22 reviews of Oaks Sports Centre Ltd
course is in very god condition. very quick and challenging greens. but staff in shop were very rude and i wouldnt recommend going there on that basis.
A very much improved course compared from 10 years ago. Greens are difficult and unreadable. par 3s are very nice especially the 12th.
The Oaks is a reasonable course with a great service and a fairly nice new club house. the driving range is ok but £2.00 isnt what id expext for 30 odd balls, the nine hole is ok with improvements that could be done and the 18 with quiet small greens can be a challenge over all, id rate the club at least 3*. i recomend trying it out...
I played today for £10.50 (available after 4pm on Your Tee Times)and was pleasantly surprised. The pace of play was good. The greens were quick and quite difficult to read. Fairways were ok and generally wide.
2 short downhill par 4's are good birdie chances but 2,4,8 & 16 are testing par 4's. The par 5's are rather weak but the 12th is an excellent short hole.
You should play off the whites especially on the short holes & the 16th where the difference is 70yds on SI 1.
I imagine this would be a slow round at weekends and would get wet in winter but otherwise worth a visit.
First 18 hole course I ever played. Have only been playing about four months and got down from shooting 122 my first time round to 98 the last two times I've played it.
Course has quite a bit of variety, is in reasonable condition and greens are consistent. I first played way back at the beginning of February, and even though we'd just had a pretty shabby winter, the drainage is really good, so - apart from a couple of boggy areas - it was in very good nick for the time of year.
Some of the par fours seem really short playing downhill (the 6th and 10th especially) - despite being pretty crap I've hit the lip of the green with my tee shot on both of them more than once - but there is a meaty challenge of a hole on the back nine (the 13th) which, if you struggle with uphill lies, can be a swine. It's not a long course, and the fairways are pretty wide (especially the first par 5, which has a fairway like a field) so I don't think it will be of much interest to anyone who plays off about 15 or below, but I like it - and the signature par 3 (the 12th) is still one of the nicest holes I've ever played in my (admittedly) short tenure as a golfer - with an elevated tee playing over 180 yards to a high green below.
Bar staff are friendly (if a little absent-minded) and I've never found any of the pro shop staff to be snobby. Range is basic to say the least - tees are all really short, so bring your own or buy one at the shop for a quid, and the number of balls you get for two quid doesn't seem especially good value - especially since, if you hit there in the afternoon you'll be hitting straight into the sun - bring a cap AND sunglasses!
The nine-hole course is very good - all par 3s bar a single par 4, and even a crappy player like me can get round in under 40.
Course is in great condition, played twilight this week for £10 excellent. The 12th is an especially good hole.
The Oaks is a great value for money golf course, ive played both the 9 and 18 hole course and in great condition, my only criticism is the tee boxes but not to overshadow some of the great holes, some short par 4's and a picturess par 3 12th.
Overall nice staff and courses' and definately recomend for all golfers and society's.
9 Hole Course: Customer Service Rating = 0. Turned up at the club on the 23rd May 2010, the hottest day of the year, with my pregnant fiance (who normally plays) and her 11 year old brother, to introduce him to golf on a course for the first time, he had only played on a driving range before that. Got to the shop, we were told that walkers are not permitted, even though my fiance would be playing if she was not pregnant. As they bluntly refused, some jobsworth in the shop, i asked them where the nearest par 3 was to here and he said Kent, rubbish, he knew better than that, we're in the middle of Surrey, there are course allover the place! As i turned round to leave, as i would rather take my money elesewhere than have my fiance go home and not walk alongside us, he did say on this occassion he'd break the rules, only when he saw the money walking out the door. For that matter, the rules are obviously there to be broken, there were people playing on the course in t-shirts and even vests and motor cross bikes running around. I will never be returning to play Oak Park. As for the course, not a bad 9 hole course, tough par threes and in reasonable condition, shame about the walk between some of the holes though, but not bad for waht it is - could do with some proper tess rather tahn mats on each hole.
Played the 18 hole course for the first time today. Can't really say there was anything that would make me want to go back and play again.
Despite it being a Saturday morning the course wasn't overly busy. Certainly not to the degree that some of the previous reports suggest. A couple of members said a booking system for the weekends has been introduced which has improved things somewhat.
General course condition was pretty poor. Tees didn't have much grass on them and around the greens they appeared to have some serious problems with the sprinkler system which have left large cracks in the ground which your ball could fall into. The greens themselves were like concrete but very slow.
The only hole that really stood out was the par 3 12th. From an elevated tee you need to hit 180 yards over a big dip to the green. The were quite a few short par 4s which if you get a good drive away leave you with only a short pitch to the green.
Decent food and drinks at the bar. Friendly staff as well.
I have played this course a few times and have always enjoyed it although i would never play it at peak times.
I have gone to the driving range at 10am on a saturday and seen 5 four balls waiting to tee off, you are looking at a 5 hour + round.
Fairways are very generous and the greens are true and generally medium paced and pretty straight forward.
Its a good course to ease your self back into golf after a winter break.
Golf shop is pretty well stocked and good value.
Dont go to the driving range after 1200 on a sunny day as you will be hitting directly into the sun, eyes streaming unable to see any of your shots. Hideous planning.
In summary an easy/medium test of golf, slightly below average course/hole design, stick to playing monday to friday and you'll be alright.
Totally different to what it used to be?
Course seems more....kept?
Really enjoyed the day.
I played the course again two Saturdays ago and it transpired that the course was full to bursting point. My partner and I teed off at 11am. As we passed a four ball on the 16th tee they warned us that they had had to wait on every single tee and fairway. We carried on hoping that this might have been caused by the early starters. Sadly this was not the case. Every tee from that point became a nice social gathering between us and one or more other groups waiting to tee off. By the time we had reached the 12th and there was a queue of 5 groups waiting to tee off we walked off the course. It had taken over three hours to play the 11 holes, with at least half an hour on the cards to get through the 12th. When I pointed this out to the staff back in the pro shop I was told "Well that is about right for a Saturday". Needless to say I will be thinking twice before returning.
I played this course as a 3 ball on Saturday 7th July. The new club house and pro shop are open and are very nice. A word of warning - they do not take payment for green fees by card - only cash so make sure you have stopped at a cash point before arriving! The course was in good condition overall, with the tees, fairways and greens all in good order. It's not the most difficult of courses, which makes it nice to play if you are struggling with you game, and at £21 for a round is pretty fair value.
Played sat 14 april 3 ball, course in good condition, greens OK a little long but not suffering from groundswork like other courses I have played the last few weekends. only 1 hole off winter tee. new clubhouse was just opening and looked good, range facilities poor.
Not impressed at all,didn't expect to be playing off mats in 2nd week of April,and mats were in bad condition also.Greens were very unpredictable as some were cut and others are quite long,i know it's a public course but should be better value for £17.40,watch out for the marshall on the buggy as he can be a real pain at times creeping up on you just as you are about to play a shot,only positive is that it's a good course for complete novices.
It is a challenging undulating course with wide fairways. Still recovering from a fire which burnt down the clubhouse, the temporary facilities with the exception of changing facilites are very good with a nice bar and TV room in what was the squash courts and a good range of food can be found in the cafetaria on the ground floor at reasonable prices. Although a public course it is very well maintained. There is ample parking for both the 9 hole and 18 hole course and the club also has a large driving range. There is a limited range of items on sale in the Reception/shop.
this course is great for 20-28 hcp's, its quite open and quite forgiven, can get quite busy at weekends and school holidays so would avoid at those time, the course is good value although can get a bit boring if played to regular - there is no bar now due to clubhouse being burnt down - there is a little cafeteria.
I played here on a weekday recently when I was unable to get a tee time at three other local courses.
I had not played here for many years and was not expecting much especially as a fire recently destroyed the club house and pro shop.
There are plans for an impressive new club house in the temporary bar situated in the squash courts. Don't expect too much in the way of facilities and you won't be dissapointed, be prepared to get changed in the car park or portacabin toilets.
The course was in pretty good nick, it obviously gets a lot of traffic, and although our two ball went round in just under four hours it felt longer as there was waits on most tees with a particular bottle neck at the par 3 twelth.
An enjoyable round with some excellent views into the city and great value for money at seventeen pounds.
dont go in the summer when its been hot and dry. you have no chance of keeping it on the fairway: rock hard! play earlier/later in the year and its pretty good for someone improving their game.
This course has wide fairways and large greens which means it is able to cope with the high level of traffic you expect at a municipal course. For a low or medium handicapper this is a confidence-building course where you can go on the attack - you should definitely hope to break 80!
I played this course on a Weekday and was very impressed. I am a high handicap golfer and found the course challenging without being intimadating. The greens were superb and the fairways well looked after. As a public course this is by far the best one I have played, although I have no idea how busy it gets at weekends. Shop and bar are also first class
Tremendous municipal course which although played on excessively is in excellent condition. Undulating fairways and interesting holes make this an enjoyable course for all levels of Golfers. Superb views of Central London on a good clear day. Pro shop well staffed with the staff being very friendly and helpful. Only downside is that the wait can be considerable if the course is busy with the first hole being a relatively short Par 3.
Alternative ratesWeekday & Weekend 2 tier Twilight Rates available from £10.50
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