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3417 Don Soper Dr
Royal Oak, MI  48073-2988
United States
P: (248) 554-0019
F: (248) 554-0032
www.romi.gov
Royal Oak Course

9 hole regulation length course

Municipal golf course

35 par | 3,017 yards

Recommend this course: +0 -0

Royal Oak Golf Course Description


The 9-hole "Royal Oak" course at the Royal Oak Golf Club facility in Royal Oak, Michigan features 3,017 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 35. Designed by Don Soper, the Royal Oak golf course opened in 1963. Joe Spatafore manages the course as the General Manager.

Course Reviews


Course was as hard as a rock. Nothing but a practice course. maintained well due to all the rainfall.

Poorly maintained, muddy soil and leaves everywhere, we also did not like the over all atmosphere: it seems, as there have been better times, but that's a long time ago...

Used to be a much better course

Royal Oak golf club has gone through staff changes the last 2 or 3 years, and the quality of the greens and overall maintenance of the course has gone to hell. The green on #8 has been a disaster for a year (it's July 2, 06 as I write this).

I don't know what it is about this course, but the staff has a facination of over watering EVERYTHING. You'll go out there at 9 or 10 in the morning, and the fairways will be soft and soggy, and it won't have rained for a week. Everything is just a mess.

It's really too bad, because the layout, for a completely flat muni course, is pretty fun. The new staff has also jacked up the rates here, and it's $30 just to walk for a non-resident for 18 holes. Lot of better options in S.E. michigan for just 10 or $15 more.

#1 is a short straight away par 3 with a sloping green from back to front.
#2 is an excellent tight hole requiring about a 220 yard shot off the tee, while 3 will test your driver.

#4 is one of 3 holes with a pond (#3 has one that can be in play off the tee to the right). Another 220 yard or so drive down the center left will give a good approach to the green.

#5 starts the string of par 3's and 5's. I really think the par 3's make this course. This one play 194 from the blues, and the entire right side is trees.

#6 is an uphill par 5, which most people won't be able to reach from the back tees. If the markers are up and you bust one, however, you'll have a shot at the treen. The pond from #3 border this hole near the green on the right side, but there's plenty of room left to go after.

#7 is the shortest par 3 measuring about 160 from the back with a nice big bunker guarding 2/3 of the front of the green.

#8 is a shorter par 5 dogleg right which is definitely reachable with a good drive. It's not a bad play to aim for the left side of the fairway and even in the rough, which will clear you from the trees on the right.

#9 is a tough par 3 with the largest green on the course. It plays about 210 from the back, uphill slightly. Anything short probably won't run up on the green, so you'll have to hit a good one.

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Leaderboard

  • Overall
  • Latest Scores
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 robert J. 17 39 22 07/22/08
2 robert J. 17 39 22 06/24/08
3 Ben R. N/A 39 39 08/01/07
4 Ben A. N/A 42 42 07/15/08
5 Don N. N/A 46 46 08/03/07
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
7 Kenneth S. N/A 55 55 06/08/13
1 robert J. 17 39 22 07/22/08
4 Ben A. N/A 42 42 07/15/08
9 Henry W. 9 78 69 07/09/08
2 robert J. 17 39 22 06/24/08

Golf Course Information

About Royal Oak

Royal Oak Golf Club

Golf Only facility

9 regulation holes

Awards at Royal Oak

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Course Staff

Joe Spatafore, General Manager
Douglas Melton, Superintendent
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