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4.5
137 Reviews (137)
5 Stars
55
4 Stars
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3 Stars
17
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.4
98.4%
Recommend this course
123 out of 137 reviews
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4.8
8 Reviews (8)
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Conditions
4.9
Value
4.8
Layout
4.6
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.6
100.0%
Recommend this course
8 out of 8 reviews
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4.6
11 Reviews (11)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.7
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11 out of 11 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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The Oaks at Margaritaville Lake Resort
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6432 yards 72.1 134
White 71 6009 yards 70.1 128
Combo 71 5212 yards
Gold 71 4810 yards
Red 70 4003 yards 62.5 103
Silver 71 3481 yards
Scorecard for Oaks Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 72.1/134 328 399 561 365 197 393 372 163 528 3306 540 367 379 414 177 334 146 346 423 3126 6432
White M: 70.1/128 302 384 541 324 185 371 342 151 507 3107 527 351 355 370 157 320 126 318 372 2896 6003
Gold M: 65.9/117 W: 69.8/124 274 384 455 292 172 277 285 121 496 2756 460 334 334 354 129 306 79 217 348 2561 5317
Red W: 62.5/103 209 255 416 287 103 225 201 70 361 2127 330 82 288 269 119 243 79 189 205 1804 3931
Handicap 15 1 3 13 7 9 11 17 5 6 8 14 4 10 16 18 12 2
Par 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 5 36 5 4 4 4 3 4 3 4 4 35 71
Handicap (W) 17 5 1 7 13 11 9 15 3 4 16 8 2 14 6 18 12 10

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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Reviews

4.5
137 Reviews (137)

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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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
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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
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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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
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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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 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
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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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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Tan Tar

This was an extremely nice course to play. We followed 4 women and waited most holes but they move pretty well. Course was in awesome shape nice fairways and smooth greens. Id give it a 10 and I am considering playing it again before I go home.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Enjoyed the afternoon

Played with son and grandson beautiful day it’s avgre layout but reall just average condition staff was friendly and price was fine

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
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
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

WET - No Discount

This is a nice little course. Well maintained. Unfortunately, it rained buckets the day of our outing. We tried to cancel, but they would not let us. As far as we could tell there were only two foursomes on the course. It was cart path only which was to be expected. obviously conditions were terrible. Wish we could have re-booked for a different day. I'm sure the course plays well when it is not soaked.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

great elevated tees and water holes

My brother and I golfed 5 courses in the Osage Beach area and we agreed this was the best course. We golfed in late March and this was in the best condition. We truly enjoyed the elevated tee;s and the water holes were amazing. It was challenging , but not too difficult. A beautiful course and will golf it again on our next trip to Missouri. We came here from Wisconsin to get some spring golf in.

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

Nice course!

Lots of elevation changes! Considering it was November course was in great shape!

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

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