The Oaks Golf Club

The Oaks Golf Club, Pass Christian: Hours, Address, The Oaks Golf Club Reviews: 4.5/5

The Oaks Golf Club
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Welcome to the Club THE OAKS GOLF CLUB The Oaks Golf Club is nestled amongst majestic timberlands and native wetlands providing one of the most unforgettable golfing experiences on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Highlighting the striking par-72 layout is strategic bunkering, dramatic green complexes, and a meandering routing, which creates a serene and tranquil golf experience. The Oaks has received numerous awards and accolades, and hosted several major tournaments. Awards/Accolades: “Best Courses You Can Play” Golf Week Magazine 4 ½ Stars “Best Places to Play” Golf Digest Ranked #6 “One of the Top Ten Values in Mississippi” Golf MagazineVoted top Ten Course in Mississippi by Golf Digest “Golf Course of the Year for the Mississippi Gulf Coast”, The National Golf Course Owners Association “If you play just one course on the Gulf Coast, make it The Oaks”, Maxim Golf Voted “Best course on the Coast” by readers of Coast Magazine
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Mississippi997 contributions
Beautiful Oaks
Jan 2021
Part of the extended club corp family this is a decent club with beautiful old oaks along the course. We visited Jan 2021 and though the area is still recovering from the Hurricanes of 2020 the course looks and plays great. It is a bit wet and at the moment 90 degree cart rules apply so keep that in mind if you rely on carts. They are taking covid precautions seriously and you must wear a mask when in the clubhouse. Being just a short drive from the gulf coast this is certainly a course to add to your list if traveling to the area.
Written March 17, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lakeland, FL362 contributions
Exceptional Golf on Mississippi's Golf Coast
Apr 2020
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/ 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. Tee times are available online and through most golf packagers.
Written April 13, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

SW Big Dog
Rochester, MN1 contribution
Great course and fantastic staff
Jan 2020
From start to finish a great place to play golf and relax. 2020 play pass for $99 is a great thing to do.
Written March 16, 2020
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2 contributions
Great course and driving range, friendly staff, super $99 2020 play pass
Jan 2020 • Friends
The Oaks Golf Club

Pass Christian,MS

Played this course with cart as a twosome and was thoroughly impressed with the well-kept and challenging course in beautiful Pass Christian. I had received a gift of a $99 play pass which includes a free first round, a hat, ten regular buckets of balls on the driving range, discounted future rounds, and many more bargains.

On my return another day to the driving range, the practice pads were great and the putting greens are in excellent condition. This course is exactly 55 minutes from New Orleans via I-10 and I look forward to many more rounds at The Oaks.
Written February 1, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Peachtree City, GA67 contributions
Night and Day
Nov 2019 • Solo
I’ve played the Oaks on and off for years and have always been pleased with the course maintenance so I was surprised to find it in poor condition when I played about two months ago (Sept/Oct 2019). However, went back today (late Nov) and the efforts made to improve course conditions have payed off. Some of the best conditions I’ve incurred all year. Greens are rolling true, tee boxes are in great shape, fairways and tee boxes holding their color for this time of year. Not sure what magic was done here in such a short period of time but it’s back near the top of my list when it comes to golf courses on the Gulf coast.
Written November 25, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

George C
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Brought my grandson to play a round on his eight birthday.
May 2019 • Friends
There were five adults so scheduled two tee times when no one would be playing behind us. We flagged a lone golfer that caught up with us to play through on 7th hole. All six of us played hole 9 together since no one was behind us. As we approached the green an employee drove up declaring we were "busted" for having more than 4 players at one time. When I pointed out there was no one behind us his attitude was demeaning and said no course in the country would allow it. Ruined the rest of the day for me. Only finished game so as not to disappoint grandson. In summary: I like the course but management should be aware this single employee (assuming he talks to others this way) could be affecting their bottom line because we are not sure if we will return again.
Written May 4, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

1 contribution
pick a different course!
Mar 2019 • Business
greens were similar to putting on a parking lot, way over priced, fairways are in very poor condition, very little grass around greens. Max you should be charged is $20 with cart!
Written April 1, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
I know this response is old but I think you may have played a different course. Are you sure it was The Oaks in Pass Christian, MS? Last April, the greens were in and out of being dormant but the course was not at all like your review. If it was the wrong course, we would really appreciate you removing the post. We take great pride in our condition and although all courses have days we are not our best, no one has ever suggested we were not an outstanding value or a beautiful course.
Written March 17, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Indianapolis, Indiana34 contributions
soggy round of golf
Feb 2019 • Friends
To be fair to this review, it had rained the previous 1-2 days prior to our round of golf at The Oaks and it is February. I thought the course was just OK. We paid $55 in green fees. That seemed a little over priced for the course. I play many, many courses with much better layouts for around $35-$40. This price would seem more appropriate for The Oaks. It would not be a course I would play again.
Written February 20, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Bob D
5 contributions
Great golf course
Nov 2018 • Solo
The Oaks is a beautiful golf course. It is extremely well maintained. The staff is friendly and actually appear to enjoy working there. Very fair course to play. The fairways are generous and the greens hold a well struck iron shot. It's not tricked up like some of the other courses in the area. The clubhouse is adequate and the drinks are refreshing after a round of golf in Mississippi's heat and humidity. Insects are not a problem. Plenty of birds and wildlife to enjoy after sinking that 15 foot putt for birdie. Great track.
Written November 13, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Columbus, GA732 contributions
Lacks Imagination
Sep 2018 • Friends
I read lots of reviews of all the Gulf Coast golf courses in prelude to our 2018 golf trip.

So, I thought I needed to play the Oaks with the “Golf Digest four and a half stars review”.

I show up after a wonderful little drive from 90 and basically a straight shot down a little MS country road. Awesome drive.

Arrive at an understated clubhouse and off I go.

I started playing and so many little things added up as tee boxes were grass and dirt where grass did not fill whole area and some tee boxes were very sparse with grass. There was lots of just dirt off the cart paths and going into the fairway. The. All the weeds and different kinds of grass growing amongst some fairways and then the greens having some crab grass on most of them around the edges and a few greens having such even towards middle. Conditioning was average at best.

Greens rolled simply ok.

Then the neighborhood course it was becoming simply felt odd with some of it being long distance between tees.

To top it off, the design was simply unimpressive and unimaginable. I remember only thinking that hole 17 had a nice design requiring two good shots. It felt shorter too.

This course really left me hanging and I did not find it enjoyable.

Average leads to Choices.
Written September 12, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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