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River Hills Golf and Country Club

Setting itself apart from the pack was no easy task for River Hills Golf & Country Club. Yet, the Little River course has done just that putting the terrain it was built upon to the test.

Undulation throughout, coupled with the fact that none of the holes run parallel to each other amid the heavily wooded area, turns River Hills from a manageable track to one that can confound the unprepared. 

“It’s a visually deceptive golf course,” head professional David Spoone said. “Because of the way the designer made it, it can [confuse] you. There are elevation changes. They are mild, but for Myrtle Beach, it’s quite unique.”

Tom Jackson’s layout blended the location with the game, maybe unlike any other course around Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Holes dip and dive around water on 13 of the 18 holes and tree-lined fairways throughout. That is evident no more than on No. 17, the course’s signature hole.

The double-doglegged par-5 stretches to as much as 491 yards. Players must hit their tee shot over a stream while avoiding a tree nestling the lip of the first landing area. If that wasn’t another, that water cuts back across the fairway just in time for the second dogleg. 

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River Hills Golf and Country Club Course Reviews

Recent Reviews

by Jim D - 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.
by Ted - 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.
by Jim H - 08/10/2016
Course is in great shape. Staff is very friendly.
by Ted - 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......
by D K - 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.
by David - 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.
by Bob (Edenton, NC) - 11/13/2014
It was a great course to play, everything was inviting.
by Tom (Alexandria, KY) - 10/28/2014
by Craig (Cary, NC) - 10/26/2014
Course in excellent condition and staff were friendly and very helpful.
by Charlie (Dunkirk, MD) - 10/25/2014
Very good.
by Douglas (Roanoke, VA) - 10/14/2014
Too tight and unforgiving for our golf game.
by Matt (Columbia, SC) - 09/06/2014
Great course.
by Ron (Jamestown, NC) - 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.
by Joseph (Schertz, TX) - 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.
by Louis (Erie, PA) - 07/02/2014
The staff was friendly and the course was in excellent condition.
by Gene (Mickleton, NJ) - 07/02/2014
Great course in great condition
by Denny (Lexington Park, MD) - 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.
by Ken - 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.
by Nick - 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.
by Nicholas (Auburn, NY) - 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.
by Alvaro (Guatemala, OT) - 06/02/2014
River hill, River Club, MBN KING COURSE, they worth it, Arcadian no good. bad maintence
by Norman - 05/23/2014
by Greg (Columbus, OH) - 04/16/2014
Fun course but the greens were in need of more attention.Narrow fairways that make you concentrate harder.
by Kevin (Plain City, OH) - 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.
by Michael (Dorchester, ON) - 03/18/2014
Beautiful layout, prettiest course we played, most helpful pros and starters, friendly, will come back to play this course
by Kevin (Chester, VA) - 03/12/2014
Awesome it...will play again.
by Jane (Woodstock, GA) - 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.
by Stewart (Wilmington, DE) - 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.
by John (Rockville Centre, NY) - 01/22/2014
Very nice layout and well-kept.
by Will (Chantilly, VA) - 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.
by Bill (Whitaker, PA) - 01/03/2014
Nice course, lots of sand and water, would have made another selection if known
by Eric (Taylorsville, NC) - 12/02/2013
Course was very nice and in good shape. Would have perferred for the greens to be quicker.
by Dorne (Aiken, SC) - 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!
by Tom - 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
by Bill (Terryville, CT) - 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.
by James (Overland Park, KS) - 08/22/2013
The greens were excellent - speedy and true!
by Jim - 08/14/2013
Course was in great shape. This was a great steal for the price. Would consider playing this again.
by Neil (Myrtle Beach, SC) - 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.
by John (Cosby, TN) - 06/28/2013
Tees were nice.
by Micah (Morganton, NC) - 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.
by Christopher (Stoneville, NC) - 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.
by Pete (Hiawassee, GA) - 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.
by Max (Memphis, TN) - 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.
by Gregory (Camp Lejeune, NC) - 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).
by Antony (Towson, MD) - 04/04/2013
Nice course. Narrow, but nice water features and risk versus rewards on several holes.
by Dan (Charlotte, NC) - 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
by Daniel (Lac Des Ecorces, QC) - 04/03/2013
Hard to play
by Brett (California, MD) - 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.
by Ed (Laurel, MD) - 04/01/2013
Had a great time at course again.
by Samus - 03/07/2013
Played course March 6th, 2013 and found it to be exceptional. Fairways and greens were superb given the time of the season. Played from white tees since the conditions were windy and found it to be a great test of golf. Many holes are deceptive and captures your attention as to how to play your shot both from the tees and approach shots. Numerous tee decks to suit all abilities. Must play course. Played many courses in Myrtle Beach over the years and only regret not finding this hidden gem sooner. Will be on my short list of regular courses to play here each year.
by Matthew (Riverhead, NY) - 01/28/2013
Course was in perfect shape.
by Dave (Niagara Falls, ON) - 12/02/2012
(Liked) everything, the pro shop, clubhouse, course.
by Jesse (Midway Park, NC) - 10/15/2012
by Wally (Bradford, ON) - 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.
by Keith (Myrtle Beach, SC) - 09/15/2012
Heavy rough.
by Robert (Myrtle Beach, SC) - 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!
by Mike (Orrville, OH) - 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.
by Phillip (Riverview, FL) - 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.
by Mark (Canonsburg, PA) - 09/01/2012
Very nice course in housing development. Staff was excellent. Course was challenging but fair. I would not hesitate to return.
by Michael (Vinton, VA) - 08/29/2012
Nice course. Memorable Par 5 17th. Killer Bermuda rough especially around greens.
by David (Milford, MA) - 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.
by Lucie (Boucherville, QC) - 08/17/2012
We would have liked to know that they had recently done maintenance on the greens and fairways.
by David (Kernersville, NC) - 07/31/2012
Loved the course. They allowed a fivesome to play in front of us which created a wait on each hole.
by Eric (Shinnston, WV) - 07/28/2012
Nice course. Enjoyed my round.
by Jeff (Chesapeake, VA) - 07/27/2012
Nice variety of holes. Challenging yet fair.
by Ernie (Gallipolis, OH) - 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.
by Kevin (Clemmons, NC) - 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.
by Joseph (Columbus, OH) - 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.
by Stephen (Monongahela, PA) - 06/05/2012
It was a good golf course. However, the course had aerated the greens 6 days before play. 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. charged us full price and almost ruined a golf trip to Myrtle!
by Charles (Chester, VA) - 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!
by Kevin (Toronto, ON) - 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.
by Robert (Tampa, FL) - 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.
by Tony (North Myrtle Beach, SC) - 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.
by Steven (Garwood, NJ) - 05/04/2012
Condition was great.
by Dan (O'Fallon, IL) - 04/27/2012
Everything was excellent and I'll play again sometime.
by Ronald (Pittsford, N.Y.) - 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.
by Jim - 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.
by Joe (Oak Island, N.C.) - 04/10/2012
Lots of water. Tight fairways. Difficult course.
by Golffan911 - 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.
by Bernie (North Myrtle Beach, S.C.) - 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.
by Greg - 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.
by Joe - 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.
by Randy (St. Elmo, Ill.) - 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!
by Mike - 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.
by David (Huntington, W. Va.) - 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.
by John (Elizabethton, Tenn.) - 04/11/2010
Great golf course. This was the first time playing it and we loved the course. Everything was just great!
by Sharon (New Bern, N.C.) - 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.
by Bob - 11/17/2009
Great day.
by Kevin (Rock Hill, S.C.) - 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.
by Jay (Lancaster, Penn.) - 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.
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