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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 and plentiful practice areas surrounding it, you’ll feel right at home both before and after your round.
The golf course was in great condition. Greens were excellent. Very challenging and interesting mix of holes.
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.
Always a great course, great shape, great staff. Pace of play is consistent at 4:15-4:30.
We come here almost every year. Always in wonderful shape. One of my favorite courses in MB.
Great course. Tough but fair. one of my favorites.
Very ladies friendly tees and course! Great condition, staff extremely nice and helpful to first timers!
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......
Great course, have played here several times. Staff is wonderful!
Beautiful course. Great challenge for all players. I do suggest that if you aren’t near single digit handicap then playing the forward tees will make a more enjoyable game.
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
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
Our group only had 3 today. The course paired us with local legend Coach. What a great guy to enjoy a round with. The course itself was perfect. Couldn’t have asked for it to be in better shape.
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!
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....
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.
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.
Course is in great shape. Staff is very friendly.
Course is in very good shape. A few thin spots on a couple of fairways. Greens rolled true. The bunkers need lots of work......
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.
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.
It was a great course to play, everything was inviting.
Course in excellent condition and staff were friendly and very helpful.
Too tight and unforgiving for our golf game.
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.
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.
The staff was friendly and the course was in excellent condition.
Great course in great condition
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.
We have played at River Hills a number of years in the winter months. Always an enjoyable time. Will come back next winter.
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.
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.
River hill, River Club, MBN KING COURSE, they worth it, Arcadian no good. bad maintence
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
Fun course but the greens were in need of more attention.Narrow fairways that make you concentrate harder.
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.
Beautiful layout, prettiest course we played, most helpful pros and starters, friendly, will come back to play this course
Awesome course....love it...will play again.
Great course; we'll plan to play it again when we come back. We liked having pictures of the holes on a card.
Very nice course, has slopes and narrow fairways similar to the TPC course. You need to hit your driver straight to be successful.
Very nice layout and well-kept.
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.
Nice course, lots of sand and water, would have made another selection if known
Course was very nice and in good shape. Would have perferred for the greens to be quicker.
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!
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
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.
The greens were excellent - speedy and true!
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