Oak Grove Golf Course

4.2656705882 4.3 stars from 5 (110)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 7021 yards
  • Slope: 142
  • Rating: 75.0
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Casual
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Professional 71 7021 yards 75.0 142
Championship 71 6613 yards 73.1 138
Tournament 71 6254 yards 71.1 133
Yellow 71 5737 yards 68.7 127
Yellow (W) 71 5737 yards 74.0 133
Forward (W) 71 5254 yards 71.3 127

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 110 Reviews
5 stars:
56
4 stars:
43
3 stars:
9
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

104 out of 109 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views a weekend splurge   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens water hazards   Great for drinks watching the game  

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5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2019
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


I recommend this course


"NICE GREENS"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2019
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A GREAT COURSE THAT WILL SURPRISE YOU AND MAKE YOUR SCORE GO UP


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



None's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Wet"


Sam5773357's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Play here 4-5 times a year since it opened even though 55 miles from home

Great layout , friendly staff

Course was really wet as are all courses in Chicagoland area as it seems to rain everyday

Course was in good condition. Greens were in great shape and rolled well

Must play course

Need to do something with the 11th hole.

17 good to great holes and then there is the 11th hole-


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good course layoput but terribly maintained."


4puttRobert's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/23/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

Let me start this review by saying that I play this course multiple timers a year. The course conditions continue to deteriorate each year. The course layout is magnificent. No two holes are alike and It forces you to use almost every club in your bag. But that's where the good vibes end. The greens are a mess. There was unfilled aeration holes in many of the greens (leftover from the fall aeration) in the spring that did not fill in until June. They are soft and full of ball marks. On the positive side the greens are spacious. The sand traps are literally rock hard with many stones and rocks in the sand. Customer service is a crap shoot. Typically there is one person running the pro shop and the bar. It wasn't that long ago that his was a destination golf course that was well maintained and had the some of the best greens of any course I played. It is a shame to see what this course has become.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very Nice Course"


u000008041402's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/03/2018
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played here with two buddies in early November on a Hot Deal. I know the course, but it is usually a little pricey, so it was great to find a good deal.

For the first weekend in November, the course was in great shape. No one was out there so we played relatively quickly.

I loved the location, no houses on the course. The course has a ton of sand but not a lot of water. If you have trouble getting off the tee, you should bring extra balls, because a lot of the tees require you to carry some sort of hazard. I found the back nine less forgiving than the front, but still manageable for a middle of the road golfer.

The carts were nice but did not have windshields or gps. The range was closed but the practice green was open and in nice shape.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Well Kept"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great condition and played well. The pace was less than desired though on the last nine holes. A build up of 4 groups began on 10. Not sure if groups went out on 10 our not but the pace should be policed better by the staff.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Much harder than expected"


Rstleger's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I was not expecting a lot when going to the course as it is in a small town but man was I wrong. This place is tough! For the most part it was in very good shape as well. You better be ready to bring your game, if you are spraying it off the tee you will being taking penalties.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Greens need work"


u000007133116's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens were in poor condition. Ball marks were everywhere no matter what the par was. Looks like most people don't repair them. Other than the greens, the course was a pleasure to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice"


michaelstack's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/22/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in good shape, not too crowded. Carts could use GPS as yardage markings weren’t the easiest to find. Nice course


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Playing hard and fast"


HOTSPOTTS's avatar
Top 10 Contributor
Illinois Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Enjoyed a wonderful round on the holiday with an empty golf course in 4 hours. See my review 7/23/17 for other tips/comments. Oak Grove was in great shape except for the bunkers which need a lot of work. Greens were holding and had proper speed to them. Rest of the course the ball was bounding and bounding. We virtually had the course to ourselves teeing off at a 11am so we were able to enjoy this track properly...usually not the norm on weekends/holidays where pace can be huge issue. Our own private Idaho this day....and thankful for that because it was a really hot steamy day. Good warm up range and very nice facilities overall. Showers and locker room. Clubhouse has an awesome outdoor deck with a great view of the 18th green for post round libations. Well worth the trek to Harvard. Except for the stupid hole (#11) the rest of the course is really well designed fun routing. Do yourself a favor....just tell everyone in your group the most you can take on the 11th is a double bogey 7.....that way you'll be more relaxed when you play it and probably score better than a double....

The bunkers do need some TLC/attention and the only other detraction was the drinking water. It's well water and quite off putting so bottled water is the way to go (no water jugs out on the course for good reason). I never pass up an opportunity to play here. 4 plus stars trending to 4.5 stars. Highly recommended.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Hidden treasure"


Brad4914290's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very good layout, course in great shape. Wasn’t too impressed with clubhouse, but fair. Back nine is awesome. Had a good time. Have to play if live in stateline area. Will be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Great shape!"


johnwhall's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape! Nice layout and challenge. Definitely recommend


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u630781726's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2018
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


"Great track - superior piece of land."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played Oak Grove for 20 years. It keeps getting better. Never tire of the course or making the hour drive to get there. 7:30 AM tee time and we had the course to ourselves. Finally caught the 4some in front of us at the turn - they promptly let us play through. Super course in great shape.

Cons: carts don't have windshields or satellite. You'll need a range finder to get proper distances quickly.

One one staffer - nice enough guy - but it was kind of weird only having one staffer on site.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Terrible greens, spoil the day"


tkveton's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Made the trek to the middle of nowhere to play what has previously been well worth the venture.

Understaffed facility proved to be only a minor inconvenience. Pace of play for a Saturday/Holiday was great but.......

The greens for this time of the year were the worst I have seen recently.

This was a shame and when asked the staff, they apologized and agreed that Golf Visions management has left them hanging. Very limited maintenance support proves to result in greens that are still full of last fall aerations, soft, slow and inconsistently bad!

A spoiler to a good day at a usually good track.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Nice hidden course in Harvard."


Dave3462363's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course, good price and value, large par 3's moderately challenging. Only complaint was that it is mid May and the greens were still heavy aerated and the sand had pulled out of most of them making puts jump all over the place. Once the greens are healed up it will be a hidden gem in Harvard.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Brian3193191's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A couple holes were arerated and still sandy. Others had such holes that looked like left overs from last year. Customers should be advised of the maintenance being conducted on the greens. Overall, have played this course many time and it is a good one. But maybe not for another few weeks!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



u000004539868's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

great course, only disappointment was that several greens had been aerated, and were very sandy.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000004539868's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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