Lincoln Oaks Golf Course

4.0491882353 4.0 stars from 5 (103)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6186 yards
  • Slope: 124
  • Rating: 69.5
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Simulator: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6186 yards 69.5 124
White 71 6013 yards 68.4 121
White (W) 71 6013 yards 73.4 124
Gold 71 5313 yards 65.5 114
Gold (W) 71 5313 yards 69.8 117
Red (W) 71 4482 yards 65.2 107

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 103 Reviews
5 stars:
27
4 stars:
50
3 stars:
15
2 stars:
6
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

86 out of 103 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs worth the drive convenient to the city   Great for locals seniors beginners   Challenges include thick rough bunkers water hazards   Great for drinks  

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"Great course for the money"


u000005511367's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Smooth greens on the slow side. Great layout, plenty of birdie opportunities. Always a good price. Only down side is the bunkers. Low on sand and high on clay.


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


"Great course"


Garret12's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great condition and is very well kept. The staff is friendly. Not a super challenging course but it definitely keeps you honest. Would definitely recommend this course to other friends and golfers and will be coming back soon.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/14/2018

Thanks for positive review. We are family operated and take pride in our course.


"Lincoln Oaks - Good Course to play"


andrewstrigos's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

The course always has its challenges, which make things interesting. I always seem to find some trees that impede my game as they are strategically placed. You can score well, if you play well, but you can suffer on some holes if you are not on your game. I enjoy this course and play it a number of times throughout the year. I think that you will like it too.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/14/2018

Thanks for positive review Andrew. We are family operated and take pride in our course. Thanks for positive comments and loyalty!



AXELJUICE's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u615348395's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u818949553's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

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

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Awesome Value - Play this place!"


HOTSPOTTS's avatar
Top 10 Contributor
Illinois Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

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

Reviewed on

3.75 stars....my first time at this 1927 Bendelow....really neat old school good bones routing through a pretty neighborhood with small greens. Prox them and you have a good birdie chance....miss them and you chip/one putt paying close attention to the slopes. Tees/Fairways/Greens are in really decent shape - sand traps are also okay but could be hit or miss....overall very well maintained.

Short but challenging enough from the tips at 6200 this track contains a really unusual front nine - 4 par 5's and 3 par 3's - 37 out (1st and 2nd are the only par 4's). All of the Par 5's play long - Bendelow knew what he was doing with the topography.

Functional old clubhouse with a cool bar area. No lockers/showers. Good beverage prices. Water jugs on course and pleasant nurse service. Grass range. $1 for a small bucket of about 20-25 balls to warm up with - that's absolutely perfect and wish more courses would do this.

We had a stellar weather day ruined by a 40 player shot gun scramble scheduled at 10am on Saturday. The outing took over 6 hours. One of the longest rounds I've ever experienced. Needless to say the course won't be allowing these idiots who work for a logistics company to return despite the ranger/starters/management extreme efforts to get them to play at even a remotely reasonable pace. Pretty incredible if you ask me - a scramble....and one of the groups I watched while I waited triple bogied a par 4 with no penalty stokes! Observed two carts with players actually tip over. They also had a couple of their own gals driving all over course feeding them beers which I don't think the course even knew about.

It was extremely thoughtful of management to invite us back to play the course again on their dime.....and we will very much look forward to doing so later this season. Lincoln Oaks really is an incredible old school value if you enjoy the history of the game....note my "free" return has absolutely no influence on my comments about the facilities and course. With proper pace of play a wonderful walk of hills and dales.

Highly recommend and worth a visit at least once or twice a season.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice Trac"


u460616730's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I enjoy the layout of the course and the friendliness of the staff. I did play with two great gentleman and we enjoyed most of the round.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good value course"


Allan2972542's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For just over $20 for 18 w/ cart this is a very good deal. Course is in good shape. Greens are pretty small. Food and beverage is a very good deal. Very crowded course but pace of play was still pretty good on the day we played. Round was just over 4 hours for our foursome. Would recommend this course as a regular place to play for the value.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/14/2018

Thanks for your positive comments. We are family operated and take pride in our course. Love your comment about being crowded. We are a busy course and work hard to keep pace of play around four hours, which is usually achieved. I have players comment that they go elsewhere because we are crowded. I think to myself that a course that is not busy usually indicated issues. I would rather play a busy course with happy golfers than a empty course in inferior condition.


"First time and ill be back"


u615348395's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course. Four par 5s on the front 9 really give you a good challenge. Not a lot of water and plenty of open fairways. Greens in decent shape for the beginning of the year but I can see how challenging they'll be when they are faster.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"NICE APRIL DAY"


fritorayyy's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in decent early season shape except fpr bunkers which is understandable. The greens were great. Only complaint is that they seemed to have let people tee off on number 10 since when we made the turn there were a couple new groups that appeared on the course and slowed us down. It is a disservice to your customers who have played the front nine at a decent pace to all of a sudden throw 2 or 3 extra groups in front by letting them tee off on back nine.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course



u478788055's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2018
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Reviewed on

This is definitely a good course and one of the best values for golf.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"$10k hole in one"


MajesticPraise17's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2018
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Reviewed on

Awesome course to play. Plenty of elevation change and dog legs. It’s March so of course the course is soft and the greens aren’t able to be rolled but if your a true golfer and understand this...the course is open and the best one available to play. $5 to win $10k for the hole in one and $10 to win $20k and only 154 yards.


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


"Always fun"


aharo08's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Lincoln Oaks is always a good time. This fairly short layout has a ton of character. The par 3’s can be really difficult


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



mjsmith79's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Mighty Oak course"


Mike8212745's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Aside from all the acorns on the ground, because of the Oaks, the course is in great shape. Even after all the rain last weekend. Mark, Bobby, and the rest of the staff at Lincoln Oaks are great people, and very friendly and helpful.


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


"Slow Play"


u000004870631's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice coarse but it took almost 3 hours for two people to do nine holes. We decided not to do the back nine due to time.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"Lincoln Oaks - Nice relaxing course"


andrewstrigos's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

What course gives you a free small bucket of balls? Nice relaxed area surrounded by homes and streets. Course was in good shape for early fall. No complaints or issues. Teed off around 12:30 pm and was done in 3 hours . . . a relaxing day. Sand traps could use some more sand in spots, but greens were in good shape and the ball will roll on fairways as they are cut close. I always enjoy playing this course. It has a few small water hazards to keep you on your toes, but I mange to dodge most of them as the course is forgiving on many holes, so you can recover without penalty, unless you land in some trees.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u008666878's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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



u818949553's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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