The Club at River Oaks – Deer & Doglegs
The Berkshire foothills provide impressive panoramic views throughout the property. The course opened in 2003 and simultaneously appeals to and challenges players of varied skill levels. It was designed by Robert McNeil, Principal Golf Course Architect and President of The Northeast Golf Company based in Rhode Island.
The 18-hole private golf course is situated on 350 secluded acres and features McNeil’s long and wide-open fairways with several tighter holes for a par of 72. The design clearly prioritizes harmonious transitions from existing typography to the parkland classic course design. It highlights site specific elements, like the 3,000 feet of picturesque river front along the Housatonic, and responds to environmental constraints by incorporating proper buffers to protect wetlands. It’s splendid river valley views, tree-lined fairways, and rural barn and silo vignettes envelop players over the entire length of the course.
The front nine and the back nine begin with varying doglegs and both meander through acres of woodlands, wetlands, and grasslands. Deep bunkers and mature trees provide a unique challenge to players of all abilities. On the final hole, water comes into play and once on the shallow green tall oak trees hover to challenge both astute and novice players.
The practice driving range is the perfect complement to the golf course offering the prime location for warm-ups and allows players of various skill levels to work on all aspects of their swings. A practice putting green located next to the club house offers players an accurate sense of the smooth, speed of the greens before it counts out on the course.
The Club at River Oaks’ outstanding natural woodland setting combines skillfully contoured and manicured greens with challenging yet enjoyable experience for a superb golf game.