What a great start to the golfing season…beautiful weather giving us great golfing conditions at River Oaks. The Bermuda grass is on the verge of greening up…but until then, the “over-seeded” rye is vibrant.  Despite a lack of rain this spring, River Oaks is in outstanding shape!  2015 was a banner year for River Oaks, setting records in rounds played and membership levels — and 2016 is surpassing that.  Play is up another 40% over last year.  April saw an average of 90 rounds of golf per day.  Make sure you get your tee times early…and bring a 4-some!  Course conditions keep getting better and better —and this spring promises to be truly exceptional.  I look forward to seeing all of you at River Oaks soon!

River Oaks MEMBERSHIP. River Oaks boasts over 240 members…way up from 75 as we started last year.  2015 membership drives were fruitful — but our greatest tool in membership growth is the current membership.  If you are a member…tell your friends.  If you are not…consider the benefits and advantages.  We are now accepting new members for a limited time! All people, all ages…only $55 per month.  There is now a $250 initiation… waived if you pay for the entire year ($660).  There are no hidden charges.  Play 7 days a week for cart fee of $15.  And, membership at River Oaks includes free use of the driving range.  Additional immediate family members (spouse, children under 21) are an additional $25 per month.

Upcoming Events: Lots to do at River Oaks!

21 – 22 May: River Oaks Member/Guest tournament. Join us for this outstanding 2 man, best ball event.  $75 per player…includes 2 rounds of golf, 2 dinners, tee gifts, and a whole lot of fun.  Shot gun starts at 1pm both days!

23 May:  Western Piedmont Seniors at River Oaks.  10am shotgun start…join this “travelling group” every Monday at a fine golf course.  Call Jerry at 336 957 0162 for details

10 Jun:  Alexander Central High School Booster Club.  1:30 pm shotgun start, 4 man Captain’s choice.  This fund raiser for ACHS is sure to be a blast!

24 Jun:  Annual Ci vitan fund raiser… 2 man Captain’s Choice, 1:30 shotgun start.

30-31 July:  River Oaks Member/Member…2 man best ball, $75 per player includes 2 rounds, tee gifts, 2 dinners…this was an awesome member’s event last year!

What’s New at River Oaks: Trees are gone, clean-up is under way. River Oaks removed thousands of trees over the last 2 years in order to have better sunlight and air flow in struggleing areas.  The result has been excellent greens and fairways…and rapidly improving tee boxes.  As a side benefit, TREMENDOUS VIEWS!  Pardon the miss as we continue to cleanup some of the out of play areas.

Member’s lockers are available! These oversized lockers are only $100 per year, while they last.  Ask for details at the Proshop desk!

Check out our new web-page…we made a major facelift of our golfriveroaks.com website…and our facebook page. Look for continued updates!

Lots of changes on the course…new hole signs, new tee markers, new pin flags, new bathroom tile, and lots of beautification around the club house. You should see something new every month at River Oaks!

Be looking for “Carts on Path Only” signs. We have placed a few “moveable” signs on the course to direct traffic and keep our fairways healthy.

Summer Project — #1 green will move back to its original location…across the pond! River Oaks will begin the process this summer with plans to reopen the new green in spring of 2017.  This should be a “seamless” project with no temporary green needed.  What for the progress as you play the first hole!

Due to heavy use, and a lot of members, the practice facilities at River Oaks are now available to Members and Golfers ONLY. Our driving range is available to members, as they want…and to golfers prior to their tee times.  The driving range is no longer open to non-members who want to hit range balls on days they are not playing golf.

GHIN Handicap System:  The GHIN handicap system is now available at River Oaks.  The proshop personnel can assist you in establishing a Handicap account thru River Oaks.  Cost is $25 per year for River Oaks members…$35 per year for non-members.