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Staff Friendliness
4.0
Pace
2.3
Amenities
4.0
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.9
Layout
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4.0
Pace
2.0
Amenities
4.0
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5.0
Value
5.0
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5.0
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4.0
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About

Holes 18
Par 71
Length 6427
Slope 113
Rating 69.6
Type Semi-Private
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6427 yards 69.6 113
White 71 6112 yards 69.1 107
Red 71 5432 yards 70.5 120
Scorecard for Oaks of Cobden
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: 69.6/113 477 392 182 351 168 503 543 438 137 3191 466 416 340 434 148 374 173 400 509 3260 6451
White M: 69.1/107 459 379 173 328 154 495 510 426 134 3058 416 401 308 410 131 362 156 379 491 3054 6112
Red W: 70.5/120 398 357 124 300 139 464 425 371 109 2687 398 368 294 383 101 302 138 358 403 2745 5432
Handicap 17 7 5 3 11 15 9 1 13 2 4 18 12 16 6 8 14 10
Par 5 4 3 4 3 5 5 4 3 36 4 4 4 4 3 4 3 4 5 35 71

Course Details

Year Built 1994
Golf Season Apr 1 to Oct 31
Architect David Moote

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Bunker No
Caddies No
Golf Simulator No
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole No

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code No denim, collared shirt and bermuda shorts required

Reviews

4.0
27

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 4
19th Hole Scenic Views 2
Brunch 1
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 6
Plays Long 5
Narrow Fairways 4
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 6
Seniors 4
Advanced Golfers 3
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 7
Convenient to the City 1
Near Local Attractions 1
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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

Etiquette

I loved the course. It was in great shape. The greens were superb and true. The value was exceptional. My only negative takeaway was the threesome in front of me (I played as a single) did not allow me to pass through. They had no one in front of them but had me on their tails all day. Yes, I should have asked them but after 9 holes I just gave up on the idea and kept my distance. The marshal who drove around should have recognized what was happening and helped out. That was my only beef.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Fair
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played
Good weather

True Value

Oaks of Cobden is the most expensive course in the area, Renfrew courses and Whitetail are cheaper for Memberships and green fees. No practice facility and no pro and no open kitchen, no amenities. Course is usually not in good shape until August, as a rule the greens are super slow and it is not a championship course. This is a $ 850 dollar membership course and 35 dollar green fee at the best of times. The course is worth playing if rates are low and coupons are involved, not worth 46 dollars green fee. Talked to members and they are not happy with the membership rates, its all about the bang for your buck. The speed of the greens are kept slow, after August and September the greens are in the best shape they can be for Cobden. Surrounding courses are Championship courses with practice facilities and a pro and are ready from May to October and with good greens. Not sure if the owner cares about being competitive with their pricing. It shows on their website, membership is $1100 + HST $1243.00 for 2016 which is more than all the surrounding courses. Cobden has to step up to the plate one way or another for their members and green fee'ers if they want to stay successful or exist.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Poor
Course Conditions Fair
Value for the Money Poor
Course Layout Good
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tellthetruth2016
Commented On 04/08/2016
Yes if you look at all the other reviews, their reviews are September, October, and that is when they have all the kinks out, from spring to August some years its not great, they always as a rule have a lot of winter kill and because the greens were not built properly they have to leave them longer, so they do not burn out.
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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Surprisingly excellent conditions for this time of year.

We were expecting a lot of fallen leaves on the ground but all playing areas had been cleaned. The greens were in excellent conditions and the fairways were very green and well groomed. Totally enjoyed playing here and well worth the drive from Ottawa. Will definitely go back in early spring. The staff was quite hospitable.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Poor weather
Used cart

End of Season Fun Round

The staff were outstanding and we really enjoyed the course. Rain had made it wet and the day was cold and windy but the course was still fun. Would love to see it with sunshine!
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Quality of food & beverage Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Best public course in the Valley

I enjoy playing the Oaks and I have played all courses in the Valley and I feel that the Oaks is the bet
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Quality of food & beverage Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Beautiful Day

The course is in excellent condition, the weather was great - although quite cool. Pace of play was good and the fall colours are beginning thus making the experience more beautiful. Definitely will play the Oaks of Cobden again. My husband and had a wonderful day.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

ottawa valley gem

I've played this course many times over the years and it's always in prime condition, well manicured, greens well maintained, a nice variety of holes, staff always friendly and accommodating. One of my favourite course in the Ottawa Valley. Worth the drive, I highly recommend it.
Staff Friendliness Good
Quality of food & beverage Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

female service manager not too friendly

club house air conditioning not working upstairs, no food service except for hot dogs that had been rolling around on steamer for hours. they gave us an old cart instead of new electric one, they were parked far away for some reason. lack of staff, all students have gone back to school, the clubhouse manager was not happy about giving us the hot deal rate even though the parking lot was empty. we told her you might get potential members from the hot deal customers and stated that rarely happens. too bad beautiful course, but poor supervision is a major drawback with this course. we wanted to have dinner after the round but were unable to do so. they are like most course today that are catering too tournaments. these courses better start paying more attention to the everyday golfers if they want to survive. I can drive to other courses only kms away.
Staff Friendliness Fair
Quality of food & beverage Poor
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Fair
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Average
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Fair weather
Used cart

course in great shape...

we had a great day at cobden. The fairways and the greens were in superb shape. Pace of play was a little slow on the back nine (due to groups in front of us having trouble with more difficult holes) but we still finished in just under 4 hrs..
Staff Friendliness Good
Quality of food & beverage Average
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The Oaks has it all.

This course has a great layout and design that allows golfers of all types to enjoy the game of Golf without worrying too much about being in too much trouble. The fairways are in great shape with very few divots and the rough is long enough to challenge every golfer. Greens in excellent shape. The course guide book is a nice addition to aid golfers with planning each shot. It gives tips for the greens which also helps.
Staff Friendliness Average
Quality of food & beverage Average
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent

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