River Oaks Golf Club
|Red (W)||73||5111 yards||69.9||114|
|Blue M: 70.2/119||482||420||165||473||318||408||327||172||344||3109||382||216||534||147||404||429||445||185||529||3271||6380|
|White M: 68.0/114||450||392||156||449||284||394||321||120||234||2800||376||208||503||132||392||392||437||176||517||3133||5933|
|Red W: 69.9/114||418||336||141||360||261||306||243||105||227||2397||360||174||458||110||328||236||381||159||433||2639||5036|
Enjoyed it a lot. Not to far out of our way and not to busy for speedy play. Will come again.
Good Old Kansas City Course
I've been playing River Oaks for about 40 years on and off, so I've seen it go through many many changes over the years. It's not country-club golf by any means, but I really like the layout because each of the holes have their own unique characteristics. Over time they've worked to make the playing conditions better and better, though that's always going to be a challenge with the low rates they charge. But the zoysia fairways are coming in nicely and the greens are always in good shape.
This isn't a course you'd invite out-of-town friends to go play because there are lots of other fancier courses in town, but if you've got a regular group of buddies who just want something fun and challenging for a good price - River Oaks is a great old course.
Great value golf course. You can tell GreatLife is putting a lot of effort and money into saving this wonderful layout!
Not what it used to be
A lot of spotty bare dirt tees, chunky lies around the green. Greens were puttable but iffy in spots. Also some weeds and bare dirt in fairways. good thing I only paid $22 otherwise i would have been miffed. But still not a bad layout and I just needed a quick round of practice. Not ready for primetime. I'd play it again for less than $25
It was a fun course. The greens were in good shape as were the fairways. Some of the tee boxes could use a little bit of work but over all it was nice for it being the end of July and it has been 100 degrees for the last 3 weeks with very little rain.
Nice Time at River Oaks
Played the front 9 by myself. Hooked up with 3 others for the back 9 - all players were pretty good and their was no one ever in front of us to slow us down. The greens are in decent shape - soft - had some rough spots. The course is a long 6,000 from the blues. I would recommend the course and play it again.
Where is the sand? Put your sand wedge away. A lot of hazards, just not intentional. Potholes need addressed, other than that enjoyed the day. Not to tough after you get passed the first hole. Great value in Grandview. Everyone there were friendly. Would recommend.
Still a decent course
River Oaks is showing its age, but for a weekend golfer it's still a good deal. The hot weather has browned some of the tee boxes and a few spots on the course, but not terribly. The clubhouse could use some work, but they're trying to add a workout room and sell memberships, maybe that will help.
Not to bad
The course layout was pretty fun but the condition of the course was not very good
This is "Great Life " ?
Greens were in fair to good condition . Tee boxes were terrible very little grass and need revamping . Traps were for the most part properly maintained but several have been abandoned and left for weeds to thrive in and they are thriving . Fairways are abhorrent very little grass and appear to have died out . This course has a terrific design/layout but is not being properly maintained and is no fun to play from fairways with bare lies . Will not be returning anytime soon.
Great Day for Golf
My husband and I were checking out places to play and had not been to this course in a while. The greens were fine but the fairway needs some work which is was getting. We played the 18 in under 3.5 hours even with the player in front of us walking.
Had a nice time..could go at my own pace..would play there again.
Greens good, fairways OK, sand traps very hard. Overall course is challenging.
Nice, fun, quiet layout 2nd tier condition
I really liked the layout. Tight enough to focus attention. Very few holes side by side. Creek in play a lot. Very few straight holes. Greens are really really small but receptive but there is little sand All good.
Condition is definitely 2nd or 3rd tier. greens were probably slowest I've ever played. Had to jackhammer putts. Many had weeds and dead spots. This is green maintenance 101. Fairways were actually decent. Rest is weeds and bare spots Tee boxes were really really bad. I guess they cant buy sand and fill in divots and holes...doesn't seem that hard..,
Facility is spartan at best....I don't really care about the clubhouse but it does match the course maintenance perfectly.
Decent layout, quick, and cheap.
I played Thai course a lot when I first started playing golf so it's got some nostalgia for me. It definitely could be better maintained, the tee boxes from the blues were hardly marked on some holes some where just spray painted on the grasss others only had one marker. (This is an easy fix but I guess they would rather spend the money/time trying to get the greens in shape). Overall greens are decent but not anywhere close to the speeds or undulations you'd get at say Fred Arbanas or Deer Creek. What I do love about the course is the layout it's fun and has some challenging holes - tighter on the front longer on the back. Also I love the pace of play - $20 for 18 with a cart on golf now in the afternoons and you can easily get a round in at 3hrs.