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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
3.5
Value
4.1
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.8
84.8%
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443 out of 543 reviews
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3.9
28 Reviews (28)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
3.8
Value
4.3
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
92.9%
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3.9
55 Reviews (55)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
3.7
Value
4.2
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
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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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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

3.8
543 Reviews (543)

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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Nice corse

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

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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
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Pace Excellent
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Skill Intermediate
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4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Intermediate
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3.0
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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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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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First Time Playing

Not a bad bang for you buck

The greens were in very poor shape, looks like the frost may have gotten to them this winter.
There was no ranger on the course and there was a very slow group 2 holes in front of us slowing everyone down. It would’ve been nice to have a ranger speeding them up.
The fairways and tee boxes were in okay shape. The course layout is a little tricky. It forces you to hit a plethora of different tee shots. I enjoyed the course. It has holes that are challenging and holes that are not. I would play it again, but to those wanting to play a course that has stunning features, I would not recommend it. It’s worth the price to play if you do decide to play it.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Plays Once a week
1.0
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Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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First Time Playing

Fair but uninspiring

Very friendly staff, the cart lady especially was incredible. The course is very playable and always give you a place to bail out. The fairways and rough were in ok shape but the greens were very patchy and slow. Played fox and otter 9’s and Fox is all draw tee shots and Otter plays either straight or fades off the tees. For the price an excellent value considering the options locally and would like to play again when in slightly better shape.

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

River Oaks Golf Plantation

It’s a good course for medium to high handicaps. Lots of bunkers and water to deal with. There were not a lot of yardage markers.

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

Trying to beat the rain

The corse was in good condition played good front 9 the wind rain on back 9 made it to 15 sky opened up all in all had a great time play this loop it’s fun

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

Good Condition- Not a Lot of Trouble

Great course for beginner to intermediate players. Not a lot of trouble, if you hit ‘em straight. Had a great time.

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