and courteous and do a good job keeping the pace of play.
The carts are equipped with both ball and club cleaners —much appreciated in wet weather.
The course has 3 nines: Fox, Otter and Bear; water comes in to play on each so there’s plenty of opportunity to practice your course management.
Great day at River Oaks
This course was very busy when we arrived but staff did an excellent job of getting the groups off. Fairways were in very good shape and open considering the rainy winter weather. Greens were great. Would definitely play here again!