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3.9
986 Reviews (986)
5 Stars
198
4 Stars
470
3 Stars
223
2 Stars
70
1 Stars
25
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.2
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.8
86.0%
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4.0
108 Reviews (108)
5 Stars
29
4 Stars
60
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.2
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.6
92.6%
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100 out of 108 reviews
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4.0
200 Reviews (200)
5 Stars
52
4 Stars
103
3 Stars
36
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.2
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.6
89.0%
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178 out of 200 reviews
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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.

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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
986 Reviews (986)

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

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Handicap 15-19
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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
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 10
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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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 10
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 68
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 15
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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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 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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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
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Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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First Time Playing

Average

Course was laid out really well. It was terribly dry. Tee boxes were tore up and very difficult to get your tee in the ground. The greens on the front nine weren’t in very good shape. Sand on the entire course wasn’t good either. Practically mud in the center. Loved the course design. It’s challenging and has its fair share of places to get in trouble either with water or trees. Back nine was in lots better shape, greens were good. Fairways and tee boxes too. Great staff and players on the course were friendly as well. The rate is a little high for the courses current conditions but that being said I’d still pay it to play again.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Amazing River Oaks

I played the 27 holes course years ago and it was a mess. Decided to give it another shot. So glad I did. The Bear 9 has fallen victim to developers so the Fox 9 and Otter 9 are the 18 holes now. Staff hospitality was off the charts with Randy at the Bag Drop, Scott in the Pro Shop, and “OB” the Starter. I’ve never met better at any course in MB and I’ve played them all. The course is a fantastic layout with great diversity. It was designed extremely well, challenging but fair. Hit the shots to the right spots and you score well. The tee boxes could use a little smoothing out but overall they weren’t bad. The fairways were absolutely perfect, with driving range mat-like club/turf interaction. The bunkers were full of sand and well maintained. The greens were a little on the slow side, compared to the upscale courses’ quick greens, but were in great condition and rolled true. The Cart Lady showed up 4 times during our 1:00-5:00 afternoon round which was unusual but showed how much the staff truly cares about their customers. Pace of play was spot on, just as OB suggested it should be. If you don’t want to waste money on upscale courses in the area, give River Oaks a try. You won’t be disappointed.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
2.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Fun day

First of all, i got turned around on my directions, so i called the pro shop and the desk manager was super nice and worked me in, I couldn't get off right away, because i missed my scheduled tee time, so i spent about 15 minutes talking with the starter Ron, he was great guy. i would love to play this course again in the future.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 21
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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