Q: What games/events are available to both men and women?
A: On Tuesdays, The Oaks Women's Golf Association (OWGA) has their 18-Hole Ladies play in an 8:30 a.m. shotgun, and the 9-holers play during tee times beginning around 9:00 a.m. There is also a Ladies Mixer event which is held on Thursday mornings in an 8:30 a.m shotgun. For the gentlemen, there is a Men's Match-up game on Wednesday mornings and a Men's Day on Saturday mornings. All of these events will have a game/format which is scheduled ahead of time and can be registered in the Golf Pro Shop or in the locker rooms.
Q: How can I meet/play with other people with a similar golf handicap?
A: There are several different golf/social groups at The Oaks Club. The best way to meet other members and get involved with these different groups is to play on the Ladies' Days and the Men's Days. The golf professional staff is also a great resource to ask which group you may fit into the best. They can also arrange for you to join some of these groups on the course and meet similar members.
Q: Do you have couples events?
A: Yes, we do have couples events. We have approximately one couple's event each month during the golf season. The events that we have are well participated with 40 to 80 people in each event. Events include a night event, a member guest, “Drinks on the Links,” Derby Day, etc.
Q: When is walking/carrying your bag or using a push cart on the course permitted?
A: Members who would like to walk or use a push cart can play Tuesday through Sunday after 12:00 p.m., and Friday and Sunday one course is available all day for walking. They may either carry their clubs or use a push cart that is provided by the Golf Pro Shop. Personal push carts are not allowed. Walking members must register with the Golf Pro Shop and begin play on the first hole of the assigned course.
Q: Who are the golf instructors and what kind of lessons/clinics are offered?
A: The Golf Professional Staff is comprised of professionals: Tim Beckwith, Director of Golf and a PGA Master Professional; Matthew Pivko, Head Golf Professional and a PGA Certified Professional; Shari Lindsey, Assistant Professional and a LPGA Professional; and Ian Wenzel, Assistant Golf Professional . All of the professionals are available for private and group lessons as well as on-course playing lessons. Throughout the year the professionals also offer Men's and Ladies' Two-Day Golf Schools, which cover everything from tee to green including videos analysis of your swing.
Q: Do you have a junior golf program?
A: Yes, The Oaks Club has a junior golf program throughout the year. The one-hour clinics are offered on Wednesday and Sunday evenings. Also, during the summer months, the golf professionals offer clinics on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Q: What is the dress code for using the golf facility?
A: For men, slacks or Bermuda length shorts (almost to the knee) are acceptable. Shorts must have a length that is in good taste, as defined by the Club. Golf shirts must have collars (mock turtlenecks are acceptable), sleeves and be tucked in. Fishnet shirts and cargo pants/shorts are not permitted. For women, slacks, Bermuda length golf shorts (almost to the knee), skirts and culottes are acceptable. Golf shirts must have either sleeves and/or a collar. Shirts are to be tucked in unless the shirt is designed to be worn out. The dress code is the same for children 10 and over.
Q: What types of golf practice facilities are at The Oaks Club?
A: The Oaks Club golf practice facilities offer many different amenities including two 10,000 square foot putting greens, two short game areas, and a 19 station driving range. The short game areas allow golfers to practice any shot inside of 40 yards. Each area is equipped with a bunker for greenside bunker shots and one area is designed to hit fairway bunker shots.
Q: What amenities are available through the Golf Pro Shop?
A: As a member of The Oaks Club, you have the availability to store your golf clubs in the cart barn rather than bringing them to the course each day. There are also Men's and Ladies' lockers available in the Locker Rooms, which have an attendant on duty that can clean, polish, and re-spike your golf shoes. If you have a golf handicap or would like to start one, the Golf Pro Shop can get you setup in the Ghin Handicap System and allow you to record your scores. Finally, there is an optional Hole-in-one Club which you can enroll in for $5.00. Any participant who makes a hole-in-one receives a commemorative plaque of the occasion and also receives a credit to his/her Oaks Club account for all the remaining cash in the fund's pool. An automatic new charge of $5.00 is made to all Hole-in-One members' accounts after any participant makes a hole-in-one, thus replenishing the fund.
Q: What is the guest policy?
A: Guests are limited to a total of eight (8) visits to the Club during the period November 1 through May 31 and no more than twelve (12) times during the calendar year. This is administered on a calendar year basis.