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River Club Golf Course

River Club Golf Course

River Club opened in 1985 to rave reviews and was awarded 4.5 stars in Golf Digest’s “2006 Places to Play.” River Club’s brilliant layout gives golfers an unforgettable experience. The updated Champion Bermuda greens offer a spectacular but fair challenge. 1-866-694-2448
11 Pine Circle Pawleys Island, SC
Rated 8/5 based on 1134 customer reviews 10 0
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River Club opened in 1985 to rave reviews and was awarded 4.5 stars in Golf Digest’s “2006 Places to Play.”    River Club’s brilliant layout gives golfers an unforgettable experience.  The updated Champion Bermuda greens offer a spectacular but fair challenge.

River Club’s 14th and 18th hole are both featured in “The 100 Greatest Holes Along the Grand Strand.”  The 14th is a difficult island par three with an undulating green.  The signature hole is the par five 18th.  It is the ultimate risk vs. reward hole where carrying the water with consecutive shots gives the golfer a great chance at eagle.

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Randy

10/04/2017

Always enjoy playing River Club, great conditions and customer service keeps us coming back

Brian

06/17/2017

Great layout, course and greens were in excellent shape. Pace of play was very good. Staff was courteous and efficient. Overall, great experience.

Ted

02/20/2017

Course is in excellent shape. Greens were a little shaggy but rolled nice. The staff at this facility is some of the nicest on The Grand Strand. One of the best tracks on the beach.

Timothy

01/26/2017

A great layout and wonderful staff. We were able to run the fairways after some very heavy rains two days earlier. Greens aren't exceptionally fast but in good shape. The staff running the place is the best in area, friendly and helpful. The only downside was putting on wet greens, they hadn't whipped the greens on the back side and that is where we started. I find this quit unusual and most likely an oversight with the greens keepers attending to the front nine. Still an overall great day, we will return.

Paul

09/02/2016

Not the most difficult course we played on this trip. However, there is a great variety of holes in very scenic surroundings so well worth playing. Also, the course was in very good condition and the staff extremely friendly and accommodating.

Ted

08/19/2016

Course is in outstanding shape from Tees to Green. Greens putted true & rather quick. Staff is very accommodating. Pace of play was 4hrs. The 18th hole is great finishing hole. Highly recommend playing here

Cassidy

07/08/2016

All the staff were friendly. Snack bar had the typical food you can get at a golf course. Course is in very nice shape. Some damp spots but not bad seeing as rain the past two nights. Greens roll true and at a good speed for the average golfer. Have a nice practice area for chipping and putting, but no range for longer clubs. Will play again if we stay in the area.

Mike

03/09/2016

Course in good condition. Painted greens seemed to affect the putting a bit. Other golfers ahead of us weren't raking traps. Very frustrating landing in someone's footprint or divot. Enjoy the layout and people who work here, one of our go to courses.

Timothy

02/18/2016

Great course with friendly staff. Just a couple of greens were not in good shape but most were very playable. Cart path only on a couple of holes which was surprising because we've had lots of heavy rain lately. It's a must play course for visitors.

Tony

10/27/2015

Tees, fairways, and greens all in great condition. Greens rolled true and fast. Generous landing areas off the tee if you don't get too aggresive. Lots of big bunkers in the landing areas and around the greens. Bunkers had good sand and were well maintained. Bag drop, Pro shop, and Starter were all so nice to us. Got out about 30 minutes ahead of our tee time, and played in 4 hours. Awesome day.

Pete

07/08/2015

The price was right for an afternoon round. The course was beat up from a bad winter and a lot of play. All around a good day on the course.

JJ

03/31/2015

The course was in excellent condition, despite the recent wet weather. This was the only course during our recent trip that allowed carts. The staff was very friendly and helpful.

Alan

11/03/2014

Very good.

Phil

10/10/2014

Very good.

Cynthia

10/01/2014

The course was too wet possible bad drainage.

Henry

09/25/2014

One of my favorite courses. Carts on paths due to large amount of rain the night before. Starter went out of his way to let my cart on fairways on back nine due to my recent knee replacement. Staff very friendly and helpful.

Barry

09/23/2014

Starter allowed me to go off back 9 as a single. Finished in under 4 hours. Course was in great condition; a few wet spots due to recent rains. Greens were fast but consistent. Great time!

Ann

06/02/2014

Nice.course, pretty and well maintained. Friendly staff

William

04/17/2014

N/A

Brian

04/17/2014

Fantastic

Phil

12/02/2013

Very nice golf course. This is a dependable golf facility that will garantee a good time. It is an enjoyable layout. The condition is normally good to excellant. We played in less than 4 and 1/2 hours on a day when the weather was great for golf. The staff is very friendly and is trained well to help your visit here. They've added an on course GPS system that was helpful with yardages. As long as you remembered to push the screen to advance to the next hole, the system remained current with your location on the golf course. I've played here before and will play here again. Good layout for the advanced to the beginner golfer as well........try it, you'll like it..!

Gail

11/07/2013

Nice course -- please add more women's clothing to your pro shop

Lynn

10/25/2013

Great

John

10/24/2013

Fantastic

Sean

10/22/2013

Greens were immaculate. Rolled true with no bouncing. 24 of the 27 holes have water so be ready for it. They have GPS which helped a bunch. We even saw a 4 ft baby alligator spectator. It was a tough but fun round. I definitely would play it again.

Frank

10/18/2013

Great

Steven

10/18/2013

Fun, playable course. Plenty of water but excellent bail out areas. Loved it

Darrel

10/18/2013

Great

Christopher

10/09/2013

Very nice staff all around and great replay price. Course was in great shape, overall best course we played.

Tom

10/07/2013

The golf course was in great shape. Definitely worth checking out while you're there also go for the meatloaf sandwich always a highlight and a must get when I play here

Daniel

10/07/2013

Fantastic

Larry

10/07/2013

Enjoyed the golf experience. Wish we could have been paired up as it may for slow play at times.

Danny

09/30/2013

Great

Tracy

09/30/2013

Nice course. Fun to play.

Tim

09/23/2013

I ranked the starter as Poor because of his actions toward our group at the turn. I specifically look at my cell phone to determine the time we tee off as I am very aware of slow play. It was 9:10am. At exactly 11:24am, we were in the cart heading toward ##10. The starter accused us of slow play and I explained to him that our first tee shot on ##1 was at 9:10am and that we were within the 2hrs 15 min allotted on the scorecard. He was very rude and said that's not what he had on his sheet, but we spoke to him at the practice green, not at the tee. If they are going to make accusations, then the facts need to be correct. And, rudeness that he displayed will not be good for people returning to your course. The course was very nice, but I would hesitate going back because of this experience.

Steve

09/23/2013

Good course, nice staff, good experience

Thomas

09/16/2013

Good

Martha

09/09/2013

Had a great day at the River Club this weekend. Course was in terrific shape. Greens in particular were in great shape and fast enough to make you really think. Distracted by the beautiful plantings this time of year. Great job by the superintendant. Staff as always cheery and helpful.

Phil

09/09/2013

Very nice golf course. I enjoy the golf course layout and the conditions. Staff is helpful, courtious and professional.

Phil

09/05/2013

This golf course itself was in very nice condition. The staff was courteous and professional. It is a very nice layout with interesting holes. It gives players at all levels a opportunity to have an enjoyable day of golf. They do a nice job here. Try it, you'll like it.

Stephane

09/02/2013

Course is in amazing conditions ! Beautiful layouts...pretty much every greens are well protected by either sand and/or water...gave me problems all day ! Staff was friendly, but I found that they were more helpful in other golf club I played in the area. Still a great experience !

Cleveland

08/09/2013

Great

Tom

08/09/2013

Course was in good shape, bunkers were good considering after the rain we've had in the past. The meatloaf sandwich in the snack bar is the best thing to get love it

Philip

08/05/2013

Outstanding

Jim

08/05/2013

Course was wet but very enjoyable to play

Phillip

06/28/2013

Very good

Gary

06/07/2013

Got rained out after 9 holes. Lady (sorry forgot your name )in pro shop was wonderful got rain check and played back 9 next day. Thanks again

Quintin

06/06/2013

Great course. Loved the layout. Greens in excellent condition. Course very well marked for yardages.

Thomas

05/23/2013

Will play again on next visit.

Sherri

05/14/2013

Everything was great. Beautiful Course.

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