Fox/Otter at River Oaks Golf Plantation

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3.6
489
5 Stars
73
4 Stars
220
3 Stars
134
2 Stars
45
1 Stars
17
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.8
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.5
79.6%
Recommend this course
395 out of 487 reviews
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Average Rating
3.3
47
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
19
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
4
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.4
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.2
68.1%
Recommend this course
32 out of 47 reviews
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Average Rating
3.5
123
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
50
3 Stars
33
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
7
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.7
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.2
75.6%
Recommend this course
93 out of 123 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6791
Slope 136
Rating 72.9
Type Public
River Oaks Golf Plantation stretches across more than 800 scenic acres along the Intracoastal Waterway. The Plantation offers 27 holes that are divided into three nines, each named after the some of the wildlife that call the course home. The Fox, Otter, and Bear nines can be played in different 18-hole combinations. The Fox/Otter Course begins with the shortest of the three nines and finishes with the longest. The final hole on the front nine presents one of the most interesting risk-reward opportunities on the golf course. You can aim for the right bunker for an open shot at the green or try a long drive down the left side for a short approach. River Oaks Golf Plantation's Otter nine has several challenges in store including mounding, strategically placed bunkers, and tricky water hazards.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6791 yards 72.9 136
Blue 72 6345 yards 70.6 132
White 72 5741 yards 69.2 117
White (W) 72 5741 yards 70.2 119
Yellow 72 5076 yards 65.9 107
Yellow (W) 72 5076 yards 66.9 109
Red (W) 72 4661 yards 66.0 107
Scorecard for Fox/Otter
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 72.9/136 536 385 189 387 353 441 511 139 405 3346 437 405 205 367 365 524 211 410 521 3445 6791
Blue M: 70.6/132 512 351 161 361 294 424 503 129 382 3117 415 364 186 339 340 498 198 390 498 3228 6345
White M: 69.2/117 W: 70.2/119 500 337 140 272 282 400 429 115 357 2832 365 312 148 313 305 467 160 366 473 2909 5741
Yellow M: 65.9/107 W: 66.9/109 395 255 117 262 243 355 368 91 295 2381 267 310 120 250 267 468 145 296 431 2554 4935
Red W: 66.0/107 385 245 104 250 213 343 350 80 280 2250 250 290 112 238 256 439 136 275 415 2411 4661
Handicap 11 13 9 7 15 1 3 17 5 4 6 12 18 16 8 10 2 14
Par 5 4 3 4 4 4 5 3 4 36 4 4 3 4 4 5 3 4 5 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1988
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Champion UltraDwarf Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Gene Hamm 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

3.6
489

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 18
Patio Dining 18
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 49
Bunkers 36
Undulating Greens 23
This course/club is great for:
Locals 39
Seniors 36
Beginners 27
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 54
Near Local Attractions 28
Near the Airport 25
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5.0
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First Time Playing

I had a great round of golf

I showed up 30 minutes early and I was allowed to golf immediately. I found the staff to be courteous, friendly and helpful from the moment I got there until I left. The maintenance crew does a great job taking care of the golf course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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3.0
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Previously Played

Terrible greens

The fairways were decent , but the greens are in terrible shape. That was the reason 18 holes for 21.00. Ok to just practice but come looking to hone your putting

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

Greens suffered major winter kill. Other than that the course was in good shape.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Poor greens

The Fox course is probably the worst course I’ve ever played in my life. I’ve been playing for 20+ years and was floored of how the consciously take $32 bucks for that. Some greens are completely gone and they tried to make greens by mowing down a patch of grass the size of a kitchen table. Far as I’m concerned they stole 15 bucks from me today. The bear is in descent shape!!!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bad greens

I have played this course many times before. This is the worst I have ever found it. I can't remember any greens that were without brown sections. One green was so bad that a temporary green was made in front with fairway grass. It was marked with a yellow flag meaning the back pin placement.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Greens need to develop but great golf

Yes, the greens took a beating this past winter. However the mgt is working hard to fix. Great value for the golf.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Vacation Golf

Good course to play for the for the price. Found out that the cold weather is what messed up all the greens on the courses in the area. This course stays busy from what I could see the few days while there.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

2015 Golf Course of the Year??? #JOKE!!!

Not a puttable green. Worst greens I’ve seen this year.

I should’ve known something was up when I pulled up to the baggage drop area and the attendant just sat there while I put the car in park, got out, open the back of my car and lifted my golf bag out before he even got out of his chair. By time he started walking toward me, I’d already sat my bag on the bag stand. I was the only vehicle there and he looked directly at me when I pulled up.

The second laughable thing about this course was, the starter who wasn’t even on a starting hole met us where we got in our cart (baggage drop area). Needless to say he was carrying on a very important and in-depth conversation with the baggage guy about a friend who played the day before and what he’d shot. Then the started proceeded to tell us they had a temporary green on hole 5. After playing the first four holes we we’re anxious to see what this course deemed an unplayable green. Based on what we’d played so far and ended up playing coming in. Hole #5 green wouldn’t have been any worst. The temporary green was definitely at JOKE!

If you ONLY want to work on hitting your driver and irons for approach shots... Go For It. If looking to work on your chipping and putting. Go play at Putt Putt course somewhere on the Grandstand.

The thing that really made me and my friend really laugh about this course. We stood on a tee box getting ready to hit and the two guys cutting grass kept circling us on the tee box cutting around the tee box without ever stopping. So we just stood there until they finished looking at them in awe. They didn’t have a clue and proceeded to the next hole.

On top of that, on hole 9 me and my friend were in the middle of the fairway getting ready to hit to the green. When all of a sudden a ultiilty golf cart pulling a sand spreader top the green. Never slowed up and started spreading sand on the greeen. Made three passes on the green and then headed off somewhere else. I don’t know if the guy ever saw us or not but we were again at awe and just started laughing.

There was a Golf Assistant riding the course. We saw him three times. However, each time we saw him, he had the pedal to the medal and never let off the gas. What he was doing is still a mystery unless he was just cooling off by riding the course because from what we saw he was just riding the course.

I will say they’re still proud of their 2015 rating because they’re still flying the banner stating this was a 2015 Coruse of the Year. They should take that banner down now because it’s an embrassement due to the condition of the course right now.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
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