Oak Knoll Golf Course & Driving Range

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2.9
Value
3.6
Layout
3.6
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.4
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Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6279
Slope 121
Rating 69.0
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Oak Knoll Golf Course (Independence)
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6279 yards 69.0 121
White 72 5876 yards 67.1 118
White (W) 72 5876 yards 73.1 123
Red (W) 72 5119 yards 68.3 113
Scorecard for Oak knoll Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Championship M: 69.0/121 339 360 193 455 346 214 511 196 518 3132 358 545 223 321 148 309 470 373 400 3147 6279
Regular M: 67.1/118 328 349 179 446 324 187 503 186 493 2995 346 525 158 315 119 296 402 359 361 2881 5876
Ladies W: 68.3/113 324 340 145 392 288 139 400 130 466 2624 306 420 130 272 110 257 360 340 300 2495 5119
Handicap 13 11 17 3 9 7 1 15 5 10 2 16 12 18 14 4 8 6
Par 4 4 3 5 4 3 5 3 5 36 4 5 3 4 3 4 5 4 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1926
Fairways Winter Rye
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Bill Ashby

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed Yes
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Reviews

3.2
71

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Patio Dining 7
Drinks 6
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 8
Bunkers 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 12
Walkers 10
9-Hole Rounds 8
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 12

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Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Classic design

Great parkland course - classic design elements.

Standard rate is a little high, but had a great time. A few tee boxes not mowed, and greens a little bumpy in places. But overall nothing too egregious.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Priced Fair for the Course

The greens are not in the best condition. But it is a fair course. If you are a golf snob, it's not for you. If you are a weekend warrior it's a nice course.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Won't play it again

Fairways were mostly brown, and hard-pan. Small greens that were inconsistent: some were overwatered, others had brown patches, with cracks in the soil. Most of the greens had scattered patches of brown grass, and some bumps in the turf. The sand traps, however, had decent sand and plenty of it. And the course was fairly forgiving and open. We booked a "hot deal" price of $13 for 18, and got what we paid for.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great time

Course is outstanding the best I've seen in a long time

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course

The course and staff were good. I think the regular price would have been too much if we didn't have a good rate from "Golf Now" for $10

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Waste of my time.

This course has been declining over the years. But is the worst I' ve seen it. Fairways are bumping,greens are terrible. The course needs a complete over-haul.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

I got to the course a little early. The course was relatively empty, so I asked if I could tee off early. The person at the desk would not let me tee off earlier than the reserved tee time because he wanted me to tee off with a couple other people who booked through GolfNow.

The other two ended not showing up on time, so he finally let me tee off. Unfortunately, they treat people who reserve through GolfNow differently because they are not paying full price.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Worth playing..

Although its pretty short, the greens are setup smaller and hilly. The greens were in excellent conditions so it's worth the time.

Open layout so you get away with a few shorts here and there and there are a few tight holes.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Windy weather

Great Day for a walk!

Oak Knoll is an older course that is currently bank owned and up for sale. The course is in need of some loving care - fairways were mowed but full of ruts on the back nine. The rough were extremely tall (much of it over 12") and was impossible to find errant balls. The greens were mowed and trimmed well - but needed to me rolled to smooth them out some. Lots of unrepaired ball marks on most of the small greens. I played this course many years ago when it was a jewel - it could be again with some care.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather

I have played this course before and considering the rough winter we just had the course was in good shape

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good for a middle of the road golfer

Greens and fairways are in good shape. some trees were cut down and left on the course causing hazards. The staff was friendly and accommodating. I enjoyed the experience. I have golfed oak knoll for 20 years I would say it's in good shape right now and I like the direction it's going in.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Struggling course

Our expectations kept getting lowered hole by hole as we kept seeing poorly kept grounds. Large areas of brown non bagged grass clippings were both unsightly and a hassle to find balls. Greens were struggling. Fairways were lined with wheel ruts from heavy machinery driving on soggy grounds. Overall, needs a new grounds keeper or investment to keep it nicer.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This course was in terrible shape.

The course was very poorly maintained. Grass was so high I lost 2 balls in the middle of fairways. The course needs a lot of work. Very poor value for the price.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Pretty much unplayable right now

I actually quit the round after 5 holes it was so bad, unplayable and was not having any fun constantly looking for ball in the unkept fairways. Its not ready for season yet.

I've played this course numerous times last year, never really any issues. We've had an awful wet winter spring, and its clear this course doesn't handle that very well. First really nice day in months weather wise so went out to play. Should've waited.

Course was like a swamp. Fairways were not cut very nice, tons of dead grass in the middle of fairways, so even a perfect shot would get lost in the dead grass. And missing fairway was even worse, rough was awful. Ground just soggy and squishy.at times felt like walking into swamp.

I've never before walked out of a round. Had to do that today. Frustrating to say the least. Players beware, course needs a good month of no rain to recover I'd guess. Play at your own risk.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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