Forest Oaks Golf Club

3.7364470588 3.7 stars from 5 (207)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 5823 yards
  • Slope: 118
  • Rating: 67.9
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 5823 yards 67.9 118
White 72 5308 yards 65.8 116
Red (W) 73 4790 yards 67.4 115

Forest Oaks Golf Club in Lake Worth is a public course that is still one of south Florida's best-kept secrets despite having good conditions and affordable rates. The golf course offers an enjoyable round that is challenging but playable. Opened in the 1970s, it has a classic layout that showcases what Florida golf courses are known for. It is a tight layout that requires a fair amount of accuracy but beginners won't feel too out of their league. The layout offers an excellent transition from an executive course. It measures less than 6,000 yards, offering a quick and enjoyable round for more advanced players. Forest Oaks G.C. offers the quality and conditions of a country club course but the friendly and casual atmosphere of a public facility.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 207 Reviews
5 stars:
36
4 stars:
66
3 stars:
54
2 stars:
29
1 stars:
22

recommend this course

149 out of 206 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city in the 'burbs worth the drive   Great for locals seniors beginners   Challenges include narrow fairways water hazards bunkers   Great for drinks brunch  

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"Nice greens but rest of course needs a lot of work"


ralphfava's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

The people couldn't have been more friendly. Paired with another couple (H&W) who knew the layout. The greens are in 1st class shape. The fairways are at best spotty. I think there is no irrigation system except for the greens. It has been very dry in S Florida which hasn't helped this place. Some nice par 3's some not so. Didn't pay much to play so it wasn't a value issue.

The pace of play was actually quite good. There were water stations with cold water and a few bathrooms which was great. The course has potential just needs more (some) grass in the fairways. If you are a serious golfer probably not your cup of tea but for a once a weeker looking for a place to bang it around it is fine. Again the people could not have been nicer but to be honest nice only goes so far.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from Forest Oaks Golf Club on 02/12/2018:

Hi Ralph. We are really glad you took the time to review our course. Here at Forest Oaks Golf Club, we place a very high value on our customer's feedback. While we are delighted to hear that you were treated so well by our staff and that you enjoyed the overall layout of the course, we are disappointed to hear that overall course conditions didn't quite live up to your expectations. We will share your insights with the appropriate staff to correct any issues or make any improvements. We hope that we will have another opportunity to welcome you back for your weekly game.


u348845061's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

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


"Great Greens"


dabrain1's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/03/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I have played this course many times over the past few years. The greens are always in great shape, the fairways need lots of work, hit mostly off dirt on approach shots.

Got hot deal worth the money, don't think regular price is good value. They need to spend time and money on fairways in off season.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"The green are very nice and vey fast"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/31/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Yes the green are very nice but the fairway are dry and the rough are very bad and sometime it's impossible to hit a good shut . The club have a lot of work to do on all tee off and around the sand bunker.

I will waiting a year before a return at this golf club.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from Forest Oaks Golf Club on 02/05/2018:

Hello, thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to review your experience with us, we truly appreciate your feedback and will certainly pass it along to our team. We hope to have another opportunity to welcome you back to the 5-star experience that you deserve.

"good track"


bfallgren's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/30/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

we enjoyed the course. fairways and greens were good. many of the greens are small postage stamps. Back 9 is more challenging as fairways are very narrow. had to wait on most holes so it probably took us 4.5 hours.

golf club staff were very friendly. FWIW wife is a beginner and she didn't like the course as much but I would play it again


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



bobdefra's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

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

Reviewed on

Greens are small and fairways are narrow. Greens needed to be cut and rolled.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Forest Oaks Golf Club on 02/02/2018:

Hello Bob, thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to review your experience with us, we truly appreciate your feedback and will certainly pass it along to our team. We hope to have another opportunity to welcome you back to the 5-star experience that you deserve.


u000007514697's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/27/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Forest Oaks Golf Club on 01/30/2018:

Hello, thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to review your experience with us, we truly appreciate your feedback and will certainly pass it along to our team. We hope to have another opportunity to welcome you back to the 5-star experience that you deserve.


joanneboisvert's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/23/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/19/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000004055127's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in very good shape. The course has been over seeded on both the tee blocks and greens. The fairways are well defined and well manicured. The greens are receptive and true rolling.


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


"The hardest 5400 yard course you will every play!"


kyleeller17's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/18/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

The staff were very knowledgeable and friendly when it came time to tee off. Fairways are very narrow on many holes, but the course layout was great. We had a great time!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course"


u000005920781's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good value for the money. In fairly good shape.

Pace of play was very good. Staff is very friendly.


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


"Course has improved"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Have not been back for 8 months the course looks great. Greens were excellent fairways look good. Many improvements they re-did 8 tee boxes. They owners of the place are such nice guys love to see them doing well. This is my favorite golf course in Palm Beach county recommend it to all golfers.


Pace of Play: Excellent

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


"Don't go"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/07/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It's run down,indifferent staff and lousy conditions.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from Forest Oaks Golf Club on 12/11/2017:

Hello Joe, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Forest Oaks Golf Club, in the West Palm Beach area. We are very sorry to hear that you had a poor customer experience with us and that the course may not have been in the best shape when you played. Any additional feedback is greatly appreciated so that we can work towards the necessary improvements for your future experience with us. Thank you for choosing our course and we hope to see you again soon.


sintag3's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Forest Oaks Golf Club on 12/13/2017:

Hello, thank you for reviewing our course, Forest Oaks Golf Club, and for the 3 stars. We're glad to see you had a smooth round and friendly experience with our staff. We appreciate your feedback regarding the course layout and conditions so that we may improve your experience with us in the future. Thank you for choosing to golf with us in the West Palm Beach area, and any additional feedback is also appreciated. We hope to see you again soon.

"Hallways"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is shorter and is all hallways. Greens are in good shape and play true. Fairways are OK, some tee boxes were under repair. If you can shape your shots there are lots of scoring opportunities. For the weekend bogey golfer this course will be a fun challenge, make sure you have extra balls with you. For single digit handicaps, shaping shots presents lots of opportunities. Long ball doesn't play well here. A nicely placed hybrid or long iron is all you really need. Lots of short par 4's. 5's are really scorable. Greens are small but soft and are mostly protected in one way or another. Fun little track, great bang for your buck. Finished 18 in 3 hours flat.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Needs upgrade"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this course numerous times, and although the price was good, they just aren't taking care of the course properly, fairways are hard, and need to be watered


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from Forest Oaks Golf Club on 11/27/2017:

Hi Jeff, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Forest Oaks Golf Club in the West Palm Beach area. We're sorry to hear the course may not have been in the best shape on the day you played, and we greatly appreciate your feedback so we can improve your future experience with us. It looks like you did have a friendly experience with our staff and received a good value for your round, so we hope this was able to improve your overall customer experience. Thank you for golfing with us, and we hope to see you again soon.


joanneboisvert's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Challenging"


Ben9833158's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/07/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Lots of improvement on this course. Professional & friendly staff, Very challenging & fun course to play & the rates are the best in Palm Beach county. I recommend this course to low & high handicap players. Two thumbs up!!


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



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