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

9 hole regulation length course

Municipal golf course

35 par | 3,017 yards

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Royal Oak Golf Course

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.

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Time5am - 9pm
Price $0 - $500
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Reviewed October 19, 2008

Reviewed July 16, 2008

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

Reviewed September 20, 2007

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...

Reviewed August 01, 2007

Reviewed July 02, 2006

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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  • Latest Scores
  • Overall
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 robert J. 17 39 22 07/22/08
2 Ben R. N/A 39 39 08/01/07
3 Ben A. N/A 42 42 07/15/08
4 Don N. N/A 46 46 08/03/07
5 Carl U. N/A 54 54 11/09/01
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About Royal Oak

Royal Oak Golf Club

Golf Only facility

9 regulation holes

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Course Staff

Joe Spatafore, General Manager
Kathy Thoosand, Superintendent
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