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River Oaks Golf Course

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4.3
Value
4.4
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.5
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4.0
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5.0
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 58
Length 3472 yards
Slope 96
Rating 58.6
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 58 3472 yards 58.6 96
Red (W) 58 2855 yards 54.3 75
Scorecard for River Oaks
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Mens M: 55.5/90 128 171 110 136 94 133 103 133 111 1119 266 135 356 103 173 252 86 113 252 1736 2855
Ladies W: 54.3/75 108 160 105 127 85 122 95 125 100 1027 250 125 348 105 165 230 80 85 225 1613 2640
Handicap 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Par 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 27 4 3 4 3 3 4 3 3 4 31 58

Course Details

Year Built 1979
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jim Phipps (1979)

Rentals/Services

Carts No
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Walking Allowed Yes

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4.4
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
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River Oaks Golf

If you haven't played this course lately you owe yourself a visit. The back nine has recently opened after the 2017 flood, with the lengthened tee boxes and new expanded greens the holes are playing well. It is apparent that the new owners have been working hard in bringing this course back from the dismal condition of the past. The top nine greens are in excellent condition and the bottom nine greens are catching up. Inexpensive to play with a friendly staff. Noticed that the Golf Advisor had the greens listed as Bermuda grass I am pretty sure they planted as Bent grass.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Previously Played

It's not even considered a golf course

I wouldn't waste time to play here even its free
The greens are worse than the fairways
It's abandoned course. The golf club should have warned me how is the conditions of the course
You can go there to hit the bucket of range balls but don't pay for the green fees $15.00
for 18 holes. Its 9 hole course except couple of
Holes they consider it par 4

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented On 2016-05-11T21:46:33.000+00:00

Sir,
I am so sorry you had a poor experience. Our staff at River Oaks has been working diligently since taking over ownership back in August of 2015. If you played the course last summer, you know that it has came a long ways! That being said, the back 9 still has a little ways to go to get to the standards we expect. We plan to revamp the course and get it back in the same shape it was in its glory days. If you'd like, we'd be happy to make it up to you. Give me a call at (209)537-4653, my name is Adam. I'd be happy to make it up to you. Thank you.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Average weather

Overseeding? Can't recommend

I seldom give a course a bad review, but I'm afraid that I can't really recommend this course. Its a shame because there does seem to be potential here. The holes are varied and interesting for the most part, although I did not like the consecutive blind par 3 holes on the back nine. The main problem with this course was the conditions. I had not played this course before, so I'm not sure if the conditions are ordinarily like this, and they may have recently undergone some over seeding, but it really was not good. Some of the greens were 90% dirt, the only "grass" were some weeds poking through the dirt, seriously. Most of the greens were still mostly grass, but all of them had significant areas which were just dirt. On the other hand, the fairways were overgrown in places, making it difficult to push your cart. There were also large clumps of grass clippings in the fairways which made it hard to find your ball at times. I'm hoping that I just caught the course on a bad day, but I can't recommend it at this time, particularly when other courses in the area are better for a similar price.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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