Oaks/Lakes at Valley Oaks Golf Club

3.0692000000 3.1 stars from 5 (39)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6575 yards
  • Slope: 125
  • Rating: 70.7
  • 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
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6575 yards 70.7 125
White 71 6263 yards 68.7 119
Red (W) 73 5491 yards 72.0 122

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.4 stars from 5
Value: 3.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 39 Reviews
5 stars:
3
4 stars:
18
3 stars:
14
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

33 out of 38 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city   Great for locals  

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u3057678's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000004721397's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/16/2018
First time playing Walked Hot weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Feb 18"


CenCalHack's avatar
Top 10 Contributor
San Francisco Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/03/2018

Reviewed on

Quick winter update

Saturday before SBLII

Even with a tournament that started in the morning pace was surprisingly good

Course is mostly dormant with tees and green complexes being overseeded.

Greens were smooth and in good condition. Running medium/slow


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Fall 17"


CenCalHack's avatar
Top 10 Contributor
San Francisco Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Fall update

Greens are in good shape and like many in the area are running quick thanks to favorable temps. Tees are all green with occasional torn up patches and a few unlevel areas. Bunkers are hard with a very thin layer on top. Fairways going/are dormant. Pace was very poor due to tournament and a great special they are running, which resulted in too many players and nowhere to go. 5hrs groan.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"August 2017"


CenCalHack's avatar
Top 10 Contributor
San Francisco Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Quick update--

Played the Valley and Lakes nines

Tees and fairways have excellent coverage

Bunkers hard with crust and/or wet and/or furrowed

Greens were hit and miss, some were still in good condition while others were very poor with what appeared to be some sort of fungal damage or disease (on the Valley nine in particular) both nines had areas of late summer ball mark damage from unrepaired marks dying in the heat


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"May 2017"


CenCalHack's avatar
Top 10 Contributor
San Francisco Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

A rare bump up to four stars for this course that typically rates as an average three compared to other courses in the area. The conditions currently are very good all around and the greens are rolling true and medium speed. Get out and play here before the summer heat affects the course conditions.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"After the rains"


CenCalHack's avatar
Top 10 Contributor
San Francisco Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

A little update after all the storms.

The course is understandably very wet, soggy, muddy in areas and produced the corresponding mud balls.

The tees are all lush and if anything a bit shaggy from not being able to mow.

The fairways are in the worst condition. The combination of traffic (carts were path only the day we played) and still dormant grass has created many areas that were very torn up and had little to no grass. Tee shots hit and stopped.

Bunkers were all wet and many had standing water. Although playing out of the wet packed sand is not difficult, they clearly need work.

The rough was BRUTAL, as the grass was not dormant off the fairways and ranged in length from ankle deep to don't even bother looking for the ball jungle.

Now for the good part.

The greens were as smooth and without any bad patches as I can remember seeing. I was astonished at how few ball marks were evident. Lack of play? Great drainage? I don't know, but they were in fantastic shape. The speed was slow, but a worthy trade off to have that quality on this highly played muni.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"In good sping condition"


CenCalHack's avatar
Top 10 Contributor
San Francisco Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Previous reviews apply (always vary on some ratings) Course is in good condition and green everywhere.

Pace of play was poor -- please stop overbooking behind tournaments -- it is no secret that charity tournaments take forever and then selling every time right after them is a recipe for gridlock.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Update"


CenCalHack's avatar
Top 10 Contributor
San Francisco Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/28/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

Course is in winter/fall condition, which means dormant fairways with green surrounds and tees being over seeded.

Greens are excellent this time of year like most courses in the area due to weather and lack of play.

I changed my value rating due to the cost. Twilight is after two even in the winter and the 44.50 price is absurd for starting after 1pm on a weekday. There are very good courses nearby that have earlier twilights and better prices. If VO ever figures this out maybe they can lure more out of town play, because the course is worth the drive.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Soccer or golf?"


Mark2409778's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

I have played this course a few times over the years. My last visit was not fun at all. We were immediately confused if we playing soccer or golf? Nobody monitored pace of play. The group in front of us was hitting two sometimes three shots from the same location. Groups were jumping around from different holes all day. We notified the Marshall who did nothing. Then we tried to have a beer at the restaurant and got attitude from the cashier. We were paired with a twosome who we didn't know, they were also very disappointed. Bad experience


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Greens and tees are great. Fairways & rough suspect."


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/29/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tees were good and greens rolled true and fast. Fairways have been allowed to go dry due to the draught. Rough was unpredictable with some really tough conditions and lies possible. Overall it was a good test of ones game. I want to play this course again in the summer when conditions should be better.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"fun for everyone"


Victor7675806's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/25/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Valley Oaks is a fun golf course with 27 holes surrounded by beautiful scenery. While some holes may vary in difficulty others are challenging. Pros and amateurs will enjoy the course's upkeeping.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Winter update"


CenCalHack's avatar
Top 10 Contributor
San Francisco Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/23/2014
Previously played

Reviewed on

Course is dormant in most places, good grass on tees and green complexes. The greens are in much better shape than during the summer. They are running quicker and much smoother.


I recommend this course


"Fun course BUT very sloooooow."


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Lakes and valley courses were fun to play. Not to hard but in good shape. First 9 was so slow we waited on every shot. The back 9 was great but by the time we got to 7 it was getting dark. Fun course, good condition but can be slow.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good course for the price"


vurp03's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Decent course. Greens on the valley course need some love, a lot of ball marks not cleaned up.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Old school muni"


CenCalHack's avatar
Top 10 Contributor
San Francisco Advisor
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

I love the mature oaks and the parkland feel of the course is probably it's best asset. This is your typical muni with average to fair conditions and facilities. The three nines offer a good mix of holes with more emphasis on accuracy over distance. Like much of California they are focusing/reducing water usage. There are brown areas both in, but mostly around, the courses. Overall it is a good option for players whom like to play more than just their home course. We hooked up a great deal on golfnow so even on the weekend the cost was low.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Only public course in town..."


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It's the only public course in town so that's obviously taken advantage of. Costs are too high for a course with concrete sand traps, foot golf being played, and guys in jeans & tank tops playing...if you're lucky you'll get a guy with popped collar working in pro shop who will act like you're ruining his day - especially if you book via GolfNow. It's not a terrible course - but they need to pick what they are going to be. An average come screw around or a legitimate golf attire only course with golf ediquit being held as a standard.

Right now it's just make as much money as possible because it's the only course in town. At some point someone should open another course locally and that would change everything. I enjoy playing the courses and can shoot low scores but the other culture issues and prices don't quite match up.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"good course"


uDMBL2048DM's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Was a good course the greens were a little rough from people not fixing their divots. Overall good course, friendly staff.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Play Lakes Course"


cth123's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Out of the 3 9 hole courses here definitely recommend you the Lakes Course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Close drive to enjoyable golf!"


TommyM3's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Between large and small oak trees and just enough
sand and water hazards, this course can test both
skills and patience!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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