River Oaks Golf Club - Otter/Bear in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA | GolfPass
A view of a hole at River Oaks Golf Plantation.
GolfPass Icon
Rating Index Rating
Tooltip Information Icon
3.9
996 Reviews (996)
5 Stars
200
4 Stars
477
3 Stars
224
2 Stars
70
1 Stars
25
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.2
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.8
86.2%
Recommend this course
830 out of 996 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.1
97 Reviews (97)
5 Stars
27
4 Stars
55
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.7
92.8%
Recommend this course
90 out of 97 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.0
193 Reviews (193)
5 Stars
49
4 Stars
104
3 Stars
32
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.2
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.6
89.1%
Recommend this course
172 out of 193 reviews
Read Reviews

About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6877 yards
Slope 123
Rating 73.1

River Oaks Golf Club in Myrtle Beach is home to 27 holes of championship golf. The course sprawls across a former nature preserve that sits just outside the Myrtle Beach city limits. In 2009, the course underwent a major renovation that removed almost 4,600 trees, burying the remaining stumps underneath mounds of dirt and sand. This opened up the layout while adding an interesting up-and-down to the course that it never had before. The holes are divided into three nines that provide different 18-hole combinations. Each of the nines is named after a different animal that makes up the course's resident wildlife: Fox, Otter, and Bear. River Oaks' Otter/Bear combination is the longest course of the three available options. You'll find water coming into play on nearly every hole and there are several strategically placed bunkers to be found along the greens.

Book a Tee Time at
River Oaks Golf Club
Powered by GolfNow.com

Course Details

Year Built 1988
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Champion UltraDwarf Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Tom Jackson Craig Schreiner (2011)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "The Golf School of Myrtle Beach"
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

3.9
996 Reviews (996)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 18
Patio Dining 18
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 51
Bunkers 38
Undulating Greens 24
This course/club is great for:
Locals 40
Seniors 38
Beginners 28
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 54
Near Local Attractions 29
Near the Airport 26

Numbers based on reviews tagged with attribute.

Advanced Filters
Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 11
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 38
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging and fun

This course has three separate venues but only Fox and Otter were in use. It was very hot and humid both days I played, and the pace was exceedingly slow. This is a lovely course normally, but the rough and even part of the fairways were crowded with dried duck and geese poop. You could hardly hit your ball. I did not complete my second round due to the heat and slow pace, thereby just missing being caught in the torrential rains. The staff here are wonderful. They even gave us ice on the course. The only real problem is the absence of portapotties or restrooms other than the third hole (when one is unlikely to need them).

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

A fun round

Had a single tee time and was paired up with two other singles to make a threesome. Pace of play was awesome, finished our round in 4 hours. Fairways were in decent shape, rough was well maintained but the greens and tee boxes could use a little TLC. Overall, even though I lost a few balls, it was still an enjoyable round and I would recommend this course to a low, mid or high handicap.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 14
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First Time

I messed up my tee time using an app and they were kind enough to cancel and reschedule my correct day and time.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 14
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 75
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 15
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 15
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First time @ River Oaks

Great layout and from tee to green was awesome, a couple of greens were so so but for the price and staff being A+ it was a great time and have already booked another day

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Nearby Courses
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Public
3.9140470588
996
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Public
3.9140470588
996
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Resort
4.0158352941
56
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Public
4.3188823529
41
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Semi-Private
4.3575647059
43
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Public
4.3188823529
41
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Public
4.3188823529
41
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Public
3.9834176471
508
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Semi-Private
4.0166666667
32
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Public
0.0
0
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Public
4.4415941176
235
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Public/Resort
4.1001823529
119
Golf Packages
FROM $267 (USD)
ISLE OF PALMS, SC | Enjoy 2 nights' accommodation in a Oceanside condo at Wild Dunes Resort and play 3 rounds of golf at Links Course and Harbor Course.
FROM $167 (USD)
CHARLESTON, SC | Enjoy 5 nights' accommodations at The Francis Marion Hotel and play 4 rounds of golf at the Links at Stono Ferry, Dunes West GC, Charleston National Country Club & Rivertowne Country Club.
FROM $177 (USD)
KIAWAH ISLAND, SC | Enjoy 5 nights' accommodations in a Resort Class Villa at Kiawah Island Golf Resort and play 4 rounds of golf at Osprey Point, Turtle Point, Cougar Point and Ocean Course.
FROM $237 (USD)
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC | Enjoy up to 5 nights' accommodations at The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa and and up to 4 rounds of golf at Palmetto Dunes Golf Club (Fazio, Hills & Jones Courses) and the Country Club of Hilton Head.
FROM $327 (USD)
AMELIA ISLAND, FL | Enjoy 3 nights' accommodations at the OMNI Amelia Island Resort and 3 rounds of golf at Amelia River Golf Club, Fernandina Beach Golf Club, and Oak Marsh Course at OMNI Amelia Island.
Now Reading