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3.8
869 Reviews (869)
5 Stars
166
4 Stars
404
3 Stars
209
2 Stars
65
1 Stars
25
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.2
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.8
82.7%
Recommend this course
713 out of 869 reviews
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3.9
94 Reviews (94)
5 Stars
24
4 Stars
40
3 Stars
26
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.2
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.6
83.0%
Recommend this course
78 out of 94 reviews
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3.9
197 Reviews (197)
5 Stars
50
4 Stars
89
3 Stars
44
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.2
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.6
82.2%
Recommend this course
162 out of 197 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6791 yards
Slope 136
Rating 72.9

River Oaks Golf Club stretches across more than 800 scenic acres along the Intracoastal Waterway. The club offers 27 holes that are divided into three nines, each named after the some of the wildlife that call the course home. The Fox, Otter, and Bear nines can be played in different 18-hole combinations. The Fox/Otter Course begins with the shortest of the three nines and finishes with the longest. The final hole on the front nine presents one of the most interesting risk-reward opportunities on the golf course. You can aim for the right bunker for an open shot at the green or try a long drive down the left side for a short approach. River Oaks Golf Clubs' Otter nine has several challenges in store including mounding, strategically placed bunkers, and tricky water hazards.

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Course Details

Year Built 1988
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Champion UltraDwarf Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Gene Hamm 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

3.8
869 Reviews (869)

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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4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 22
Skill Intermediate
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4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
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Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 3
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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 3
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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Friendliest Staff Around

Can’t say enough about this course, if you are looking for a family friendly round of golf. Course is a little short, but a good challenge

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Great layout. Fun, friendly place to play

On vacation in Myrtle Beach, the wife and I love golfing. She has only played a few years so sometimes scary going to new courses. This course was very accommodating and my wife very much enjoyed the course. You couldn’t ask for friendly staff. Including bag drop, pro shop, bar, starter and Marshall. Kudos!!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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Previously Played

The course had the standard 3/4 inch rough that made playing non-fairway shots difficult. The greens rolled good but they were very underlaying which made putting difficult.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

My birthday

Pace of play. Horrible. Just 2 of us and the starter made us wait till the regulars went. Their pace was really bad. I left after 6 holes cuz we caught up to the group ahead of us yet again and they had caught up to the group ahead of them

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 28
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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Previously Played

Very slow on carpet like greens

Over booked course , waiting on hitting ever shot. Players behind us hitting into us as we waited on the foursome ahead of us. Told course marshal and was told he would take care of it. Two holes later they were hitting into us again. Course had sold one of their nines. The starting nine holes were on a nine that I hadn’t played before. Scorecard did not have a hole layout or at the tee markers. No idea how how to play the hole, caused much trouble by hitting into unknown water or wrong side of the fairway. Greens on the first nine “Otter” were like a ruff carpet.
Will not be playing this course again.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

warm-up

Was a decent place to play, following my arrival in the area. Course was wet because of recent storms.
Interesting, doable

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Greens need work

A typical bargain course. Greens have been recently verticut in preparation for overseeding, and were very slow and irregular. Staff was nice and I’d play it again if the greens were better. Altogether, it was an OK experience.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Above Average

Staff was friendly and helpful. Price was good. Layout is above average - some water and traps come into play - but not to difficult for the average player. Course condition was good - some wet and soggy spots in areas of play. Play was a little slow but we were a twosome. Alcohol prices were acceptable. Would recommend to friends.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 41
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

$35 Course, no more than that

Wow. Pretty beat up and not maintained. I will not return.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 52
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Undulating greens were a challenge,enjoyed playing very much. Expect to book again.

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