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|
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Course has 3 nine hole layouts and are unique in their layout. Course was in good shape and play was light.
First time playing in South Carolina and chosen the correct course to play. Fun in the sun !
Enjoy course. Played short but some risk reward shots. Greens where very true. Held line perfectly.
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.
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.