Rated 5 out of 5 by Chris8221374 Wish I had played better.
This course is amazing, fun, challenging and all about your tee shot. An accurate tee shot is how you'll avoid all the penalty strokes I incurred during my round. The greens aren't very fast buy they roll nicely. Worth the drive.
August 17, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by ClemsonGuy Losing its Luster
I have always enjoyed Oak Grove and have played it many times over the years. It is a fabulous layout (except #11, which you may read about elsewhere), with great greens, fabulous scenery and very interesting topography. I have noticed that it wasn't in as good as shape the last time I played it. That may be because it was still early in the season, but I suspect they are running this place on a tight budget (evidenced by the "pro" that took my money, got my coffee and was pulling carts out). The sad in the bunker needs upgrading and the overall conditioning of the course needs to improve. That being said, they have tons of specials online and it is always a good deal for such a wonderful layout. For those that say it is too far out, I agree it is a bit of a drive, but think of it as close to Lake Geneva instead of far from Chicago.
August 8, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Michael9571721 More Like A 3 1/2 Star
I had heard many times over the years that this course was one of the best in be state so I had high expectations going in. While I was impressed the the country setting club house and its surroundings, I felt it didn't quite meet my lofty thoughts going in. I loved the scenery and the change of elevation from hole to hole. The weirdness to me was one hole had the white tee box at a lower elevation than the yellow/red t box and therefore it's all you could see when teeing off. Absolutely blind shot and if you had a low shot, I can see how one could actually hit the t box in front of them. Another hole the tee box was the smallest I've seen, probably around 10ft x 8 ft area.
Some of its shortcomings for me is no GPS. For a nice course, is think they'd have one available. Also the carts were so standard, they didn't even offer windshields to use or put down to enjoy the wind. This was an issue considering it rain considerably hard in our faces. Now that I know to expect, I probably will go back without the thought it is an Chicago area top course. Very nice and challenging but no where a top track for me but worth the money for sure.
June 29, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by ragman151 Oak Grove
The course is in great condition. The greens were a little slower than in year's past. The only drawback is the course is in Harvard, not very close to the the North or Northwest suburbs...
June 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rocco3480742 Play Here
The weather was overcast and muggy. The skies opened and poored for 45 minutes. The course became saturated and I couldn't believe how well water drained and allowed us to continue.
The layout is serene and well manicured. Greens were fast and rolled true even with the rain. The course is not gimmicky with unnecessary blind shots, bunker placement or trees placed in the fairway.
I wish I would have placed OG years ago. I will be back and recommending this track. The greens fees are a little too steep for its location. If you book on golf now or sign up for the newsletter you can get a better deal.
June 15, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by HOTSPOTTS In very nice shape
Another pleasant outing at Oak Grove. A tad above 4 stars this time. The tee boxes were aerated but the greens were in very good shape. Range was off the mats, pace of play was okay and the fairways were in great shape as well. The sand traps have needed some TLC for a long time now. Some difficult flag positions however it did appear that some holes the pin positions had not been moved for several days. This is great track with a good variety of holes and will always challenge your game. Always look forward to getting out to Oak Grove, just a shame it's out in the middle of nowhere.
October 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by fazz5150 Nice course but very slow play!
Love this course layout. Every hole is separated by natural scenery and you feel as if you're the only one out there. Course has fast greens and a few dog legs which are challenging but it doesn't have any water holes. Only draw back is that play is very slow at this course since they don;t staff a Ranger!
October 9, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by u000004946485 Very nice golf course
Beautiful course - but far too slow. Waited 5 to 10 minutes on each hole. Waited 20 mintues on one hole. Finally quit after the 14th hole.
September 20, 2014