River Oaks Golf Plantation

831 River Oaks Drive, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29579     (943) 236-2222
 2.5
Average rating based on 129 reviews
Need to know

Here's the details you need to play this golf course:

EARLY A.M.
$59
7 to 7:59 a.m.
AFTERNOON
$46
Noon to 3:29 p.m.
MORNING
$59
8 to 11:59 a.m.
EVENING
$46
3:30 to 6p.m.
MORE INFO
(943) 236-2222

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DESCRIPTION
About River Oaks Golf Plantation

River Oaks Golf Plantation is located centrally in Myrtle Beach along more than 800 acres on the Intracoastal Waterway. Gene Hamm and Tom Jackson played integral roles in the design of each of the 27 holes on the course located on a former nature preserve. The Bear and Fox course was listed among Golf Digest's Best Places to Play in 2008-2009. The three nine-hole courses offer recently renovated Champion Ultradwarf greens.

AT AT GLANCE
Course Details
  • Par: 72
  • Slope: 135
  • Yardage: 6791
  • # of Holes: 27
  • Designed By: Gene Hamm & Tom Jackson
  • Year Opened: 1988
  • Greens: Champion Ultradwarf
  • Type of Course: Public
  • Accepts singles?No
  • Kids play free?Yes
USER REVIEWS

River Oaks Golf Plantation Player Ratings

Overall rating based on 129 reviews. Currently showing the last 20 player reviews from Myrtle Beach Golf Insider:

Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 3.5

"River Oaks is an average course for Myrtle Beach that only has an upside with a little bit more maintenance. I do not agree with the rating of 2 seen on the reviews as there are other courses far worse than River Oaks. The 27 hole layout offers a great day of golf for those that want to play more than 18. Of the three courses, the Bear is the most challenging due to its narrow fairways. Fox and Otter are nice layouts that are a little easier. Tees, fairways, and green maintenance could be stepped up a notch to make the course above average. Care of the course outside the tees, fairways, and greens, such as rough areas, and areas off there fairways where higher handicap players will find themselves could be stepped up 2 notches. A plus for the social aspect were the nice padded chairs out on the back porch of the clubhouse to hang out between rounds or after your round."

  • Tees:
    3.5
  • Greens:
    3
  • Fairways:
    3.5
  • Pro shop:
    4
  • Grill:
    4.5
  • Staff:
    4
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 1

"This course is in horrible shape. Around the greens was the only place that had been watered. The fairways were like concrete, and the rough had clumps of crabgrass sticking out. It was like the maintenance crew was on vacation. Tee boxes were so hard I thought I would sprain my hand putting the tee in. Clubhouse is nothing to write home about. People were very rude. It was very disappointing, as when we booked it 2 weeks before, it had a 8.5 rating, and great reviews. Now, I wouldn't even give it a 4."

  • Tees:
    1
  • Greens:
    1.5
  • Fairways:
    1
  • Pro shop:
    1
  • Grill:
    1.5
  • Staff:
    0.5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 2

"The staff were very friendly and helpful. The course lacked imagination and the greens were not to my liking."

  • Tees:
    2
  • Greens:
    1.5
  • Fairways:
    1.5
  • Pro shop:
    1.5
  • Grill:
    1.5
  • Staff:
    4.5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 3.5

"Fun course. Conditions are very good for the price paid."

  • Tees:
    4
  • Greens:
    4.5
  • Fairways:
    4
  • Pro shop:
    3.5
  • Grill:
    2.5
  • Staff:
    5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 1.5

"Greens in awful shape ... played with my son who is 14 ..."

  • Tees:
    1.5
  • Greens:
    0.5
  • Fairways:
    1.5
  • Pro shop:
    1.5
  • Grill:
    3.5
  • Staff:
    0.5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4

"Pace of play was great."

  • Tees:
    4.5
  • Greens:
    5
  • Fairways:
    4.5
  • Pro shop:
    4.5
  • Grill:
    3
  • Staff:
    4.5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 3.5

"I had a good experience and the staff was great."

  • Tees:
    4
  • Greens:
    3.5
  • Fairways:
    3.5
  • Pro shop:
    5
  • Grill:
    3
  • Staff:
    5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 1

"Only good thing about River Oaks was the bag drop, the guy was very nice. Greens were in bad shape, pro shop had nothing and unfriendly. I would never go back even if it was free."

  • Tees:
    1.5
  • Greens:
    0.5
  • Fairways:
    0.5
  • Pro shop:
    0.5
  • Grill:
    0.5
  • Staff:
    5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4

"Enjoyed playing this course. It was in good condition."

  • Tees:
    4.5
  • Greens:
    4.5
  • Fairways:
    4.5
  • Pro shop:
    4.5
  • Grill:
    3.5
  • Staff:
    4.5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 3

"Too many leafs not the course."

  • Tees:
    3.5
  • Greens:
    3.5
  • Fairways:
    2.5
  • Pro shop:
    3
  • Grill:
    3
  • Staff:
    4
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 3.5

"Very good."

  • Tees:
    4
  • Greens:
    4
  • Fairways:
    4
  • Pro shop:
    4
  • Grill:
    3.5
  • Staff:
    4
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 1.5

"This place was a swamp. Standing water and mud holes throughput. I will never be back."

  • Tees:
    1.5
  • Greens:
    1.5
  • Fairways:
    0.5
  • Pro shop:
    2.5
  • Grill:
    2.5
  • Staff:
    2
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 3

"OK."

  • Tees:
    3
  • Greens:
    2.5
  • Fairways:
    2.5
  • Pro shop:
    4
  • Grill:
    4
  • Staff:
    2.5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 3.5

"The condition of the course was fair. Our group found the greens not in the greatest condition. The group did not like this course and we will not play it on future trips to Myrtle Beach."

  • Tees:
    4
  • Greens:
    3.5
  • Fairways:
    3.5
  • Pro shop:
    4
  • Grill:
    3
  • Staff:
    5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4.5

"I played well on this course. We played the Otter course and then the Fox. Communities surrounding the course were very nice. This course is very well maintained."

  • Tees:
    5
  • Greens:
    5
  • Fairways:
    4.5
  • Pro shop:
    5
  • Grill:
    4.5
  • Staff:
    4.5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 3.5

"Good."

  • Tees:
    4
  • Greens:
    5
  • Fairways:
    4.5
  • Pro shop:
    3
  • Grill:
    2.5
  • Staff:
    3.5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 3

"Not a good track. Boring. Lower class by far in the portfolio. Attack of the condos on the first 5 holes of Otter. All I remember is the bridges and not wanting to eat there."

  • Tees:
    3
  • Greens:
    5
  • Fairways:
    4.5
  • Pro shop:
    1
  • Grill:
    0.5
  • Staff:
    2.5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 3

"Course - especially the greens were in terrible condition. The course should not even be open - I am a local and likely will not be back anytime soon. I felt cheated of my money."

  • Tees:
    3
  • Greens:
    0.5
  • Fairways:
    3.5
  • Pro shop:
    4.5
  • Grill:
    3
  • Staff:
    3.5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 3

"OK"

  • Tees:
    3.5
  • Greens:
    2
  • Fairways:
    4
  • Pro shop:
    3.5
  • Grill:
    3.5
  • Staff:
    3.5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 2

"Below average"

  • Tees:
    2
  • Greens:
    2
  • Fairways:
    2
  • Pro shop:
    2
  • Grill:
    2
  • Staff:
    2
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