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4.6
146 Reviews (146)
5 Stars
63
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
5
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.5
98.6%
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132 out of 146 reviews
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4.8
11 Reviews (11)
5 Stars
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Conditions
4.8
Value
4.8
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.9
100.0%
Recommend this course
11 out of 11 reviews
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4.8
17 Reviews (17)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.8
Value
4.8
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
Recommend this course
17 out of 17 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 71
Length 6432 yards
Slope 134
Rating 72.1

Formerly known as The Oaks at Tan-Tar-A Resort and Golf Club.

Designed by Bruce Devlin and Robert Von Hagge, this course features 18 holes of demanding approaches, challenging greens and well-placed hazards amid lakeside beauty. Includes several traps and water, taking golfers on a journey through the surrounding forests, hills and sparkling lake.

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Course Details

Year Built 1969
Fairways Zoysia Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season February - December
Architect Robert von Hagge (1969) Bruce Devlin (1969)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

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4.6
146 Reviews (146)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 10
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 21
Bunkers 17
Water Hazards 16
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 15
A Weekend Splurge 13
Advanced Golfers 12
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 21
Near Local Attractions 8
Worth the Drive 8

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Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great Course

I really enjoyed the course especially with the condition of the grass this time of year. I am by no means a great golfer but enjoy my time with it. This is a perfect course for that. It’s challenging but still forgivable. The staff is way beyond friendly. The course wasn’t busy which is great for me as I play by myself and don’t like playing in front or behind people. Definitely worth the price and you can’t beat the scenery. I will continue to play here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Day of Golf

Got to go out with my father-in-law and brother-in-law while on vacation at Osage Beach. As a beginner who has only played a few times, it was a challenging and beautiful course. For my in-laws, this course was fun to play on and the elevation changes and beautiful hole layouts made for a fun day of golf for us all.

Very reasonable price for this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Fun course!!

The course was pretty tight and challenging from the tips. I thoroughly enjoyed playing here today and the staff was great!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

So much fun, but very challenging.

18 holes of beauty, but a tough front 9. A back 8 full of fun and an 18th hole that will make you question why you went out for a round of golf. However, you finish anyway and feel happy regardless.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Tough But Fun

This course is tough because it is narrow. It’s fun because of the challenge of having to hit a good shot.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

On the comeback

The Oaks is on the comeback after years of sliding. Hope Jimmy Buffet has a heart for golfers. Course conditions are much improved and the layout has always been good. We had severe slow play ahead of us on the back 9 and that sucked the fun out of the experiment. Pro shop and concession area are much improved. Let’s hope the course gets back to its full potential.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Worth the money

Nice and fair course, but need some course knowledge to score well.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fantastic!

Course in great shape for spring golf. Love the topography of this course. You can’t play anything close to this in St. Louis for the money.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Best Greens at Lake

Course is in excellent shape ! Greens are fast and pure best at the Lake.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Ill be back

Great course for the value. Staff was friendly and helpful. I’ll be back again for sure.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great for the price

This course is a challenge, with hardly a flat fairway or straight putt, but the grounds were in perfect condition. The greens were extremely fast and the tee boxes and fairways were nice. If you get this on a hot deal, it is hard to beat the bang for your buck. The staff are excellent and even load your clubs for you.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Fun but Challenging

The course is very fun to play, especially for the challenge. Fairways are tight so you have to be accurate. You also have to decide when to lay up and when to go for it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course was great but staff made the experience really great.

Beautiful fall day, people staffing the course were all friendly and helpful. Thanks to them. Course was in great shape. It was a wonderful time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Storm damage !

The course was in ok shape , they took a heck of a hit on some storm damage to trees ! They just really didn't have time to clean it up yet . So overall it was a good time.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great experience

The course was in great shape. My only “complaints” would be that the greens were very fluffy and abnormally slow! Also, it was a very hot day and we never saw a cart girl throughout the entire round. Other than that, it’s a scenic course that challenges you and forces you to hit good shots. I will definitely be back.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good

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