River Oaks Golf Club - Bear/Fox
River Oaks Golf Club boasts three different nine-hole courses: the Bear, Fox, and Otter. Carefully carved from a former nature preserve, the courses sprawl across a scenic stretch of the Intracoastal with a convenient location that is just minutes from downtown Myrtle Beach. The nines, which are named after the different wildlife that call the club home, each have a unique character and different set of challenges and they can be mixed and matched to create different 18-hole combinations. The Bear/Fox golf course provides a challenging test with a front nine where water comes into play on almost every hole, including an almost-island green on the par-3 fourth. The Fox nine, the shortest of the three at 3,346 yards, gives you a chance to recover your score with some risk-reward opportunities.
|White (W)||72||5759 yards||70.2||119|
|Yellow (W)||72||5183 yards||67.1||113|
|Red (W)||72||4840 yards||66.9||109|
|Black M: 73.1/123||460||523||377||165||409||387||341||223||547||3432||536||385||189||387||353||441||511||139||405||3346||6778|
|Blue M: 70.7/121||433||497||371||153||379||358||313||193||516||3213||512||351||161||361||294||424||503||129||382||3117||6330|
|White M: 69.2/117 W: 70.2/119||348||484||355||120||360||328||294||152||470||2911||500||337||140||272||282||400||429||115||357||2832||5743|
|Yellow M: 66.1/111 W: 67.1/113||358||456||326||100||328||305||285||140||435||2733||395||295||117||262||243||355||368||105||295||2435||5168|
|Red W: 66.9/109||342||440||310||80||312||288||275||115||428||2590||385||245||104||250||213||343||350||80||280||2250||4840|
Average course, not great
Greens were real slow. Sand traps not groomed with standing water. From Utah and used to a different kind of grass, will have to adjust.
This was my 2nd time playing this course and I enjoyed it better than the 1st time. Will be bringing the fellows back the next time we come back to SC.
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).
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.
I messed up my tee time using an app and they were kind enough to cancel and reschedule my correct day and time.