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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 71
Length 6418 yards
Slope 127
Rating 71.4
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6418 yards 71.4 127
White 71 5958 yards 69.2 123
Red (W) 71 5165 yards 69.9 120
Scorecard for River Oaks Municipal Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 71.2/134 506 408 385 158 299 325 164 359 399 3003 408 388 193 571 334 405 207 413 496 3415 6418
White M: 69.1/131 W: 75.0/134 471 388 362 141 285 298 152 335 376 2808 384 367 169 490 319 377 180 381 481 3148 5956
Gold M: 67.2/128 W: 72.7/130 475 375 350 125 273 280 143 319 317 2657 369 345 145 440 305 350 151 365 470 2940 5597
Red M: 65.2/123 W: 70.3/125 406 318 316 119 270 276 141 283 314 2443 346 339 129 432 250 340 143 321 422 2722 5165
Handicap 4 2 10 18 12 14 16 8 6 5 15 7 3 17 13 11 9 1
Par 5 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 4 35 4 4 3 5 4 4 3 4 5 36 71

Course Details

Year Built 1992
Golf Season Year round
Architect Don Herfort

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

4.3
2 Reviews (2)
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Cold weather
Used cart

Lots of Oaks, No River

Heading out to River Oaks Municipal Golf Course, I was expecting an over-played and under-maintenanced, tired, ordinary track. I’m glad to say I was mistaken. Entering the bright and spacious pro shop, I was surprised to see a very nice seating area with comfortable lounge chairs occupying about half of the space. The pub/restaurant is an equally inviting area, with complementary coffee for golfers on the day I played. Very nice!
The course itself was in outstanding condition from the tee boxes to the greens. The fairways were healthy and green. Unfortunately, it had rained for two days prior, so it was impossible to tell how they would run out in normal conditions. The greens were smooth, relatively fast and rolling true. I was pleased to see very few unrepaired pitch marks on the greens, an indication that the “regulars” take good care of their course. The rough is kept relatively low, so finding balls that strayed from the fairway was not much of a problem. Water is in play on only two or three holes- the River in the course name can only be seen in the distance. The main defense on most holes are the bunkers that protect most of the greens. The terrain varies from relatively flat to gently sloping, so there aren’t any major elevation changes from tees to fairways or from fairways to greens. Most of the par 4’s and 5’s have a slight bend or an actual dogleg, so if you don’t like a course with many straight holes, this track would be a good choice. This was my first time playing this course, and the most memorable holes for me were both par 3’s. The 7th plays to 152 yards from the White (men’s middle) tees. The hole has woods on the right, and bunkers right and left protecting a sloped and undulating green. Finding the green on the tee shot does not guarantee a par on this hole. The 12th is 169 yards from an elevated tee and all carry over water to a large green that slopes significantly from back to front. Again, finding the green is not an automatic par. Reasonable greens fees and a number of discount rates make this course a good choice for golfers on the east side of the Twin Cities metro area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

This course is challenging and well maintained. There are some easier holes and some that will challenge any level player.

This is a great course. The value for the money is great. Ladies can play Friday nights after 5 for $17 with a cart. Twighlight begins at 3 and is only $26 with a cart (17 walking) The course is well maintained, greens are fast and challenging.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
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