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3.3
66
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
27
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
7
Staff Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.0
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.8
Layout
3.4
68.3%
Recommend this course
46 out of 66 reviews
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3.3
66
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Staff Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.7
Amenities
3.2
Conditions
3.3
Value
4.3
Layout
3.5
84.6%
Recommend this course
11 out of 13 reviews
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3.3
66
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
3
Staff Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.4
Amenities
2.9
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.8
Layout
3.5
64.7%
Recommend this course
11 out of 17 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 71
Length 5485
Slope 116
Rating 67.4
Type Public
Oak Lake Golf Course in New Kensington is one of the area's hidden gems. Though you may not have heard of it, this course is well worth a look. The par-71 layout sprawls across gently rolling terrain and boasts well maintained greens that provide excellent putting surfaces. The course starts off with a player-friendly front nine that is wide and inviting. Don't get too comfortable though because the back nine tightens up and becomes much more challenging. The bunkering is heavier on the back nine and there are also some subtle but tricky slopes. Your accuracy will be put to the test as will your course-management skills, but Oak Lake G.C. is not an overly punishing golf course. Players of all skill levels will be able to appreciate the course as well as the idyllic scenery.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 71 5485 yards 67.4 116
Red (W) 72 5241 yards 70.7 119
Scorecard for Oak Lake
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
White M: 67.4/116 W: 70.7/119 253 433 134 357 304 144 536 253 319 2733 352 453 139 321 265 118 244 478 382 2752 5485
Handicap 12 2 18 4 10 16 8 14 6 11 1 17 3 9 15 7 13 5
Par 4 4 3 4 4 3 5 4 4 35 4 5 3 4 4 3 4 5 4 36 71

Course Details

Year Built 1958
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01
Architect Ferdinand Garbin (1985)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $13
Clubs No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Bunker Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.3
66

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 7
19th Hole Specials 2
Brunch 2
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 9
Narrow Fairways 9
Thick Rough 4
This course/club is great for:
Locals 10
Beginners 9
Advanced Golfers 4
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 8
Worth the Drive 6
Convenient to the City 1
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Friendly and Helpful Staff

We got a hot deal through golf now, but because of massive storms and rain were going to get totally screwed over. Fortunately, we called the pro shop, and they understood our situation, and even changed their policy to allow us to have a rain check and come back the next week, which they kept their word on. Course was in average shape, and while some of the holes, especially on the back, are throw away holes, it’s a fun little course and I would recommended it to anyone
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Average
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Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Fair
Off-course amenities Fair
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Poor
Played On
1.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Nice course but not well kept

This was our first time playing the course. The main problem was that the fairways had not been mowed in what looked like a week or so. We had trouble finding balls in areas where they should have been easily spotted. This course has potential, but it was not well kept enough to make me want to visit again.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Poor
Course Conditions Poor
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Hidden Flags but Not Bad

Great value, front 9 much easier than back 9. But many of the flags, and several fairways, are hidden over hills and their are some thick areas of grass. But it was a fun course. I’d play again.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course to practice accuracy and short game.

Fairways and greens were in good condition. Sand traps have been abandoned for quite a while but it doesn’t change the course much since there are so few. My wife and I enjoyed the round.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Quiet Round

My buddy and I played 18 in 3 hours. Greens were in excellent shape, even after prior day rainstorms.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Fair
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Nobody was golfing there and I was surprised. The course was in good shape. Greens were in great shape and Rhere seemed to be a lot of ball cleaners which was nice. The bunkers have 0 sand they are overrun with muck and weeds but just pull your ball out and keep playing. For the money it’s a great place to play. Shot my best round there so I can’t complain. If they put sand in the bunkers and leveled a couple tee boxes it could easily be a $45 per round course. I’m definitely going back.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging for the Value

Booked a Hot Deal so the price was very reasonable. We were a few minutes late but staff was nice and accommodating. Course itself was in pretty good shape as far as fairway cuts and green conditions. However there’s a couple of challenges with this course that will leave less skilled players like my group having a tough day. First off, the course is very hilly. I’m not sure I took a single shot with even footing the entire day, including when in the midway of the fairways. The rough was very unforgiving as the balls would sink very deep into it and often created optical illusions where the ball was only visible from certain angles, leaving us looking for balls for extended periods of time (no one near us on the course so pacing wasn’t a problem because of this) and leading to quite a few lost balls that were only a foot or so off the fairway. Some bugs flying around but nothing too extreme. Would play again but will bring bright colored balls to make finding them easier.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good

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Valid dates: Sep 03, 2018 - Oct 21, 2018
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