Mystic Oak Golf Course

2.5588058824 2.6 stars from 5 (116)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6358 yards
  • Slope: 120
  • Rating: 71.1
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: No
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: 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 72 6358 yards 71.1 120
White 72 5967 yards 69.4 117
Gold 72 5321 yards 68.6 116
Red (W) 72 4739 yards 68.1 115

Mystic Oak Golf Course in Waterloo has a diverse layout that seems to play a little differently each time you're on it. The layout features long, winding fairways and gently sloping greens, which are framed by a slew of strategically placed bunkers. There are also many water hazards that come into play throughout the golf course. The gently rolling terrain has subtle ups and downs that provide tricky uneven lies. The back nine is uniquely divided into three par 3s, par 4s, and par 5s each. The golf course will test your short-game skills but the lengthy par 5s offer driving opportunities for long hitters as well. Mystic Oak Golf Course is player friendly enough for a wide range of skill levels but you may be surprised to find yourself using all the clubs in your bag.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 2.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 3.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 116 Reviews
5 stars:
13
4 stars:
39
3 stars:
27
2 stars:
21
1 stars:
16

recommend this course

72 out of 115 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city   Great for locals beginners seniors   Challenges include water hazards elevation changes forced carries   Great for drinks  

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Cody4197390's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The last time I played this course was two years ago. When I played it this past week, it was in waaaay better condition than it was a few years ago. The staff seemed to not care a couple years ago and I was pleasently surprised to see it was looking this good this season already. I actually saw the grounds crew out working to keep the course up. I would recommend playing here.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



tniederkorn's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather 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

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great recovery"


u6793975's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I golfed this course last year and it was in horrible shape, staff was aware of problems and working on fixing it. With new grounds crew course in great shape compared to last year. Conditions have made a complete 180 from last year. This course is now one of my favorites for the price.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good variety of holes"


u752835169's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was kind of rough and greens were way too slow, but understand with new greens keeper that they will improve...


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"The course was very wet"


Senior71's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was not In very good condition. Greens were in bad shape on some holes.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Poor conditions"


yogi60's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

course is in terrible shape. tees, fairways and most greens are in bad condition. price was resonable but i wouldn't recommend it.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Practice Round"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this course for a preview to playing a tournament next weekend. Also played in early spring of this year, the new course management has begun what will be an uphill climb to fixing all the problems from previous management and are going in the right direction. Greens are looking much better, but fairways still need a lot of attention, as do the tee boxes. Overall it was not that bad of an outing for the price I paid. ( $19 with cart).


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Mystic Oak, inexpensive for a reason"


IkeEicher's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Friendly and attentive staff listed first for a reason.

Course conditions not up to par. Needs a lot of work on the front 9 greens.

Excellent service from the pro shop and bar or there would be fewer stars. Pace of play fast, not a lot of players on the course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Greens...what greens?"


u000006132451's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Did they fire their groundskeeper? 12 of 18 greens were unputtable and apparently when they lost the greens they stopped watering the fairways I used to love this course don't know what happened to it two months ago it was great! The listing on this course should now come with a player advisory due to poor conditions


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Greens are bad"


Rick9886908's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I love this course, but the greens are in real bad shape. I cannot recommend because of this.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Several bad greens"


u000007025007's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

We had heard that there were some bad greens but thought we would check it out ourselves. There were 2 greens that we could not putt on at all. There were a few other greens that we had to move the ball around in order to putt. They had a 2 putt rule on those greens. The fairways were in good shape. We probably won't play there till they fix the greens.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



u7862715's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course layout is very good. Unfortunately the course maintenance is not. Atleast 5 greens where unplayable. The staff was very friendly but I will not be back for 2 years .


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"VERY POOR PLAYING CONDITIONS"


u162817495's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

STAFF WAS EXCELLANT. AMMENITITES ARE GOOD.

CARTS ARE EXCELLANT. THIS USED TO BE A VERY NICE COURSE. MOST GREENS ARE SHOT AND THE ROUGH IS ALL WEEDY AND FAIRWAYS ARE NOT VERY GOOD. IT WILL TAKE A LONG TIME & MONEY TO EVER GET THIS COURSE BACK TO DECENT SHAPE.

BUT PRICE WAS FAIR FOR A GOOD PRACTICE ROUND..


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Poor condition"


u000008018722's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Tees and fairways are baked and hard as concrete.

Greens have a lot of crabgrass and bare spots.

Used to love this course, but it is suffering from neglect.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Don't waste your $."


kyle618's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Course is in bad shape. Over half the greens are gone. Tee boxes and fairways are hard as a rock. Been told they have new super, old lost job due to killing greens. Hopefully they can get it straighten out.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Don't waste your money."


spongeworthy's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

It seems the wrong things are being improved. I noticed the large out door pavillion that was built and some landscaping as you arrive is looking better. However, the priorities should be fixing the greens, fairway and the tee boxes. Not to mention the lakes are full of green moss. Embarrassing really. Too many other places to play which are in much better shape.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



Wjburg's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u921956130's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



rifle1ron's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



repaalr's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



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