Forest Oaks Golf Club

3.7589352941 3.8 stars from 5 (220)
  • 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 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 220 Reviews
5 stars:
42
4 stars:
69
3 stars:
55
2 stars:
30
1 stars:
24

recommend this course

157 out of 219 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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"Course conditions"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Nice greens, challenging fairways, tight & open fairways, bring lots of balls, friendly & Professional staff, fun golf course & best price in Palm Beach county.


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


"Challenging course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Professional & friendly staff, wide open & tight fairways , very challenging but fun course. Recommend to all type of players.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000004996691's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Layout"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Very tight fairways & challenging. Friendly & Professional staff. Course improveing each time we go there. 2 thumbs up!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Top 5"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Professional & friendly staff, very challenging & beautiful layout golf course. Lots of improvement & we’ll maintain. . Recommend to low & high handicap players. Bring bunch of balls for higher handicap player. Fun & challenging course..


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



FrancineB's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Terrain très ordinaire, mais, le monsieur à la réception vaut le déplacement. Très très gentil et de plus, il parle français.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course




1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Always goog pace of play!"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This golf course has been transformed the past two years. The greens are in excellent shape and fareways good. Course plays much harder than current rating. You must keep in the somewhat narrow fareways.

The staff are excellent. Always willing to accommodate your needs. AND they don’t stack foursomes on 10 when you are just making turn at 9 (unlike most courses in area)!

Highly recommend you give them a try.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"disappointed"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Chose the course for the little above average reviews and reasonable price. Very disappointed in the course conditions, was like playing on a dirt parking lot. Best lie was when I hit it out of bounds and ended up in a yard that had grass. Also, Golf now price was almost the same as posted in the ‘clubhouse’/bar area.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



u2685359's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2018
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: Good


I don't recommend this course


"A GEM OF A COURSE! A MUST PLAY!!!"


pwerner1234's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

New owners took over a few years ago. They continue to invest and put sweat equity into the club. They are on top of everything. The greens are amazing. The greenery is perfectly maintained on the entire course. The wild life is amazing (the owners don't arrange this - but it's a testament to good golf karma in South Florida!). We drive 30 minutes from West Palm to play this course. We must pass 40 other clubs along the way. No way we will ever change our allegiance to these salt of the earth owners. The grounds crew is also professional. By the way....for those that may not be able to play 9 holes without a potty break -- I have never seen such clean and bright bathrooms on a golf course. Ok. Strange comment on a golf review. However, it shows the level of detail that is important to these owners.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice Greens"


u7098839's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I really enjoyed playing this course. Greens are nice and the price for food and beer is reasonable. Will play this course again for sure.


Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Riverdell's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"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.


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