Oak Hills Golf Club

4.0956764706 4.1 stars from 5 (184)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6894 yards
  • Slope: 144
  • Rating: 72.8
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6894 yards 72.8 144
Gold 72 6392 yards 70.1 133
Silver 72 5699 yards 67.2 119
Red (W) 72 5216 yards 70.7 127
Green (W) 72 4525 yards 66.2 118

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.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 184 Reviews
5 stars:
58
4 stars:
96
3 stars:
23
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

174 out of 184 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for locals advanced golfers entertaining clients   Challenges include elevation changes undulating greens water hazards   Great for drinks  

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Reviews


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"Greens hard as cement"


gabrieent's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tee Boxes and Fairways were beautiful. Rough off fairway also in great shape. Greens were very frustrating. They were like putting on cement, unable to lag any putts as ball just kept rolling. Chipping onto green also frustrating since ball just kept rolling. Many dead spots causing ball to bounce when rolling. Pace of play somewhat slow as foursome took 5 hours and 15 minutes. Luckily this was a hot deal with 25% discount. I would be very disappointed paying full price with these green conditions.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Awesome yrdage"


u000007761818's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was great,greens were in what I think bad condition, either over feeding them or weather related. But they need work.I enjoyed playing there and would go back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Needs improvement"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I will start off with the good aspects of the course. Great greens. Challenging. Great fairways.

Now the bad. Friendliness level in club house was around a 1 (with 10 being the highest). No carts were available. ZERO organization. It almost seemed the goal was to see how many tee times could be filled and paid for with no thought of how we were actually gonna PLAY. 90 degree day and water coolers on course were empty. No cart girl. Never saw a single bathroom on the course...except club house. And apparemtly its acceptable to have 5 people riding on cart...4 crammed in seat and one hanging on the back


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Very fair and good shape following a bad winter"


kcraig19's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I am just visiting the area and have found that almost all of the course in the Columbia area have suffered winter kill and black algae. The greenkeeper's I have talked to have all talked about this being the worst winetr conditions in the last ten years. However, when I played Oak Hills, I was delighted to find that their conditions were much better than others in the area. There was a small amount of winter kill on the greens, but for the most part they were completely recovered. Congratulations to the grounds crew. The pace of play was a little slow but I can understand as it is one of the few in the area in good condition and it was a Saturday. The rough a little spotty, clay and rocks many times. However, the bermuda fairways were generous and in very good condition, you should not have to spend much time in the rough. There were enough hazards to require shotmaking and some very pleasant scenery. Certainly a course you should play if you are in the area. The only concern you might have is age and walking ability.

The only negative, I am 65 and even though the course played very fair from the men's tees there is a considerable amount of walking to tee boxes from the cart paths, even for the senior tees. Additionally, there are several places where you have a good walk to slightly elevated greens. Don't be afraid to ask for a Handicap plate if you need it. The course is worth the effort and the staff was extremely friendly and professional.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good Experience"


u631580812's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Oak Hills is always a pleasure for me. Greens are improving after being punched and sanded. It’s a good course for the hot deal price we paid. Interesting holes and layout.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Challenging Course, Good Condition"


Charles1453986's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Challenging course, elevated greens. Greens, tee boxes and fairways are in very good condition compared to other courses in the area. Winter kill (2017/2018) did a lot of damage, especially to greens, on many other courses in the SC midlands. Have also taken several lessons from Head Pro Young Lim who is an excellent instructor!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



golf4rich's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"The best of five"


u000005721507's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I'M visiting the area to escape the winter that won't end up north. This was the fifth course I played in the area and can say without a doubt if I played Oak Hills first I wouldn't have played the others. The course was by far in the best condition. There was actually grass on the greens, which we're in early season condition but By Far the best I played. The layout was interesting and challenging. If I lived in the area this would be my home course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"So so"


NCGolfer369's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The layout is nice and I’m going to give the course conditions a break because of the uneven winter that we’ve had here in the area.

However I will say that the golf carts need seatbelts in them. The cart paths are something to be desired.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Andrew9708665's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
Previously played 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


"nice course, friendly staff"


golfer5050's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

fun and challenging course. played with the assistant pro and he help us a lot on ball placement. only knock is the cart paths can be a white knuckle ride


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Everything was great, greens were bumping and not grown in, which is expected this time of year. Would go back and play again.


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


"Good course with some challenging holes."


Rangr's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

This was a good layout with some decent elevation changes offering shots up and down hills.

It is a decent layout and offer different tees for levels of the golfers.

The condition of the greens were fair and the fairways were dormant. The conditions around the edges of the course and teeing areas were a bit ragged.

All in all a good deal on the price and a good course to try out.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Best Course in the Columbia Area for the value!"


Andrew1101263's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is great and keeps things challenging with ungulated terrain. It’s always in good condition and plays true. I’m a zero handicap and have graviatated towards only playing courses with plush grass and smooth greens. This is one of them.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Exceptional value"


u189980223's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It's hard to imagine being able to play a course like Oak Hills for only eight dollars, but I did it with my

GolfNow hot deal plus bonus points. It's

Christmas in February.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Ink1968's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in decent shape. Greens were not as good as they usually are. Pace of play was slow due to being a holiday.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Beautiful green!"


rudaco's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/30/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

On the way out, we were the only team playing on the course so it was fabulous, but back nine, the team that were playing before us was with 5 people with 3 carts and moving slowly.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Always enjoy playing here"


u127285190's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was wet due to big rain the day before it was still 90 degrees and seemed to be draining well. The greens were consistent and seemed well cared for. Cart paths need work.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good experience"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had a good time playing especially with weather how it is for December. We were playing a foursome and we were moving fairly quick. We did have to let 3 groups through. It took us about 4 and half hours to finish 18.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Winter Rules"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is my go to course in my hometown. Weekends can be slow but overall course is always in great shape and by far the best value


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



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