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Conditions
2.4
Value
3.6
Layout
3.6
Friendliness
3.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
2.7
54.9%
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42 out of 66 reviews
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Layout
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Pace
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3.3
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Layout
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6380 yards
Slope 119
Rating 70.2
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River Oaks Golf Course
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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

2.9
66 Reviews (66)
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I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens were ok.fairways were not so good.rough was terrible.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Decent course

Narrow course. Have to drive the ball straight. Greens are small but fair. Fairways were long but we had a lot of rain recently.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Poor Expierence

Course was in poor condition and a lot of work going on greens during putting. Staff was unfriendly and didn't seem to care. Tee boxes were very bad shape. Never returning again

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Sandpits? Try Sandstone

They at least sprayed it down with weed killer to keep it from overgrowth. But clearly little care is put into the maintenance of this course. Both the fairway and the rough had grass ample tall to afford you a few lost balls. And when the fairway is large patches of dirt you know the quality is missing. Second time playing the course, and my last

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course

River Oaks is a great course for the price. Greens in good shape, fairways also in good shape as well. Hilly, but manageable some length to go along side 2-3 short par 4’s. Well marked for yardages coming into greens. Temp markings on teeboxes didn’t cause any confusion or problems. Overall nice place played 18 as a solo in 2hr 15min.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A typical GreatLife course

We only played the front 9 as they were doing maintenance on the back nine. Actually a nice layout, interesting for the most part, with some elevation changes. This is a typical course managed by GreatLife. Old carts, no GPS of course. They had sprayed all the bunkers with weed kill so hard to play out of them. Slow greens, with some areas of poor growth. Fairways were decent overall. There were many single golfers which slows down play, not sure why they allow singles but I have seen this at other GreatLife courses. For the money, it’s not bad, if your expectations aren’t high.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

GLKC COURSE Wow Nasty Conditions!!! Never going back!

GLKC No Mowing Greens Terrible No Water and Toilets havent been cleaned since WW1 Man I Aint Never Going Back! Lost Lots of Balls just barely off fairways Due to not Mowing Needs Somebody to buy this Used to be a Nice Course and FIX THE PROBLEMS!!!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Greaaaaaaaaaaat Timereeeeere Here!!!

DO NOT LISTEN TO THE SELF ENTITLED GOLF PROS THIS COURSE FOR THE MONEY IS A FUN TIME! CHALLENGING (PROBABLY TO MUCH FOR WHINERS) WE HOPE THESE GASHOLES STAY AWAY BECAUSE WE WOULD RATHER ENJOY PLAYING WITH SOME NICE SELF RESPECTING GENTLEMEN THAT DOES NOT SPIT SUNFLOWER SEEDS ON THE GREENS OR DRINK 2 BEERS PER HOLE!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Good value

This course was exactly what i was looking for. The course was not in the greatest shape but the staff was very friendly and i will definitely be coming back.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
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
Walked

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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great value

Great value golf course. You can tell GreatLife is putting a lot of effort and money into saving this wonderful layout!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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
Difficulty Moderate
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
Difficulty Moderate
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