Oaklands Golf Club

2.2862588235 2.3 stars from 5 (91)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6089 yards
  • Slope: 109
  • Rating: 67.5
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6089 yards 67.5 109
White 72 5443 yards 66.8 107
Red 72 5443 yards N/A N/A

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 2.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.4 stars from 5
Value: 3.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 2.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 91 Reviews
5 stars:
6
4 stars:
20
3 stars:
29
2 stars:
16
1 stars:
20

recommend this course

53 out of 90 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near local attractions   Great for locals walkers beginners   Challenges include water hazards undulating greens thick rough   Great for drinks brunch  

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"Allow some time between groups"


Cakes84's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was the worst organized course ever they had a tournament going yet we're still booking tee times in advance knowing this I booked four days in advance and was extremely excited to come play. They had too many people so they sent everyone off the back nine hello fifty percent off the front fifty percent off the back. Their Marshall is useless he doesn't tell anyone to let you play though even though they are digging through trees and other areas for balls they didn't ask me how my round was the Marshall even smiled at me and my friend when we were clearing waking off after the fifth hole which had taken us four hours yes you read that right 4 hrs and we still had four holes!! The greens are in terrible condition all in all a terrible way to spend my twenty bucks in golf now money I do not recommend this course they don't care about the public business! Safe your money go somewhere else.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Won't Be Back!"


rickjon's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The only reason I played at Oaklands was because there was a big tournament at my home course and I couldn't play there. I knew it was going to be a nice day and I wanted to play golf but not spend a lot of money. When I got there, they had no carts available but after some pleading, the manager found one (when you stopped it, it restarted itself in reverse and when you started it up, it backfired every time). I was supposed to play with three others but they showed up with four so I had to go by myself. I teed off in heavy fog and my GPS wouldn't work on this course so I was blind. Needless to say, the course is a goat ranch and probably the worst conditioned course I have ever played. The first three holes on the back nine ran along the Welland River and were quite nice but the rest of the course is just nothing. Two holes in on the back, I run into a tournament that no one told me about but the ranger was very nice and he asked the groups ahead if they would let me through and the players were quite accommodating. I did get to play something resembling golf on a nice day and I didn't spend a lot of money--bad news is, I guess I got what I paid for. Will never go back. P.S. I misplaced a wedge and went back the next day but no one had turned it in. What a surprise for such a classy place. My own fault.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"How is this course still open?"


u763307740's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Every hole is straight, fairways terrible, cart paths?

Empty the garbages once in a while

Golf carts made it 18 holes, luckily.

Greens in decent shape. Lawn mower and beer cart not so much.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



DON2181668's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Gunners99"


IanWatton's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Rained the night before. Bunkers were unplayable, marshal was great in keeping the flow of play moving. Great value for the money. Staff were very friendly. Will go back again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"inexpensive round"


deucer222's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

course was very dry considering all the rain we have had ,greens were receptive and fairly fast, fairways were a little patchy and rough. Was looking for a cheap round walking and got what I wanted. If you like to play golf and not have a course that punishes you for wayward shots this is a course for you. Some greens test your putting skills overall a pleasant round


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The fairways were really bad, grass was long that your would lose your ball. You had to be on top of the ball to find it, the fair ways, tee box areas and roadways were for of deep tire tracks and ruts.

This was one of the worse course I've played in years, never again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Gave up after 9 holes"


6013641's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is not up to par with other area courses. I have played here at least once, for the last 4 years.

The maintenance is consistently lacking.

This year they switched the tee boxes for the 8th hole, forcing you to drive directly at the hole signage. Very dangerous.

The rough was unplayable at best.

I found the greens to apparently be made of concrete. This is consistent with past years experience. We have had enough rain of late for that not to be an excuse.

The bunkers were all growing weeds and had not appeared to be raked this year.

The fairways are overseeded with crabgrass?

This course appears to be ran on a very, very tight budget.

We were two walking. We had a 4some walking in front with a couple beginner golfers. Sometimes had to wait for their 6-7th shot for us to tee off. I'm all for people learning and was that person at one time, but have some consideration for the other people on the course. There was a definite lack of etiquette.

Golf is hard enough. It shouldn't be compounded by abhorrent, inexcusable course conditions.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"great for seniors"


pinguser's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/24/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

the pace of play very good .course in good shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great value can't wait until next time"


Yarrowcomputer's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Front nine a little ruff but to be expected with the drought.Back was in very good shape carts could use upgrade but they got me around the course just fine.Starter warned me to double the strap so the bag would not fall out lots of speed bumps on the course overall great value looking forward to or next round


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


"Second time was a charm"


redstripeguy's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

My son's and I had played this course a few weeks back and found it challenging for us. We are just " duffer's " but enjoy the game.

Yesterdays round was much better due to having played it once before and learning the course. The pace could have been a little better. I found that once we found our groove we seemed to get behind slower players which of course can kill your momentum. A coupleof 4somes and an oldder couple seemed to drag the pace down on many occasions. Thankfully my son and I were not in a hurry but had the day been busier there would have been some issues. Overall it was a great day and the course played very well. Even due to the lack of rain we have had this season, value , experience and course didnt discourage us from playing. We will play again


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Oaklands golf course"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is bar none, the worst in Niagara Falls.

The carts are 20 years old, in terrible condition.

The straps are so frayed your bag drops out on the course. The fairways and greens are the worst I have ever played on. Had to play lift clean and place because the uneven growth and weeds throughout the fairways. The maintenance crew has no idea how to maintain a course.

Do yourself a favour for 40$ plus. For 18, there is about 20 in the region roughly same price that are in much better shape. I.e rolling meadows, Icc, Nfgc. Inexpensive but in good shape even considering the dry spell we've had this summer.

Thanks for reading.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Fun times"


razorlik2fish's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Easy going staff make visit to Oaklands enjoyable.


I recommend this course


"it is what it is"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/19/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

being so dry lately the will run out, they try their best .. and for the price , I'll go back anytime


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Whither blister burn and peel."


Cadillac69er's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

The greens and tees were in reasonable condition given the fact that there hasn't been any rain for a month. Fairways were burned beyond recognition but that's to be expected with the drought we are in.

They have done a good job watering and maintaining greens and tees.

Overall great bargain for the money. Enjoyable round.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Absolutely brutal"


u9624364's avatar
Age:  25-34

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/29/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

Hard to enjoy a golf course with no fairways.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Groundskeepers need better etiquette"


korm13's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2016
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Decent course to play at a good pace, and was in fairly good condition, however the grounds staff could be way more thoughtful and courteous. There were numerous times that I had to wait for a safe time to tee off due to a riding lawnmower circling the tee box, and the green. I am used to where they would pause and wave for you to hit. The worst was after I teed off on a par 3, i had to wait to hit my second shot as I had a golf cart park between my ball and the hole, while 2 grounds people could cut a new hole location, instead of waiting till I finished the hole...rediculous etiquette.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Parking Lot"


Tom1710333's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is as hard as a parking lot! Although for a cheap hot deal its ok


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"good value"


maggiodavid's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/08/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

greens were very good<br/> very good value &17 with cart


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Getting better last couple of years"


u000007173026's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've been playing Oaklands for over three decades and seen lots of ownership changes. This most recent owner has put some care back into the course. They 've Maintained these 18 holes a great deal better than past couple owners. With a good staff and reasonable green fees. I will remain loyal to this golf course for years to come.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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