River Oaks Golf Club
You're out in the sticks, near Feather River, off Hwy 99, just past the 99/70 split to Marysville. If you like valley golf, then this is your place.
Peaceful, serene, open, not too hard, not too soft. 69/126 from blues and measuring 6,005 yards. GPS didn't square with course yardage markers (i.e., plays longer). Good architecture, but they got rid all the lakes but one, that I can remember.
Didn't lose a single ball all day, even though struggling to get off the tee. Two pars going out and one par and one birdie coming in. Nothing else to brag about except several "should have made" putts that didn't go in for bogey or better. :-)
Yes. Tee boxes shaggy, but level. Greens slow. Course wet, but no standing water.
Closer to Sacramento than Plumas Lake (real nice course too).
Play it. You sure to like it. Good value and pace of play.
October 21, 2014
Could do with a haircut but excellent all considered
October 21, 2014
Overall, the course is maintained adequately. The tees badly need mowing and the greens are the slowest I have played since Nixon was President. Still it is fun to play and not a bad deal. Good for an occasional visit.
September 23, 2014
Hot and smokey
I've played here since it opened but not for a couple of years. The course is the best condition I've seen as far as being green however the rough is often mowed orchard grass that even Rory couldn't get his club through. The greens are beautiful but very soft and slooow. Feet leave depressions that makes the putting inconsistent. I'd guess they are either recovering from being plugged and haven't been cut to putting level or they are being left long to combat the heat. All of the water hazards on the back 9 are dry or are now grass depressions.
September 23, 2014
Keep your mouth closed!
Arrived 7:00 to find low ground fog. Everything is wet, too wet. Grass thick and wet; hard to use the driving range as ball w/sink into turf. Course is wide open, many of the brush piles have been cleaned up. Good walking layout. Greens especially spongy and punched when I was there; very slow. I was a single in a cart and allowed to play thru three groups that were slow. Bugs, flies, hovering bees everywhere. If you stood still you were covered in a cloud of bugs. Don't breathe thru mouth unless you like taste of bugs. Worst was moving in cart and hitting a swarm and being pelted by them. Hard to line up putt as you are looking thru bugs right in your face. Whew!!
September 11, 2014
haven't played the course for years. most of the water areas are gone making the course play much easier than before. greens were in great shape but very slow and soft. bunkers were in good shape and the fairways had a few bad spots. used to be a 5 star course but still worth playing.
September 5, 2014
Good hidden gem
I enjoyed playing here. The course was in good codition. The course was mostly green save for few patches here and there. The greens were smooth. They're a bit on the soft and slow side but we're consistent. The layout is nice as there are a number of par fours that aren't automatic driver holes. And the 10th is a great start to the back 9. It dog legs 90 degrees so it requires a well shaped drive. And that goes for a lot of the drives on the par 4s. You have to work the ball. The layout is challenging without being obnoxious. I'd definitely play here again.
August 16, 2014
Nice course. I would compare it to Auburn golf club, dark horse, castle oaks as far as the condition of the course is concerned. Greens were nice and fluffy, do be aware, I noticed the cups were a bit raised (not level to green) on a couple of holes which makes you go towards them with a little umph.
August 6, 2014