River Oaks Golf Club - Fox/Otter
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.
|White (W)||72||5741 yards||70.2||119|
|Yellow (W)||72||5076 yards||66.9||109|
|Red (W)||72||4661 yards||66.0||107|
|Black M: 72.8/138||536||385||189||387||353||441||511||139||405||3346||437||405||205||367||365||524||211||410||521||3445||6791|
|Blue M: 70.5/130||512||351||161||361||294||424||503||129||382||3117||415||364||186||339||340||498||198||390||498||3228||6345|
|White M: 67.5/124||500||337||140||272||282||400||429||115||357||2832||365||312||148||313||305||467||160||366||473||2909||5741|
|Gold M: 64.8/110||395||255||117||262||243||355||368||91||295||2381||267||310||120||250||267||468||145||296||431||2554||4935|
|Red W: 68.1/116||385||245||104||250||213||343||350||80||280||2250||250||290||112||238||256||439||136||275||415||2411||4661|
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.
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