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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 72
Length 7128 yards
Slope 144
Rating 74.6

Course Details

Year Built 1999
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/15 Closed: 10/31
Architect Rees Jones (1999) Keith Evans (1999)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes - "Thousand Oaks Golf Academy"
Golf Simulator No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole No

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.7
15 Reviews (15)
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Reviews 6
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

The beat in GR

I've been fortunate enough to play Thousand Oaks for years and having played all around the state, I can honestly say this is one of the best courses in Michigan. From the great course design, great conditions, and a super friendly staff, you will find no better golf experience around. It's a golf course that will make you use all 14 clubs and at times ,are you think you're in. Or there Michigan. It's well worth the visit!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course.

Only way I could afford to play it was with Golfnow.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

loved this course and will come back and play it again

one of the best golf courses i have played this year.Considering how late in the season it is the crews have maintained this course in excellent condition and hardly any leaves on the fairway at all.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A must experience for every good golfer

This course dazzels you with Gods creation each and every hole. The elevation changes are breathtaking and its easy to get off your game just gazing at the beauty of the course. I'm going back as soon as possible just to authenticate the scenery still etched in my mind.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very challenging with multiple tees available

Normally a pricy club but with "golfnow" it's very affordable. A picturesque and panoramic course beautifully weaved between wetland and forest. A clubhouse and facilities that serve any patron's needs. The practice range is a little weird, very down hill. Which one will have many down hill AND very up hill shots. Premium on tee shots throughout. Large undulating greens. There's a few birdy holes but mostly just keep it in play and be ready/comfortable with bogies. Enjoy!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Worth the price from GolfNow.com

NOrmal rate is $67 for 18. We paid $40 plus the $8 fee for using GolfNow.com. From the time we drove up until we left we were treated with courtesy and a smile from everyone (including the young people who worked there). Tee times were ready to go when they said they would be. Carts are equipped with built-in GPS screens and other than the constant advertising were beneficial in giving yardage and possible trouble spots. The greens had been plugged 3 weeks prior so there was some putts which we felt were deflected because of them. Still, the greens were fast and very receptive to holding our shots. The course has almost NO flat spots other than the teeing areas! Elevation changes are rampant and just added to the overall enjoyment of playing the course. Fairways were fair but you didn't want to stray to far into the rough which was thick.
The layout is such that you seldom see anyone else on the course unless you catch up to them because they've been looking for a lost ball. The course name is Thousand Oaks but it could also be Million Trees and is one of the reasons you don't see others. There's only a few concerns I have about playing there. 1) None of the cart paths are close to the greens and, because of the design you find yourself walking down hills (often quite steep) to get to the greens and then back up them to the carts. Wet grass was a slip and fall concern for two of our members and one actually did early on. 2) In an effort to protect landing areas short of the greens you cannot drive up to most holes any closer than what seemed like 50 yards. I don't think this would be a "walking" course. Well worth the money!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A "Must Play"

Beautiful course, beautiful clubhouse. If you are looking for a challenge, you found it. Difficult greens, excellent fairways, and beautiful scenery.

Definitely worth playing once.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Lots of elevation change, not an outstanding design

I thought the course was very playable, and quite forgiving. Most of the greens are shaped like bowls that funnel poorly struck approval shots toward the middle of the green.

I did not think this design was anything to write home about beyond the significant elevation change of the land.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Vacation near home!

My wife and I love to vacation up north, to play golf and go boating. She took this past Monday off from work and we played Thousand Oaks. We were surprised at how much Thousand Oaks feels like the northern courses we love to play near Traverse City and Gaylord!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Premiere public course in Grand Rapds

I hadn't played Thousand Oaks in a few years due to the price ($87) and because they only permit members on weekends. However, the deal I was able to get from Golfnow was incredible and unable to pass up.

The course is as I remember it - the best public access course in Kent County. Up north feel with each hole bordered on all sides by woods or wetlands for maximum privacy. Rolling terrain. Fast greens. Higly recommended.

Beware however - we were told in the clubhouse that because we booked via Golfnow, the golf course had the right to move our tee time up or back a half hour without notice to us ahead of time, so show up plenty early. We were moved back 10 minutes, so no biggee.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

this course has great features

this course was very fun to play well maintained and challenging my friend and never played there before and was very happy at the end of the round would play this course again

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

course was great. delayed tee time

course was in great shape and enjoyed it. only complaint was they moved my selected tee time of 8:10 am to 8:40 am. didn;t know they could do that.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

One of the best courses I have played

We played in the spring and the course was well manicured. I cannot imagine how nice the course would be in the summer. I wanted to give the course 4.5 stars, but it was not an option. IMO 5 stars is tour grade course, 4 stars being a really solid public course. In this case I rounded up because I consider Thousand Oaks better than a solid course. It is a great course. Go play it

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

First time played. Too early in the season to enjoy beauty of the course. Will return later in the season.

First time played. Too early in the season to enjoy beauty of the course. Will return later in the season.

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 50
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor

Fast Greens

It was a very nice course with fast undulating greens. There were some beautiful elevated tees. There were many elevated, well bunkered greens, which made it very challenging. We enjoyed it very much and will definitly be back.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
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