Grand Oak Golf Club

4.8448857143 4.8 stars from 5 (39)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6528 yards
  • Slope: 134
  • Rating: 71.6
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fee
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Singles allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6528 yards 71.6 134
White 72 6184 yards 70.1 130
White (W) 72 6184 yards 75.0 133
Gold 72 5770 yards 68.0 123
Red 72 5163 yards 65.3 117
Red (W) 72 5163 yards 69.3 119

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 39 Reviews
5 stars:
26
4 stars:
8
3 stars:
4
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

37 out of 39 reviews


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Reviews


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"Always enjoyable playing here."


Golfgrind71's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Great staff! Great layout! Fun course to play . Greens nice and smooth. Especially for a 90 degree hot and humid day. The staff is always very friendly. Par 3 ‘s are awesome. The only knock to this course would be hole 5, the par 5 the second shot is a head scratcher . Other than that this is a must play course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Grand Oak"


rick53b's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2018
First time playing Used cart

Reviewed on

Fantastic course! Reminds me of courses in the South. Up and down, around bends. Course was very interesting and just challenging enough! In great shape for a wet March day! Staff was very friendly and accommodating! Thanks to Pro Mark Martin and his gang. Will definitely go back this summer!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great layout, good conditions, exceptional value"


u7284681's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Played this course for the first time and was pleasantly surprised that the course layout and conditions were much, much better than the cost to play would indicate. Every hole is unique with significant elevation changes but it seemed that most of my fairway shots were played from fairly level lies. Hills kinda funneled the shots to the flats maybe (?). Greens were excellent, tees not so good but fairways were in good shape and I played the ball down with no issues. Some of the rough has browned but is still playable. Extremely helpful and friendly clubhouse staff. Decent, full-length practice range (with real, not limited flight balls) to warm up. The course is an over 30 minute drive for me, during which I drive by other accessible courses, but I'll definitely return.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Very Good Conditions"


u7676415's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Grand Oak is in very good shaper right now. Nice staff and a good day!

Holes 3 & 5 are not the best but everything else very strong.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A great challenge"


waystrong18's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/01/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

Play here once a week if not every other week. Course was in a lot better shape this yr than in yrs past. It is challenging to a beginner. More often than not your 2nd shot off tee has a up or down hill lie making it tough. Pace of play is great everytime i have been there. All and all one best courses ive played in tri state. Will be back every week hopefully.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Very well maintained but too hilly"


u00000929952's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were faster than they appeared, leaves were kept at a minimum considering how many trees are on the course you can tell the staff have been working hard on keeping them cleared. Way too hilly for my taste.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"great course"


u000005687970's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2013
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

played this on a Friday morning with a buddy. flew around the course in great time. good challenge, fun setup, and will definitely be back again


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"good variety of holes"


u000005051729's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/20/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Don't need to be long...but you better be straight...greens are good shapes and good condition...very enjoyable


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Pace of Play was Terrible"


hartman444's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It took 5 hours and 45 minutes to play 18, course did little to help pace of play by slow golfers and no compensation to the time wasted waiting on every tee box, even after completing a Par 3. Do not go to this course if you want a round under 4 hours.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"This course has great features"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/8/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We play it several times a year. Hidden gem...I guess this revue is too short..


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Pleasant surprise"


tagsystems's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Challenging course with no two holes layed out the same. Rolling hills throughout the course makes second and third shots difficult due to rarely having a level lie. Every green is small and seems like you are always putting downhill. Better bring your "A" short game or your score will soar. The only negative is the cart paths are in need of repair.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"fun course"


tediaslider's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/17/2013
First time playing

Reviewed on

course was in good condition and I enjoyed the elevation changes.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"great course,great time"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/6/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Grand Oaks is a great course,it is rarely crowded and is priced friendly.A must play course if you are in Ohio,Kentucky,Indiana area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Really enjoyed the course."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/4/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed changes in elevation and club selection on a number of holes. Fairways and greens were in great shape overall. On a second round we would play much differently. Pace of play was a little slow and required patience due to blind shots.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"rolling terrain - lots of elevation changes"


u000006292394's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/23/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

course was in great shape. greens were relatively slow so took a couple holes to get the correct speed when putting. staff was extremely friendly and helpful as we were first-timers so that was very much appreciated. great value!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"A very enjoyable golf experience."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/14/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course offers an imaginative layout over some very hilly terrain, featuring a good mix of elevated tees, par-3 water holes, and some short risk/reward par 4s. Length is not an issue here and the fairways are generally inviting. But precision is also required because the rough is challenging and often skirts the well-kept, true-rolling greens.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice Course, but bring your game"


reneuend's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/31/2013
First time playing

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape when I played it in late June, 2013. There was plenty of rain this year so I imagine most courses are looking good. There are some nice scenic views that make this a step up from many other courses.

I played the back tees and it played long. The greens are very well guarded by water (several ponds), bunkers, and drop-offs. You need to be accurate for this course, especially on the approach shots. You definitely want to plan your shots so you have an easy approach, sometimes its not worth going after the hole if its a tight shot.

Overall, I enjoyed the course. The staff was friendly and the course was wide open when I played. One annoying thing at the time I played was there were groups starting at 10 instead of from 1, which caused some hang ups for other groups. This is never good management.

Please Note: I don't give 4 or 5 stars unless the course has something unique about it...and never a 5 unless it offers ALL the amenities plus something that you won't forget.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"A fun, fair course with beautiful scenery."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've been golfing at Grand Oak for years, and I have never been more impressed with it. It has a matured into a work of art and is almost perfectly maintained. It is challenging. It gives you opportunities to bomb your drives but more frequently rewards a shorter more accurate shot. You will get some sidehill lies but the course's excellent grooming makes these more playable than they otherwise would be. It's just a fun place to play whether you're a two or twenty handicapper. NOTE: The course is very hard and long from the Women's tee.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great staff and beautiful course"


sportigeek's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 6/24/2013
Previously played

Reviewed on

The staff was very friendly and courteous; the course was in great shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great course and never busy"


dpl22's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 6/17/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course had a good layout, it is maintained and is never really busy. It is worth the 15 minute drive out of the "city".


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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