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Conditions
1.6
Value
2.2
Layout
3.4
Friendliness
3.7
Pace
3.8
Amenities
2.7
29.7%
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6279 yards
Slope 121
Rating 69.0
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Oak Knoll Golf Course (Independence)
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Course Details

Year Built 1926
Fairways Winter Rye
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Bill Ashby

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed Yes
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Lounge, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

2.0
95 Reviews (95)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Patio Dining 7
Drinks 6
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 8
Bunkers 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 12
Walkers 10
9-Hole Rounds 8
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 12

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Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Disappointment at Oak Knoll

$25 "Hot Deal" was a lousy deal. Having played this course numerous times over the years, I was sadly disappointed at the conditions there. The fairways were brown, dry and unkempt, offering no roll or ability to take a divot. The greens even worse, with severely damaged, un-puttable surfaces on every single one of them. I drove 50 miles to meet a friend who travelled from Bend, only to wish I had picked another course. Won't go back...

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Don't even consider going there

Golf Now needs to immediately end any relationship with this course. We arrived 1/2 an hour early as usual and the woman who was there to check us in was friendly in the beginning. I told her that we had a reservation thru Golf Now that was prepaid as they always are. Right away she started to contradict me by saying Golf Now reservations are not always prepaid. I gave her my paperwork showing prepayment, but she said she needed to check her computer to see if we had paid. When she came back, she said we did not have a reservation and she could not let us play. I told her that none of this was my problem, it was a problem between her and Golf Now. She got an attitude right away and became very antagonistic. She said she refused to be treated like this at her golf course ( implying that she was the owner. ) She bad mouthed Golf Now saying that they had trouble with them before and they didn't like them. She returned my paperwork, refused to let us play and told me to go get my money back from Golf Now. I spent the next 5 minutes apologizing to her just to get her to let us play. We rented a golf car and played our 18 holes even though our fun was ruined for the day. Later when another worker replaced her we talked to him and he bad mouthed Golf Now as well. The course conditions were absolutely terrible. Many fairways had not been properly watered they were past just being tight lies and actually hard pan. The rough around the greens was too long and very inconsistent. The greens were the worst. It was almost impossible to putt the ball hard enough to get to the hole and many of them were half dirt. I will never play there again and I suggest no one else does either.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Good prices!

This course has a very relaxed atmosphere and is relaxing. The prices are very good. However the grass is in need of some serious help. The greens were brown and bumpy, and the regular course was sort of green. I know we haven't had a lot of rain lately, and Covid is still an issue. So maybe that is why.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Oak Knoll

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.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

So sad to watch

This course has such a great layout, but has reached a point where it is unplayable.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Very disappointing!

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

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Greens

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.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

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

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Would not recommend

Good Luck trying to putt. Theses are the worst greens I have ever played on .

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Walked

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.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
Incentivized Review
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Poor condition

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.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 05/25/2020

U lost balls because you suck. Not because of the grass.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

No maintenance

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

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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