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Tuesday Couples Night

New for 2024, River Oaks Golf Course & Event Center invites couples to join us on select Tuesday Nights during the summer for fun themed golf events.


May 7th – Country Western Night

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May 21st – Bring Back the 80’s

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Lessons, Leagues and Season Passes

Take advantage of one of our many opportunities to take your golf game to the next level this season at River Oaks Golf Course! We can’t wait to see you on the course!


If you have been looking to take your golf game to the next level, this summer is the perfect opportunity with golf lessons at River Oaks Golf Course! With our private lessons, adult clinics and junior clinics, enhance your swing and refine your technique with golf lessons tailored to your skill level and goals.


2024 golf leagues are here! With some of our classic favorite leagues, joined by a few new opportunities, there is a league for golfers of all ages and ability levels! Learn more and register now on our website!

Season Passes

Get ready for a summer on the course at River Oaks Golf Course with a season pass! Season pass holders get 10% off all golf shop merchandise, 14 day advanced reservations and 10% off items in the Eagles Bar & Grill!

Ten Tips For Choosing Your Wedding Venue

Starting the search for a wedding venue is not an easy task. It’s the location that will set the tone for your entire evening, and can seem overwhelming and difficult to take it all in.

Start your search early. This allows you to have a better chance of finding a location that meets all your needs while being available on your desired dates! Make sure to explore various venues ahead of time to see what will bring your vision to life!

When focusing on choosing a wedding venue, there are many things to keep in mind and take note of. For that reason, we’ve put together a list of 10 tips for you to keep in mind while looking for a venue, and what River Oaks has to offer. Make sure to check out our wedding page for more information!

1. Determine your budget or optimal cost for your wedding venue

When choosing your wedding venue, it’s important to determine your wedding budget and decide what percentage can be allocated to your venue. The budget and cost for your wedding is placed at the top because by prioritizing your budget you’ll be able to find a venue that fits your financial plan and gives you an evening to remember! When looking at different venues, it’s important to know that some venues include essential services in their pricing while others don’t. Also, it’s good to note that sometimes off season weddings and weddings that don’t fall on peak days can give you a lower price tag.

At River Oaks, we are forward about our pricing and open about what is included in the overall cost. We have a wedding guide for brides and grooms to use to determine if our venue correlates with your budget and for you to get a snapshot of what we have to offer. If you’re interested in learning more, please click on our wedding page and contact us for information!

2. Availability for your desired wedding date

If you have a set date in which you want to get married, make sure to begin your search for a venue early. Many venues book up quickly, which limits your options as time looms closer to the date you wish to get married.

If you have flexibility for your date, starting your venue search early gives you plenty of options– and it means you can choose a date that aligns with the venue availability. Overall, whether fixed or flexible with your wedding date, it’s a great idea to start looking sooner rather than later. It gives you more options and increases your chances of finding the perfect venue for your special day.

Start your venue search with River Oaks! Click on the wedding page and contact us to set up a time to visit our location and see for yourself how we can bring your vision to life!

3. Match your venue with your wedding theme

When you look for a wedding venue, it’s important to look for a space that will match your wedding theme. For example, if you are looking to have a rustic wedding, it might not work in an elegant hotel. Also, many venues have decorations you can use for your special day, so make sure the decorations they supply are to your liking… and If they aren’t check to see if they allow you to bring your own decorations!

At River Oaks, our event center is located adjacent to a golf course and rests right above the Mississippi River Valley. We offer decorations for you to use for your special day, and we are very open to working with you to make sure everything matches your vision. Check out our wedding page to learn more and contact us for a viewing!

4. Determine the size of your wedding guest list

Before looking at venues, it’s a great idea to determine how large your wedding will be. Reason being, if you have a smaller sized wedding at a larger venue, it may feel empty. If you have a larger wedding, you will need to make sure you don’t exceed the maximum capacity for the wedding venue. Having an estimate for wedding size will help narrow down venues that will work for you and your wedding!

At River Oaks, our outdoor wedding location and indoor reception venue hold up to 200 guests. If you want to learn more, check out our wedding page to see if we are a great fit for you!

5. For outdoor venues, is there a back up plan for bad weather?

If you are looking to plan an outdoor wedding, it’s important to ask about back up options and plans for inclement weather. Make sure to look into the back up options that the venue provides, and make sure the plan aligns with what you want for your wedding. This will ensure that you have a perfect and seamless celebration, no matter the weather.

At River Oaks, our weddings are outdoors, located next to the 18th hole on the golf course and in view of the Mississippi River Valley below. Because weather is not controllable, we are able to transition the outdoor wedding indoors into the 4,500 square feet event space. Are you interested in learning more about this process? Check out our wedding page and contact us for more information.

6. What amenities are available at the venue?

When you look at different venues, make sure to pay attention to the amenities that are available at the venue (and check if they’re an additional cost). Make sure there is plenty of parking availability, event coordination, and see if they provide tables, chairs, and linens. Check to see if there’s bathroom access at the venue (some barns and beach weddings don’t provide this).

River Oaks is home to both a golf course and event center, and has many amenities for you to utilize on your wedding day. We have parking, a great event team, and we provide tables, chairs, and linens for your use. You will also have access to bathrooms on site, a menu from our chef you can utilize, and in the event center we have a bar ready for you and your guests to enjoy. Click on our wedding page to learn more and set up a time to view our space and the amenities we have available!

7. Do The logistics match what you envision for your wedding?

During your visit with the venue event staff, make sure to discuss the different logistical aspects of the wedding day. Things like how long you’ll have your rental, the set up and tear down times, curfew and noise restraints, and any other restrictions or rules that are imposed by the venue. Other logistics to look into is the availability of taxis in the area and whether or not the venue is near any lodging for out of town guests. This will help make sure your wedding day is smooth and seamless from beginning to end!

At River Oaks, our wedding packages include tear down and set up of tables and chairs. Set up of decor varies, depending on what you choose to use for your wedding. Check with one of our event staff members to learn more about the logistics of using our event space at River Oaks!

8. Vendor options at the wedding venue

While looking at different wedding venues, it’s important to note that some venues will allow you to use your own vendors while others want you to use vendors they have contracts with. If you want to choose your own vendors, make sure to choose a venue that will allow you to do so.

River Oaks has a list of preferred vendors for you to choose from– made up of the best vendors the East Metro has to offer. For food, we have an in-house event chef on staff you can opt to make the food for the reception, which is a great bonus for events at our location. Check out our list of preferred vendors on the wedding guide found here!

9. What does the wedding venue have to offer for accessibility for disabilities?

If you know either you or any guests in attendance will need additional accommodations or accessibility for disabilities, it’s a great idea to ask the venue to see what types of accommodations they have in place. Accessibility of entrances, exits, elevators (if needed), bathrooms, parking, and seating options are some examples to look into.

River Oaks is accessible for those in attendance, but we encourage you to reach out to us on our wedding page to make sure that we have the accommodations you or your guests will need. We strive to make sure everyone has the best experience possible, and will make sure that you and your guests’ needs are heard and accommodated to.

10. Check out the customer reviews

One last tip for anyone looking for a wedding venue is to do your research on what people are saying about the venue. Reviews typically provide an unbiased approach on the venue, and you might learn information about aspects of the venue you haven’t even thought of. Take note of both the positive and negative reviews on third party sites, and go with your gut!

Weddings at River Oaks Golf Course and Event Center for Every Season

Planning a wedding is a joyous and exciting time, but it can also be overwhelming. One of the most important decisions you’ll make is choosing the perfect venue… and choosing what time of year to have the wedding.

No matter what the season you choose to have your wedding, River Oaks Golf Course and Event Center is a great place to host the event of your dreams. With our stunning setting, versatile event space, and exceptional service, River Oaks is the ideal location to celebrate your special day.

Follow along for great inspiration and ideas for what summer and winter weddings at River Oaks have to offer!

Why have a winter wedding at River Oaks Golf Course and Event Center?

Winter weddings have a magical charm that sets them apart from other seasons. The snowy backdrop along the Mississippi River Valley creates a romantic atmosphere, making your wedding day one you will never forget. Are you considering having a winter wedding at River Oaks? Here are plenty of reasons why you should consider having a winter wedding:

1. Exchange vows in a stunning winter wonderland

Paint this picture: you and your significant other exchanging vows surrounded by a pristine white landscape. The beauty of snow-covered trees and twinkling lights in our winter wonderland as you say your I-Do’s. Winter weddings at River Oaks will make your wedding day absolutely enchanting with the outdoor winter wonderland you will be able to encompass in your photos and ceremony.

Have you always dreamed of having a winter wonderland wedding here in Minnesota? River Oaks is the perfect place to make your dreams come true. The views and scenery at River Oaks are second to none, and when the snow starts to fall, everything truly becomes a wintery dream.

2. Embrace the festive atmosphere

Winter is the season of celebration, with a festive holiday season and New Year’s. Incorporating holiday elements into your wedding, such as hot cocoa stations with a nice cozy seating area in the River Oaks sunroom, will add an extra touch of joy and warmth. The lights will be twinkling over the snow covered ground, bringing an extra amount of romance to your wedding that will enhance your special day.

Hosting your wedding this winter at River Oaks will allow you to incorporate fun, festive ideas into your wedding that will leave both you and your guests with joy you can only find in the winter season. Contact us now to discuss how we can help you add a festive atmosphere into your wedding at our event center!

3. Dreamy winter seasonal decor

Winter weddings allow for exquisite and elegant decor options. Think sparkling icicle lights, twinkling outdoor lights, white all around, and warm candlelight. You can create a dreamy ambiance that will leave both you and your guests in awe. Take advantage of the winter season and let the event experts at River Oaks help you create your dream wedding with stunning winter decor.

At River Oaks, we work with you to make sure that everything is up to your standard so you have the wedding you have always dreamed of. A winter wedding allows you to take advantage of the decor that the season has to offer. Are you interested in learning more about how we can help you host your dreamy winter wedding? Contact us on our wedding page!

4. Availability and cost

Winter is considered the off-peak wedding season, which means you’ll have more availability and potentially lower costs for vendors. You might even be able to negotiate better deals and discounts, and with the vendors that recommend at River Oaks, you will know that you’ll be getting the best in the metro for your special day.

During the winter at River Oaks, our venue has more options for you to choose from when picking the date for your special day. With the increase in availability, you have more days to choose from and can make sure that it fits perfectly with your busy schedule. Contact us on our wedding page to see our venue and our availability for these winter months! We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Why have a summer wedding at River Oaks Golf Course and Event Center?

Summer weddings at River Oaks Golf Course and Event Center provide any couple with a jaw-dropping outdoor venue and a perfect day they will always remember. Summer weddings are the epitome of romance and joy, and with the stunning scenery of the Mississippi River Valley, beautiful florals, and a lovely reception venue, there are countless reasons why you should consider having a summer wedding.

Here are a few reasons why you should have your wedding during the summer at River Oaks:

1. Beautiful outdoor venue

The summer season brings to life any outdoor venue, including all the greenery and florals you can think of. River Oaks is nestled amidst the natural beauty of the Mississippi River Valley, offering a picturesque backdrop for your wedding. The outdoor wedding venue at River Oaks overlooks the 18th hole and the river valley with all the flowers and trees surrounding it.

Imagine exchanging vows surrounded by lush greenery, rolling fairways, and serene water features. With stunning views and expertly maintained grounds, River Oaks provides a stunning setting that will leave a lasting impression on you and your guests. Are you interested in learning more about making this a reality? Go to our wedding page and contact us for more information!

2. Abundance of natural light

The longer days and abundant sunshine of summer provide ample natural light for your wedding photos. The soft, golden glow will make you and your partner look radiant, and your pictures will be filled with warmth and joy. With our scenic background at River Oaks, you will be able to enjoy beautiful golden hour photos amidst the Mississippi River Valley.

Summer weddings at River Oaks provide wonderful lighting, and it’s a great way to make sure your wedding photos will be the ones you always dreamed of having. Take a look at our wedding page to see a few photos of previous weddings hosted at our venue!

3. Vibrant color palette and seasonal blooms

Summer is synonymous with vibrant colors, and you can incorporate this into your wedding theme. From bright and bold floral arrangements to cheerful bridesmaid dresses, your wedding will be a burst of color and happiness, making your day truly shine. Summer is a time when flowers are in full bloom, offering a wide variety of options for your wedding arrangements. You can choose from a plethora of beautiful and fragrant flowers, adding a touch of elegance and freshness to your big day.

River Oaks Golf Course and Event Center boasts beautiful florals all over our grounds, which makes the fun color palette that summer has to offer pop. With beautiful decor and arrangements, your summer wedding at River Oaks will be one you’ll always remember! Check out our wedding page to learn more about arrangements and decor that we have to offer for your summer wedding!

4. Outdoor activities

Summer weddings allow for a range of fun outdoor activities to take advantage of. River Oaks has a remarkable venue for any outdoor event, which provides many things for you to choose from when thinking of outdoor activities with your wedding reception or ceremony.

Reception packages at River Oaks provide you with use of the stunning outdoor patio that overlooks the golf course and river valley for you and your guests to use at your leisure. We also have other rentals you can include, such as including a bocce ball tournament at our bocce court set up for a fun reception activity that your guests will never forget.

Are you interested in learning more about what you can include in your rental for your wedding and reception? Contact us on our wedding page to learn more and brainstorm ideas of how to make your summer wedding perfect for you!

River Oaks Golf Course and Event Center has available dates for your wedding this winter and summer!

Are you planning your wedding and need to find a date for either this winter or summer? Contact us today on our wedding page so we can discuss availability! With our expert event staff and our amazing packages for you to choose from, we are here to help make your day everything you’ve dreamed of.

Are you interested in learning more about having your wedding at River Oaks Event Center? Check out our blog post about what it’s like to have your wedding at our venue by clicking here!

Contact us today!


Join a Golf League at River Oaks Golf Course This 2024 Season!

As summer rolls in, it’s time to grab your clubs, hit the greens, and dive into the world of golf. And what better way to do that than by joining the River Oaks Golf League?

Nestled in the beautiful landscapes of River Oaks, our golf leagues offer a chance to improve your game, make friends, and enjoy the sunny season on the course. Whether you’re a seasoned player or new to the game, there are plenty of reasons why joining one of our leagues is a great idea.

Why join a golf league in 2024 at River Oaks Golf Course?

First off, being part of a golf league means you get to play regularly in matches and tournaments. It’s a chance to challenge yourself, improve your skills, and aim for those perfect shots you’ve been dreaming of.

But it’s not just about the competition. Joining one of our leagues is also about being part of a community of people who love golf. You’ll meet folks from all walks of life who share your passion for the game. Whether you’re chatting on the fairway, sharing tips, or cheering on your fellow golfers, you’ll feel like you’re part of something special.

Plus, playing golf is a great way to stay active and enjoy the outdoors. As you play through the course at River Oaks, you’ll soak in the fresh air and soak up the sunshine.

And with each swing, you’ll be doing something good for your body and mind. And let’s not forget the fun! From themed events to friendly competitions, there’s always something exciting happening at River Oaks. Whether you’re playing in the morning light or winding down at sunset, you’ll make memories that’ll stick with you for years to come.

So, if you’re looking for a summer full of golf, friendship, and fun, look no further than the River Oaks Golf League. Dust off those clubs, mark your calendar, and get ready for an unforgettable season on the course. We can’t wait to welcome you!

What golf leagues can you sign up for at River Oaks?

Tuesday Senior Men’s League

River Oaks is excited to announce the Senior Men’s Golf League for 2024! Golfers aged 55 and above are invited to join us for this popular league on either Tuesday or Wednesday mornings. Tee times start at 6:30 a.m., and you’ll play at the same time every week.

League dues are $90 and cover prizes, a GHIN Handicap, and a pre-season lunch. Payouts will be given in pro shop credits. Golfers are responsible for all green and cart fees before playing.

Returning players from 2023 can pre-register for tee times from January 8 to February 29. New players can join our waiting list and will be invited to fill open spots starting on March 8. Registration will be handled through Golf Genius Hub online.

Click here to be taken to our Tuesday Senior Men’s League page to learn more and register for your spot!

Tuesday Couples League

River Oaks is introducing an exciting new offering for 2024: Couples Date Nights! Join us on select Tuesday nights throughout the summer for themed events packed with fun.

Your registration fee covers golf, cart, prizes, and a post-play dinner. Get into the spirit of the evening’s theme and you could win even more prizes!

Shotgun starts at 6:30 p.m., ensuring a prompt start to the festivities. Couples can register online three weeks before each event, with a limit of 36 couples per night. The entry fee is $100 plus tax per event, covering all the essentials for a fantastic evening on the course.

Each Date Night will feature a unique and enjoyable format, promising plenty of laughs and good times. Mark your calendars: registration for each event opens on March 1.

Are you interested in learning more about our Tuesday Couples League at River Oaks? Click here to be taken to our Tuesday Couples League page to learn more and sign up!

Wednesday Senior Men’s League

We’re excited to announce the Senior Men’s Golf League for 2024 at River Oaks. Golfers aged 55 and older are invited to join us for this popular league on Tuesday or Wednesday mornings. Tee times start at 6:30 a.m., and you’ll have the same time slot each week.

League dues are $90 and cover prizes, a GHIN Handicap, and a pre-season lunch. Payouts will be given in pro shop credits. Golfers are responsible for all green and cart fees before playing.

Returning players from 2023 can pre-register for tee times from January 8 to February 29. New players can join our waiting list and will be invited to fill open spots starting on March 8. All registration will be done through Golf Genius Hub online.

Are you interested in learning more? Click here to be taken to our Wednesday Senior Men’s League page now!

Wednesday Junior’s League

River Oaks is thrilled to introduce a 6-hole Junior League on Wednesday afternoons, tailored for more experienced young golfers.

Boys and girls aged 7 to 13 are encouraged to participate. Tee times are available between 1:30 and 3:36 p.m., with players assigned the same time slot each week. While players have the option to play up to 9 holes if time permits, the league primarily focuses on 6-hole rounds.

Each week, players will enjoy fun games similar to those featured in our adult leagues. However, please note that there will be no formal instruction provided during league sessions.

To ensure a positive experience for all participants, course monitors will be present to supervise play and enforce league standards. We look forward to welcoming junior golfers to River Oaks for an exciting season on the course!

Are you interested in joining the Wednesday Junior’s League? Click here to be taken to the Wednesday Junior’s League page to learn more!

Wednesday Women’s Club

We’re thrilled to introduce the Wednesday Women’s Social Club for 2024 at River Oaks!

This year, we’re shaking things up with a new, fun, and flexible format. Join us for casual golf nights on Wednesdays throughout the summer, whenever it suits your schedule.

The program is all about enjoying a relaxed round of golf with friends, with minimal competition involved. Feel free to play as many holes as you’d like—it’s all about having a good time! So gather your friends and join us for Wednesday Women’s Social Club nights at River Oaks. See you on the course!

Are you interested in having fun with your friends on the Golf Course in 2024? Check out our Wednesday Women’s Club page to learn more and sign up!

Thursday Ladies League

River Oaks is excited to introduce the 2024 Thursday Ladies League! We extend a warm invitation to all female golf enthusiasts to join us for this highly anticipated league held on Thursday mornings. Tee Times start at 7:00, with a consistent weekly schedule for participants.

For a fee of $75, league members will benefit from a range of perks, including prizes, a GHIN Handicap, and a pre-season lunch.

Throughout the season, the league will feature both individual and team-based games, along with ongoing season standings to add an extra layer of excitement and competition.

To learn more about our Thursday Ladies League at River Oaks Golf Course, click here to be taken to the Thursday Ladies League page to sign up and learn more!

Thursday Junior’s League

The Thursday Junior’s League is designed for kids aged 7 to 14 who already know the basics of swinging and golf manners. To be able to join this league, players need to finish nine holes in less than two hours. There won’t be any lessons, and we expect good behavior and proper etiquette on the course.

The league runs from June 13 to August 15. Players will tee off at the same time every week on Thursday mornings. The tee times range from 6:40 to 8:00 a.m.

Kids who played in the 2023 league get first dibs from January 15 to March 1. After that, any open spots are up for grabs on March 7, first-come, first-served!

It costs $225 per player, which covers green fees, post-game food, cool stuff, and prizes. Like the adult leagues, we will have weekly games, too!

To learn more about our Thursday Junior’s League at River Oaks, click here for our Thursday Junior’s League Page to sign up and get more information!

Thursday Junior Instructional/ Play Combo League

Our Thursday Junior Instruction/Play Combo League is designed for those who are new to golf or want to improve!

Each week, we’ll kick off with a 25-minute session of instruction and practice drills. After that, it’s time to hit the tee and play six holes of golf!

Kids who played in the 2023 league have first dibs from January 15 to March 1. Any remaining spots will open up on March 7, first-come, first-served.

The cost is $325 per golfer, which covers a swag bag, instruction, green fees, range balls, and lunch after the game.

Are you interested in learning more? Click here to be taken to our Thursday Junior Instructional/Play Combo League page to learn more and sign up!

Saturday Morning Men’s Club

We’re welcoming golfers to join our Saturday Morning Men’s Club!

We offer a variety of events, including individual Stableford, low net/low gross, and quota games, as well as two-person games like Chapman, best ball, and team games featuring net best balls and Chicago points.

Tee times start around 7:00 a.m. on certain Saturday mornings. We use live scoring with Golf Genius, and prizes are given out as pro shop credit. Players need to cover green and cart fees, as well as a $10 event prize fund, before playing.

Are you interested in learning more about our Saturday Morning Men’s Club? Click here to be taken to our Saturday Morning Men’s Club page to learn more and sign up!

Dive Into Deliciousness: Eagles Bar & Grill’s Friday Fish Fry!

Hello, seafood enthusiasts and Friday aficionados!

It’s time to mark your calendars because Eagles Bar & Grill is thrilled to announce the return of our legendary Friday Fish Fry, happening weekly from February 16th to March 29th. Prepare yourselves for a culinary journey filled with crispy delights and mouth watering flavors that will have you coming back for seconds!

Are you interested in learning more about the menu and selections for your next visit to our Friday Fish Fry? Click here to be taken to our menu for this recurring event!

Why come to Eagles Bar & Grill for our Friday Fish Fry?

At Eagles Bar & Grill, we pride ourselves on delivering an exceptional dining experience that exceeds expectations. Our Friday Fish Fry is a true testament to our commitment to quality and flavor. Each week, we carefully select the freshest catches to ensure that every bite is a celebration of the sea. From classic favorites to innovative creations, our menu offers a delightful array of seafood options to satisfy every palate.

Let’s talk about the star of the show: the fish. Picture this: perfectly battered filets, fried to golden perfection, and served alongside a medley of delectable sides. With each bite, you’ll experience a tantalizing crunch followed by tender, flaky fish that simply melts in your mouth. Our secret batter recipe strikes the perfect balance between crispy and light, enhancing the natural flavors of the fish without overwhelming them.

Are you ready to enjoy some delicious fish with your friends and family? Make sure to set up a reservation to secure your spot for a day that works for you! Click here to be taken to our menu and our reservation page to set yourself up for a Friday you’ll always remember!

Experience Eagles Bar & Grill’s perfectly Crafted Fish Fry Menu!

The magic of our Friday Fish Fry extends beyond the fish itself- our menu has been carefully crafted to make sure you have the best fish and the best meal and sides that keep you coming back for more.

Eagles Bar & Grill believes in variety and choice. Our menu boasts a diverse selection of seafood delights, from traditional fish and chips to indulgent seafood platters brimming with shrimp, calamari, and more. Whether you’re a fan of classic comforts or crave something a bit more adventurous, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

And let’s not forget about the sides. No Fish Fry is complete without a generous helping of golden fries or creamy coleslaw. Our sides are the perfect accompaniment to the star of the show, adding an extra layer of flavor and texture to every bite. Plus, our signature sauces and dips are sure to take your dining experience to the next level, offering a tantalizing burst of flavor with each dip and dunk.

Let’s not forget about the drinks! No Fish Fry is complete without the perfect beverage to wash it all down. Fortunately, Eagles Bar & Grill offers an extensive drink menu featuring everything from ice-cold beers to handcrafted cocktails. Whether you prefer a classic lager, a refreshing mojito, or a glass of wine, we’ve got something to quench your thirst and complement your meal.

Of course, don’t forget to order some delicious dessert to top off your evening!

But the Eagles Bar & Grill experience goes beyond the food. It’s about community, camaraderie, and good times. Our warm and welcoming atmosphere sets the stage for an unforgettable dining experience, whether you’re catching up with old friends, celebrating a special occasion, or simply enjoying a night out with loved ones.

Check out our menu for the Friday Fish Fry here on our menu page! You can also select a date to book your reservation to experience the fun with your friends and family. We look forward to serving you soon!

Book your reservation for Eagles Bar & Grill’s Friday Fish Fry today!

So, what are you waiting for? Mark your calendars and join us at Eagles Bar & Grill every Friday from February 16th to March 29th for a Fish Fry experience like no other. Bring your appetite and your sense of adventure as we embark on a culinary journey filled with flavor, fun, and fellowship. Make your reservation today and prepare to indulge in the ultimate Friday Fish Fry extravaganza at Eagles Bar & Grill. Your taste buds will thank you!

To be taken to the reservation page, click here! If you have any additional questions, don’t hesitate to call us. We are excited to have you join us for a fun Friday evening!

Get your golf season pass for 2024 at River Oaks Golf Course

As winter turns to spring, golf lovers are getting ready for the 2024 golf season. If you want to elevate your golfing experience this golf season, consider becoming a member at River Oaks Golf Course! We are known for our beautiful views, great facilities, and commitment to making golf enjoyable for everyone. River Oaks is the perfect place for passionate golfers who want more than just a game.

If you love the game of golf, with a season pass, your membership will make golf more affordable for you. The more you golf at River Oaks, the more valuable a season pass is to you for this 2024 season!

To sign up for a golf membership and season pass at River Oaks, click here to be taken to our 2024 season pass page!

Why purchase a 2024 season golf pass at River Oaks Golf Course?

You will play on a fantastic course

With a 2024 season pass at River Oaks Golf Course, you can play on our amazing course when it works for you. Our course is like a hidden gem surrounded by nature, with diverse, challenging holes and stunning views of the Mississippi River Valley below. Our course is carefully maintained by experts to ensure you get the experience you want.

Whether you’re really good at golf or just starting, our course is designed for everyone to have a good time. With a pass you have additional time to book your desired tee times, making it easy to have spontaneous games or plan weekend rounds with your friends.

You will practice on state of the art facilities

Getting better at golf is all about practice, and River Oaks Golf Course has got you covered. With our practice range pass, you will be able to pay ahead at a discounted rate for the use of our state of the art TopTracer Driving Range! With TopTracer, you can watch your golf game improve with the use of the app downloaded onto your phone.

Whether you’re working on hitting long shots or improving your short game, we have everything you need. With a 2024 Season Pass, you’ll be able to fully take advantage of the tools we have to help you improve, as well as the assistance from our amazing staff on site!

If you want to see your golf game improve this 2024 golf season, it’s time to sign up to get your 2024 seasonal pass.

You will get special discounts and perks

With a 2024 season pass, you will have access to numerous perks! River Oaks Golf Course members get special discounts on golf shop merchandise and on your bill at the Eagles Bar & Grill, making having a membership all the more better! Members also have priority tee time booking, which means they have priority access to tee times 14 days before the general population.

After a fun round of golf (booked with their priority access) many of our members head to Eagles Bar & Grill for some of their delicious food and a few drinks to cool off. With our Season Pass membership, you’ll be able to get a discount on food and drinks after playing a round of golf– which is a great deal!

You can easily book tee times

No more worrying about getting the perfect tee time! Members at River Oaks get first dibs on booking tee times. In fact, Season Pass members have 14 days of priority booking over anyone else, which helps when you have a busy schedule!

Whether you like playing in the morning or prefer an afternoon game, being a member means you can choose the best times for you. This makes your golfing experience smooth and enjoyable, giving you more time to focus on having fun instead of worrying if you’ll have enough time to enjoy yourself.

Make sure to sign up for your 2024 season pass today by clicking here to be taken to the 2024 season pass page on our website!

Sign up for your 2024 season golf pass with River Oaks Golf Course!

Make your 2024 golf season unforgettable by becoming a member at River Oaks Golf Course. From playing on a fantastic course to having premium access to tee times, using top-notch practice facilities, and enjoying special perks, your membership opens up a world of excitement!

Join us and make this season full of new friends, friendly competitions, and tons of amazing golf moments. Your pass is not just for playing golf; it’s your ticket to a community of golf lovers and a year of fantastic golf adventures.

For any questions about the 2024 season golf pass or what comes with each package, please contact us today!

Are you ready to sign up for your 2024 season golf pass? Click here to be taken to our season pass page to get ready for the upcoming golf season!

Learn how to golf in 2024 at River Oaks Golf Course

Are you looking to try something new in 2024?

Welcome to River Oaks Golf Course and Event Center, where exciting opportunities await in 2024 for those eager to learn golf! Start your incredible journey of learning the game with expert guidance by our resident golf pro, Barret Boe, PGA.

Learning to golf is a great way to branch out in the community, stay in shape, and get outdoors to support your mental health. If that’s something that you’re interested in, sign up for golf lessons at River Oaks for this upcoming golf season!

The importance of golf lessons:

Getting the basics right

Golf is a precise game where small things matter a lot. At River Oaks Golf Course, our lessons focus on the basics. From your grip to your stance, you’ll be able to learn all about the foundation for becoming a great golfer. Beginners learn not only the rules but also gain the confidence to enjoy the game!

By starting with the basics, your goals and the enormity of starting a new sport will seem a lot easier. Our golf pro will walk you through what you need to know at a pace that is right for you!

Building confidence for newbies

Starting something new, like golf, can be a mix of excitement and nervousness. The design of our lessons help you feel confident right from the beginning. With patient guidance, you’ll not only learn the technical parts of the game but also feel sure of yourself on the golf course.

Confidence is key as a beginner, generating a positive fuel that keeps you going and competing. Do you have big goals for golf or want to be able to enjoy an outing with your friends and family in a competitive way? Starting with confidence can go a long way.

Improving skills for better games

If you’ve played a bit but want to get better, River Oaks Golf Course has lessons for you too. Once you develop your game, lessons go beyond the basics, teaching advanced tricks and strategies.

The lessons at River Oaks put on by our resident golf pro are highly personalized. You will be given the tools you need to be successful in whatever manner you strive for.

Polishing Skills for Experts

Even if you’re already a pro, there’s always room to improve. Our advanced coaching fine-tunes your game. From perfecting putting to mastering tricky shots, our instructors help experienced golfers improve!

Our golf pro will work with you to make sure you get the most out of your golf game. If you’re looking to continue to develop your game or find yourself in a rut this year, you have options. Schedule a quick lesson to go over what small changes you can make that will make a big difference.

The River Oaks advantage:

Lessons with our golf pro

River Oaks Golf Course’s resident golf pro, Barrett Boe, is a trusted coach for many golfers whether being beginners or professionals. He has given over a thousand lessons and believes that the approach to the game is not one size fits all. Each lesson is coordinated to help promote your strengths and challenge your weaknesses, making you a better golfer.

To book a private lesson with Boe, click here to be taken to his lesson page!

Personal attention

River Oaks knows that everyone is different. Our instructors take the time to understand what you need. Each lesson is set up to allow you to have enough time with our instructors, making sure you get the most out of every session. You won’t feel lost in the crowd during these lessons, regardless if you choose to do a clinic or private lesson.

Are you interested in learning more about the lesson opportunities that River Oaks Golf Course has to offer? Click here to be taken to our lesson page and call us with any questions!

Be part of the golf family

River Oaks is not just a place; it’s a community. Joining our lessons and clinics means making friends who love golf just like you. Being part of this group makes learning and playing golf way more fun!

We look forward to seeing you at our lessons and clinics this golf season!

How to start your golfing journey:

Private lesson or clinic?

If you’re looking into learning how to golf this 2024 golf season, make sure to look into the difference between private lessons and golf clinics. River Oaks Golf Course offers both! Private lessons give you a one on one opportunity to work on your golf mechanics and skills regardless of your golf experience. Clinics are groups of people who are in the same stage as you all working on your skills!

For more information click here to see the different lessons that River Oaks has to offer! We look forward to working with you soon!

Book your lesson

Ready to learn golf at River Oaks? Booking a lesson is easy. Click here to be taken to our lesson page or call us to pick a time that works for you. We can work with you to discover what lesson will work best for you, whether you choose a private lesson or clinic session.

Get ready to learn!

Come to River Oaks Golf Course excited and ready to learn. Trust your instructors, enjoy the process, and see how awesome golf can be. We look forward to helping you learn how to golf in 2024!

Start your golf journey in 2024!

In 2024, make River Oaks Golf Course and Event Center your go-to place for golf. More than just beautiful greens and cool facilities, it’s the lessons that make us special. Whether you’re starting or want to get better, our golf pro and staff are here to guide you. Join us at River Oaks, where personalized lessons can turn you into the golfer you dream to be. Let’s make this year your best golf year yet!

Fifteen Critical Questions to Ask During Your Event Venue Tour

Choosing the perfect event venue is a pivotal decision in event planning, be it a wedding, corporate gathering, or any special occasion. The venue you choose sets the stage for your event and greatly influences the overall experience. To make an informed decision, it’s essential to ask the right questions during your venue tour. In this blog post, we’ll delve into fifteen crucial questions that every couple should ask while on a venue tour.

1. Is the venue available on your preferred date?

The first and foremost question you should ask is about the venue’s availability. Some venues are booked months or even years in advance, so knowing if your preferred date is open is a fundamental starting point.

2. What is the maximum capacity of the venue?

It’s crucial to determine whether the venue can comfortably accommodate your guest list. Overcrowding can lead to discomfort and safety issues, while too much space can make the event feel empty.

3. What is the rental cost and what does it include?

Understanding the rental cost and what’s included in the package is vital for budgeting. Be sure to ask about any additional fees, such as security, cleaning, and insurance, to avoid unexpected costs later.

4. Are there any restrictions or regulations?

Many venues have specific rules and regulations regarding noise levels, decor, and catering. Be sure to ask about these restrictions and whether there’s room for negotiation to make your event unique and personal.

5. Can you bring your own vendors?

If you have specific vendors in mind for catering, decor, or photography, inquire whether the venue allows external vendors. Some venues have exclusive contracts with certain service providers, so this question is essential if you have particular preferences.

6. What’s the backup plan for inclement weather?

If you’re planning an outdoor event, it’s vital to know what the venue’s backup plan is in case of bad weather. You wouldn’t want your special day to be ruined by unexpected rain or other weather-related issues.

7. Is there sufficient parking or nearby transportation options?

Guest convenience is key. Ask about parking options and nearby public transportation to ensure that your guests can easily reach the venue. Some locations do not always have access to ride services or taxis that can ensure your guests get home safely, so make sure to inquire about this upon your first visit to the venue!

8. What’s the setup and cleanup process?

Understanding when you can access the venue for setup and when you need to have it cleaned up is essential for planning your event timeline effectively. Are you able to get into the venue the day before or only the morning of? How long do you have to clean up after the reception is over? Make sure to note these questions to have everything planned out for your special day!

9. Is event insurance required?

Certain venues may require event insurance to protect against any accidents or damages during the event. Clarify whether it’s mandatory and how to obtain it if needed.

10. Can you provide references or past event examples?

Don’t hesitate to ask for references from past clients who have hosted similar events at the venue. Learning from their experiences can provide valuable insights and help you make an informed decision.

11. What technical and audiovisual facilities are available?

If your event requires specific technical or audiovisual equipment, be sure to ask if the venue can provide these or if you need to source them externally. And, if an event center does offer technical and audiovisual facilities for you, make sure that they will work and fit your needs for what you have planned.

12. What’s the venue’s cancellation and refund policy?

Inquire about the venue’s cancellation policy. Understanding the terms and conditions in case you need to reschedule or cancel your event is important to protect your investment.

13. What’s the policy on guest accommodations?

If your event is expected to run late into the night, ask about the venue’s policies regarding guest accommodations. Some venues may have on-site rooms or partnerships with nearby hotels for guest convenience. If they do have local hotels, see if there are options to have shuttles go between the locations for your out of town guests!

14. Are there any noise or time restrictions?

Find out if the venue has any restrictions on how late your event can run, especially if it’s in a residential area. Noise ordinances and curfews can impact your event’s timing.

15. Are there on-site catering options?

If the venue offers on-site catering, inquire about their menu options, pricing, and any dietary restrictions they can accommodate. This can simplify your planning process.

Selecting the perfect event venue is a critical aspect of your event planning process. By asking these fifteen essential questions during your venue tour, you’ll be well-prepared to make an informed decision that aligns with your vision, budget, and expectations. Remember, clear communication and due diligence will lead to a successful and stress-free event, ensuring that your special day is one to remember for all the right reasons.

Are you ready to get your questions answered and visit River Oaks Event Center to learn more about how we can help bring your wedding visions to life?

Check out our wedding page to look into our wedding guide for more information about our event center and set up a time to tour our location today! We look forward to introducing you to our excellent event center and will see you soon.

Embrace the Winter Wonder at River Oaks Golf Course and Event Center

As the days grow shorter and a frosty embrace settles in the air, River Oaks Golf Course and Event Center transforms into a winter wonderland, inviting you to revel in the unique allure of the season.

While outdoor golfing may take a hiatus during the colder months, our event center stands as a beacon of warmth and hospitality, ready to host a variety of memorable events. From festive gatherings to corporate retreats, we invite you to explore the endless possibilities for indoor events that captivate the spirit of winter.

1. River Oaks holiday parties and celebrations

The holiday season is synonymous with joy, cheer, and celebration. At River Oaks, we can help you craft a spectacular holiday party that encapsulates the magic of this time of year. Picture twinkling lights, seasonal decorations, and an atmosphere that exudes festivity. Whether it’s a corporate gathering or a cherished family tradition, our event center offers a warm and inviting setting for your special event.

Our event staff loves working with you to make sure your holiday celebration goes smoothly and is one you’ll remember for years to come! We have openings this year for you to host an unforgettable holiday party, so contact us today to get your spot!

2. Winter weddings at River Oaks

For couples seeking a magical and ethereal backdrop for their nuptials, a winter wedding is a dream come true. Our event center provides an elegant canvas for you to design your winter wonderland. Cozy interiors, tasteful lighting, and customizable layouts await to bring your dream wedding to life, making it a day you’ll treasure forever.

At River Oaks, we believe in providing excellent customer service and our event staff is ready to help you make your dreams come true. Host your winter wedding with us and decorate our 4500 square foot event center to your preference! We have many decor options to choose from and can bring your ideas to life.

3. Charity fundraisers to bring our community together

Spread warmth and make a positive impact by organizing a charity fundraiser at our event center. Bring together your community and supporters for a night of giving and generosity. Our spacious facility can accommodate various fundraising activities, silent auctions, and entertainment to support your cause and create lasting memories.

With an event center that can fit up to 200 people comfortably, River Oaks Event Center is a perfect place to hold your charity event. Bring your community together this winter season and host your charity fundraiser at River Oaks! Contact us on our events page to get more information about how we can accommodate your event this winter!

4. Corporate retreats and team-building at River Oaks

Winter is an ideal time to encourage team bonding and growth through corporate retreats and team-building events. At River Oaks, our event center offers a large meeting space equipped with all the necessary amenities to ensure a productive and engaging session. Combine business with pleasure as you enjoy the picturesque winter setting, fostering a stronger team spirit.

River Oaks is a perfect location for your corporate event, sitting in Cottage Grove, Minnesota in the East Metro. It’s an incredibly accessible location for your team to all come together, just 15 minutes outside of Saint Paul!

5. Host your educational seminars and workshops

Use the winter months to inspire and educate your community. Arrange educational seminars, workshops, or speaker sessions at our event center. Our venue can be customized to cater to various setups, providing an optimal environment for knowledge sharing and growth. At River Oaks we believe in supporting the community, and are happy to host your community educating event.

6. Winter themed gala dinners

Embrace the winter theme with a gala dinner at River Oaks Event Center. With many decor options to choose from, you can adorn the venue with icicle lights, snowflakes, and winter-themed centerpieces to get into the seasonal spirit!

Guests can revel in a delightful evening of fine dining, entertainment, and dancing, all while embracing the enchanting ambiance of the season. With a large event space, we can accommodate your guests comfortably. We have many catering options for you to choose from as well as optional use of audio equipment for your evening.

Are you interested in hosting your winter gala dinner at River Oaks? Contact us today on our event page to find out how we can help you host your event this winter season! With a large event space that can be adjusted to your needs, we are able to work with you to make sure your event goes off smoothly. The winter season is a time for everyone to come together, so host your educational seminar and workshop with us to bring your community even closer!

7. Indoor sports tournaments

Keep the competitive spirit alive during the winter months by organizing indoor sports tournaments at our event center. From bean bag tournaments, table tennis, and more- our flexible space allows for various setups, ensuring a day of athletic excitement and camaraderie.

Winter may bring a chill to the air, but it also brings warmth to the heart. River Oaks is eager to help you embrace the unique charm of the season. Let us assist you in creating lasting memories and making the most of this enchanting time. Contact us today to start planning your winter event and let the magic unfold!