A view from a tee at River Oaks Golf Plantation.
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3.9
653 Reviews (653)
5 Stars
112
4 Stars
307
3 Stars
161
2 Stars
52
1 Stars
21
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.2
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.8
85.5%
Recommend this course
537 out of 653 reviews
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3.9
59 Reviews (59)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
31
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.2
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
86.4%
Recommend this course
51 out of 59 reviews
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3.9
94 Reviews (94)
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
55
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.2
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.5
85.1%
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80 out of 94 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6778 yards
Slope 123
Rating 73.1

River Oaks Golf Club 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 club 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.

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Course Details

Year Built 1990
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

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

3.9
653 Reviews (653)

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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Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

There were a lot of swampy areas. But overall course was in good condition. We were paired with a couple who were very slow. They shared clubs which made the play very slow. Suggest all personal playing have their own clubs.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Outstanding Experience

While visiting Myrtle Beach, I randomly selected this course. It was close to my lodging and the fees were reasonable. I was greeted upon my arrival in a very friendly manner by a young man at the bag drop. I asked about a range and he gave me directions immediately. I had made a reservation and the man at the Pro Shop desk quickly checked me in and provided additional info about going to the appropriate first tee. There had been recent rains and there were several wet areas. I was not in a foursome. However, there was a foursome about three groups ahead of us that really slowed play down. We could have used a ranger to speed them up. The lady in the snack bar was was friendly and encouraged me to return during my stay. I’m going to do that! I play 10-12 rounds of golf where I live. This was the friendliest, helpful and mist enjoyable course I’ve visited in several years! Greens were in excellent condition. All of the above provided me with a great golf day in Myrtle Beach!!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good course

The fox course tee boxes needs work but rest was great. The otter was great all the way around. Course is tight so be on your game or you will lose your ball

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Enjoyable course

Fairways and greens were nice. Staff was friendly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Challenging coyrse

Wonderful golf experience ... course I has a great layout. Aesthetically carved out and surrounding subdivisions enhance its ambience. It isn't terribly difficult but certainly challenging for recreational golfers. A course that will definitely invite you to come again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very slow play

The starter told my foursome we were behind a foursome playing captains choice so they would be fast.
Nothing farther from the truth. It was a fivesome of beginner golfers, I mean 50 yards at a time, and they had a dog they carried along with them., who ran around the course during play. Never saw a ranger or I would have told him. Never seen mismanagement of a golf course like this. Almost 3 1/2 hrs to play nine holes. Never acceptable. We left after nine. On the plus side they did provide a rain check for nine after a torrential rain storm. But we would have missed it if it wasn’t for this fivesome

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fox/Otter review

Course was tough enough to offer challenges while keeping a good pace of play. Was friendly to the women at most times.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

windy and wet

River Oaks needs work. The greens were in rough shape.The sand traps still had water in them from recent storms from several days ago. I was surprise that the course did not have cart path only due to the wet conditions.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Skip it

This course is in absolutely terrible condition. The starter put me off as single behind a group of 2 that had just teed off, when they let me play through there were two groups of four directly in front of them. Why he had me start on the 10th behind these three groups is a mystery since there were only about 15 cars in the parking lot. But aside from that the fairways are overgrown and extremely wet in some areas, the greens were hit and miss, a few nice and a few burned up. Paid $39 for 18 and it is worth about half that price.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Poor greens

It was in better shape last time I played it. Course was super wet and greens not very good.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course for average player

Course was good for me. Wasn’t too narrow and not as difficult as others I played.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Ok for price

Course was in good shape. Greens good too. Good price. Would play again

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

A challenge every time I play

Every time I play any of the three courses at River Oaks I feel challenged. The course presents changes from early morning to late afternoon, sunny to cloudy conditions. Wet or dry this course is different each round.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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