Thousand Oaks Golf Club
Only way I could afford to play it was with Golfnow.
October 31, 2013
loved this course and will come back and play it again
one of the best golf courses i have played this year.Considering how late in the season it is the crews have maintained this course in excellent condition and hardly any leaves on the fairway at all.
October 31, 2013
A must experience for every good golfer
This course dazzels you with Gods creation each and every hole. The elevation changes are breathtaking and its easy to get off your game just gazing at the beauty of the course. I'm going back as soon as possible just to authenticate the scenery still etched in my mind.
October 27, 2013
Very challenging with multiple tees available
Normally a pricy club but with "golfnow" it's very affordable. A picturesque and panoramic course beautifully weaved between wetland and forest. A clubhouse and facilities that serve any patron's needs. The practice range is a little weird, very down hill. Which one will have many down hill AND very up hill shots. Premium on tee shots throughout. Large undulating greens. There's a few birdy holes but mostly just keep it in play and be ready/comfortable with bogies. Enjoy!
September 27, 2013
Worth the price from GolfNow.com
NOrmal rate is $67 for 18. We paid $40 plus the $8 fee for using GolfNow.com. From the time we drove up until we left we were treated with courtesy and a smile from everyone (including the young people who worked there). Tee times were ready to go when they said they would be. Carts are equipped with built-in GPS screens and other than the constant advertising were beneficial in giving yardage and possible trouble spots. The greens had been plugged 3 weeks prior so there was some putts which we felt were deflected because of them. Still, the greens were fast and very receptive to holding our shots. The course has almost NO flat spots other than the teeing areas! Elevation changes are rampant and just added to the overall enjoyment of playing the course. Fairways were fair but you didn't want to stray to far into the rough which was thick.
The layout is such that you seldom see anyone else on the course unless you catch up to them because they've been looking for a lost ball. The course name is Thousand Oaks but it could also be Million Trees and is one of the reasons you don't see others. There's only a few concerns I have about playing there. 1) None of the cart paths are close to the greens and, because of the design you find yourself walking down hills (often quite steep) to get to the greens and then back up them to the carts. Wet grass was a slip and fall concern for two of our members and one actually did early on. 2) In an effort to protect landing areas short of the greens you cannot drive up to most holes any closer than what seemed like 50 yards. I don't think this would be a "walking" course. Well worth the money!
September 19, 2013
A "Must Play"
Beautiful course, beautiful clubhouse. If you are looking for a challenge, you found it. Difficult greens, excellent fairways, and beautiful scenery.
Definitely worth playing once.
August 29, 2013
Lots of elevation change, not an outstanding design
I thought the course was very playable, and quite forgiving. Most of the greens are shaped like bowls that funnel poorly struck approval shots toward the middle of the green.
I did not think this design was anything to write home about beyond the significant elevation change of the land.
August 20, 2013
Vacation near home!
My wife and I love to vacation up north, to play golf and go boating. She took this past Monday off from work and we played Thousand Oaks. We were surprised at how much Thousand Oaks feels like the northern courses we love to play near Traverse City and Gaylord!
July 23, 2013