Old Oak Country Club

4.1735352941 4.2 stars from 5 (175)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6609 yards
  • Slope: 128
  • Rating: 71.1
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared Shirt (no tank tops / tee shirts).
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 71 6609 yards 71.1 128
Blue 71 6239 yards 69.1 123
Red (W) 71 5298 yards 67.5 117

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 175 Reviews
5 stars:
64
4 stars:
76
3 stars:
20
2 stars:
10
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

151 out of 173 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs worth the drive convenient to the city   Great for locals wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers   Challenges include bunkers narrow fairways elevation changes   Great for drinks patio dining dinner  

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"Old Oak Joke"


u000004232380's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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The layout is the only thing this course has going for it. I’d only play it again if I could catch a hot deal , otherwise not worth the cash.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



sadiebell8's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



jaws41's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000007184451's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"extremely slow"


flexcable's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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course was very nice and challenging. BUT the pace of play was extremely slow the round took 5 hours :(


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"extremely slow"


flexcable's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

nice course BUT pace of play is extremely slow and I went on a Thursday I could imagine how extremely slow the weekends are. make sure you plan for at least a 5 hour round


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Tight, but fair Layout"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was fair, and was a version of target golf. Playing the white tees, since it was our first time, it was more important to play location. The tight fairways lined with trees on many holes required this, with plenty of and or water thrown in to reward accuracy before length.

The putting was a big challenge with many holes placed on ridges, so lagging was tough, and often if you missed the putt, it rolled past 5-10 feet.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Beautiful, challenging, fair"


u2063624's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2017
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I have not played Old Oak in a few years and always pleasantly surprised what a great course it is nestled in the community. Challenging but not ridiculously so... great hole designs and upkeep. My only complaint were the lack of yardage markers on the course. Plenty of sprinkler heads but the yardage faded away so you can't read them.

Also they have a great practice facility as well.

Can't wait to play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Great day of play"


FunintheSun4's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/23/2017
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Reviewed on

We had a great day of play at Old Oak. Course is in great shape! Everyone was very nice and the price was right.


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



u000007932321's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Rough Greens"


revbartlett's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was absolutely beautiful. Very well maintained and well laid out. Rough was not too deep and the fairways were fantastic. The biggest challenge to the course is the unpredictability of the greens. They all rolled well and were quick. However you literally cannot trust your eyes trying to read them. There are slopes and curves all over the place. It was never uncommon among the foursome to see four putts start within 10 feet of the hole and all wind up off the putting surface. I look forward to playing again soon. DO NOT GET ABOVE THE PIN! You will regret it quickly.


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



u399960518's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather 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

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



therodore8924838's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2017
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Reviewed on

We played 18 holes at 12noon then after 3 of us wanted to play more the course charged us 16$ per guy for 9 holes at 4pm

Considering we should have gotten the replay rate at twilight and play as many holes as we could get in before sun down didn't make sense


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



uOSZN5762OS's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



AustinJohnson215's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

First time playing this course in years and it's better than I remember! Rolling terrain and huge old oak trees all over the course, along with Long Run Creek running throughout the course make this easy looking course much more challenging. The greens rolled pretty smooth; there had been some holes punched recently for airification, but even with that they were mostly smooth. Definitely recommended!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u706007932's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2017
First time playing 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: Excellent


I recommend this course



taffy711's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u491472634's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2017
Previously played 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


I recommend this course



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