Osage National Golf Club - Links/River Course

4.4655529412 4.5 stars from 5 (107)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7102 yards
  • Slope: 141
  • Rating: 74.6
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirts are required, jean are OK, no cut-offs allowed, no tank top blouses or swim suits
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 7102 yards 74.6 141
Blue 72 6663 yards 73.1 135
Black 72 6117 yards 71.3 131
White 72 5756 yards 69.6 126
White (W) 72 5756 yards 72.9 128
Red 72 5026 yards 69.1 120

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 107 Reviews
5 stars:
69
4 stars:
24
3 stars:
10
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

102 out of 107 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort worth the drive   Great for a weekend splurge wildlife/ scenic views playing multiple courses   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers undulating greens   Great for drinks brunch patio dining  

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"First class"


u891450978's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Treated like I was a member. Course was beautiful and challenging. I would definitely play it again.


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



u000003343651's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Blind"


dpw48ump's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The front nine wasn't so bas but the back had many blind shots and number 17 was totally ridiculis. Very hilly but in good shapr. Nice fiarways and greens but too difficult for 2 old men


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Course / Experience"


obmike's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played the course for the first time in over 5 years and loved it! Played from black tees. We played the Links first. Forgiving but makes you have good club selection. Mountain was next - wow! if you are a "spray hitter" beware and put the driver away on several holes. Blind landing zones and terrain changes are waiting for you. Greens were great, not overly fast but had to have some touch with good mid-week pins. Fairways are coming around. The staff, especially the Marshall and Bag staff were awesome. We will make it back a few times as the season wears on. The price for "hot deals" made it even more of a steal. Definitely want to hit this course if you get the chance.........


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Don't play if you want to have fun and enjoy your round."


20329's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in very bad shape compared to years past. Lady at the counter when we checked in was very friendly. When playing we had ranger constantly follow us. Later on he approached us and told us we need to pick up our place of play and that people were waiting on us. We looked back and there was no one on the tee box behind us or finishing up the hole behind us. This really is upsetting as we were trying to enjoy our round. We allowed four singles play through and a double. We were not holding anyone up. After finishing we went inside to speak to someone about the ranger following us and harassing us. The lady that we talked to at that time was very rude and said that if we don't like the way the ranger did things then we just shouldn't come back and that they don't need people like us on their course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Poorly managed course"


paulakays1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Ranger unresponsive and seemed to be hiding. Groups of 8 on a hole at one time. Lots of "double bagging" on, which really slowed the pace down.

Will not return....


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Hard to identify distances to hazards"


u758310987's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

On the day we played it had rained earlier that morning, so it was cart path only. Not a big deal but what could have made the round more enjoyable, and easier to play were yardage markers in the fairway that were visible from the cart path. The cart paths wind around, and the fairways are so large that when you get to your ball you could be off the mark with the distances due to the layout of the cart paths. Also something that would have been nice was distances to hazards, our group had several shots that would not have been attempted if the distance to the hazard was known. Most courses have the scorecard with diagrams of the holes to use if not noted on the tee box, but the cards offered here had the bare minimum of information, and no way to know how far the hazard was. Having these small things would have made rating the course higher, much easier.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"osage national golf 5 star"


u775847073's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent, always at the top of the list...thanks for living up to expectations


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"The course is very well maintained."


u213004487's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2018
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Reviewed on

The greens and fairways of the Mountain and links courses are exceptionally well maintained. The staff was inviting and friendly. We had a wonderful time.


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


"Great Experience"


EdMurray's avatar
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

I've been playing golf for 50 years and I have never felt more welcomed at a course where I was a complete stranger to the staff..,,and I mean EVERYONE made me feel like I was the only golfer that mattered that day. I arrived an hour early for my round that would provide a break during a driving trip from Oklahoma to Boston. I was told I could tee off immediately if I wanted or could hit balls on the range and start on my scheduled time. Since I still needed to get to Illinois that day, I opted to play immediately and got around in 3 hours and 15 minutes. I played the Links and River layouts, that while not long, required very strategic shot making. I used every club in the bag. Rivers had water on just about every hole which increased the challenge. 4 holes parallel the Osage River which features towering cliffs on the opposite bank. Quite beautiful for someone from Oklahoma. Because I finished so quickly, I took a tour of the Mountain course. I CAN'T WAIT TO GET BACK AND PLAY THAT 9! The elevation changes are spectacular. There's a long cart ide straight up an incline between #2 and #3 and it's hard to describe what it takes over the next 5 holes to get back down to the level of the other holes. If you're game is in good shape....don't miss playing the Mountain Course!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



EdMurray's avatar
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Courses"


u000002544538's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time to play the Links and River courses. They are in excellent condition. The courses are very challenging, but fun to play/


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"18 at Osage National"


rmoore27491's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

These courses were great, we played River then Mountain, one completely different than the other Staff was vey nice, food at bar very good


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



u8275688's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2018
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



stevesing90's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2018
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


"great day of golf"


ricolasvegas's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We showed up about 5 mins late to our tee time, lady at the front desk was very nice and there was no fuss made. We played the Links 9 first. This is the easier of the 2 sets of 9 we played. Nice course, greens were decent. The back 9 was the River course, this was much harder with water on virtually every hole. first hole I hit a little slice that would normally have been in the rough but it rolled into the water so accuracy is key on this hole. We killed a snake on one hole, and on 18 we saw a bald eagle swooping down into a pond trying to catch dinner. For $40 I would definatley play here again. I plan to play the Mountain 9 next time.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Maureenmartin's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"Great scenery"


azrocketboy's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Rained the day before causing a cart-path only situation. Very slow play........took 5 hrs. & 15 minutes! Early spring time so greens had recently been areated and sanded.........making putting very challenging. Beautiful location with typical Ozarks rolling hills and water features.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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