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3.7
559 Reviews (559)
5 Stars
92
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
46
1 Stars
20
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.0
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.8
83.8%
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457 out of 559 reviews
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3.9
40 Reviews (40)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
20
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
1
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2
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.2
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
90.0%
Recommend this course
36 out of 40 reviews
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3.9
64 Reviews (64)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
29
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.2
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
89.1%
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57 out of 64 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6877 yards
Slope 123
Rating 73.1

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.

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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

3.7
559 Reviews (559)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 18
Patio Dining 18
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 51
Bunkers 38
Undulating Greens 24
This course/club is great for:
Locals 40
Seniors 38
Beginners 28
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 54
Near Local Attractions 29
Near the Airport 26

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1.0
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Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
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First Time Playing

Underwhelmed

Slow, slow, slow...and they even let a twosome tee off in front of us as we were making the turn! Unbelievable. A five plus hour round.

Tee boxes are awful, particularly on the par three holes. Greens are also pretty slow.

I enjoyed the layout...not much else.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice Round

Enjoyed my round at River Oaks. In pretty good shape but you can tell it gets a lot of play. A few of the greens had very rough spots. Will play there again for sure.

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 Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Had a great time

Went out with a threesom played good you need to stay in the ferway ruff is thick had a good time made new friends

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

River Oaks what took me so long

I have played here at Mrytle Beace for a long time. I have never played this course. My mistake. Nice location good layout. Course was in good shape. Staff very helpfull and kind.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

A good course in need of watering

We played in the afternoon, and it was very quiet. We had no one behind us, so we played at a leisurely pace.
The staff was friendly, thanking us for playing River Oaks. There are three nines to mix and match for play.
The course layout is such that holes are isolated from one another, buffered by trees. Fairways are generous enough o reward good shots. Of concern was how dry the course was. The heat and summer drought had an adverse effect on the course with a few greens having some damage and noticeable browning around the greens. Hopefully, with watering and some winter precipitation, the course can recover, as it is a pleasurable course to play.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Enjoyable round of golf

After a major 2018 hurricane, 2019 tropical storm and an extremely hot summer, all golf courses in Myrtle Beach took some hits. At River Oaks, some of the greens and tee boxes had heat damage, and portions of fairways were browned. That aside, we enjoyed playing at the course. It starts with a staff that is friendly and helpful. At bag check, bags are unloaded form the car and put on carts that were cleaned, and included ball and club washers. In the pro shop, the staff was friendly. They even included a course book which we found invaluable, as we never played the course before. The course offered some challenges without beating you up. The Bermuda grasses were a new experience for us, as we come from New England. A few minutes on the practice green helped a lot. There are five tee boxes, so you can play the course as long, or short, as you wish.
Playing with my wife, we payed for nine holes. This course was one of the ones in Myrtle Beach that allowed nine hole play. And, the rates were very reasonable.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Good For The Money

Played with my brother in law. Course was in fair condition. Some interesting holes as usual. Forward tees (gold and white) are shorter than most equivalent "men's and senior" tees at other courses. Played 27 which was nice having 3 different 9 hole tracts. Great course to play first day of our week at Myrtle Beach.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Interesting layout

Course has 3 nine hole layouts and are unique in their layout. Course was in good shape and play was light.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Time

First time playing in South Carolina and chosen the correct course to play. Fun in the sun !

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice corse

Enjoy course. Played short but some risk reward shots. Greens where very true. Held line perfectly.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Good course for practicing

This was a good experience. I lot of the things that were an issue weren't the course's fault. We came after it rained, so the greens were slow and the fairways were soft. It was an OK challenge on the "Otter" course, but would have liked more water challenges. Overall, I'd play it again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good for the value

This is a good course to play if your vacationing down by the beach and want to get away for a quick game. PROS; no wait time, on the first tee as soon as I checked in. Course layout very nice and spacious. CONS; only one really and that was certain greens were very dry with certain patches burned. Certain fairways were mushy but otherwise most of the course was in fair condition and playable.

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