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4.6
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4.8
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4.9
Pace
3.9
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3.8
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7705 yards
Slope 136
Rating 76.1
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Old Works Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1997
Fairways Fescue
Greens Bent
Golf Season April - October
Architect Jack Nicklaus (1997)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire.

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Reviews

4.4
36 Reviews (36)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 7
This course/club is great for:
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 7
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 6
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 6

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 25 Contributor
California Advisor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun Play

Probably the lowest cost Nicklaus Signature Course you can play. The course was in good condition from tee to green. The front nine upper course has more elevation changes while the back lower nine pretty flat. Water comes into play on a few holes, and a few forced carries. Good mix of grip it and rip it holes and others where club selection is a premium. Course also has a very interesting history and there is some restoration going on of the old smelter plant. Paid $45 on teeoff, which made it a great value. If in the area, definitely give it a play. You will enjoy!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Playable Course

Great course. Challenging but playable. Wind came on the back 9 to add difficulty. Wonderful views with deer running around. Not much water. Spot sand traps play very well.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Everything I would hope for and more

Start to finish it was the highlight of my trip. Play some of my best golf here. Staff was amazing. Only gripe is the lack of meal after my round because of a tournament. Practice facilities were great. Bunkers were different. Beautiful views. amazing time. Cant wait to go back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great, as expected

Take a quick spin off the I-15 and enjoy the Old Works. Wide fairways, no homes to worry about and quick greens. Well worth the time. Oh yeah and the traps!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice setting

Who would think an EPA Superfund site could be so nice? Jack has used some of the old foundations as a back drop for a great tack. Wide fairways, a bit tricky greens, and you have to love the black “sand” traps. Great experience and an interesting town to visit post round.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Absolutely Worth the Trip

This place is so awesome. Its hard to pick out what I like the most. This was my first time making this trip, but it won't be the last. I am already looking into flights so I can return. Great course that is a tough, but fair test. Absolutely gorgeous layout that uses the terrain of the old smelter plant. Such a special piece of "Golf Art" designed by a MASTER.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Requires accuracy off tee or you’ll be looking for ball in deep rough Greens were excellent shape and fast. Pace of play was slow 5 hours at midday

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun and challenging

Very nice course. Holes well designed and interesting. Greens are large, fast and with subtle breaks. Lucky to 2 putt a hole. Fun to see the history of the place all around you. Sand takes a bit getting used to. Be sure to hit a few out of the sand in the practice area before teeing off.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Good course

We have played Old Works for years. This year the course is in better shape than previous (wetter) years. They had a tournament that slowed us down, 2 hours on the front, 3 hours on the back, but great day .

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very good conditioned course

Enjoyed the course. Tough layout, particularly with wind conditions. Only drawback was very slow play. Nearly 5 hours.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Old works golf

Great layout, only 17 holes open due to erosion, no reduced rate, the temporary green was just cut in the fairway and not good!

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 100 Contributor
Idaho Advisor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great track, interesting features...

The signature element of Old Works is the black slag bunkers, and you can’t miss them when you are on the course. In fact to me, at first, they kept appearing to be water rather than traps. Fortunately, they don’t play like water if you find yourself in one (as I did on two occasions). While they don’t play exactly the same as a standard sand bunker, I felt they played true and had no problem with them. My best shot of the day was arguably a 7 iron from 174 out of a fairway slag waste area where I had absolutely no problem picking the ball clean off the glistening black surface.

Beyond the traps, there is some good golf to be played at Old Works. I think the course probably plays a bit tougher later in the year when some of the grass gets a bit thicker in the rough areas (which benefitted me on a day I wasn’t as precise as I’d like to have been off the tee). However, the Nicolaus course winding through an EPA super-fund site still presents plenty of challenge and there are tee boxes available for every ability. As you play the upper portions of the course, don’t miss the ruins of the “Old Works” themselves; it’s pretty cool climbing from the 5th green to the 6th tee box through the brick foundations of what was once a bustling industrial complex.

This track has a links feel to it, without many trees or a lot of water (although the bunkers lulled me to sleep and when I first looked at the one pond on the course, I thought it was a fairway waste area). There is a creek running by the clubhouse which you will cross a couple of times (more depending on which tees you play), but it really does not come into play very much. There is a bit of elevation change and some tricky angles and hazards. While Old Works has some holes that can be scored upon, it also has a few that will take a stroke (or more) away from you for an errant shot.

The view from the tips on #1 is worth taking in, even if you don’t play back from back there. It is opposite the creek from the other tees and we didn’t even see it until we were heading to the parking lot after our round. You fire over the creek (with a decent carry) into a relatively small visible landing area. It left me wishing, at least for that hole, I had played all the way back.

The staff at Old Works was nothing short of wonderful; friendly, helpful, and eager to chat about the course for which they clearly have affection. It is also well maintained by a grounds crew that, despite me being first off in the morning, managed to be largely invisible as we made our way around the grounds. Pace of play was brisk when I started off and as far as I can tell stayed that way as the morning went on.

I would certainly play Old Works again and recommend it based on more than just the novelty of the black bunkers. Without them this course would be more than worth your time (with them, it’s even better).

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Old Works

This course is a very beautiful setting in an old mining town with challenging holes. Fun for anyone. Pace of play was excellent. Fairways were a bit soft, greens are small and will challenge anyone my

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Very interesting but playable course

The course was in good condition. Fairways were excellent and greens good. Challenging but playable for all skill levels.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Bad greens

Greens in atrocious condition for $95.00 green fee.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Fair & fun course

This is the best Nicklaus course I've played out of 6. Generous fairways but trouble if you miss them. Greens have lots of slope yet they are not impossible. A mix of a few hard holes (10 & 11), some intermediate difficulty and a few easy holes. Lots of black slag bunkering but room to miss them. This is a must play course if you are anywhere in the area. The price is fair too .

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Alberta Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Old Works GC

This course has been on my "gotta play it" list for a couple of years. So on my way back from attending the 2015 US Open at Chambers Bay, I took a big detour to scratch that itch. Old Works was everything I had anticipated it to be...friendly service, superb conditioning, upwards of 5 tee boxes on most holes, wide open fairways, elevation changes, fantastic bunkering, great routing, expansive views, large rolling greens and for an opportunity to play a Jack Nicklaus course, it is very affordable. Take advantage of their play all day offer. Old Works is definitely a course that is worth the drive to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

Amazing views

Course staff is extremely friendly and knowledgeable. They highlight hole playing in a few minutes. Fairways were like playing on carpet. Great shape all around. Played in unbelievable winds. So strong they impacted putting. Beautiful views throughout the course. Challenging but not too difficult for an average golfer.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 11/25/2014

Thank you for your great review Kygrace! Hope it's not so windy if you are able to visit again! -Ryan

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Fabulous Course

This is a beautifully groomed course, in excellent condition and fun to play. The facilities are first class and the staff is most helpful. Would recommend this to anyone.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 11/25/2014

Glad you had fun zaralogan! Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. Hope to see you again soon.

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