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4.1
247 Reviews (247)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.4
97.0%
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231 out of 247 reviews
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4.0
2 Reviews (2)
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Conditions
4.0
Value
3.5
Layout
3.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
2.5
StaffFriendliness
4.0
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4.2
6 Reviews (6)
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Conditions
3.8
Value
3.8
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6894 yards
Slope 144
Rating 72.8

Oak Hills Golf Club sits near the state capital but it doesn't feel like it's located in a city. It has a peaceful and picturesque setting. The golf course rolls across gentle hills studded with oaks, pines, and beautiful dogwoods. Some of the greens are rather undulating and a few are elevated as well. Most holes are framed by trees or water. There are some challenging holes but the layout doesn't present anything too intimidating for beginners. The golf course finishes with one of its most memorable holes. From the elevated tee on this par 5, golfers will get a panoramic view of nine different holes.

Course Details

Year Built 1990
Fairways 419 Bermuda Grass
Greens TifDwarf Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Steve Melnyk Davis Love III (1990)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed No, not on weekends before 1:00
Dress code Proper golf attire required. No jeans, t-shirts, tank tops, or cut off shorts allowed.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in South Carolina (2016 #22)

Reviews

4.1
247 Reviews (247)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 9
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 20
Undulating Greens 18
Water Hazards 13
This course/club is great for:
Locals 20
Advanced Golfers 13
Entertaining Clients 8
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 17
Worth the Drive 11
In the 'Burbs 6

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Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Excellent shape

From tee to green, Oakhills was in the best shape I can remember. The clubhouse attendant was personable and efficient. The young cart attendant was warm and engaging. Something pretty rare at golf courses. Pace of play was ideal and the greens were in super condition. My only complaint is the condition of the cart paths. However, it’s a minor issue the did not effect my rating. Drive slow. Kudos to everyone there.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Cold and Wet

I went out as early as I could manage to pull myself out of bed. The 8:27 am tee time was very cold and invited a little sprinkle of rain from time to time. However, because of the undesirable conditions, I was the first off and essentially had the course to myself. Because of the cold, I didn't play from the tips, but probably could have and been fine since it's a shorter course. The course was wet due to recent rains, but that also made the greens very receptive. I had to lift-clean-place for each approach shot due to water and mud, but it was okay because I was not in a rush. Tee boxes were a little soggy and matted down from player traffic. Fairways were okay for the winter, but were wet in the low areas, which showed on my left pant leg at the end of the round! Greens were quick for being wet, but very receptive as I stated earlier; so birdies could be made.

Make sure and take an extra club (or two) if you play out there this time of year. With the "cold" weather and mostly uphill approach shots, you will come up short if you're not accounting for the extra 10-20 yards of environmental conditions.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Love This Place

I absolutely love this golf course. I play there between 10-15 times, per year. Only caveats would be that the pace of play can be a little slow because they don’t always have a starter to police pace, and the greens get a little bumpy in the winter.

Definitely worth your time and money.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Oak Hills

Little cold outside but great day playing at Oak Hills Golf Course. First timing playing there. Really enjoyed the course. Will be playing there again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Worth the price

The course overall is in really good shape. The greens rolled true and fast and the fairways were soft. The cart paths really need attention, which forces you to drive on the grass more or get beat to death. Some really challenging holes and even the easier ones really make you think about club selection. Love this course!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent course, level headed prices

Absolutely the course to play in Columbia. The prices are consistent and they will group max 4 together. 4, 7 and 11,18 are a challenge for the best golfers too. Greens are well maintained. Fairways are in good condition although the management is a bit lazy in putting barricades at points to make the fairways even more lush on the edges.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice and challenging

We needed a place to place while visiting Columbia for a few days. This was a very nice course. While it was dry in spots, following the hot hot summer, the greens were in excellent condition. The fairways were well groomed. It has a few “easy” holes but plenty of challenges for golfers. It’s a bit rocky and washed out along the fairways but it just encourages you to hit it straight. We’d go again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Nice course in Midlands with good price

Great course, it’s got hills and lots of elevated greens and rolling fairways
Very good value for the price paid

You will get a workout so bring comfortable shoes

Greens and fairways are in pretty good shape based on the heat at this time of year

After or during your round you’ll find a full service grill with great burgers and dogs and other selections

Will definitely play again next time I’m in town

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Slow, Slow, Slow.

This is a good ole boy, bring your cooler kinda course. Won’t play again.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good Shape. Terrible Pace.

The course was in good shape from tees to fairway to greens. Greens had likely been punched 3-4 weeks ago and were still somewhat slow and bumpy in spots. Edges of rough were dirt and rock in spots, and cart paths were terrible. However, all of this could have been overlooked. But, pace of play was awful. 5 hours 15 minutes. No starter, no marshals. Started 10min late, let groups in front of us take forever and pro shop did not even say anything to them after several attempts to inform them of slow play. This alone did not make it worth the $40 green fee, so will likely not be coming back. Overall, good course, but be aware of time you play and possible lack of control for slow play.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 61
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Good Shape

Oak Hills is in good summer shape fairways and greens. Great value for the price.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Best in YEARS

Today's round at Oak Hills was great, albeit VERY hot. This is absolutely the best this course has looked in years. The tee boxes were cut very short and so were the fairways. I believe there was some kind of amateur tourney there today and that may have been part of it. Even with the extremely hot, dry weather we have had, the entire course is VERY green. The greens are still coming around, but they were receptive, if just a little slow. They have obviously been verticut and aerated in the past several weeks and are really improving. I would highly recommend a round here soon!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 51
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always in great shape

This is one of the best courses in the midlands.. my favorite course!! Always in great shape even though greens were a bit fast.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Wonderful Day of Golf

Pace of play was good. Course is in very good condition. Tough greens. The back nine is really tough if you don't play the course often. The par 3's are memorable and have variety. A lot of the greens are either elevated or guarded by a creek. Pretty wide open to drive the ball. Course is in good condition--comparable to Linrick (but less shaggy), Northwoods, Timberlake. No rough on the course which is good for your average golfer. I will definitely return as soon as possible.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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