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River Oaks Golf Club


"Worth playing"

5/20/24: Review by golferdude

Played the tips..few mud balls due to recent rains. Greens were decent speed but not very receptive (many iron shots and pitches ran off the green). First time here in 8 years. Do like the look with the renovations. Rates are reasonable.

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  • 11/22/23 - Review by dalewt43

    "Great course"

    This was my third time playing Tot Hill Farm since it reopened in September. This course has already been labeled a love it or hate it type Stranz design. I have really enjoyed all three rounds. The review is for our round on 11/22/2023. The staff is very friendly and work with you to make sure you have a great experience. We were early arriving from Charlotte and they asked if we could go out 30 minutes early to get in front of an outing. This probably reduced our round by at least 30 minutes. Thanks!!! The course is in great condition. The Zoysia greens are getting some speed in them as they had to leave them a little long when the course first reopened. The 1500 trees that were removed during the work in the summer has resulted in better views of where you need to hit the ball and doesn't "pinch" you in as much. The fairways are generous but it does help if you know exactly were the best angle is to get to the correct tier on the green. My favorite hole is the par 3 15th. The waterfall behind the green is a great touch. The par 3's on the back nine all have water so make sure you carry the ball onto the green. This course rates in my personal top 10, which some may question but it is my top 10. Will definitely play again in 2024.

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  • 10/21/23 - Review by B-Man

    "Great course"

    Got to play the newly restored Mike Strantz gem Tot Hill Farm in the season opening event for TheGrint Tour NC. The course looks to be back to its former glory. The conditions were very good and the greens, while slow for now as the new Prizm Zoysia grows in, were very consistent. I struggled to get the ball to the hole early and often. So make sure you hit putts confidently and aggressively. This is a love it or hate it course for most people. I'm more towards the love it side, but I wouldn't play this course too often. It is tough! It's a very unique layout, with dramatic elevation changes, visually intimidating tee shots and approach shots, and sometimes downright goofy multi-tiered greens. A round here becomes an adventure very quickly. The layout features 5 par 5's and 5 par 3's, with back to back par 5's on the front side. The closing stretch includes a short, risk reward par 5, a long par 4 road hole, and a tricky, severely uphill par 5. Common features on nearly every hole: rocks, boulders, streams, bunkers and severely sloped or tiered greens. These make for some very tight, target golf tee shots and approaches. On some holes, you need to hit a 5-10 yard radius target or you will find trouble. It's exhilarating and frustrating at the same time. The new owners took great care to restore the course to Strantz' original design intentions and it's a visually stunning course. With the renovations, which also included a revitalized clubhouse, lounge, porches and "Strantz Room", the price to play increased and is now around $110. The further in advance you book your tee time, the better deal you can get. I recommend looking ahead several weeks for a $70 tee time if you know you want to play here. Tobacco Road is still my favorite Strantz design by far, but I'm happy to see Tot Hill Farm restored and worthy of the Strantz name again.

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River Oaks Golf Club


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5/20/24: Review by golferdude

Played the tips..few mud balls due to recent rains. Greens were decent speed but not very receptive (many iron shots and pitches ran off the green). First time here in 8 years. Do like the look with the renovations. Rates are reasonable.

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Reply To: Fitting?

By TSain on 5/15/24

Went and got fitted at club champion in Charlotte. Great experience, but rather pricey in my book. Took advantage of the $100 full bag fitting.

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