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4.4
211 Reviews (211)
5 Stars
101
4 Stars
80
3 Stars
19
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.5
91.3%
Recommend this course
193 out of 211 reviews
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4.3
25 Reviews (25)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
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2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.9
84.0%
Recommend this course
21 out of 25 reviews
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4.3
29 Reviews (29)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.9
86.2%
Recommend this course
25 out of 29 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 71
Length 6432 yards
Slope 134
Rating 72.1

Formerly known as The Oaks at Tan-Tar-A Resort and Golf Club.

Designed by Bruce Devlin and Robert Von Hagge, this course features 18 holes of demanding approaches, challenging greens and well-placed hazards amid lakeside beauty. Includes several traps and water, taking golfers on a journey through the surrounding forests, hills and sparkling lake.

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Course Details

Year Built 1969
Fairways Zoysia Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season February - December
Architect Robert von Hagge (1969) Bruce Devlin (1969)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.4
211 Reviews (211)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 10
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 21
Bunkers 17
Water Hazards 16
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 15
A Weekend Splurge 13
Advanced Golfers 12
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 21
Near Local Attractions 8
Worth the Drive 8

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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun course to play

Enjoyed playing this course, fun and challenging at the same time. Views were awesome. Staff was friendly and helpful. Only complaint was green were a little beat up and fairways and rough looked a little stressed for early October.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Fun time with the boys.

Fairways and greens were in good shape. It was dry so if you get off the fairway into the hard surface your ball will roll to destinations unknown. So keep it in the fairway.
Drive 3 hours assuming there would be lunch menu only to find out there were brats and hot dogs with chips. Dang covid I'm sure, so check ahead.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
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First Time Playing

Not worth the money!

Playing all the other area courses, this is by far worst quality course. $80 to play compared to lake valley, four seasons, eldon, and Osage national,it is a joke what they charge for this course. I wouldn’t pay $40 to play this course. The greens were in terrible shape and was like putting off concrete and the bunkers were hard as a rock. The pace of play was terrible. It took 1hr 15 min to play 3 holes. We had to call the club house to speed up the pace of play. A foursome we totaled 7 hours to play 18.
Several better courses in the area to play than here especially for the price. For $80 will not recommend and will never not play here again.
We do a golf trip every year and everyone out of our group of 10 agreed it was the worst course in the area.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

Nice course with just enough challenge. Greens were fast and challenging. Great place to play for the money.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful Day, Super Packed, Nice Couple

The day was absolutely gorgeous, so everyone was on the course. We did not expect for it to go quickly, but we had to quit after almost 5 hours of playing on hole 17. We teamed with a super nice couple to play with so it made the day much better. A tournament was there and bachelor party going on. Next time I would call first to see what is all going on before booking play. I will go back again for sure, just try to avoid that many players. It's hard to play a good round when it is that backed up.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun course.. watch out for locals in “league”

We had an early tee time and made it through 9 holes in a little under 2 hours and 18 at exactly 4 hours. This came under the pace of play recommended by the course. This was our first time playing the course. We had a group behind us in league that were constantly right behind us on the same hole. We offered to let this group pass but were told they “weren’t in a hurry” and they did not pass. Multiple times this group hit into us and were 30-50 yards behind us waiting. I can appreciate being local to a course but either back off or pass, It ruined our experience. We enjoyed the course and the staff we talked to, but the gentleman behind us after our 8:30 AM tee time ruined our experience.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

No unfair tricky layout

Good layout. Good condition. Lots of shot variety. Friendly staff.

Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow play

I’ve played this course many times and pace of play can be slow and was again this time. Had many older members in front that weren’t that good and moved slow. I skipped three holes. That aside I really like the course and will go back when there is a good deal on golf now. Course was in great shape

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Awesome course

Very tight fairways. We played the tips and it is a very challenging course. Awesome views but worth the price

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
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Invest in Sleeves of Balls

I'm not a great golfer, so for me drives in the fairway are more of an aspirational goal than they are a common occurrence. Unfortunately for me, this course is relatively tight, so my lack of ball control leads to more investments in golf balls than in refreshments. That being said, one of my party managed to lose eight balls but find nine while he was looking for his so your mileage may vary. :)

Great course, though, if you don't mind a lot of ups and downs. It was hot when we played and some of the greens felt like Masters greens - you tap it and if you miss the hole suddenly your 6-foot birdie putt turns into a 20-foot par putt from the fringe.

If you're looking for a low score to make yourself feel good about picking this sport this probably isn't the course for you, but if you want to have a good time with a great staff and a fun course you'll find it here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times 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 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Excellent course with a beautiful scenery

Would highly recommend this course as it has a great layout with beautiful scenery and it's in great condition.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Over Priced

Not a bad track. Greens were in good shape. Bunkers were okay. Just not worth the price they charge in the morning. I would play it for 60-70 but not 95. Just pay the extra 15 and go to one of the nicer courses in the area.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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