River Oaks Golf Club

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3.2
54
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
7
Conditions
2.8
Value
4.1
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
2.7
76.6%
Recommend this course
37 out of 54 reviews
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Average Rating
3.4
8
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.0
Value
4.5
Layout
3.9
Pace
4.0
Amenities
2.7
StaffFriendliness
4.4
75.0%
Recommend this course
6 out of 8 reviews
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Average Rating
3.2
11
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
2.7
Value
4.3
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.0
Amenities
2.6
StaffFriendliness
4.3
72.7%
Recommend this course
8 out of 11 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 71
Length 6380
Slope 119
Rating 70.2
Type Public
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River Oaks Golf Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6380 yards 70.2 119
White 71 5933 yards 68.0 114
Red (W) 73 5111 yards 69.9 114
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
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
Handicap 5 7 13 3 17 1 15 11 9 14 4 6 18 8 10 2 16 12
Par 5 4 3 5 4 4 4 3 4 36 4 3 5 3 4 4 4 3 5 35 71
Handicap (W) 5 16 12 1 8 3 14 17 10 13 6 2 15 11 9 7 18 4

Course Details

Year Built 1972
Golf Season Year round
Architect Marvin Ferguson

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Reviews

3.2
54
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun course

Enjoyed it a lot. Not to far out of our way and not to busy for speedy play. Will come again.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun course

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.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Friendly staff

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Not to bad

The course layout was pretty fun but the condition of the course was not very good

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Day

Had a nice time..could go at my own pace..would play there again.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

River Oaks

Greens good, fairways OK, sand traps very hard. Overall course is challenging.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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