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3.8
573 Reviews (573)
5 Stars
96
4 Stars
260
3 Stars
151
2 Stars
46
1 Stars
20
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.1
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.8
84.3%
Recommend this course
469 out of 573 reviews
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3.9
39 Reviews (39)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
22
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.2
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.4
89.7%
Recommend this course
35 out of 39 reviews
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3.9
63 Reviews (63)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
30
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
88.9%
Recommend this course
56 out of 63 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

Reviews

3.8
573 Reviews (573)

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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We keep returning

River Oaks is a fun course to play. It is usually in good condition and greens run true although they have some challenging undulations. Fairways are generally good allowing play as the ball lies. The course is "lady friendly" for the most part which keeps my favorite golf partner (my wife) wanting to return.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
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Pace Excellent
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Perfect weather
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Conditions Excellent
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Skill Intermediate
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4.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

A good day

The course is very wet and most shots will plug in the fairway. The layout is good and the greens track well. The course could use some TLC but overall it was good value for the money.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Great for the money

Great value for the money. Course was in great shape for the winter.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

2020 Debut

After escaping Canada's winter, River Oaks was a great way to kick off a new decade. The course is in very good condition and is enjoyed by my wife since it is generally "lady friendly". Fairways were overseeded, pleasant visually and easy to hit from. Overall, River Oaks is a nice golfing experience.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great Value and close if in South end of Myrtle

Played there 7 times in last 3 weeks. Conditions were very good generally speaking. A little wet but that was to be expected. Staff were very accommodating and friendly. Enjoyed playing bear, fox and osprey in that order. Pace of play was excellent as it wasn’t super busy at this time of year. Fees were very good using Golfnow. Bang for the buck tough to beat.

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

Great location

The course is straight forward and not tricked up. They had just over seeded but it was still very playable. One of the most exciting cart bridges anywhere adds to the charm and fun. The course is near the Jetport, Waccama Outlets, and the beach resorts. The staff is friendly and they grill burgers, hot dogs etc out under the covered patio. Beer is cold and it’s a nice place to sit and unwind after your round. It’s not as dramatic as some of the “name” courses but you can play in four hours and have an enjoyable round.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Fall golf at River Oaks

The starter was. a riot. He told us that there was a porta John on the third hole of the Fox course but forgot to tell us there was no more. Not good for an old guy in mixed company. The greens were slow making putts challenging. Overall we had a nice afternoon with the couple we were matched with. Darkness comes quick this time of year so starting before 12:30 is a must.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

MB getaway

Wife and girlfriend enjoyed the nice golf course in Myrtle Beach

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

River Oaks Golf Club

This course was very enjoyable to play. The staff were extremely nice and remembered my name. The course itself was in decent condition considering the rain earlier in the week. It's level of difficulty fit my skills very well. I had two very enjoyable rounds, one on Friday and then on Saturday.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Underwhelmed

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Nice Round

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.

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

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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