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3.7
150 Reviews (150)
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
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3 Stars
37
2 Stars
16
1 Stars
9
Conditions
3.4
Value
4.0
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.6
82.9%
Recommend this course
123 out of 150 reviews
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4.0
23 Reviews (23)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.3
91.3%
Recommend this course
21 out of 23 reviews
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4.0
28 Reviews (28)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.3
89.3%
Recommend this course
25 out of 28 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6467 yards
Slope 128
Rating 71.2
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Course Details

Year Built 2000
Greens Blue Grass

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.7
150 Reviews (150)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 12
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 23
Water Hazards 22
Thick Rough 10
This course/club is great for:
Locals 25
Seniors 23
Walkers 21
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 21

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The course was nice but the greens were rough

I felt that the course generally was in nice shape but the greens were in very bad shape with lots of crabgrass it was very hard to get a pure roll ... and some of the tee boxes needed to be mowed a little closer because the grass length swallowed up half of my tee on most of the driver holes. I’ve played this course probably 30-35 times overall, I would play it again it is very quiet out there very conducive to peaceful golf.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Punch greens

Played behind a 2 some and had to wait on ever hole no marshals. Greens was just punched and no notifications when booking tee time

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Beautiful course, big trees, nice layout

Have been hearing about River Oaks recently, was glad I drove the 30 minutes from Sacramento. The layout is nice, somewhat challenging but fair. Some really great holes (#9--long par 4, with creek to carry on the approach, #15, blind tee par 5, dog leg left, water all along the left). Beautiful heritage live oaks all around the course. A couple of greens with significant burnt-out areas, some of the greens a bit soggy. Minor issues. Friendly staff. Look forward to playing again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented On 08/21/2019

Thank you for coming out and taking the time to provide us with some great feedback. We will continue to work on improving the course to make your next experience better than the last.

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

No Customer Service

The course is not a bad layout. I have played there many times. A new group took over a couple of years ago and they are operating on a tight budget. The desk person is a very unpleasant, gruff woman who does not have a clue about building the customer base. She rules with an unbending and arbitrary attitude. She overcharged me on a expired Golf Moose voucher and told me to call Golf Moose if I didn't like her answer. While Golf Moose informed me that the handling of these types of situation is up to individual course policy, they agreed that it could have been handled much better. I will not be returning to this course unless they get a new person to handle the desk and keep their rates commensurate with the condition of the course.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented On 08/21/2019

Thank you for taking the time to give us some insight into the areas we need to improve on. We apologize for not providing you with the experience you deserve. We will most definitely make sure this issue is remedied.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Hidden Gem

I recently received a Golf Moose coupon for River Oaks GC, in Nicholas, CA. I was unfamiliar with the location until I met a buddy at River Oaks GC to play a round. About 35 minutes n of Sacramento in acres of orchards. The day was quiet and pleasant.
The clubhouse is the restaurant, they keep it simple.We grabbed an electric cart and went to the range, a small simple area to warm up before teeing off. We also tried the putting green, which was not fast.
After a small wait, we hit the 1st tee. We had a slow foursome in front of us, and a group in front of them so it was going to be a long day (which was fine because I had plenty of cigars and beverages).
During the round, I was struck by the quiet pleasant feel of the track. Plenty of tress, not too many.. Some water, not too much. I did enjoy a few blind tee shots, which made you think about how to consider the 2nd shot (which to me is fun).
Overall, my buddy and I agreed that we enjoyed the round and would return. As a side, we ordered a beer and a sandwich afterward, which was tasty and well priced.

See you next time, River Oaks GC.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented On 08/07/2019

Thank you for taking the time to give us some great feedback! We appreciate you checking us out and look forward to your return. We will continue to work hard to make sure your next experience is better than the last. We will strive to get our hidden gem in the shape it should be.

-River Oaks Golf Club

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The three amigos

We all had a blast and I will definitely be booking again with you guys. The transaction was very smooth.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 08/07/2019

We look forward to you joining us again! Thank you for the kind words.

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Commented On 07/27/2019

So glad you enjoyed your time with us. We can wait to have you back!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Gem of a Course

This course has a beautiful layout and is, with small exception, well maintained. The practice areas are solid and the staff is usually very kind.

My only challenge with my recent rounds is that I’ve experienced a odd number of what I am certain are golfers. Today I sat behind a group of 5 of these varmints as they spent 20-25 minutes on every hole. They must be under the assumption that since the cell service is non existent that they’re playing a round in the 1940s, where a 6 hour round was acceptable.

Most people would gripe about there not being a Marshall, but clearly they operate with minimum overhead and thus I benefit from cheaper prices.

My only suggestion to management would be to provide paintball guns or pellet rifles so that we can allow our evolutionary instincts to solve this issue.

Honestly, great job to the grounds staff and staff at the shop. I appreciate you guys!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 06/27/2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate your feedback and will continue working on bettering your next experience. Hope you join us again soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A Hidden Gem

This course is top notch from the staff to the food( carnitas tacos were amazing and only 7 bucks).to the well maintained true greens. The staff was super friendly. Play this course if get a chance.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 06/25/2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our course. We appreciate your kind words and glad you enjoyed our hidden gem. Come back soon!

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

River oaks

I love this course. price is good and course is in great condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented On 06/25/2019

Thank you so much for taking the time! We are truly grateful you enjoy River Oaks. We will continue to look for new ways to enhance your experience! Hope to see you back sooner than later!

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I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented On 06/25/2019

Thanks for the 5 Stars! Keep Swinging!

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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great little course

Got to play this little jewel today. Great layout, pace of play was fast. Greens in good shape, balls roll true. Beautiful course in great shape!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 06/08/2019

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. We appreciate the kind words and happy you enjoyed your day with us. Come back soon!
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Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The Pugh

For my first time playing it was kind of difficult to follow wholes on the back nine, otherwise the layout was great. No indicators where Whole 18 was.
Well cared for grounds. Didn’t loose any balls.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented On 07/19/2019

Thank you for taking the time to provide us great feedback. We appreciate you coming out and will work on getting better signage out from hole to hole.

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Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pretty Good course.

Make more effort to give deals to out of town Golfers, make the drive worth it. Also when you order a item from your Food menu, make sure the customer gets what he paid for.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented On 07/19/2019

Thank you for checking us out and taking the time to write a review. We appreciate the feedback and hope you join us again. Please feel free to notify our MGMT in the case of any shortcomings during your visit. We aim to please.

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

Well thought out!

Pleasantly surprised by the condition of the course and the thoughtful layout.
Water, mounding, tricky greens and contouring make for a great outing.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented On 06/08/2019

Thank you so much for your comment, we appreciate you taking the time. We are grateful you joined us and glad your experience was one worth sharing.
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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

River oaks

Much improve must play green are excellent condition

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 05/07/2019

Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback and joining us for a great day on the grass. We hope to have you back soon!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 05/07/2019

Thank you for joining us and the positive review! We are working on hard to improve everyone's experience with us.

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I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Excellent course

Very good course and location. Fairways and greens are maintained very well.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great drainage

Flooding all around course but RO was very playable with not even a puddle

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 02/08/2019

Thank you for the positive review. The course is loving the rain while draining well and providing a great experience for all our guests. We hope to see you soon!
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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

I would play here again

Nice track, pace of play a bit slow for me. Still a good value for what I payed for the round. Front and back nines didn't mess togather. Like 2 different courses

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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