Oak Knoll Golf Course & Driving Range
|White (W)||72||5876 yards||73.1||123|
|Red (W)||72||5119 yards||68.3||113|
|Championship M: 69.6/123 W: 76.1/133||339||360||193||455||346||214||511||196||518||3132||358||545||223||321||148||309||470||373||400||3147||6279|
|Regular M: 67.5/119 W: 73.5/128||328||349||179||446||324||187||503||186||493||2995||346||525||158||315||119||296||402||359||361||2881||5876|
|Ladies M: 63.8/104 W: 69.0/115||324||340||145||392||288||139||400||130||466||2624||306||420||130||272||110||257||360||340||300||2495||5119|
Food & BeverageBar, Restaurant
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Lounge, Banquet Facilities
Has great potential but needs a ton of work
Loved the layout. Nice open fairways. Greens were the worst I have ever seen. Almost no grass. Just mud. Fairways were not trimmed. Same length as the rough.
Course is in poor shape. Dry, dead grass throughout fairways. Tee boxes are not cut. Green ARE HORRIBLE. There is dead patches of grass on 70% of all greens. I would avoid at all costs.
When the guy in the pro shop says “you’ll get a lot of extra roll” because the fairways were so poorly watered, well that should have been the first clue. All the greens had a disease and were extremely bumpy. It was also poorly marked so we had to guess a lot of times to where the next hole was. $20 for 9 holes, I’d expect more. This was definitely a one and done
The greens were in very poor shape, most had areas that were unplayable. Fairways were hard, it appeared that they were no being watered, tee boxes were in the same condition.
Loved the course. Great lay out, just wish the grass was a little shorter, fairways felt like the rough and always having to search for the ball kinda sucked. But great course and will definitely be back, just hopefully with shorter grass
Don't waste your money
This course has obviously not been given an ounce of attention in not just months, but years. I heard there were new owners so I was hoping they would revive the course, but it seems like it has actually become worse. I don't imagine any situation where this would be worth spending the money. If it was $5, then maybe.
The course is in bad shape. They are not kept up. Lots of tall grass and leaves everywhere. I lost several balls because of these conditions. The greens are sandy also. I couldn’t make a decent putt on them. I had to clean my clubs constantly to get the debris off. The unfortunate thing is you can pay less to play at other courses close by with much better greens. The only positive thing I can say is the course layout is nice. I hope the owners invest in getting the greens improved.
U lost balls because you suck. Not because of the grass.
Go to Cross Creek
This course has been ruined in the last several years. The restaurant is okay, but the new owners have no golf experience what so ever. There is absolutely no reason why you would play here when you could drive 10 more minutes on Hwy 22 to get to Cross Creek and spend less money.
Worst course in Salem
Save your money and go someplace else. Worst course conditions ever. You are paying money to walk, lose balls in the fairway, and to not be able to out because the greens are trash. Such a sad day when a great old course in Salem is ruined. If it was 10.00 for 18 holes I may play again it if desperate, otherwise avoid at all costs. Pay extra to go anywhere else.
The tee boxes have super long grass hard to tee the ball up high or hit the par threes, the fairway and rough have no definition of eachother, the greens are mangled night mares of patchy brown dimples
It's okay, but could be better
First off, the driving range on this course kills me. I hate it. They have spots where you could use mats, and they really should just stick with that. I get liking to hit off the grass, but the grass in front of the stalls are so uneven it is maddening. I don't feel like I'm actually warming up my swing there.
The course itself is ok. Fairways are a little long, but the rough is a little short. Greens are astonishingly soft, and also a bit long. While it is so soft, some of the greens have huge chunks of grass missing. You really have to hit your putts with some pace to get them there. I like the layout of the holes and it really isn't that challenging of a course.
I got a hot deal on this website, otherwise, $33 is definitely too much for this course. I do enjoy playing this course though.
I showed up for my 8:10 tee-time at about 7:30 on a Sunday morning; the club house was empty and locked. No one showed up until about 7:50. Even then, the fairways were so thick and tall that it was like playing out of the rough and the rough was thick, thick and all the old mower clippings (which seemed to never get raked up) made it impossible to find your ball if it rolled off the fairway at all. The greens were either sopping wet or dried out with large dirt patches. The course has a great location and a lot of potential, but I will not go back unless management changes.
Course reopened last year apparently with new ownership. Seemed like it was headed in the right direction. Have played there on and off for decades and it’s had it’s niche at time that’s made it a decent option. But, it’s taken a step backwards for sure again. Course conditions are notoriously wet early and dry (hard pan) late in the season. The course has been around forever and if you’re an area golfer your aware of it and know it is what it is. When it’s been managed well that’s been minimized by good upkeep, a pretty good clubhouse, and more modest greens fees. Lost a ball in the fairway. Was constantly clubbing down to dig balls out of overgrown fairway grass. Basically there was little reward for keeping the ball in the middle. Not to mention the time and frustration looking for a ball in the middle of the fairway! The clubhouse was closed on Sundays. The GolfNow price with convenience charge is a “Luke warm” deal at best instead of hot deal. Probably won’t go back. At least anytime soon.
Greens are aweful
The course is in aweful condition. The greens have large chunks of grass missing. They are not cut short enough and the only thing you could compare them to is putting on the back of a kitche sponge. There is no good reason for them to charge $33 ever.