SUMMER 2016 NEWSLETTER

Hot, hot, hot…but just enough rain to provide great golfing conditions at River Oaks.  Our fairways have never been better.  Our greens are beautiful.  The course is the best it has been in anyone’s memory.  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 20% over last year.  River Oaks is seeing 100 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.  I look forward to seeing all of you at River Oaks soon!

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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:

23 July:  Equip with Truth Ministries.
This 4 man Captain’s Choice tournament has a 9am shotgun start.  There are 23 teams already signed up.  As such, our first available tee times on the 23rd will be 2:30pm.

30-31 July:  River Oaks Member/Member tournament.
Join us for this outstanding 2 man, best ball event.  $85 per player includes 2 rounds of golf, dinner on Saturday, lunch on Sunday, Under Armor tee gifts, and a whole lot of fun.  Shot gun starts at 1pm both days!

13 Aug:  Shriner’s Club Tournament at River Oaks.
1:30pm shotgun start…4-man Captain’s Choice to raise funds for the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital.  A great event for a great cause!

10 Sept:  Joey Brewer Memorial Golf Tournament.
Four-man Captain’s Choice event raising money for the Iredell County Homicide Victim’s Fund.  Morning and afternoon shotgun starts…8:30am and 2 pm!

12 Sept:  Alexander Central High School Girl’s Team Conference match.
3:30 pm shotgun start.  Front 9 holes will be closed for this event

24-25 Sept:
River Oaks Club Championship!!!  More information coming soon…members, save these dates

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 struggling 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.  We have bought some new equipment to expedite the cleanup!!!

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

Kid’s Golf Camp — River Oaks has one youth camp left this summer…13 Aug, 9am to 1pm.  This informative clinic covers golf etiquette and playing basics…and includes lunch.  At $45, this is a great investment in the young golfer in your family.

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 move will lengthen #1 by nearly 120 yards.

Summer Project — #8 “upper tee boxes” will be re-built and opening with a target of late fall.  This beautiful tee box location will bring back one of the signature holes at River Oaks!

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.

GOLF COURSE LIVING AT RIVER OAKS:

Houses, Houses, Houses…we have a new home underway on the right hand side of #1 fairway…and plans to start 3 more homes this year.  The Fairways at River Oaks is the gated community surrounding your favorite golf club… River Oaks.  The building lots are presented by Southern Homes of the Carolinas.  Each lot purchased or home built includes a 5 year membership to River Oaks Golf Club.  Check out the following information or call Southern Homes of the Carolinas at 980 292 0125 for details on this exciting opportunity!