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River Oaks Golf Course




11099 US-61, Cottage Grove, MN 55016

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Course Highlights

Full disclosure: We are hosting our 2022 charity golf event at this location but there is no connection or discount related to Golf Lemonade.  We selected this course due to many factors including a fun layout, nice facilities, reasonable cost, and management/staff that we enjoy working with.  This parkland style course has an average amount of trees, water, and hazards compared to other Midwest parkland courses.  For the money though, there is a little more hole variety, elevation, and greens quality than one may expect.  Full service bar and restaurant available.  Food has been excellent to our tastes.  Full size clubhouse suitable for weddings and other events.  Carts with GPS available.  Full size range with unique Top Tracer technology also available to tell you exact ball speed, carry, and distance.




Greens in good condition and roll true.  Fairways, traps, and tee boxes in pretty good condition.  No big issues with conditions discovered.




Greens, hazards, and fairway designs were interesting with good variety and risk/reward.  Minimal forced carries.  A couple holes had blind shots with aggressive doglegs.


Visual Impact


The mix of water, trees, sand, and rough look appealing along with minimal housing.  A couple holes may not be memorable but most of them punch above the price point and feel more premium designed.

Additional Info

Pace of Play: We have played this course several times and pace of play has always been good to fast.

Walkability Score: C-

Notes about yardage on the course: GPS on carts

Tee Box Lengths: (Rating/Slope)

See course website for details

* CONDITIONS:  Please note that conditions can change a lot on a seasonal, monthly, weekly, daily, and even hourly basis.  See the About Us tab for full explanation but we always recommend you contact the course for latest conditions particularly during early/late season and after major weather events.  Our reviews attempt to give you the best idea of what the course should be like on a typical day during the season.

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