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Value
3.9
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.6
Amenities
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7006 yards
Slope 131
Rating 72.5

With fairways that wind through groves of hardwoods and pines, around ponds and alongside acres of wetlands, the Oaks Golf Club provides one of the most unforgettable golfing experiences on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

The striking par-72 layout is highlighted by strategic bunkering, dramatic green complexes and a meandering routing and creates a serene and tranquil golf experience. Designed by Dr. Gil Morgan, the 18-hole public golf course that opened in 1998 measures 6,885 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 131 and a 72.5 USGA rating.

Throughout its history, the Oaks has received numerous awards and accolades, including being honored by Golf Digest as one of the Top Ten Courses in Mississippi, voted as the Best Course on the Coast by readers of Coast Magazine and selected as the 2003 "Golf Course of the Year for the Mississippi Gulf Coast " by the National Golf Course Owners Association.

The Oaks Golf Club has challenged some of the top players in the country as a former host of Nike Tour/Buy.com events (now the PGA Tour's Nationwide Series) in 1999 and 2000 and having played host to the first stage of the PGA Tour Qualifying School in 2003.

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Course Details

Year Built 1998
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Food & Beverage

Beverage Carts

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Mississippi (2017 #10)

Reviews

4.2
53 Reviews (53)

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Bunkers 8
This course/club is great for:
Locals 7
Advanced Golfers 6

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4.0
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First Time Playing

Right around the edges.

I played this course on a windy blustery day. The greens were in very good shape although the course itself was a little rough around the edges if you ventured off the fairway you were liable to find a lot of bare spots.
The pace of play was very good , was not a lot of traffic I expect that was due to the weather. I would recommend this golf course but I wish they would include on the scorecard a layout. There were several hidden hazards that would have been nice to know about.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 2
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4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Reviews 2
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Plays Once a month
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5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 2
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Plays Once a month
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5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 2
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5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Very nice!

Enjoyed this course. Frankly if It were closer to Slidell, LA. I would join!

Practice facilities were superb. Clubhouse Staff, F&B, Merchandise, and Customer Service were all on point.

Course conditions were really good, fairways were dry (very hot day) so the ball rolled off quite a bit. If it’s your first time playing this course, I wouldn’t recommend playing by yourself considering there’s several blind shots — when you hit it long it can be problematic, but rewarding if you get it right.

My favorite of all, even tee boxes (which is a pet peeve of mine), clean without excessive divots and turf patches. Fairways were wide and inviting, lots of room to play around. Greens had a little sand left from aeration, but rolled true for the most part.

Course maintenance was constant, but not intrusive. Ground were impeccable, it was a beautiful day, I mean no complaints at all. Great job boys!

Overall, from beginning to end, a lot of fun out there at The Oak Golf Club — will definitely be back!

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
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice Course

First time to play this course and it was a great experience. The course was in great shape. Very challenging layout but playable for an average golfer. No waiting at all and no pressure from behind on our foursome. Our threesome was paired with a local player and he helped us with his knowledge of the course. Can’t wait to come back and play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Pleasantly Surprised

In the area visiting family and friends and it was a recommendation of a friend that loves the game. First nice thing I saw was a large practice area. Then during the round, a really nice cart person that we saw 3 times. I will definitely play there next time I am in the south.

Conditions Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
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First Time Playing

Poor Management

Course was severely overbooked. Had to wait until 5 min past our tee time to get our carts. Of course our tee time was taken by another group. The course was generous enough to refund our fees but golf was NOT played today. Way too many great golf courses in the area to waste a day at this place.

Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course is great shape.

Played an early morning round. Enjoyed everything.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Too many people.

There must have been 8 people waiting at any hole during our trip. I almost got hit by a ball Twix in the first nine holes.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 17
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
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Good course

The course is nice but we weren’t aware of how wet the course actually was. The fairways were sloppy the greens were in decent shape played steady. It was my first round here. But next time I’ll check if it’s cart path only I won’t play. Other than that it’s a good course for the money.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

The Oaks too wet to play and enjoy

Course is nice would like to play again when it was so wet and grass was cut

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 237
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Exceptional Golf on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast

The Oaks Golf Club, located in Pass Christian, MS is a one-of-a-kind golf club. The course is situated among the majestic timberlands and native wetlands of Mississippi’s Golf Coast and provides an unforgettable golfing experience. The Oaks Golf Club first opened in 1998 and over the years has received its fair share of accolades including 4 ½ Stars as a “Best Places to Play” from Golf Digest, “Best Courses You Can Play” by Golf Week Magazine, “Best Course on the Coast” by readers of Coast Magazine and “Golf Course of the Year for the Mississippi Gulf Coast”, The National Golf Course Owners Association.

Over the years, the Oaks has also challenged some of the best players in the country, serving as a host course for the former Nike Tour/Buy.com Tour(now the PGA TOUR’s Nationwide Series) in 1999 and 2000. They also hosted the first stage of the PGA TOUR Qualifying School in 2003.

The Oaks Golf Club was originally owned by Landmark Land and was designed in-house by two employees, Stephen Caplinger and Chris Cole. The course bore the brunt of Hurricane Katrina in August 2005 and over 3,000 trees were lost, although unless you knew better, you’d hardly notice. Russ Bloom is the Owner and General Manager and is well-respected in the golf industry. Russ played college golf at San Diego State and then as a touring professional for four years and now coaches several of the top high school and college players in the area.

As you make your way around this par-72 championship layout you’ll find lush fairways with strategically place bunkers off the tee and around the green, dramatic green complexes, creating a serene and peaceful golf experience.

The first four holes at Oak Hills Golf Club set the stage for what’s to come. Many players will consider them short however they are extremely tight and require a tremendous deal of accuracy. Getting off to a good start on these holes is essential so you may want to consider something less than driver off the tee. On these holes, positioning is much more important than length.

Number 6 is a good looking par 5 dogleg left that seems to just keep turning left. At 517 yards from the Blue tees, long-ball hitters may be able to go for the green in two with a good drive down the right side. There’s a lot of undulation in the fairway which can lead to the dreaded uneven lie! For many players, the bunkers on either side of the fairway about 70 yards from the green can easily come into play on the layup shot. The elevated green slopes back right to front left and is guarded by a very deep bunker on the right.

Hole #7 is a challenging par-3 and features the only water hazard on the front nine. It plays 172 yards from the Blue tees over a pond to an elevated green with a deep bunker between water and green.

As you make your way around the course, you’ll find areas where the rough is considerably longer; it’s not exactly wetlands however it might be when it rains. Bringing any of these areas into play can make a par a lot tougher. Number 13 is a good example of this. It’s a dogleg right, par 4 with deep grass on the right, near the corner of the dogleg. Off the tee, the landing area gets smaller is you reach the corner of the dogleg, so it may be wise to hit something less than a driver. A good drive will leave a mid-length approach shot into a well elevated green protected by a long narrow green on the left.

Seventeen and eighteen are two good length par 4s and perhaps the best back-to-back finishing holes on the gulf coast. Number 17 plays 396 yards from the Blue tees and, if the wind is blowing, it’s probably in your face. Fairway bunkers are in play on either side off the tee, with the one on the right being a lot more difficult to play from. The green features lots of undulation and is guarded by a bunker front right. Number 18 is a long narrow hole that plays 411 yards with a fairway bunker on the right side that can be reached off the tee. Most players will be looking at a long iron or hybrid into the elevated green that is flanked by deep bunkers on either side, There’s nothing wrong with ending the round with a par!

The Oaks Gold Club offers a tax-free membership program (There is no tax on membership programs in the state of Mississippi). The Platinum Membership program includes unlimited golf, cart, and unlimited range balls, 14-day advanced tee times, complimentary tournaments in July and December and much more! Fees run $199/month for an individual/$299 for a couple. Bigger discounts are available if you pay upfront! The Oaks will even throw in a free hat! Corporate and Group Rate memberships are also available.

The Oaks Golf Card also offers tremendous value and makes a great gift. For $99 you’ll receive a complimentary first round of golf as well as entry in two tournaments of your choosing, a free replay, a comped twilight round when you bring three paying guests, 10 small buckets of range balls and lost more.

Last Word: The Oaks Golf Club is a lot of fun to play, no matter whether you’re a seasoned veteran golfer or just taking up the game. This well-treed parkland golf course has plenty of water and wetlands, coming into play on no less than half the holes. The greens are in great shape and roll true. It’s obvious that the maintenance crew is diligent in their efforts to keep The Oaks Club looking as good as it does.
The Oaks features a good mix of wide-open holes and those that require control off the tee. It takes a good mental game as well if you want to post a low score out here. Bunkers seem to be very penal; deep with a lot of mounding around them. Nothing wrong with that.

The next time you’re considering a golf trip to Mississippi’s Gulf Coast, be sure to include at least one round at The Oaks Golf Club. Tee times are available online and through most golf packagers.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Overpriced !

Not worth the money! First time playing the course and it was a big let down after reading other reviews. The person that checked us in did nothing but take our money. Never told us where to go hit range balls, where to go get carts or even where the first tee was! The course was average at best. Lots of places with no grass at all and what few yardage markers there were, had dirt and mud covering them. You can get A LOT better course and golf experience for less money!

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great value and great golf course

An excellent place to play. Buy the $99 card if you plan on playing more than once. Clubhouse staff is fantastic and very helpful. Grounds crew is also very helpful and friendly. I have been playing this course for 3 years now. Becoming a favorite place to play. Always a good day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Previously Played

Although it was cloudy

The course was in Fabulous shape. I talked to Russ Bloom the partner and pro and he was delightful. There is no better deal that I know of than the Oaks card.

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