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4.1
81 Reviews (81)
5 Stars
29
4 Stars
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3 Stars
12
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
88.8%
Recommend this course
69 out of 81 reviews
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3.9
28 Reviews (28)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.8
Layout
4.6
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.3
78.6%
Recommend this course
22 out of 28 reviews
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4.1
53 Reviews (53)
5 Stars
22
4 Stars
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3 Stars
7
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.4
84.9%
Recommend this course
45 out of 53 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6897 yards
Slope 143
Rating 73.6

Situated just 25 minutes outside of New Orleans, Oak Harbor Golf Club is one of the area's most popular courses. The course is a challenging test without being too intimidating for beginners. It offers risk-reward holes that will appeal to low and high handicappers alike. Lee Schmidt, who worked closely with Pete Dye, designed the golf course, and incorporated many of Dye's signature features into the design. Sculpted mounding and native grasses frame the generous landing areas and you'll even find Dye's trademark railroad ties framing the greens. There are also several lakes that come into play throughout. Oak Harbor Golf Club's seventh and 15th holes are particularly notable for their intimidating tee shots over water. If you strategize carefully, the four par 5s provide some birdie opportunities but you'll have to carefully navigate through a combination of water, traps, and undulations.

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Course Details

Year Built 1992
Golf Season Year round
Architect Lee E. Schmidt (1992) Greg Letsche (1992)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Casual

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Louisiana (2020 #12)

Reviews

4.1
81 Reviews (81)
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Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Previously Played

If you need to play, this is only choice.

Greens and fairways were good to fair. Rough and tee boxes weren’t. But must take with grain of salt due to Ida. All in all was a good course especially since it’s the only one open!!

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
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Previously Played

Gone downhill

I first played Oak Harbor about 5 years ago and really liked it. Great layout, good conditions and decent facility in a nice residential area. Since then, it has gone steadily downhill. Still a nice layout but course condition is in serious need of some updating and repair. In fairness, greens are in great shape, but we’re painfully slow today. I doubt I will be back any time soon unless some serious investment is made to update course conditions. Worth paying more for if it’s repaired and renovated.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Greens in perfect shape, played in the rain but the course drained well. Cart paths and golf carts could use a little work, but the course was great where it counted. Excellent value.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Great course only downfall was the pace of play. I played on consecutive days and on both days there were groups in front of us dropping multiple balls with no consideration for my son and I waiting on the tee box.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Disappointed

I played the course on Thursday July 8th. enjoyed the course. Played again this past Tuesday July 12th with my 2 son in-laws. The course was wet and cart path only which we new in advance. However, both of our carts broke down on hole number 11. I called the pro shop and it took them 45 minutes to bring one cart even though they new we needed 2. After another 45 minutes we went to the pro shop and asked where the other cart was. The person on staff did not seem to care we had been delayed 1 and a half hour in the rain on number 11. I was very disappointed. I expected a rain delay which we had for about 30 minutes. BUT to WAIT over and hour and a half to get the carts out to us was total unacceptable. I question I would play here again or even recommend this course based on the service we received. After 7 hours of being on the course 30 minute rain delay, 1 and a half hours for waiting for replacement carts it was RIDICULAS!! Dean Van Riesen

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pace of play

We played on Saturday. I expect it not to be quick. But you should never let a group of 5 out on a weekend. We were behind them waiting 10 minutes on average on each tee. Finally got frustrated and quit. Told your personnel in the pro shop and they said "Sorry". Spoiled the entire round.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Needs work

I was expecting the course to be in better conditions. Tee boxes were not good and fairways had weeds. Starter let off 3 singles in a row after our tee time and had to let each one go through seemingly every 3 holes.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

2 star

Fairways were hard as the concrete cart path. Greens were aerated and was not told anything till we practiced on the putting greens. Overgrown grass everywhere. St. Augustine grass in spots off the fairways.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Pace of play.

Course was in great shape. Unfortunately two groups slowed down the entire field. No one making sure everyone kept up a decent pace of play. Left after thirteenth hole due to waiting over an hour to play 10-12.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Needs lots of work

Oak Harbor I can be a beautiful course. It just needs lots of love. But trust me I’ve also played worse courses.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course was awesome

As a first time player of this course, it was a very nice layout to the course, and the greens were in great shape. Would definitely play again, and soon!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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