Set on the Feather River just north of Sacramento, River Oaks Golf Club offers a challenging course with a nice variety of holes. Formerly Rio La Paz, the course opened in 2000 and was designed by former PGA Tour player and now TV analyst, Peter Jacobsen. It plays nearly 6,500 yards from the tips, and there are four sets of tees, starting at around 4,700 yards. Jacobsen eases the golfer in with a front nine that's more flat, though there is some mounding. The fairways lead to large greens, and there are water features and bunkers. The back nine is probably a little more difficult with sharper doglegs. It also has two par 5s as opposed to just one on the front side. And they are both scoring opportunities. The 13th is 545 yards, but the fairway is fairly wide on this dogleg right. The 15th is 517 yards, and it's a dogleg left. So longer hitters will certainly have opportunities to go for the green in two shots. The par-5 fifth, which plays 545 yards, is one of the tougher holes on the course, with a pond that protects the front of the green. In addition to the golf course, River Oaks Golf Club also has a driving range, short-game area with practice bunker, and practice putting green. Inside River Oaks' magnificent Spanish style clubhouse is a well-stocked golf shop as well as a bar and grill. Golfers and guests can dine indoors or outdoors on the patio. Banquet and meeting facilities are also available.