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Oaks Golf Club
2425 S Kemp Rd
Lima, Ohio 45806
Allen County

Phone(s): (419) 999-2586
Fax: (419) 999-2810

The 18-hole Oaks Golf Club in Lima, OH is a public golf course that opened in 1957. Designed by Bob Holtsberry, Oaks Golf Club measures 6770 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 126 and a 71.2 USGA rating. The course features 4 sets of tees for different skill levels. Greens and fairways are bent grass.

Oaks Golf Club
2 stars out of 5 (based on 5 reviews)
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A sunny day view of a green at Oaks Golf ClubA view from Oaks Golf ClubA view of a green at Oaks Golf Club

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Bob Holtsberry
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Year opened: 1957
  • Golf Season: April - November
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways: Bent Grass
  • Greens: Bent Grass


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes

Green fees price ranges

  • Week days: $25
  • Weekends: $27

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
  • Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Blue 72 6770 126 71.2
Red 72 4995 110 68
White 72 6400 121 69.8
Gold 72 5870 117 67.7

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Oaks Golf Club
    1 stars out of 5
    by Ed
    on November 13th, 2019 05:51
    2 Words - Goat Track
  • Oaks Golf Club
    1 stars out of 5
    by Laurie
    on August 16th, 2018 08:34
    I love the golf course itself. It's my favorite course. However, I haven't been there in over a year because of the rudeness of one of the groundskeepers, who has been employed with the golf course for years. He's an older fellow. I visited the golf course a couple of days after we had some rain. Josh, who works in the clubhouse, made no mention of it being "cart path only." On the back nine, I could see there were areas that were still wet on the fairway, so I was following the "90 degree rule", even though Josh never mentioned that, either. I had cut over on the fairway to where my ball was, but stopped to let this particular groundskeeper go past with his mower. As he went by me, he shook his head in disgust, and then, after he went by, he pointed quickly and sharply towards each cart path, indicating that I should not leave the cart paths. I would say the pointing seemed rather violent. Since Josh made no mention of :"cart path only", and the violent nature of this fellow's attitude, I have had no desire to go back there again. That groundskeeper needs to keep in mind that without customers, he'd be out of a job. His attitude has lost one customer over a year ago, who knows how many more due to his rudeness?
  • Oaks Golf Club
    2.5 stars out of 5
    by rgill
    on June 20th, 2017 05:58
    This coarse has really gone downhill. We were surprised when we drove up and the area around the club house was in dire need of attention. One staff member --NOT polite. I guess it was because I asked for a rain check. IT IS POSTED---NO RAIN CHECKS
    The day we were there it poured after 4 holes and standing water in the fairways and lots of water on the greens that made it unplayable.
    I asked for a rain check and was told bluntly---
    NO RAIN CHECK---even after I explained the coarse was not playable because of the standing water. This is the first course I have ever been to that refused to give a rain check in the conditions as noted above. So player beware if any rain in the forecast ---DO NOT PLAY THERE. I can understand that if a course is struggling like this one that you might put a sign---No Rain Check---but you have to use common sense if you want return business. So I walked away $58.00 to the wiser/poorer---I just learned another lesson at 67 years of age and playing golf for 40 years. The rating on this page is almost correct--I would give it a 2. Great for kids and others learning the game. Close to our home--the reason we came.
  • Oaks Golf Club
    1 stars out of 5
    by Reid
    on October 25th, 2016 14:18
    Terribly ran business. We spent $75 for 3 of us to play 18 holes with 2 carts. I was in one cart and brother and friend in another. We also spent another probably $20 in the clubhouse on food and drinks. A ball was hit from another hole while all of us were putting and not at the carts. When my brother and friend came back to their cart a ball was found stuck in between the 2 windshields with the outer windshield broken. This was explained to the owner but instead of being understanding that things like that can happen he was rude accused us of smashing it with a club and demanded me to pay $100 saying we were liable because we were driving the cart. Instead of having someone who would of returned and spent way more than $100 in the future at his business and someone who just spent basically $100 that day. He has now lost a lifelong customer and gained someone who will be outspoken at the way they were treated at the establishment and highly encourage anyone and everyone to take your business elsewhere.
  • Oaks Golf Club
    4 stars out of 5
    by John Runkle
    on March 02nd, 2016 11:00
    I've played this course most of my life. In the late 90's all the greens were rebuilt and elevated, with interesting sloping and new sand traps. Oaks is very wide open and forgiving of errant tee shots.

    The only drawback is the poor drainage, but that's always been a problem. If you are not insistent on playing at a swanky country club, then this is the course for you.
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