Oaks/Lakes at Waterway Hills Golf Course

3.9630000000 4.0 stars from 5 (27)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6488 yards
  • Slope: 119
  • Rating: 71.0
  • Layout

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Year built: 1975
Architect(s): Robert Trent Jones, Sr. (1975)
Type: Public
Greens: Bermuda
Fairways: Bermuda
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Singles allowed: Yes
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6488 yards 71.0 119
White 72 6081 yards 68.0 115
Red (W) 72 5069 yards 68.7 113

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 3.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 27 Reviews
5 stars:
6
4 stars:
16
3 stars:
4
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

26 out of 27 reviews


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"Lots of potential here"


Ryan6384405's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

The sky ferry you take to this course is really cool and one of a kind. I played the Oaks and Ravine 9s and I recommend the Ravine but would pass on the Oaks next time. The Oaks course doesn't have much character compared to the Ravine and the only hole that boarders the Intercoastal waterway is the 1st hole of the Ravine course. About a third of there greens need some assistance or they are going to start dieing off worst then they already are. Overall I would rate the conditions fair to good. This place has potential but need better conditions to compete with the multitude of great courses in the area for the same price. Also, some of the outside staff have serious attitude issues and provided the worst service I have seen in years, anywhere.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 02/04/2018

This course was closed in April 2017.


"Waterway Hills"


jtaylo31's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/5/2013
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Course maintained,very busy and slow play.Greens were very fast.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Awesome!"


Joe5883479's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/4/2013
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Went out on a limb reserving a tee time on this was as I wasn't familiar with this course. Deal was awesome and too good to pass up and went with it, glad I did! Great RTJ course! Will definitely play again when I get back there. Played Lakes and Ravine...found out why they call it Ravine though! I was in it! LOL.<br/> Fast greens, well maintained...loved this course!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Experience"


uPNEB6097PN's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/4/2013
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Reviewed on

A fairly challenging course for a near 60 year old golfer...just enough sand and water to challenge both female and male golfers of various abilities. The staff were very courteous and efficient in getting golfers off the first tees in an organized manner. The fairways were very well maintained, but I found the speed of the greens to be somewhat inconsistent between the different nines. This, however, did not detract from the game and is to be expected due to aeration at different times. The aerial car ride over to the clubhouse and back to the parking lot was an added bonus. I would consider this a Myrtle Beach must for visiting golfers!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"An interesting place to play. Gondola ride to course from parking area was a different twist."


nairi1027a's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/4/2013
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Reviewed on

Course was in decent condition. Some tee boxes were a bit thin.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Greens were top dressed"


jeff560's avatar
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Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/04/2013
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Course was in good shape. The greens were top dressed<br/> and very fast. Good value for the golf now booking


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"I enjoyed playing this course."


praiser1234's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/9/2013
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The course has a variety of holes requiring different shots. I enjoyed the challenge but it was also very reasonable shots.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good variety of length. Pristine condition."


Craig3440242's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2013
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Enjoyed the design. It was moderately difficult with very well manicured fairways and green areas. The greens were perfect because they all rolled at the same speed. I would definitely play this course again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice Course"


u000004891613's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/3/2013
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Nice Course cool way to get to it on a skylift Very tight course a real shot an target golf but fun to play.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good course"


u000007638133's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/29/2013
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This was a nice moderate course we were only able to play 9 holes after the turn we got a sever lightning storm that stranded us in the club house for 2 1/2 hours because they would not let us ride back over the gondola they finaly after brought a van in to bring people back over from a back way this made it a very bad experience they should have a better back up plan


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fun course, great value"


kansasrht's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/24/2013
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Enjoyed every hole I played that day. Other than it taking close to 5 hrs to play 18 holes , no reason for me to not come back.. Folks ahead of our group should just pick up after 2nd put and move on, would have helped speed up the round.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Very nice course"


abryan's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/16/2013
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Course itself was very nice and well maintained. STaff were friendly, but the whole process of having to wait in line for a gondola to take you across the waterway to the clubhouse was a bit much. If they could make this process quicker, our experience would have been great. Instead we were 20-30 mins late starting which didn't make us popular with our wives who were waiting for us on the other end of our round to begin our "family" vacation activities.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"challeging course, a bit tight at times, layout used every bit of space"


ragu262wal's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2013
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I really enjoyed the trolly ride accross the river. The folks there were very frendly. The course coditions were great, except for some greens that had alot of sand in them. But the greens were not slow. The layout was s tight at times, also they used evey bit of space to make it a 27 hole course. we had one stray shot land on our tee box. over all the couse is challenging for amatures and intermediates players. This should be added to the must play list of Myrtle beach golfes.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Course was alright"


u000005401706's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 6/17/2013
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Course was pretty chewed up greens were not in good shape. I've played course previously when it was in great shape maybe the heat had something to do with the greens


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"It's a great course with options for 9 or 18 holes"


slamfami's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 6/17/2013
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Staff very friendly - starter was also friendly and helpful - had a wonderful time - players played at great pace -no pressure from group following..very enjoyable.

We are novice players and was a perfect course for us


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"This course feels secluded even though right in the hustle of town"


None's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 5/10/2013
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The course was a great place for my beginer wife and still challenged me not that I am great by any means. Well groomed and greens in great shape.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great day"


chewy2324's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 5/8/2013
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Beautiful course for the money. Learned a thing or two about Bermuda greens! Watch for the burned out side of the cup....great tip.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Well maintained greens"


Platypus's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 5/3/2013
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A real interesting course, from the cable car ride in to the well manicured course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"great views; well manicured course; friendly staff"


None's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2013
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From the moment you get out of your car, you're greeted by a friendly, polite staff. The gondola ride gives you a great view of your upcoming challenge. Not one house on this course; no back yards, but look out for the water and woods. one of my favorite in myrtle Beach.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Decent course, good value"


bernacrf's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 4/20/2013
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Enjoyed the course but unfortunately becaus of heavy rain the night before cart path only made it a slow round. Not extremely long course, but decent challenge. Not the best course on the strand but not bad for$43 on a Saturday in April.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course