Course Tour

Hole #1

Par 4
Tour 364
Blue 351
White 344
Gold 317
Red 295

The opening hole sets the stage for what's to come at Oaks Country Club. This is a course that boasts small, well protected putting surfaces and rewards a precise game. Clearly visible from historic photographs, the fairway on this hole has narrowed over the years and is restored to fit symmetrically between the tree lines. Additionally the cart path, positioned along the edge of the fairway, mars the beauty of the gold course and impacts play and is shifted amongst the trees on the right side.

The green is extended further back and has bunkers on both sides; however, the right bunker is slightly to the rear, revealing a small chipping area for those missing the green short. This bunker positioning also allows for easier access for players walking to and from the cart path.

The tees are completely rebuilt, highlighted by new forward tees, making this hole play more equitably for all players. The back tee is further away from the clubhouse, simply improving space and privacy. The Blue tee is combined with the old forward tee sliver to present a large tee and gathering location for starting the round. Drainage is added in key locations on both sides of the fairway and approach to the green.