Oak Grove Golf Course
|Yellow (W)||71||5737 yards||74.0||133|
|Forward (W)||71||5254 yards||71.3||127|
|Black M: 75.2/144||467||477||203||405||200||617||427||170||561||3527||431||488||388||444||172||482||390||160||539||3494||7021|
|Blue M: 73.4/140||445||456||193||395||190||603||413||148||538||3381||417||464||367||343||160||464||378||140||499||3232||6613|
|White M: 71.6/135||431||426||183||356||180||578||384||125||506||3169||384||451||359||335||150||431||372||134||469||3085||6254|
|Yellow W: 74.0/132||403||399||162||320||170||522||363||111||483||2933||366||414||340||310||140||395||271||128||440||2804||5737|
|Red W: 71.2/126||362||315||144||284||155||510||353||100||456||2679||331||384||271||286||130||379||254||110||430||2575||5254|
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Banquet Facilities
BUCKET LIST MUST
Oak Grove is definitely a bucket list must for all. Layout design 9.5 out of 10. The only wrinkle is hole 11. For the average golfer, too tricked up. Course was in excellent condition considering the recent rains. Make time, its worth the trip and enjoy the nature and local wildlife.
Greens and course good shape
One person working the club house, doing double duty checking in players as well as working the bar. Didn't seem too happy about it.
Windy, so there were a lot of downed leaves making it tough to find the ball even in the fairway, however that's golf in the midwest in the fall. My clubs didn't work right which made it a tougher day than usual! LOL A few holes had old ball marks around the cup that appear to look like they were there prior to the hole being cut. Should have been repaired when new hole is cut..
Another good outing at Oak Grove
Great course and quite challenging on some holes. Winds and some muddy areas detracted. Not crowded. Generally good shape with only a few heavily divoted areas. Good value. Recommended always. Outside of club house building needs attention badly.
Enjoyable to have a course not surrounded by houses.
Played in cool intermittent rain and wind. Pace of play was great and course generally remained in great condition even with rain. Greens remained very playable. Hole No 11 is an unusual layout, study before playing..
Could Be So Much More
Course is set up very nicely, however the condition was only fair. The greens were soft and held approach shots well. However, it's obvious that the people playing never heard about fixing ball marks on the green. Come on MAN!!
Lots of sand traps, that I got to visit a bit to much. It wouldn't have been bad as I feel I'm a good sand player. Oh wait, I said sand player. That's right 1/4" of sand in a bunker doesn't make a sand trap. Sand traps are the most expensive thing on a golf course to maintain. You can tell times are tough at OGG. Either fill 'em in or put sand in them, not gravel.
Very slow pace no starter was told people had tee times of 10:28 10:30 and 10:35 front was slow but joined a three some as a two some . Yes I know a 5 some but we still waited on every hole. Great course and great shape but pace was brutal
Wonderful Course surrounded by Farmland
Wonderful Course off the beaten path. Staff extremely friendly and welcoming. Had a 6:35 tee time and all greens rolled before we arrived. Greens in wonderful condition. 3rd time playing in a month! Thoroughly enjoyed.
Outstanding Layout in need of TLC
The layout here is fantastic. About as challenging as a course can be. Regardless of which tee boxes you choose, at some point you will need your best distance and ultimate accuracy to shoot a reasonable score. Note that I didn't say "shoot low" With the rating at the back tees at a stunning 75 and a slope of 144 on a Par 71 course..., there are few who would expect to shoot low... reasonably low is really all one can ask here.
One favorite was #11
Approaching the blue tee 464 yard par 5 #11 I thought, well heck this shouldn't be too hard. Wrong. It's the longest 464 yard par 5 I've ever played with a tight, hard dog-leg right encapsulated fairway with trouble left and right all the way to the green. The tee shot requires essentially a 200 straight away carry with have about 50 yards to work with on the other side of the creek. Then you have trees to navigate over or around on the approach. Frankly, I was happy to take a 1 putt 7 with two penalty strokes. Those were just two of the 7 total penalty strokes I took at Oak Grove this day! Accuracy is a must.
Condition wise, the Tees and Fairways were as expected during a long hot summer and not nearly as bad as earlier reviews purported. The bunker sand were pretty bad and really needs to be cleaned out. On the 603 yard Par 5 # 6 I was in the left bunker in 3 shots and proceeded to splash several large stones toward the flag along with the ball which came up short of the green. You don't really want to have to clean stones off of the green but it had to be done for anyone to putt. Had my first of four 3-putts for an 8 there.
It's unfortunate that Oak Grove is so far off the beaten path because it's clear that they struggle financially. The clubhouse is worn down and outdated inside and out and all around. The grill was lacking help and there was no beverage cart running at all on a beautiful Sunday afternoon with a course packed full of golfers. That makes it a difficult decision to play and only the course itself will bring me back.
Bottom line, it's a great golf course with a layout better than most. I'd play it again and again but it's a haul and it's not a place I can relax comfortably in. On the plus side, we have already decided that it would be a great stop for a stay and play few days in the Lake Geneva region and we look forward to returning to Oak Grove.
Hang in there guys and keep the course in good shape. We hope there is a generous benefactor that will see Oak Grove for all it can be and bring it back to the future.
Light Tee Sheet great pace of play
Played in slightly over 3 hours starting Tuesday mid-morning. Course is in decent shape.....very wet from some recent rains. The greens were cut that morning but are much slower than other area courses. Because of the dampness they were also a tad bumpy. Practice range was a swamp but hitting off grass. Overall course conditions have deteriorated the last few years. Slightly over 3 1/2 stars now unfortunately poised to go below that. $30 value wkday $40 value on wkends more than that you'll probably be disappointed. Avoid if possible when tee sheet is crowded as it will back up; with first timers having a difficult time navigating around the track. Great fun interesting layout to play and the 11th hole you have to play at least 3 or 4 times to get the hang of.....I love this place and highly recommend it.....just wish it wasn't such a drive/haul to get to Harvard.
Beautiful wooded setting
Our first time playing, went on recommendation of a friend. Quite a long drive for us (1hr 15 min). Course was not in great shape, had to find grass on the fairways to play from. Quite a few blind shot holes and # 11 .... to say could be better laid out is an understatement. Staff was SUPER friendly and accommodating. Will probably not go back because of the drive time, and can find courses closer to home for the money. Nice setting and clubhouse.
Will Not Return!!
EXTREMELY SLOW PLAY! - due to no starter, rangers and a staff that didn't care. Waited 10 - 15 minutes every hole before we played the hole. Got so bad at hole 8, we were waiting for the group in front of us along with the two groups behind us. At that point we decided to quit, since we were on track for a 6 hour round. Talking to the manager on the way out made no difference, he had nothing to say, not even an apology. Also, the course was very beat up, no divot repairs anywhere. Poorly run by Golf Visions!
Will Never Play This Course Again!!
EXTREMELY SLOW PLAY. Waited on every hole 15 -20 minutes just to tee off. No rangers at all, so groups doing whatever they wanted, like waiting until the group in front of them reached the green before they would tee off, thus giving them more time to stand around and talk or look for their balls out of play. Paid for 18 holes, but had to quit on the 8th hole when not only were we waiting for the group in front of us, but so were the 2 groups behind us. At that point we were on track for a 6 hour round. Upon leaving we searched around for a manger to tell our story. We asked if the ever have rangers, he said no, and showed no concern nor did he offer an apology. The course was also very beat up on the tee boxes and fairways, especially, with no divot repairs being done for some time. This isn't the first time we have issues with a Golf Visions course. Definitely will never return or play another of their courses!!
Nearly 60 miles from my home but play here 6 plus times a year
Working on bunkers but other than that course in great condition
2 some, played front nine in an hour
Ran into groups at turn but still played back 9 in 90 minutes