White Lake Oaks Golf Course

4.0000000000 4.0 stars from 5 (44)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 5703 yards
  • Slope: 111
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Back 71 5703 yards N/A 111
Middle 71 5489 yards N/A 109
Forward (W) 71 4899 yards N/A 114

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 44 Reviews
5 stars:
10
4 stars:
26
3 stars:
6
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

39 out of 44 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for locals seniors walkers   Challenges include bunkers thick rough narrow fairways   Great for drinks  

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"Great course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I play here a lot. Great course not too difficult. Well maintained and friendly staff who remember your name. Love playing here.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Slow Pace"


9lbhammer's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2015
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Reviewed on

In my opinion, the slowest pace course around and always seems overbooked whether it be morning, noon, or afternoon.<br/> There were 4 carts at every tee box and nowhere to play through to, we quit after 11 holes.<br/> Physically though, the fairways, rough, and greens were perfect.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"Love this course"


Evelyn7532651's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always in great condition and never encounter long waits


I recommend this course


"Overall great value and play"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2015
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Reviewed on

We started playing and instantly was approached about making sure we make the turn by a certain time as they have leagues coming in. As we continued to play we had to wait on the 4 some in front of us. We did in fact meet the time frame at the turn but then the ranger approached again at the 10/th and said leagues are coming in 5 mins make sure you keep pace.. We felt very rushed... By whole 13/as we skipped 12 to insure we wasn't holding anyone up. The ranger followed us for the entire rest of our play. We already was playing best ball.. Him sitting watching our every swing made it hard for a relaxing game.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Average Oakland County Course, VERY Long Cut Rough"


ddd1113's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Very strange course with some ridiculously designed holes for first timers of the course. There was barely difference in yardage between the mids and tips, and playing from the tips isn't a problem since this is a pretty short course (some sub-300 yd par 4s from the back tees). With that being your only advantage, you will be punished poorly for missing the tight fairways. The rough was cut at a ridiculously high length, so be prepared to lose many balls (or take much longer to find them) as well as find others' lost balls. Hitting out of the rough also took a considerable amount of power off your shot, so be prepared to club up at certain points. The moment your ball touches the rough it'll come to a dead stop. Very troublesome if you can't carry your shots well, which is painful to experience because the ball would roll for days on the fairway. I would not recommend this course for those that have trouble hitting the fairway with their tee shots or topping the ball, but would be fun for golfers that have better control and don't mind the unforgiving conditions on the course. Pace of play was surprisingly okay for how packed the course was, it's just a little unnerving seeing groups everywhere on such a compact course. The back definitely played harder than the front as others have said, so be prepared for some very tricky shots towards the end of your round. I also thought some of the greens were noticeably smaller than other courses in the area (especially on the par 5s), but they were in very good condition. I don't have any desire to play this course over any others in the area, so I would recommend this as a backup over any of the other Oakland County courses. If you have great control on your shot you don't have much to worry about, otherwise if you are less experienced like I am pick a more forgiving course in the area.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"good location and easy to get on"


sli314's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is an easy course with friendly staff. It is very flat and short. During weekdays, no tee time is required. They have good facilities and course condition is always in good status.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Nice short Course - Small Greens"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course for a short driver (220ish) like me! Long hitters will not be able to use driver on a lot of the front 9 holes and almost all the holes on the back nine - which has a ton of heavy dog legs and is a lot thinner then the front. Small greens were in great shape and course was very well maintained! Great rate thru GOLFNOW hot deal that I found on a Sunday morning too!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice Muni"


skates11's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It had been over 30 years since I played here as a kid. Lots of fun to return!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Can't beat golf for $10"


thegolfcop's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Not my favorite course in my area, but I'm very familiar with the course and couldn't pass up the price. It was a beautiful day, slightly overcast, perfect temperature, just an outstanding day for golf. So glad GolfNow had it available.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Good Course"


got2golf36's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Course conditions were great. Front 9 plays easier than the back 9 which "tightens" up considerably. Not very long even from the back tee but still provides a fun day of golf for all skill levels.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Mediocre Course At Best"


u159163594's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course wasn't a difficult course, but it also didn't have much of a lasting impression. The greens at the course are, for the most part, very small. The tee boxes needed trimming and some needed some leveling as they were not flat. In my opinion, the 40 dollars to play this course was not worth it.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Great greens"


moe5783527's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was great, I know it's spring and this course is at its top. Great wild life thru out the course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Superb"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of the nicest courses in the Detroit area. Staff is great.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Short but sweet"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course challenging even though it's short great day great time!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Very nice county course."


u000005297349's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/01/2014
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was November 1, 42 degrees and I still have fun.

Nice course for beginners. I strongly recommend it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Great course"


Louis9324573's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course, straight fairways with room to play, large greens, challenging. Great course for easy round of golf.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice short course."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in good condition and it offers a variety of holes. Not a long course but enjoyable. The back nine offers a bit more of a challenge, the front nine is fairly open, Staff is very helpful.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great value..."


Dolf8814634's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Our foursome was breezing along doing 18 holes, until we came upon a 3 some on #15, one with a pull cart... They were awful to say the least, it was hit the ball and wait 10 min... Other than that the course was in great shape..


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"The best of all the county courses"


Samg0067's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is my favorite of all the oakland county sponsored courses. 18 holes, bar and grill and somewhat centrally located.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Mediocre Course"


u000007113597's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I've found that most metro park golf courses are ok at best but the staff acts as if you are at Pebble Beach. With this said the staff was friendly but the rate of play was slow and the course itself was quite boring.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course



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