Bear/Fox at River Oaks Golf Plantation
River Oaks Golf Plantation boasts three different nine-hole courses: the Bear, Fox, and Otter. Carefully carved from a former nature preserve, the courses sprawl across a scenic stretch of the Intracoastal with a convenient location that is just minutes from downtown Myrtle Beach. The nines, which are named after the different wildlife that call the Plantation home, each have a unique character and different set of challenges and they can be mixed and matched to create different 18-hole combinations. The Bear/Fox golf course provides a challenging test with a front nine where water comes into play on almost every hole, including an almost-island green on the par-3 fourth. The Fox nine, the shortest of the three at 3,346 yards, gives you a chance to recover your score with some risk-reward opportunities.
|White (W)||72||5759 yards||70.2||119|
|Yellow (W)||72||5183 yards||67.1||113|
|Red (W)||72||4840 yards||66.9||109|
|Black M: 73.1/123||460||523||377||165||409||387||341||223||547||3432||536||385||189||387||353||441||511||139||405||3346||6778|
|Blue M: 70.7/121||433||497||371||153||379||358||313||193||516||3213||512||351||161||361||294||424||503||129||382||3117||6330|
|White M: 69.2/117 W: 70.2/119||348||484||355||120||360||328||294||152||470||2911||500||337||140||272||282||400||429||115||357||2832||5743|
|Yellow M: 66.1/111 W: 67.1/113||358||456||326||100||328||305||285||140||435||2733||395||295||117||262||243||355||368||105||295||2435||5168|
|Red W: 66.9/109||342||440||310||80||312||288||275||115||428||2590||385||245||104||250||213||343||350||80||280||2250||4840|
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.
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.
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
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.
I played the Bear and Fox courses. Other than some greens with portions under repair, I felt the course was in great shape! Bear has lots of water. Glad I played Bear before they turn it into houses.
Before the rain the pace was very slow, Marshall was around, but nothing was said. On the 8th it started raining, and everyone left, so the pace as expected was excellent.
Still early in the year so the greens were still coming in, the fairways were in fairly good shape. This course did not tolerate the rain well. The course has a great layout, with interesting holes. The greens had “make you think” putts with lots of undulation, we liked them, certainly not flat. The cart paths and areas off course we’re NOT in good shape, as well as some big bare spots on edges of fairway.
There is no restaurant, just a snack bar.
We paid $25 which was a fair price for the condition. For this price we would return.
My husband (8) handicap and myself (16), found the course very fair.
Layout good fairways and tees good pace of play good 3 courses Fox was best. Greens on bear slow and bumpy
Great February Golf
The weather was high 60's low 70's with little breeze. Perfect. We could take carts anywhere but they did ask us to steer clear of low, wet areas. Fairways and greens were the best we've played all week and were in really nice shape.
Course was in good shape for January. Very helpful staff we will definitely play again there
the course was a little wet, however, in view of the amount of rain they had it was good.. being from where it is snowing can't complain..
Good day but to soon after lot of rain
The course is fairly challenging but played extremely long today because it was soggy everywhere. Lots of rain in this area lately and we played because in 3 trips here last year it was very old (40's). I can play in 40 degree weather most of the year in Maine so do not do that in MB or FL. Greens are a little thin because they are between grasses. Liked the layout. Course seems very playable with less wind and dryer conditions