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3.8
212 Reviews (212)
5 Stars
75
4 Stars
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3 Stars
23
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
8
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.6
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
3.8
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.6
77.4%
Recommend this course
182 out of 212 reviews
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3.7
3 Reviews (3)
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
1
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0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.7
Amenities
2.7
StaffFriendliness
3.7
66.7%
Recommend this course
2 out of 3 reviews
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3.6
16 Reviews (16)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
3
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1
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2
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.3
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
3.4
68.8%
Recommend this course
11 out of 16 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6609 yards
Slope 128
Rating 71.1

Old Oak Country Club is situated only 20 minutes from Chicago, but the beautifully wooded terrain shaded by mature oaks and hickory trees, makes it feel as though it's much further away. Originally opened in 1926, the golf course is one of the area's oldest and even one of the oldest in the state. It has undergone many renovations over the years but it still retains its classic character. The layout offers plenty of variety with drivable par 4s and lengthy par 5s. The rolling topography provides many of the golf course's challenges, from the rolling fairways and undulating greens to the elevated tees and blind shots. Mature trees tower over the fairways, adding another tricky element to the golf course. Old Oak Country Club is challenging but fair and still quite playable, which is why it has long been a local favorite.

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Course Details

Year Built 1926
Fairways Blue
Greens Bent
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 12/15
Architect Kingsman

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Collared Shirt (no tank tops / tee shirts).

Reviews

3.8
212 Reviews (212)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 20
Patio Dining 13
Dinner 11
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 25
Narrow Fairways 17
Elevation Changes 16
This course/club is great for:
Locals 21
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 18
Advanced Golfers 17
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 35
Worth the Drive 21
Convenient to the City 8

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4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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3.0
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poor pace

The pace was so slow and took over 5 hours to play 18. The course has a nice set up but I could not enjoy round since I spent more time sitting on golf cart waiting.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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4.0
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Conditions Good
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

SLOW as molasses and greens in poor shape

Played here on several occasions in the past. Have never seen this many unrepaired ball marks on greens, unfriendly course rangers or play as SLOW as today ! Good fun layout - too bad other issues made the round less than stellar !

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Nice time

I know not why there all the haters out there. The course was in great condition. Yes, there are trees however it you hit the ball in the fairway, the trees don’t get in the way. The greens were quick today. If you fix your ball marks they are fine. The staff was friendly and accommodating. A great course. Go there.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

You can tell its a 1920's course

The greens are a joke.#2 is a prime example. 1920's greens, small and tilted like a wash board. Put a clowns mouth at many or the holes. Many of the greens are really torn up. no real maintenance at all. In a league there and the Par three hole # 6 has been in disrepair for 3 years now. Watch out in the bunkers, I pulled a rock out bigger than a house brick. Old Oaks is correct, many trees overgrown and block some greens and even your tee shot on the par three12th. They don't even look above them when they place the tee markers. If they bring the greens into this century, the course would be great.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens were in Horrible condition. Beat up, chucks missing and extremely slow. By far the worst condition i've ever played on here.
Driving range was closed because they could not get any of the range balls picked up!

Conditions Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice layout. With the rain, cart path only which slows play. Pro shop staff took my money but didn’t tell me where to get a cart. Course was wet but that was expected. People need to fix ball marks on greens

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

For april 9 course is in great shape greens rolled and putts rolled true

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

Early Season Issues

The course was in good condition for so early in the season.
There were no ball washers, hole indicators, or porta-johns out yet.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Not worth the money

Played here a few times and same old thing...slow pace. Not to mention the starter was a little rude threatening to remove us from the course if we didn’t follow the cart path only rule...keep in mind we hadn’t even teed off yet. The worst part was the greens were in AWFUL shape. Seems like the rule of repairing ball marks should be enforced as hard as the cart path rule. Basically at $40+ this course is not worth it.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Ranger

Ranger told us to go faster when all day we waited for the group in front of us. Seemed like he just road around to harass without realizing what group was the issu.e. Kind of a jerk.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great Track

Great layout and fun course to play. A nice mix of long and short par fours and par 3s.

Well maintained and greens roll really well.

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

A beautiful, well-groomed golf course

I am very impressed with the wonderful condition of the course. Greens are tricky, but rolled true and reasonably fast with very few ball marks. Fairways are in excellent condition. A very playable but challenging course that offers a good test of your golfing skills. I was very impressed to see the greens keepers blowing fallen leaves off the tees and greens. This course is family owned and their care in preserving the quality of the course shows.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great design winding thru nice parkland grounds.

Very nice courses. Most holes dont go by other holes so it is a nice peaceful roind of golf. Greens we're good speed but golfers need to learn how fix their divots little bumps by or around holes. Nice course a bit pricey though.could lower price a bit.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not Happy!!

Waited at Pro Shop for 10 minutes with no one around to check us in. Person who checked us in acted as if he was doing us a favor and we interrupted his day. Golf ranger was more interested in chasing us off the course at twilight rather than speeding up play during our round. I’ve always enjoyed golfing at this course in the past but I’m not going back.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor

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