Palms Golf Course at Oakwood Country Club

4.2338882353 4.2 stars from 5 (114)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 36
  • Length: 3249 yards
  • Slope: 129
  • Rating: 35.5
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice hole: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirt required
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Tournament Black 36 3249 yards 35.5 129
Championship Blue 36 3103 yards 34.4 123
White 36 2922 yards 33.2 114
Forward Yellow (W) 36 2722 yards 34.2 109
Silver 36 2282 yards N/A N/A

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 114 Reviews
5 stars:
32
4 stars:
65
3 stars:
13
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

104 out of 113 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs worth the drive convenient to the city   Great for locals seniors playing multiple courses   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks  

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"Faster greens add a nice challenge."


u000007743191's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2018
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The greens are a little faster than I remember from past rounds, which I enjoy. The course has some nice nuances that make it an enjoyable challenge.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Typical retirement community course"


Corey4652891's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2018
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Course is flat with lots of water hazards. Hazards are typically either easily played around and avoided or require short carries. I thought the fairways were in acceptable condition, but no more then that. Greens seemed fairly small with more subtle slopes. I liked the course and its worth playing. Lady in the pro shop said it’s easier to get a tee time on the weekend, as all the members okay during the week and take the weekends off.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


Noel3469603's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2018
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I have this course a few times and has always been in great condition.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



Jeffbal100's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2018
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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


"Tale of two nines"


bessy1's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/28/2018
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We have played this course many times and were very surprised by the condition of the Lakes nine.It was in the worse condition we have ever seen,very dry,terrible greens,bare fairways ect.The sonoran was perfect,plush,great greens.It was like summer on one side winter on the other.Why???Next time we play we will avoid the lakes nine at all costs.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Very pleasant place to golf !"


lshedden's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/19/2018
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Reviewed on

We live in this community so we are regulars here. Course is in great condition. We played Sonoran/Lakes combo .(there are 3 "9's).

We were matched up with another couple and it was very compatible - A day on the golf course like it should be - "make new friends -have fun!"

The clubhouse has a great Happy hour and food is good.

Unfortunately you won't find it on Golfnow often but if you do -Grab it !


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Bargain"


kjohnston4950's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/13/2017
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This course is always in great shape. "Hot Deal" at $19,can't beat it!!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"great golf !"


lshedden's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/10/2017
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THIS IS A REALLY NICE PLACE TO GOLF !

Clubhouse Happy Hour is terrific.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Jmhager's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/09/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Enjoyable round Lakes/Palms courses"


harleydude27's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/26/2017
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We arrived and the drop off area and the Club house is designed for residence. When we checked in and got our cart everyone was really friendly and helpful. We played the Lakes and Palms courses. They also have a Sonoran 9. The blue tees are about equal to white tees at other areas but I am not a 7000 yard hitter so that is fine with me. The red/gold tees were fair for women (accord to my spouse). The course was in great shape but they were still where in cart path only from winter grass over seeding. The fairways were medium wide and the Lakes had water on all holes. The Lakes was the harder of the two 9’s and all greens had many bunkers protecting them on both 9’s. The greens were not flat but they where not extreme either. I really enjoyed the greens because they were fair but not easy. My spouse and I really enjoyed the round overall.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice Course, Cart Path Only Though??"


Ed3616512's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/26/2017
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I have played this course several times and it's always in good condition. We played Lakes and Palms. Even though overseed completed several weeks ago, it was still cart path only. There were many areas on both courses that were not over seeded, but these were off limits as well. This makes for a lot of walking on courses with wide fairways. Very few seniors playing when we played for obvious reasons. However, the rate was good because of this. I will play again once restrictions are removed.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/26/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice course for the money"


berg8624's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/18/2017
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Course is pretty short from the back tees (6,500 yards), but there's enough water and sand to keep things interesting. You should be able to shoot a good score if you're hitting it well off the tee. Overall, course was in great shape and played in under 4 hours. Worth it if you can get a rate equal to Dobson or Kenny Mac.


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



Spowellnis's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/14/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Decent value retirement course"


berg8624's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/22/2017
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I've played Oakwood a few times, and I'd say it's a combination of Dobson Ranch quality, with Ocotillo type water hazards. That's not a bad thing, as I like both of those places. At only 6500 yards from the tips, you can really shoot a good score out here if you're hitting it decent. If you're looking for a relaxing round where you'll probably shoot a good score, Oakwood is a decent option if you can get a price for something similar to what Dobson is charging.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Played Palms & Lakes"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2017
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Nice resort styles course. Very playable and good condition. Water on many holes on both nines. Fairways and greens were in great shape but the bunkers (as with most courses) were lacking enough sand to be fair. Very affordable summer rates. Will return again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Mundane"


Terry1030423's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2017
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Al 3 nines are forgettable with similar length par 3s, short par 5s and boring par 4s. The pro shop closes at 5. The water available at the par 3s was clean, but not even cool.....add ice folks! The carts were not in very good shape, and had no coolers, commonly seen elsewhere. The range balls were very old while the hitting area had not been moved for perhaps a week. Sorry Oakwood, step up your game, because there is a llot of competition out there doing it better.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



uZIWE9641ZI's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Brnewton's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2017
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I enjoyed the day very much. Oakwood is a hidden jewel in the southern valley. I will come back when the opportunity arises.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


wlschroeder's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/13/2017
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Reviewed on

The fairways and greens were in excellent condition. Definitely want to play there again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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