River Hills Golf & Country Club
The northern gateway to the Grand Strand golf scene features a wide range of options for your Myrtle Beach golf getaway, but none with quite the blend of “old” and “new” that course designer Tom Jackson offers at River Hills Golf & Country Club.
River Hills offers a unique thrill ride of non-parallel fairways, rolling hills and recurring elevation changes (many as much as 40 feet). After having undergone a thorough makeover in 2003, River Hills now boasts a layout that’s more forgiving for the higher handicapper when played from the proper sets of tees, yet maintains an imposing look and feel.
A course that’s tailor-made for shot makers will also reward those who can keep it straight off the tee. Many guests opt to play conservatively off the tee here for the most enjoyable experience, with hybrids and long irons as frequently viable options. Make the 150-yard marker your aiming point if you’re unsure.
With a well-appointed clubhouse renovated in 2018 and plentiful practice areas surrounding it, you’ll feel right at home both before and after your round.
River Hills Golf Club featured new greens and bunkers in 2022!.
River Hills Golf & Country Club Course Course Reviews
JasonDate Played: 09/11/2023
River hills was a fun course we did enjoy it
LukeDate Played: 07/16/2023
Great course, super helpful and kind staff. Course was in great shape and it's a fun layout. Really enjoyed our time there!
RussDate Played: 04/30/2023
Very nice and well maintained course. Found it a bit odd and frustrating that we couldn’t take cart when we arrived. Range balls were far less than 40 for small bucket. More like 25-30. But the course was excellent. Layout and condition. 5* for the course. 3* for the cart and range experience.
SkipDate Played: 04/30/2023
Excellent golf course!
LouiseDate Played: 04/04/2023
Best course of our 5 day visit
JohnDate Played: 02/18/2023
Enjoyed the course, work is still being done in the bunkers, but the ones that are done are wonderful. The greens were really slow.
MichaelDate Played: 02/14/2023
Hidden gem. Very good condition, friendly staff.
MDate Played: 02/10/2023
A very decent course
BrodieDate Played: 10/26/2022
Challenging course In excellent shape
PeterDate Played: 09/26/2022
EdwardDate Played: 09/21/2022
nice course good layout greens putted good for being brand new, unfortunately a ton of rain fell a few days before i played and the course was soggy
RandyDate Played: 06/02/2022
Great value, well maintained, challenging while very playable
AllenDate Played: 10/30/2021
excellent course in great shape. the staff were extremely friendly and professional
LloydDate Played: 05/05/2021
Great course in fantastic shape. nice layout. Whites (well Garnet) were a bit long.
TimothyDate Played: 04/30/2021
Course is in fine shape
JohnDate Played: 04/30/2021
This was a narrower course with many doglegs. More target golf where you have to choose the correct clubs. Our experience was diminished by having to play as a twosome which meant to hit every shot (the other twosome never showed).
ZacharyDate Played: 04/27/2021
Great starting out course for our 3 day trip.
JasonDate Played: 04/25/2021
JeffreyDate Played: 04/19/2021
Very nice course
SteveDate Played: 04/12/2021
Excellent no wait, off early and not paired up
SteveDate Played: 04/12/2021
Excellent!!! Got off early, not paired up and no waiting!!!
JoelDate Played: 03/04/2021
Nice course -- a bargain at the price I paid
LloydDate Played: 11/28/2020
Great course try to play it every time I’m at the beach.
ChrisDate Played: 10/24/2020
We had a good round of golf. Slow play but it was a beautiful day in late October. Cart attendant, who played basketball at UF under Norm Sloan, was a hoot.
JordanDate Played: 07/13/2020
reasonable price for the condition. There were a lot of dry spots from the heat
WilliamDate Played: 05/29/2020
Very good layout, but the greens were not cut fast enough. Very slow and grainy.
WilliamDate Played: 03/14/2020
A well designed golf course, for any golfer. The only thing would be an investment of some capital. To speed up play, larger greens, bunkers need sand and the fairways in places need some TLC.
MarcusDate Played: 03/07/2020
Beautiful Golf course, Pro shop, Great Staff! Agronomy crew hard at work.
DaveDate Played: 11/25/2019
No bad, too much water.
BryanDate Played: 10/30/2019
Love River Hills! Always an enjoyable experience there. Half the course was soaked because it’s overseed time but it’s a small price to pay.
PaulDate Played: 10/17/2019
Nice course, great layout
CharlesDate Played: 10/08/2019
I like this course. Greens did have clumps of grass on them
RobertDate Played: 08/16/2019
Played this course many times. Very good condition . People are helpful nice and accommodating
JimDate Played: 07/23/2019
Good course in great shape as of July 2019. Description mentions a lot of housing, but the subdivision was not an issue. Bunkers well maintained, greens very good.
PatriciaDate Played: 06/29/2019
Love this course. I've played it twice and look forward to playing it again. Clubhouse is being remodeled. Once it is finished this is a place I might want to join.
BarryDate Played: 06/19/2019
Friendly staff, some good holes. Older course, some stress on greens...Little disappointed. Par 5 next to road (no 7) is a great hole, best on course
JohnDate Played: 05/22/2019
This is the third time I've played here and would come back again.
JohnDate Played: 05/18/2019
Above average fairways and greens. Below average tee boxes. Great staff
BobDate Played: 04/30/2019
Really enjoyed it
JerryDate Played: 04/30/2019
I’ve played it in the past and love the course. However, this trip I had to cancel tee time about 6 hours prior and had to accept a rain check. Not a huge problem.
JerryDate Played: 04/30/2019
JimDate Played: 04/24/2019
8 out of 10
GeorgeDate Played: 04/05/2019
Crowded and behind schedule to start. Round took over 5.5 hours. Very good practice area. Greens in good shape, rough spotty.
KevinDate Played: 04/05/2019
well manicured, tight, great bunkers, ranger was a little crass,
BradleyDate Played: 04/04/2019
Very good.Still a little wet.
GeorgeDate Played: 04/01/2019
Great layout. Greens were fast and hard. Fairways and rough were in very good shape. But round took over 5 hours, 20 minutes. Usual excuses from staffs. Others told me they always overbook; staff said 8 minute increments but I doubt it.
FrankDate Played: 03/20/2019
Great course and love to play it everytime I come Myrtle Beach.
RogerDate Played: 03/18/2019
Beautiful course, great greens and lots of water. Challenging course but well worth it. Staff was great
DavidDate Played: 03/06/2019
Friendly, efficient, staff. Really like the variety of golf holes at River Hills.
MartinDate Played: 02/16/2019
The golf course was in great condition. Greens were excellent. Very challenging and interesting mix of holes.
GerryDate Played: 12/28/2018
Well course was very wet and wind was blowing quite hard. We've played before in the summer and the course was great so time of year makes a difference.
CharlieDate Played: 12/28/2018
TPC is good but not in perfect condition, some obvious defects on both greens and fairway.
KennethDate Played: 11/04/2018
Always a great course, great shape, great staff. Pace of play is consistent at 4:15-4:30.
StuartDate Played: 10/28/2018
We come here almost every year. Always in wonderful shape. One of my favorite courses in MB.
SharonDate Played: 10/21/2018
Very ladies friendly tees and course! Great condition, staff extremely nice and helpful to first timers!
AlDate Played: 10/21/2018
Great course. Tough but fair. one of my favorites.
TedDate Played: 09/25/2018
Course is in very good shape but still has some drying out to do from Hurricane Florence. Greens were slow but putted true. Staff is always very nice. Lot's of water & sand. Bring your A Game......
KarenDate Played: 07/29/2018
Great course, have played here several times. Staff is wonderful!
WalterDate Played: 05/10/2018
Course in great shape. Greens in good condition. Very playable. Enjoyable round of golf ,but if someone find the two yellow balls that somehow found the water. Please handle with care, apparently they are attracted to water--great day
JoeDate Played: 04/15/2018
One of my favorite courses in Myrtle Beach, reasonably priced and never disappoints. Love the grass from tee to green and course is in great shape
JayDate Played: 04/03/2018
Great layout in spectacular condition! Fun course where no 2 holes are alike. Great practice area also! Very friendly staff inside and out! Would recommend no problem!
BobDate Played: 03/18/2018
First time playing this hidden gem. Fairways, tee boxes and greens were in great shape compared to other courses in the area this time of year. Many challenging shots... for 39.00 plus tax well worth the trip....
JimDate Played: 11/21/2017
Great course to play. 17 of us played on Saturday and the course was in great condition. There is a wide range of holes. The Par 5 17th is a classic. The staff is very friendly and great to work with. One of the best deals in the MB area.
TedDate Played: 01/17/2017
Some very wet spots in a few fairways but no problem. Tee Boxes & Greens were excellent. Greens putted true. Overall condition very good. Staff very nice.
JimDate Played: 08/10/2016
Course is in great shape. Staff is very friendly.
TedDate Played: 08/08/2016
Course is in very good shape. A few thin spots on a couple of fairways. Greens rolled true. The bunkers need lots of work......
DDate Played: 04/07/2016
Course was pretty good - cart path only because of rain. Staff was good we were two so they sent us out before a large group.
DavidDate Played: 07/22/2015
This is a really well-run operation. Overall condition of the course was excellent. It's tough but fair. The staff is great, the practice facilities are great and the value is great. One of the best on the Strand.
BobDate Played: 11/13/2014
It was a great course to play, everything was inviting.
TomDate Played: 10/28/2014
CraigDate Played: 10/26/2014
Course in excellent condition and staff were friendly and very helpful.
DouglasDate Played: 10/14/2014
Too tight and unforgiving for our golf game.
RonDate Played: 09/02/2014
Great layout, lots of water, staff was very nice. Great experience would love to do it again, aerated the greens a couple of weeks ago, when they come in it will be great.
JosephDate Played: 07/24/2014
Interesting layout. Greens were receptive and in great shape. Tee boxes were crowned making it hard to find a stance conducive to the shot needed. Overall a great value.
GeneDate Played: 07/02/2014
Great course in great condition
LouisDate Played: 07/02/2014
The staff was friendly and the course was in excellent condition.
DennyDate Played: 06/24/2014
Nice course, well maintained. Lots of dog legs mostly to the left. Some narrow fairways are lined with homes, a slight miscue and you're ball is in their yard or worse, hitting their house. And with water near some of the greens, be sure to have extra golf balls. I appreciated the course layout/yardage card.
KenDate Played: 06/18/2014
We have played at River Hills a number of years in the winter months. Always an enjoyable time. Will come back next winter.
NickDate Played: 06/09/2014
River Hills is a wonderful golf course with several dog leg holes and lots of water. It also has well placed sand traps and tight fairways to cause you trouble. The course is in great shape minus the greens which were recently aerated and spotty from a fungus. They mentioned this to us in advance and gave us a discount because of it. Overall, I really enjoyed the course.
NicholasDate Played: 06/06/2014
Course in good shape overall, fairways excellent, greens were Augusta fast almost rediculous fast. Nothing too memorable, wish I knew there were so many houses on course, thousand of houses , would have preferred something more secluded.
AlvaroDate Played: 06/02/2014
River hill, River Club, MBN KING COURSE, they worth it, Arcadian no good. bad maintence
NormanDate Played: 05/23/2014
PLAYED THIS COURSE ON A PACKAGE DEAL. THE LAYOUT IS EXCEPTIONAL AND OTHER THAN THE GREENS,WHICH THEY ARE LOSING RAPIDLY THE COURSE WAS IN GOOD SHAPE. THEY SHOULD HAVE MADE ME THE GROUP LEADER AWARE OF THE ALMOST UNPUTTABLE GREENS AND GAVE THE OPTION TO REPLAY OUR AM ROUND WHICH WAS AT FARMSTEAD AND HAD IMMACULATE GREENS
GregDate Played: 04/16/2014
Fun course but the greens were in need of more attention.Narrow fairways that make you concentrate harder.
KevinDate Played: 03/26/2014
The course is beautiful and I'd like to play it again when it's not quite so cold and wet. I suspect later in the Spring the course is one of the nicest in Myrtle Beach.
MichaelDate Played: 03/18/2014
Beautiful layout, prettiest course we played, most helpful pros and starters, friendly, will come back to play this course
KevinDate Played: 03/12/2014
Awesome course....love it...will play again.
JaneDate Played: 03/07/2014
Great course; we'll plan to play it again when we come back. We liked having pictures of the holes on a card.
StewartDate Played: 01/28/2014
Very nice course, has slopes and narrow fairways similar to the TPC course. You need to hit your driver straight to be successful.
JohnDate Played: 01/22/2014
Very nice layout and well-kept.
WillDate Played: 01/03/2014
The course was in great condition; some of the best greens I have seen in Myrtle Beach. Everyone was very friendly and efficient. I will definitely play here again.
BillDate Played: 01/03/2014
Nice course, lots of sand and water, would have made another selection if known
EricDate Played: 12/02/2013
Course was very nice and in good shape. Would have perferred for the greens to be quicker.
DorneDate Played: 11/25/2013
Beautiful course! Great layout. Great attention given by starters at tee time. Beautiful tees and fairways. Greens perfect. I would play again and bring friends. Thanks!
TomDate Played: 09/30/2013
First time playing here, the staff was very friendly and accommodating. The golf course was in great shape from tee to green. Bunkers were very fair to play from. The greens were very receptive to approach shots yet when putting rather fast. My hats off to the golf course superintendent and their staff
BillDate Played: 08/23/2013
Greens were plugged. We were not told when booking on this web site. And also it was cart path only.. so very slow and they booked twosomes behind us who were locals. And just because you are old and retired doesn't deserve respect unless you give it. Nasty local retired people, may cross this off our list just for that reason.
JamesDate Played: 08/22/2013
The greens were excellent - speedy and true!
JimDate Played: 08/14/2013
Course was in great shape. This was a great steal for the price. Would consider playing this again.
NeilDate Played: 08/01/2013
This course was in great shape.Loved the greens.They were fast,putts rolled true.I was a little disappointed about some of the pin positions.several were about 2 from being illegal.This was a Tuesday-why make getting to the pin so hard.I think these green keepers are mad at someone.
JohnDate Played: 06/28/2013
Tees were nice.
MicahDate Played: 05/15/2013
Nice greens! Found the course very tight but some of that was me. Would like to play again and not hit the driver so much...score would improve by 5 or 6 strokes.
ChristopherDate Played: 05/07/2013
I liked everything about my experience at River Hills Golf Club. Best greens I've putted on in years. Staff was friendly and the course was in excellent condition.
PeteDate Played: 04/29/2013
Over 6 days, we played 10 rounds of golf at 10 different MB courses. Overall, this was our best experience. This is a beautiful challenging course and it is in excellent shape. Perfect greens and fairways with the tee boxes good. Only Hole ##1 is a bit iffy. Some elevation change here. The course ranger was active here so we were able to play in just under 4.5 hours. Would highly recommend and would return.
MaxDate Played: 04/29/2013
This course is simply amazing. Very difficult and in great condition. Players with no ball control may not enjoy this course but will appreciate its difficulty and will enjoy the beautiful holes. We will play this course again.
GregoryDate Played: 04/05/2013
Fantastic, but very narrow course. Course was in phenominal shape for March, greens were absolutly perfect. If you are a high handicap or wild off the tee, bring some extra balls and expect to be a little frustrated. I'm a 5 handicap and only used my driver on 4 holes (hit thru FW on 2 of those) due to the narrow fairways and extreme doglegs. Staff was very curteous, range and practice green were large and well maintained. They offer free yardage books at the clubhouse, highly recommend you get one if you have never played the course, a GPS will be extremely helpful as well. Overall, I would make the 2 hour drive again and again to play this tough course. Have fun on ##17 (draw or cut around the tree will leave you in position for a long iron into the green in 2) and ##18 to close out your day, extra club or 2 is recommended to reach the green on your approach to ##18 (caution off the tee, don't go thru the FW).
DanDate Played: 04/04/2013
Course in great shape. starters easy going and attentive. Knowledgable, helpful proshop person. Wish I had purchased a yardage book for some hole playing tips before I started...or left my driver in the car
AntonyDate Played: 04/04/2013
Nice course. Narrow, but nice water features and risk versus rewards on several holes.
DanielDate Played: 04/03/2013
Hard to play
BrettDate Played: 04/02/2013
The course was great. Very challenging with the packed down bermuda rough near the water. It was very easy to lose a few balls. I loved the layout.
EdDate Played: 04/01/2013
Had a great time at course again.
MatthewDate Played: 01/28/2013
Course was in perfect shape.
DaveDate Played: 12/02/2012
(Liked) everything, the pro shop, clubhouse, course.
WallyDate Played: 10/10/2012
This course is the favorite of all those we play in the area and we always make sure we play at least two or three times during our April stay.
KeithDate Played: 09/15/2012
RobertDate Played: 09/12/2012
The course was in great shape especially with all the rain recently, but there was a Member/Guest Tournament that we were not notified of. We played our first 9 holes in 90 minutes. The second 9 we were behind the tournament and it almost took 3 hours!
MikeDate Played: 09/10/2012
Played there years ago and the course is as tight as I remembered. Fairways and greens were in good condition even after all the rain before we arrived. Very nice layout.
PhillipDate Played: 09/04/2012
The course was in awesome shape, great layout, super friendly staff, awesome experience and absolutely loved this course & would highly recommend. Played multiple resorts in the state, and to be honest - this place puts them to shame.
MarkDate Played: 09/01/2012
Very nice course in housing development. Staff was excellent. Course was challenging but fair. I would not hesitate to return.
MichaelDate Played: 08/29/2012
Nice course. Memorable Par 5 17th. Killer Bermuda rough especially around greens.
DavidDate Played: 08/18/2012
The course was aerated a week ago. Disappointed because it is a beautiful course. There should be a notes section when you review courses outlining aeration and/or other items that would affect your decision to play at the course.
LucieDate Played: 08/17/2012
We would have liked to know that they had recently done maintenance on the greens and fairways.
DavidDate Played: 07/31/2012
Loved the course. They allowed a fivesome to play in front of us which created a wait on each hole.
EricDate Played: 07/28/2012
Nice course. Enjoyed my round.
JeffDate Played: 07/27/2012
Nice variety of holes. Challenging yet fair.
ErnieDate Played: 07/25/2012
Course was in superior shape. River Hills is a beautiful course with an extremely courteous staff. Difficult for an average golfer but a fun course overall.
KevinDate Played: 07/10/2012
The staff, including starters, ranger, and clubhouse personnel were excellent. The golf course was in great shape, especially considering the 100+ degree heat. Overall, the course was challenging and fun for me and my son. We will definitely play there again.
JosephDate Played: 07/10/2012
Clubhouse and starter staff very friendly and cordial. Always a plus to start round in good mood, as opposed to some courses that employ Gloomy Gus. Course was in great shape and well kept. Will definitely be a repeat customer.
StephenDate Played: 06/05/2012
It was a good golf course. However, the course had aerated the greens 6 days before play. MyrtleBeachGolf.com failed to mention this when we booked the course and this made it nearly unplayable (not course's fault). They also failed to mention that due to this, the price of the greens fees went from 42 to 32. MyrtleBeachGolf.com charged us full price and almost ruined a golf trip to Myrtle!
CharlesDate Played: 05/17/2012
Great course. Fairways and greens were excellent From check-in to tee off the staff was great. I will play this course again!
KevinDate Played: 05/15/2012
Good track, especially for the price point. Slow day so let us play as 5-some. Finished in under 4 hours. Much appreciated.
RobertDate Played: 05/12/2012
The course was in very good condition. The staff was excellent and very friendly. The layout is a bit quirky, requiring that shots be hit in certain places, which makes it difficult for first time players to determine where to hit their shots. Lots of water. The pace of play was brutal, a result of poor golfers losing lots of balls in the woods and water.
TonyDate Played: 05/06/2012
We have played this course before and is one of our favorites. Staff are welcoming and course has that mature well groomed feel about it.
StevenDate Played: 05/04/2012
Condition was great.
DanDate Played: 04/27/2012
Everything was excellent and I'll play again sometime.
RonaldDate Played: 04/15/2012
The pace of play was pathetic. The ranger said he was going to move the slow group along. If possible the pace got slower. I love the area but I won't play this course again. Conditions were OK but many of the women's tees were not playable. Many of the bunkers were not raked. Range balls were plastic.
JimDate Played: 04/11/2012
Excellent greens. Sand was playable. Good pace. Great course - great rate. Each hole was fun and challenging. Will be back to play again.
JoeDate Played: 04/10/2012
Lots of water. Tight fairways. Difficult course.
Golffan911Date Played: 03/11/2012
Great course. Very friendly staff. Larry the ranger fished out our club from the pond. He was awesome. Will definitely play again.
BernieDate Played: 01/27/2012
The starter, Dick Huffman, was quite the professional starter. Gave an accurate and thorough summary of the golf course. The greens were excellent considering it's still only January. The fairways were well cut and in great shape. You have a premium quality golf course that I've never played before and I've been coming here for over 20 years. I'll be back most assuredly.
GregDate Played: 10/26/2011
This is a great track and quite challenging. Very much target golf. There was some overseeding that had not been mowed in the fairways but it did not affect play and the course was in great shape.
JoeDate Played: 07/25/2011
Nice staff, too many dog legs and houses for my liking. When people come to MB they want to use their $400 driver, not lay up at the bend in the fairway.
RandyDate Played: 07/20/2011
We had not been on this course in nearly 10 years, and after finishing our round, we are ready to go back. This course was in great shape. The greens were putting true and fast. The fairways were nice and mowed low with the rough in great condition as well. The par 5s were challenging and quite scenic. The added shrubs and landscaping around the tee area were outstanding. To me, these are the bright spots to a great round of golf. We will be going back again and again!
MikeDate Played: 05/23/2011
Course likes to book tee times on both #1 and #10 at same time which creates a lot of delays. Staff on course not pleasant at all and don't seem to understand how to coordinate course traffic well. Course seemed to be in good condition however because of the course management this was one of my worst golf experiences. Look somewhere else to play.
DavidDate Played: 06/18/2010
Tough course. Great condition. More info other than yardage on course card would have helped. Great experience. I have recommended this course to several people already.
JohnDate Played: 04/11/2010
Great golf course. This was the first time playing it and we loved the course. Everything was just great!
SharonDate Played: 03/14/2010
Back nine is tougher than the front although we started on the back and scored worse on the front. Great course in excellent condition even after a very tough winter.
BobDate Played: 11/17/2009
KevinDate Played: 09/08/2009
I love the layout, condition, and greens. However - the staff was terrible! We had a 7:56 a.m. tee time and they bypassed us and let another four groups go ahead of us! So we asked why and they got the tickets mixed up! Therefore they had us tee off behind another group at Number 10. Needless to say it took us over 5 hours to play a round of golf. The staff did nothing to get that group to speed their play up, nor did that group use proper etiquette and allow us to play through.
JayDate Played: 08/11/2009
GREAT course with a lot of water. Enough sand at strategic positions. A most enjoyable play with the challenge to test a good golfer. Visibly pleasing. Would definitely play again.