River Oaks Golf Club - Bear/Fox
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.
|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|
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.
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!!!
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
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.
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
Course was tough enough to offer challenges while keeping a good pace of play. Was friendly to the women at most times.
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.
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.
Ok for price
Course was in good shape. Greens good too. Good price. Would play again
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.