River Oaks Golf Club - Bear/Fox in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA | GolfPass
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3.9
998 Reviews (998)
5 Stars
201
4 Stars
477
3 Stars
225
2 Stars
70
1 Stars
25
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.2
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.8
85.9%
Recommend this course
831 out of 998 reviews
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4.1
98 Reviews (98)
5 Stars
28
4 Stars
54
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.7
91.8%
Recommend this course
90 out of 98 reviews
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4.0
194 Reviews (194)
5 Stars
50
4 Stars
103
3 Stars
33
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.2
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.6
88.7%
Recommend this course
172 out of 194 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6778 yards
Slope 123
Rating 73.1

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.

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Course Details

Year Built 1990
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
998 Reviews (998)

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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Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Golfing time

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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
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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
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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
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