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4.0
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.0
79.2%
Recommend this course
14 out of 20 reviews
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3.4
17 Reviews (17)
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Conditions
3.2
Value
3.5
Layout
3.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
3.8
64.7%
Recommend this course
11 out of 17 reviews
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3.4
17 Reviews (17)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.5
Layout
3.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
3.8
64.7%
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11 out of 17 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 72
Length 6504 yards
Slope 129
Rating 71.7
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Bent Oak Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1985
Golf Season Year round
Architect Gary Keaffaber (1985)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Reviews

4.0
20 Reviews (20)
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Cups had not been moved in weeks

The holes were tore up and no edge on my of them.
Many greens had large patches missing grass.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course is burned out

There are some interesting holes and the course is fairly challenging. However the overall condition of the course was burned out with bare patches on the fairways and greens.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not worth it

Course layout is challenging but the course conditions are poor. Bunkers are not even sand and are not maintained. Many bad spots on the greens and in the fairways. Rough is not maintained and lots of tree branches are on the ground. Drinks and spirits are unbelievably expensive and they don’t even have bottled water. $40 for a hot deal for an average course at BEST is not worth it! Disappointed!!

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

Just Meh…

Wasn’t impressed with bent oak for the money. Got through a few holes and walked off. Every hole is tight to houses and maintenance is not very good either. City courses are much nicer for the money.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 99
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Best ball friends

Fun day with friends. Pace of play was great. Course in pretty good shape with a few spots in fairways washed away and bumpy. Greens very nice except for a few bad patches on only a few greens. This course is always challenging with lots of trees, narrow fairways, sand and water. Overall, it is one of our favorites in the area. Staff is always very friendly and homes along course beautiful. We were glad to hear it was bought by investors recently and have already seen improvements! We will be back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very nice

Nice combo of open and tight fairways. Greens were fast but fair

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Bent Oak

First time playing this course. It was challenging but fun. Greens were fast but fair. Fairways in good shape.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
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 Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

GolfNow rate vs course rate (not GolfNow’s fault)

GolfNow shows a rate of $55 for weekend. Never played this course, was on the way home from another course (Warren Woods at Norte Dame - AWESOME, LOVED IT!!!) and decided to check this course out. I know nothing about this course, review was decent and figured why not. THEN I walked in the pro shop, was asked what my GolfNow rate was quoted at, $55. I look up and sign says “weekend rate $47,” so I’m perturbed, but not hot…..yet. Then I look down and see “twilight everyday after 3 - $30”. Again, not hot yet because I’ve seen the last part many places, as I book through GolfNow all over the country and 100 rounds a year probably. Btw, I’m teeing off at 4:46pm So I get my credit card slip and yep, $55. Now I’m hot!!!! I say to the front desk guy, so it’s more expensive through GolfNow and you don’t honor your own rates??? He proceeds to tell me how GolfNow is way more expensive. I tell him “this is the first course I’ve ever seen this at and I play all over the country!!”” No comment back I proceed to go buy a sprite at $3 a pop and then proceed to the course.

You’ve lost this customer Bent Oak and you are losing customers every day that MIGHT come play because you have booked a bad rate with GolfNow. Now I see why on a day like today there was 3 cars in the parking lot at 4:30 in the afternoon. Good luck, but I will go elsewhere going forward and I will not recommend this course to anyone simply due to this interaction!

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Did you make coffee yet? Nope!

It was a 9am tee time on a Friday in the summer. I skipped over 2 coffee places on the way to the course and told my buddies the course used to be private, they will have coffee for sure. When we get there, the guy in the golf shop yells back to someone in the kitchen, did you make coffee yet. Guy yelled back, sorry no coffee and that was it. Like, why not just make the coffee now? Weird...anyway course was wet from rain but was still in fairly good shape for value and expectations. Cart path was getting worked on and it needed it.
Some really tight holes where you have to hit the drive into a chute. 2 matching holes that are very tough but a great test I thought. Some wide open holes too where you can blow it three fairways over and get it back in play. Trees everywhere, greens didn't have too many ball marks and it was wet in some areas due to the days rain but not unplayable at all.
I wouldn't go out of the way to play it again, but if you are in the area it was a good test and had to hit a bunch of different shots especially if you sprayed it around a bit which makes things fun.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 263
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Michigan Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing

Now semi-private

When I found out the course now allows public play, I decided to give it a play. Course conditions were good, greens had recently been aerated. Layout was solid over mostly flat terrain - character is created by the raised greens.

I enjoyed my round, but would not recommend traveling over an hour to play.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 99
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing

Beautiful day with friends

This course was in excellent condition and staff very friendly. It is a pretty long course and lots of challenges. The greens were fast and in great condition. Everyone we encountered was very nice. Hope to go back soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Been awhile since i played

I forgot how much I enjoyed playing B.O. Course was in great shape .With soo many trees removed the course is not as challenging as it used to be.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

This is an excellent course!

If you are looking for a private club to join in the Elkhart, IN area this is a great club to belong to. The staff is excellent and the course is challenging

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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