River Oaks Golf Club: Located under an hour north of Charlotte and 15 minutes east of Hickory, River Oaks Golf Club is the destination of choice for those ready to enjoy a great round of golf. In August, 2006 and noted golf course architect Ed Carton was retained to oversee a multi-million dollar renovation of the golf course. The golf course opened for play in late May 2007, renovated from tee to green…an adventure from start to finish. River Oaks Golf Club is set in a pristine wildlife area marked by a rolling topography, heavy tree cover and meandering streams. Renovations on the course layout were extensive and the new championship layout takes advantage of nature's splendor. It promises to be an enjoyable, scenic golf adventure with plenty of risk and reward for all levels of play.