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4.0
256 Reviews (256)
5 Stars
93
4 Stars
114
3 Stars
28
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
8
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.9
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
3.7
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.6
81.1%
Recommend this course
220 out of 256 reviews
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4.2
44 Reviews (44)
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
19
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.1
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
3.7
86.4%
Recommend this course
38 out of 44 reviews
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4.2
48 Reviews (48)
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.1
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
3.7
85.4%
Recommend this course
41 out of 48 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).

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Lounge, Banquet Facilities, Locker Rooms

Reviews

4.0
256 Reviews (256)

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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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Picturesque! Well Kept Golf Course

Old Oak is your 5 Star Classic Country Club. Starting with their Driving range to their seperate practice areas for short game, chipping & putting, and bunker play. Must Play course great value!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 317
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Illinois Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing

First Time Impression - will go back next season

I know it's hard to believe I had never played Old Oak until yesterday. In better shape than most courses this year - very well maintained....even the sand traps were raked up with good sand. Pace of play wasn't an issue at all. $37 cost to play was about the right price point. Interesting layout.....the Par 5 fifth and Par 3 sixth are both challenging wonderful well designed golf holes....a really nice surprise. Old Oak is a course you have to play several times to get the general hang of where to route your shots and where to miss/lay up/punch out etc. The track does have it's issues - claustrophobic areas where a hard hat is necessary due the proximity of other golf holes, over growth of trees, 150 yard markers which look like they are placed in the middle of the fairways - but are not the line of play you should take, several sharp doglegs requiring lay up or shaped tee shots around trees......and without a play under your belt (even with others assisting who have several rounds in at Old Oak) you're pretty clueless. I know others have said this but the 2nd green is completely ridiculous....it's so severely sloped and comes so early in the round you're wondering when the next windmill or clown shoes will pop up.....because it's just plain wrong when a playing partners 4 foot dead uphill par putt gets less than an inch from the hole and then rolls back past them. Also interesting to note that all of us had far too numerous balls end up just off or past green fringes that stopped on non grassed almost hard pan areas with plenty of healthy grass surrounding. So for those reasons it's a 3 to 3.5 star course....very scenic and challenging and can be played sharper but only after you have a 1st experience. Recommend - $40 value.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 25+
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice course

Course was great!!!
The starter / ranger was rude !!!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Tee off/golf now ripped me off

Couldn’t play because of lightening storm but still had to pay full green fees. A course will never officially close so be sure there is no chance of bad weather or you’re screwed. Lightening strikes all around but it’s “discretionary” whether to go in the course or not.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Hidden Jem

This is one of my groups favorite courses. Even with the amount of play this course gets they keep it in great condition. However this last time out i was very disappointed in the green side bunkers. It looks like they had not been raked in a week. The sand was so had the balls were flying out of the sand. Please rake the bunkers....?

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Rude starter...Great Course

Sunday afternoon we got to the course and there was a 30 min back up. No problem... however, the starter was so inconsiderate and rude.. He should not be working with customers. We are regular customers and encountered such unprofessional behavior.
8/9/2020

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
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 Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 75
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Beautiful Course

The course layout is nice as it mixes open shots balanced with trees everywhere on the sides of most holes. The fairways and greens were well manicured. The staff and starter were very pleasant. We played oof and on in the rain, but it was warm and playable until the sun came out later. I enjoyed the course and would recommend it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather

The staff in the pro shop and the first tee ranger were less than friendly. AL needs to have a talk with the staff. Used to be very friendly. What happened?

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Old school

Tons of old oaks. Great vibe, great value after 3. A real throwback.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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