Oak Bay Golf Course

4.4703941176 4.5 stars from 5 (224)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6503 yards
  • Slope: 146
  • Rating: 71.4
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Putting green: No
Teaching pro: No

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Singles allowed: Yes
Dress code: Proper golf attire.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6503 yards 71.4 146
White 72 6055 yards 69.2 139
White (W) 72 6055 yards 75.7 148
Red (W) 72 5439 yards 71.9 144
Red 72 5439 yards 66.4 129
Yellow (W) 72 4825 yards 67.9 131

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 224 Reviews
5 stars:
125
4 stars:
77
3 stars:
15
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

208 out of 222 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers a bucket list/top 100 pick   Challenges include forced carries narrow fairways water hazards   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views patio dining  

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"great value not all dried out like courses in barrie"


u000004018386's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great pace really friendly staff, great value absolutely stunning views and in great shape for the dry weather. Well worth the drive from Barrie. I would recommend this course to anyone.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Oak bay"


toyota01's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course

Lots of water.. bring some stunt balls

Has one of the nicest par 3.. I have ever played

Staff was great

I will be back


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Wow, what a gem"


jerrythivierge's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Please don`t forget your phone (camera) as I did, as there are numerous vistas on this course. Make sure you choose your tee blocks wisely as there are many holes with long forced carries to reach the fairway. The course was in excellent shape, both fairways and greens. Layout is extremely well thought out and fairly tight with lots of poison ivy to prevent too long of searching for stray shots. Will definitely be back before my memory of the layout fades.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Bring extra balls"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very challenging golf course. Make the shot or make a double! fairways and greens immaculate.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course!"


u000006513202's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great conditions and very reasonable price. Food in the clubhouse was delicious with several wonderful chef specials. Staff was very friendly. I would recommend this course to anyone looking for a little challenge.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Very nice tough course"


u00000899058's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is not long but very tight. Tee shots are critical. Hitting the fairway is a must, if you want to have any chance at par. That said, if you are accurate and able to hit fairways. 2nd shots tend not to be long, with lots of risk and reward. Course plays well for all handicaps, high or low.

The only negatives for the course. No driving range, and putting/chipping greens where not available, when I played. Which for me is a big deal, I need to put and chip to warm up.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Excellent"


u000002789866's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing here...tough track with lots of water and several long carry rough holes....it was in fantastic shape for May...we were the only 2 on the front and did not see anyone until the late back nine...very friendly staff...all in all one of the best courses I've played and for $35. each it was a steal....highly recommend


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good test of golf"


tails22's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2018
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Reviewed on

I have played this course from the middle decks a couple times and found it fair, played the tips for the first time and it dramatically changes the golf course. With no white stakes you are required to go back and hit 3 from the tee. The greens were ok for early season play but the bunkers were absolutely horrible (extremely hard pan) overall a decent day and likely will give it another go.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



gregm8's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Oak Bay"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is well kept. Lots of great scenic holes The course is challenging

My wife and I had dinner at the clubhouse. It was amazing

We definitely will come back again


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



pdl16's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Muskoka gem"


duffer122's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2018
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Reviewed on

Gorgeous but tough for average golfer

Wonderful condition


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Tough little Gem"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is a beaut. The greens are always in excellent condition. Fairways immaculate. Beautiful club house and good beer on tap.

It is a tough course if you’re not straight. Mark my words there is no searching for balls at all with poison ivy all throughout. There’s not much roughtonact as a buffer either. So I would suggest bringing extra balls if you are quite precise.

Other than that I find the regular rack rates sub par for the location but they always offer deals online and GolfNow. It’s a course worth playing.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Another great day in Muskoka"


u4002460's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2017
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Reviewed on

Course was in great shape. Staff very friendly from bag drop through pro shop right until tee off.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2017
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


"Bring lot's of ball's."


CowboysFan's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful course but no room for error, green's could be in better shape, had to wait on every shot. The course was saturated, every shot was muddy, poison ivy everywhere, bring lot's of ball's. Unhappy to drive an hour each way and pay $196, threesome and not be told the condition of course in advance.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Top notch"


Davidlambie's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

We played after the rain on Saturday. The course in general has great drainage, there where a few soggy areas but you didn't feel like you were standing in a puddle. The course in general is well maintained and a great challenge. I being older could not hit over a few of the environmental areas so I moved up to the red tee boxes from the whites. It is a premium course and scenic as well as enjoyable.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Upgraded"


gs8214's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Hadn't played Oak Bay since they moved from the trailer. It appears they are getting things sorted out nicely. Beautiful club house where we came back too for Sunday dinner. Bit of a rainy day, but staff went out of their way to be helpful. Design and scenery have always been great. Still putting together some finishing touches, but I will make this (at least) an annual stop again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful view"


u6324432's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was awesome and challenging. The fairways were well kept, sand traps were hard and difficult to get out of. Also greens wet recently aerated which I was aware of however they were really bad. Did get for a good deal on Golf now but not sure it was worth it because of the greens. Will have to try again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Terrible Greens"


gplanche's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played greens before after being aerated but they were playable. Putting on these greens were impossible as no attempt was made to get rid of the plugs in the green and the number of holes were double what I have seen before. Would not have played there if I had been told " forget trying to put the greens".


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course



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