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Full Grill Menu now Available!

As of May 1st, our full grill menu is now available! 

Whether you are having dinner out with your family or friends or you are grabbing a bite to eat or a drink after completing 18 holes or hitting some balls on the range, Eagles Grill & Patio has just what you need! We would love to have you join us on our grill and patio this season. It may look a little different because of COVID, but we are working to provide you with the quality experience you have come to associate with River Oaks.

The grill will be open from 9:30 am through sunset every day, weather permitting. If it is nice enough for you to sit on our patio, we are open and ready to serve you! Check our our full menu below, which will include some of your favorites from past years and a few new dishes we know you will love! We can’t wait to see you all at our Grill & Patio!

 

Practice Range now powered by Toptracer!

As of May 1st, our Practice Range is now powered by Toptracer!

Toptracer Range is the ultimate practice tool, taking the guesswork out of range sessions by offering an engaging, data-driven experience that appeals to everyone.

THE APP

The Toptracer Range app is where the magic happens. When guests create a profile, they instantly become part of a global golf community. The app stores data from practice sessions so players can monitor changes and fine tune their swing over time. For users at Toptracer Range Mobile-enabled facilities, the app is also where they can access skill-based games that will drive their range session.

GAMES

Guests of all ages and handicaps will enjoy playing iconic courses or taking aim at virtual targets and seeing if they can climb our global leaderboard

 

Download the app now, and come and see us for more information!

Bocce Ball at River Oaks

River Oaks now has Bocce Ball!

 

Bocce Ball Try-It Lessons

New to 2021, we are offering bocce ball try-it lessons. Learn the rules of the game, how to play and compete against other beginners! These lessons will be offered every other Friday beginning May 21st through August 13th from 5:30-7:00 pm. The cost will be $25 per lesson, which will include a food item off of the menu!

Sign up on our website now!

 

Host your Bocce Ball Event at River Oaks

With our two newly built bocce courts along with our outside bar, River Oaks is the perfect place for anyone to come out and have a great time! Our courts feature an amazing patio bar overlooking the 18th hole and the Mississippi River. These new bocce courts, bean bag toss and outside bar will serve as a perfect evening for your next birthday party, retirement party, family reunion, team building, wedding party or anything you can think of! We can host up a group of any size up to 32 people in a tournament format! Get your group together and contact us now to schedule your event!

We are now booking Bocce Ball Leagues for 2021!

 

Give us a call today if you are interested, or check out our website for more information! 
(651) 438-2121

Become a Member at River Oaks Today!

Become a Member at River Oaks

Benefits of Membership: 

-10% off all golf shop merchandise

-14 day advanced reservations

-10% off items in Eagles Bar & Grill

Memberships Offered (7 Day or Weekday):

-Individual
-Couple
-Twilight
-Senior Individual (62+)
-Senior Couple (62+)
-College (Ages 18-25)
-Junior (Ages 17 and younger)

 

Fees do not include sales tax. For daily tee times, check our website or call our golf shop. Sign up now for memberships on our website! 

 

Sign up for Golf Lessons

2021 Golf Lessons are now available on our website! 

Sign up now! 

Golf Lessons are the perfect way to improve your game this season. No matter how much experience you have had in the past, we have the perfect lesson for you! This year, we are offering five week clinics as well as one time try-it lessons to provide you with as much instruction as you need to become a better golfer. 

Our 2021 Golf Lessons include: 
-Women’s Beginner Five Week Clinic
-Adult Beginner Five Week Clinic
-Adult on the Course sessions
-Juniors Ages 6-10 Five Week Clinic
-Juniors Ages 11-15 Five Week Clinic
-Junior Try It Sessions

Check out the “Lessons” Tab on our website for more information, including dates, and to sign up now! 

Join a League at River Oaks!

2021 GOLF LEAGUES INFORMATION IS NOW AVAILABLE!

 

SIGN UP FOR A GOLF LEAGUE ON OUR WEBSITE NOW UNDER “LEAGUES”! 

 

A golf league at River Oaks is the perfect way for golfers of all backgrounds to get together each week in a socially inviting atmosphere and enjoy some fresh air and the game of golf! No matter your experience level or history with the game, River Oaks has a league for you!  Our leagues are filling up quickly, so be sure to sign up now! Questions? Give us a call or stop by the golf shop today! 

 

Here are the leagues offered in 2021 at River Oaks:
-Monday Twilight League
-Tuesday Senior Men’s League
-Tuesday Couples League
-Wednesday Senior Men’s League
-Wednesday Juniors Intro League
-Wednesday Women’s League
-Thursday Ladies League
-Thursday Juniors Competitive League
-Saturday Morning Men’s Club

 

Friday Night Fish Fry is Back!

Friday Night Fish Fry is Back!

Starting February 19th, 4:30-8:00

 

Dine In:

Reservations are required with limited capacity seating.

 

Carry Out:

Order in advance, choose your pick up time.

 

News from the club… ⛳️

Football is over… it’s time to kick off the 2021 Golf Season​!

Coming soon to River Oaks… Toptracer Range!

Stay tuned for more details! In the meantime, find more about this exciting new feature in the video below.

Additional New Features Coming This 2021 Season:

Renovated Golf Shop that will feature a social area, shuffleboard, more clothing and televisions

Tents – We purchased 2400 square feet of tents to host more events outside

Live Scoring – Offering live scoring for tournaments on our carts, through our app and in the clubhouse and golf shop

New parking lot and landscaping

Bocce Ball Leagues

Sunshades over our patio for a better dining experience

Join us for our Fish Fry at Eagles Grill and Patio!

Starting February 19, join us on Fridays for our Lenten Fish Fry!

Reservations are required with limited seating capacity.  To-go orders are available online through OpenTable. For more information and to view the menu, click below!

Purchase your 2021 Membership today!

New for 2021 is our Twilight Membership!

We offer a variety of memberships to suit each golfer.

Click below for more information!

Sign up now for our Golf Leagues!

Featuring Senior, Women, Men and Junior Leagues for all ages and abilities. 

New times, days and lessons for 2021.

New to Golf?

Want to know what to do when you step foot on the first tee or arrive to the course?

We have opportunities to learn what you should expect.

Plus, Compelling Social Experiences, such as:

Golf Tournaments and Outings

Special Events and Banquets

Weddings

Bocce Ball

Wine, Spirits and Beer Dinners

We look forward to seeing you here at River Oaks soon!

Let’s Keep in Touch!

Don’t miss a beat! Stay up to date by following us on Facebook.

If you love our course, make sure you like our page!

Get ready for an amazing year…

Thank you for your support in 2020! Though we had many challenges to overcome, we’re so glad that the game of golf could bring us together through hard times. 2021 is going to be better than ever!

Get back to the events you love! We’ll have socially-distanced event hosting in 2021 so you can host your big day outdoors under our tents. Golf Tournaments will also have the option to provide live scoring via carts, app, and TVs.

We’ll also have a new & improved golf shop for 2021 so you can get the perfect gear to up your game!

Golf information will be sent out the week of January 25th; be sure to check your email, mailbox, our website, or our Facebook page to stay informed.

A Strange Season:
River Oaks Recap of 2020

There is so much to say about the crazy year we have all had. To simply put it, it has been a strange year. Yet, somehow, River Oaks persevered.

We had a late start to the season with Governor Walz Stay At Home Executive Order directing Minnesotans to limit movements outside of their homes. River Oaks wasn’t able to open for the season until April 18th, with only 15-hour notice after Governor Walz’s approval.

We made the necessary adjustments just in time to open. We closed our clubhouse and pro shop, staggered tee times, and ensured everyone stayed 6 feet away from others. Our grounds crew removed the sand rakes, ball washers, water coolers, and even raised the cup to eliminate the need to touch the cup or the flag. We limited doubling up in golf carts to only with household members. Our pro shop staff cleaned and sanitized carts after every round. We were limited to taking tee times only by internet or by credit card over the phone.

We made a big change to our driving range that everyone seemed to enjoy. Instead of buying range balls by the bucket, range slots were paid for by the hour with unlimited balls! Balls were cleaned and sanitized and already waiting on the range.

After May 1st, when Governor Walz allowed restaurants and bars to open up, River Oaks was able to open up our clubhouse. Despite this, we made the executive decision to limit the Eagles Bar and Grill food menu and reduced the number of people allowed in the clubhouse to only 20.

On September 2nd, the Cottage Grove City Council voted on a contract proposal for the expansion of kitchen facilities at River Oaks at a not to exceed price of $672,345. It was approved, and construction broke ground a few weeks later and completed before the end of November. The new expansion will help River Oaks achieve the financial success that COVID-19 has compromised, both in the short term and long term.

Although the kitchen expansion was a stroke of luck, we still weren’t able to host any weddings or any other large events, so we continued to double down and put most of our focus on golf. River Oaks was still able to host golf tournaments and our weekly leagues.

Despite being amid a global pandemic and despite all the major changes made to the course, somehow, 2020 was one of the more successful seasons we’ve had as a golf course in recent years. We had over 40,000 rounds of golf played this year, which is no easy task. We owe all our success to you, our guests, who came out to support us.

As a course, we worked extra hard to stay open for you and make River Oaks a safe and sanitary place for everyone. You all shared our concerns and showed your support by following our new guidelines and getting behind all the recent changes we’ve had to make to the course this season. We thank you for that.

We will see you again next season!