Oak Grove Golf Course
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
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
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
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
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
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
Worth the drive
Excellent course. Loved the layout and conditions were great. Large fairways and generous greens. Rolled true and were moderately fast. I will be going back. Long drive and not real easy to get to, but I think its worth the trip.
September 7, 2014
Only one hole that does not match up with the course - 11. Huge greens! Plenty of room to hit tee shots. Par 3's good tests! Kept in pretty good condition judging by how many rounds of play they get. Never had to wait on a shot and were never pushed. Hope to play again soon.
September 2, 2014