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3.7
603 Reviews (603)
5 Stars
99
4 Stars
282
3 Stars
153
2 Stars
49
1 Stars
20
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.0
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.8
80.7%
Recommend this course
493 out of 603 reviews
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3.9
37 Reviews (37)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
26
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.1
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
83.8%
Recommend this course
31 out of 37 reviews
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3.9
78 Reviews (78)
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
46
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
84.6%
Recommend this course
66 out of 78 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
603 Reviews (603)

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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4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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5.0
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Amazing conditions!!!

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!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Great Course!

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
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Perfect weather
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051320

Course was brown but played well.
Greens were fast 9am.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
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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!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice Course!!

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Reviews 48
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

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.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 48
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 2
2.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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!

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