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4.2
259 Reviews (259)
5 Stars
117
4 Stars
110
3 Stars
23
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.0
91.9%
Recommend this course
245 out of 259 reviews
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4.2
29 Reviews (29)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
86.2%
Recommend this course
25 out of 29 reviews
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4.2
45 Reviews (45)
5 Stars
22
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
88.9%
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40 out of 45 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6739 yards
Slope 128
Rating 72.3
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Castle Oaks Golf Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6739 yards 72.3 128
Blue 71 6356 yards 70.6 125
White 71 5948 yards 68.6 122
White (W) 72 5948 yards 74.9 124
Gold 71 5447 yards 66.2 119
Gold (W) 72 5447 yards 72.2 119
Red (W) 72 5015 yards 69.7 113
Scorecard for Castle Oaks Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 72.3/127 577 215 420 370 529 369 424 195 394 3493 416 173 355 535 342 410 155 422 438 3246 6739
Blue M: 70.5/124 554 178 400 352 500 355 402 181 373 3295 387 157 332 521 321 382 145 400 416 3061 6356
White M: 68.5/121 W: 74.9/124 537 158 380 337 479 339 385 167 355 3137 361 124 313 488 304 342 110 374 395 2811 5948
Gold M: 66.1/116 W: 72.2/119 495 131 347 322 437 308 350 145 325 2860 331 99 290 459 270 316 103 350 369 2587 5447
Red M: 64.0/111 W: 69.7/113 452 121 319 286 410 279 324 125 293 2609 300 76 253 424 243 292 94 300 324 2306 4915
Handicap 3 7 5 15 9 17 1 13 11 4 18 14 10 12 8 16 6 2
Par 5 3 4 4 5 4 4 3 4 36 4 3 4 5 4 4 3 4 4 35 71
Handicap (W) 1 11 7 15 5 13 3 17 9 8 18 14 6 12 10 16 2 4

Course Details

Year Built 1994
Golf Season Year round
Architect Brad Benz (1994) Ross Forbes (1994)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

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Reviews

4.2
259 Reviews (259)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 17
Brunch 7
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 26
Bunkers 25
Forced Carries 19
This course/club is great for:
Locals 25
Advanced Golfers 20
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 15
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 34
In the 'Burbs 6

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Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
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cogolfpro
Commented On 07/10/2019

Thank you for adding a review. We appreciate your feedback and use it to improve our guests experience. We'll discuss pace of play policies with the team to help limit the slow play factor happening during your next round. Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented On 07/08/2019

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We work to provide our guests a great golfing experience and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Overall the course played well. Something needs to be done with the sand traps, too many small rocks, it is more like dirt then sand.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 07/08/2019

Thank you for taking the time to post a 5 star review. We work to provide our guests a great golfing experience and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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QuarryPines
Commented On 07/01/2019

Thank you so much for your review. We all work to help ensure our guests have the best possible experiences. We value your feedback, and hope to see you back soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

tried too canceal one of my tee times but phones were too beusy and your email was screwed up

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 07/01/2019

Thank you so much for your review. Sorry to hear that you had trouble with your cancellation. We value your feedback, and hope to see you back soon.

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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cogolfpro
Commented On 06/24/2019

Thank you so much for your 4 star review. We all work to help ensure our guests have the best possible experiences and 3 hour rounds certainly help. We value your feedback, and hope to see you back soon.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Firm & Fast

The course is in great shape. The greens are like a pool table. Rough will punish you as it’s supposed to. The only negative is there isn’t a grain of sand in the bunkers. They’re dirt with a hard clay bottom. I know stay out of them. The course plays through houses and isn’t that long so it’s protected by bunkers. Fairway and green side bunkers are atrocious.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented On 06/10/2019

Thank you so much for your 4 star review. We all work to help ensure our guests have the best possible experiences. We value your feedback, and hope to see you back soon.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Course

Challenging course. A little hilly with s9me very interesting holes. The greens were wonderful, but the rough was a little long. The differences between the front nine and back nine makes it seem like they were designed by two different people. BTW, no mats on the driving range.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 06/10/2019

Thank you so much for your 5 star review. It's always nice hearing positive feedback regarding our greens. We value your feedback, and hope to see you back soon.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great shape, hard greens

Great spring course. Greens are very firm.
The only knock one this course is the bunkers.
They are basically clay hardpan with no sand.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented On 06/10/2019

Thank you so much for your 5 star review. We all work to help ensure our guests have the best possible experiences. We value your feedback, and hope to see you back soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging course, nice greens

A Truly good course. Fair challenging layout. Nice greens. Course in good shape except for sand traps.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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cogolfpro
Commented On 05/30/2019

Thank you for posting a 4 star review. We appreciate your support and kind words. Hope to see you again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Conditions

The course conditions weren’t as good as normal. It’s as if they got to finally mow the rough after months of bad weather...... however the weather has been great. The ponds are all filled with algae

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 05/16/2019

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Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Conditions

Excellent greens and fairways. Somewhat difficult rough (which it should be) for those of us playing it. Pace of play was a bit slow, which seems to be the case every time we play Castle Oaks.

Overall, nice day of golf!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 05/16/2019

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I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Big Fun

The course was great and the staff is just as good.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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cogolfpro
Commented On 05/13/2019

Thank you so much for your 5 star review. We appreciate you!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course

Nice course and pace of play was great, played 18 in 2 hours

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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cogolfpro
Commented On 05/13/2019

Thank you for your 5 star review. Come back and see us soon.

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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cogolfpro
Commented On 04/29/2019

Thank you for posting a 5 star review. We appreciate your feedback. Hope to see you again soon!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 04/29/2019

Jeremy, Thank you for posting a 5 star review. We appreciate your feedback. Hope to see you again soon!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bad

Long grass in fairways, first cut is like a hazzard. No sand in traps. Dry cut grass all over, lost balls because grass is too high. Just bad maintenance. Play LaContenta it is maintained..

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented On 04/27/2019

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Need to cut the rough

Played on Easter, felt like I was on an Easter egg hunt all day trying to find our balls. We lost a lot of balls that were not that far off the fairway that should have been findable easily. Rough right now is very thick and very long, hard to find your ball even just a yard off the fairway or green unless you know exactly where it was.

The course layout is great, big oak trees in play in lot of holes make you think about where you have to hit it. I know the rough is only due to all the rain this year, but it was almost unplayable with thick terrible lies even just a foot off the fairway or just off the greens. I intend to come back in a month or so and think they will have mowed it shorter by then and I’ll re-review it. The greens were in excellent condition and rolling well. Bunkers were not sand, more rocks and clayish, not sure if that’s on purpose I.e. “natural bunkers” or not, but it was hard to get it close out of them.

Pay the greens keeping staff overtime and cut that rough down these next few weeks and it’s an excellent course.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 04/24/2019

Thank you for the review and comments. We use your feedback to help improve the experience that we deliver our guests. You are correct that the additional rain has increased the rough, but we are heading into great weather conditions which enables the rough to be cut more often. Hope to see you again soon!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Grass Clumps

Fairways were in good shape but the rough was covered with thousands of clumps of grass. Spent excessive time trying to find my partner's ball.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 04/22/2019

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rough roughs

Love the course. Greens and fairways were good. Rough is very thick.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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ECTeam
Commented On 04/11/2019

Thank you for your 4 star review. We all work hard to provide our guests the best golfing experience possible and feedback like this means a great deal. We look forward to seeing you again.

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