5 Things You Need To Know About River Oaks Golf Plantation

November 3, 2010

River Oaks Golf Course in Myrtle Beach is centrally located, and a great addition to a golf packageRiver Oaks golf course has undergone a more dramatic change in the last year than any golf course in Myrtle Beach and possibly the region. Signature Golf Group took the reins of the 27-hole facility and course conditions, value and customer service have become the top priorities.

If you haven’t seen the “new” River Oaks, which had its grand reopening on October 21, here are five things about the facility and the recently completed renovation you need to know.


1. Give River Oaks a Chance: Under the direction of a previous management group, course conditions at River Oaks suffered, but that is no longer the case. More than $2 million was invested to refurbish and improve the course, and it was money well spent. River Oaks is in very good shape and the course offers great value.

2. The New Greens Rock!: River Oaks installed new Champions bermuda and the results have been dramatic. The greens are in impeccable condition this fall and are very fast.

3. The Things You Don’t See: Beyond course conditions, the biggest changes at River Oaks involve things you no longer see. Specifically, more than 2,500 trees were removed as part of the project and the benefit has been two-fold. For players, the tree removal has opened the course up. What was once regarded as a narrow track, now allows golfers to hit the driver without fear that every stray shot will be lost in the woods. Secondarily, the room created by the tree removal allows for more sunshine and air to circulate through the property, which helps improve course conditions.

4. A Familiar Face: The architect who spearheaded the work at River Oaks Golf Plantation is a familiar one to Myrtle Beach golfers. Craig Schreiner, who oversaw the redesign project at Pine Lakes, led the work at River Oaks, and he now has two quality Myrtle Beach courses to his credit.

5. What’s Next at River Oaks?: The recently completed renovations at River Oaks won’t be the last. Signature Golf Group plans to expand the clubhouse at River Oaks in the next 18 months. The new clubhouse will feature an expanded grill room and banquet facilities, providing golfers a comfortable post-round option to enjoy a meal or watch a game.