Royal Oak Golf Club
|Red (W)||36||2576 yards||34.2||110|
|Blue M: 68.8/117||342||355||416||328||196||516||164||483||217||3017||6034|
|White M: 67.0/113||326||337||402||307||165||469||142||464||198||2810||5620|
|Red W: 70.2/108||311||319||360||286||149||400||124||445||182||2576||5152|
Rude staff and course is a mess
Many areas of dead grass, dirt and mud. Few hazards and not maintained well. The staff follows golfers around and is just rude. The manager has checked out and doesn’t appear to care that the staff provides little to no customer service. The prices charged are very high for what you get, which is a miserable experience.
DO NOT PLAY HERE IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A LEISURLY ROUND
Crash Engineer here. Was looking to play a quick peaceful round of 9 holes at this course - this was not the case. The plan was to play a round with 4 good friends that I have not seen in while. We called ahead to secure a tee time for a 5 man group (2 & 3 Man Teams) - this went smooth as the club manager Joseph A. Spatafore agreed to the booking and we went ahead and paid for the round a week in advance. Teeing off was great and everything went swimmingly until the 5th hole. We kept our group of 2 ahead of our group of 3 and there was nobody behind us for 2 or 3 holes - everything was going great in terms of not bugging or holding up anyone else on the course. This is where the cart jockey (Ted) pulled up and harassed our group for the remainder of our round. According to Ted, Joseph A. Spatafore (Manager) would have never allowed our group as it was an odd number - this was obviously a lie. Ted followed us from the 5th tee box, to the 6th tee box, and then to the 7th. How can one hit a good ball when Ted is breathing down our necks?! On the 7th Tee, Ted proceeded to tell us to get off the course because there was 5 in our group (Separated by 2& 3 man Teams). So we told them to have the manager come down to talk to us. Joseph comes down to yell at us because we were "holding up the course" when In fact, there was nobody behind us for 2 or 3 holes. So I ask him, " Joseph, who are we holding up when there's nobody behind us?" He responded grudgingly with, "you're not holding up nobody". After that discussion, he threatened us with police intervention even after he agreed that we weren't causing trouble or holding up anybody. From that point, he made us separate our 2& 3 men groups to two groups 2 and one group of 1. Not only did they harass us for half of the course, they also threatened police force while also creating a scenario where they caused a backup of golfers. Oh and one last thing - Ted the cart Jockey said it himself that he really likes to hound the golfers at this course. This was absolutely the worst experience I've ever had at a golf course, period. DO NOT GO HERE - the staff is rude and is very backhanded in what they say. Save yourself the stress and spend your money elsewhere.
Gem 9 holer
Old school fun 9 hole course in Royal Oak golden triangle near Linwood Ave.
Regulation length with p5 and nice p4. 2nd hole dogleg left requires accurate tee shot.
5th hole has pond in front so avoid being too close othe rise you'll fly wedge over back fence and bounce ball off 3rd floor balcony ala Morelando did back in 88.
Nice length p3's. Excellent conditions, great p r o shop staff. Felt like I was back in the 60's on a nice Sat afternoon.
Superb 9 hole layout
What 9 hole course gives you 2 P5's? 2nd hole P4 dogleg requires bending tee shot left. P3's are all managable, with 9 being longest. Be careful on # 5 P4 not to take too much club to carry little pond in front of green on 2nd shot or you will bounce a ball off the 3rd floor apt balcony ala A Morelando years ago.
Course in excellent condition, always crowded after work. Flat, but loads of fun. Nice counterpoint to little brother Normany Oaks, which is more mundane.