Oaks at Ft. Walton Beach Golf Club

3.5917294118 3.6 stars from 5 (260)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6416 yards
  • Slope: 119
  • Rating: 70.2
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: Yes
Dress code: Proper golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6416 yards 70.2 119
White 72 5700 yards 66.7 104
Red 72 5059 yards 67.8 107

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 260 Reviews
5 stars:
36
4 stars:
101
3 stars:
82
2 stars:
21
1 stars:
20

recommend this course

208 out of 260 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near the airport worth the drive   Great for seniors locals walkers   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks brunch 19th hole specials  

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Reviews


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"Tight but short"


bigh1t's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

The Oaks is a good challenge off the tee, very important to choose the right box for your game. From the back tees the fairways are tight but as you move up you can easily get to the sweet spot of any dogleg.

The greens were very firm and grass was spotty on some; still not bad for a municipal course. Ice water coolers are available every 3rd or 4th hole, a nice touch if you are walking.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Course was in good shape"


bigt01's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was in good shape and the staff was very friendly and helpful. They could use more distance markers.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Price"


tmaxtn1958's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good golf course for the price. Pace of play was very good. Greens are average but do not take away from the playing experience. If your looking for one of the best value courses in area this is a good choice.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u454284399's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u7866974's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Tune up for tourney"


u558063845's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played the pines the other day with my buddy. It was in decent shape several rough spots on the greens which didnt help but the rest of the course is good. Havent played the pines in a while so i wanted to get a practice round for my annual trou university alumni charity golf tournament. Beautiful day for a round of golf


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



golfer690's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Good value"


erik2964327's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens need some work. But heck for the money its a no brainer.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Would play again"


tbreidert's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The course was in good shape. It was a decent drive from our location, but worth it. Some tight fairways, but the course was in real nice shape overall.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Friendly staff!"


u1123550's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a fairly short course compared to what im used to. Its not beautiful plush, but it is well managed, the outside bathrooms could use some attention though. Ive seen multiple staff working on the course everytime i play. Speaking of the staff they are very friendly. On two different occasions ive had marshalls trolling the woods with me in search of my lost ball. Now thats friendly


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Layout"


joe1234735's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is very forgiving off the tees but the fairway grass could have been better. The green speeds was just right not too fast or too slow. Overall a fun course to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Course Getting Better"


u7002582's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course, love the pines but greens still have a ways to go from some rot. Getting much better lately. Staff is very friendly. Miss the pro shop though. They don't offer a military discount when most courses in the area do. Overall, it's always a good experience on the Pines or the Oaks.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Horrble condition"


KenRedman's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were half dead, putts bounced around. Chipping was ridiculous, grass around greens was very thin and patchy. Tee boxes were uneven - had to search for a flat spot to hit from. Very cheap price - you get what you pay for!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"The Pines"


cuzin46's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have played this course many times and we always enjoy it. There was a foursome two groups ahead of us that slowed us down. but not enough to complain about.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"love the course, NOT HAPPY ABOUT CUSTOMER SERVICE!!!"


Perillard70's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Love playing here good lay out, course is in pretty good shape, play time has always been pretty quick. I have played this course and pines several times and never had any problems. BUT THIS LAST TIME I PLAYED LATTER IN THE DAY AND SET TEE TIME WITH GOLF NOW, SO YOU NEED 24 HOURS TO CANCEL WHEN I GOT THERE I WAS TOLD BY THE MAN BEHIND THE DESK , IT IS DUE TO RAIN SOON AND I WAS ABOUT TO SEE IF I COULD CHANGE TO ANOTHER DAY WHEN HE SAID IF IT STARTS TO RAIN IN THE NEXT HOUR WE WILL GIVE YOU A RAIN CHECK. WELL I GET SET UP AND START MY ROUND MOVING AS FAST AS I CAN ,BECAUSE I LOVE THE GAME AND WANTED TO GET AS MANY HOLES IN AS I COULD. I GOT TO THE 5TH HOLE AND TEE OFF JUST THEN IT STARTS TO RAIN I GET MY BALL AND GO. I CALLED THE NEXT DAY TO GET MY RAIN CHECK THE GUY ASKS WHAT HOLE DID U GET TO I SAID THE 5TH I WAS THEN TOLD SORRY IF YOU GET TO THE 5 TH HOLE WE DONT GIVE RAIN CHECKS. EVEN THOUGH BEFORE I STARTED MY ROUND I WAS TOLD I WOULD GET A RAIN CHECK IF IT STARTED TO RAIN IN THE NEXT HOUR , WELL IT STARTED TO RAIN IN 45 MIN. HAD I KNOW I WOULD HAVE TAKEN MY TIME ON EACH HOLE. AND ENJOYED IT MORE. SO MUCH FOR TAKING CARE OF YOUR LOCAL REGULARS. I THINK I WILL DRIVE TO NICEVILLE TO PLAY FOR NOW ON. other then that it is a good course it is worth the play. Chad. P


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great value, fun course."


u039597546's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had a fun round of golf. Not too many hazards to contend with for the novice golfer.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Much improved"


Scott5332128's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this course last year and the greens were in terrible condition. They were mostly dirt and had very little grass on them. This year both the fairway and green conditions were much improved. I enjoyed my round much more and will go back and play it again which is not what I was saying a year ago. Plenty of tee box options to make it playable and enjoyable for golfers of all levels.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



deanvanderhoof's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Spring Break 2017"


trentralph's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

More people need to know about this public course in Fort Walton Beach...

Only about 25 minutes from Destin and they have two courses...The other course is The Pines Course...

I've played both and enjoy them very much...


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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