Glen Oak Golf Course

711 Smith Rd, East Amherst, New York, 14051
Type: Public
No. Holes: 18
716-688-5454
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Detailed description of Glen Oak Golf Course

Glen Oak Golf Course, is a Public, 18 hole golf course located in East Amherst, New York.

Glen Oak Golf Course first opened for play in 1969. The course was designed by Robert Trent Jones and his son, Rees Jones.

Glen Oak is open to the public. With 4 sets of tees ranging from under 5,600 yards to over 6,900 yards, Glen Oak will provide an enjoyable test of golf for all golfers, from beginner to a scratch handicap player.The course features lush bentgrass tees, fairways and greens. Each hole at Glen Oak is distinct. Most are well bunkered, and water can come into play on 14 holes.

Glen Oak Golf Course is rated 4 stars by Golf Digest Magazine,

In addition to the championship 18 hole course, Glen Oak also has a large practice facility, with an expansive natural grass practice tee, a practice bunker, and a large putting green with areas for both chipping and putting.

This course has been reviewed 7 times
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Cheektowaga, NY

$36 (cart included), played on Sunday, June 2014 at 2pm

the greens were not as good as i remember

Would travel: 0-10 Miles
Bottom line: I would play again
 
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Rank ID # : 022032
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Amherst, NY

$46 (cart included), played on Wednesday, July 2013 at 6am

I lived in the Ransom Oaks Neighborhood for several years, Glen Oak was my "home" course.

I will start out by saying, this course is a gem to play in the summertime (spring rains normally make this course a muddy track). The course maintenance above par compared to other WNY courses.

Now the reason I won't play there anymore; you are not allowed to drive alone in a golf cart. You are forced to pair up with another single. I realize many will not find this to be an issue, but for me, having to share a cart with someone I've never met before is uncomfortable. And being uncomfortable while trying to figure out my swing is not what I paid $50 for. Having to make small talk with someone you may not have anything in common with for four + hours! No. Not for me. So, the course would not let me play without sharing the cart. I collected my refund and will not return. Shame really, I did like this course alot. I guess the on duty manager didn't think he needed my business anymore? Must be nice to have so many customers that you can turn some away!

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
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Rank ID # : 021344
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Amherst, NY

$31 (cart included), played on Friday, September 2013 at 8am

I play this course 3-6 times a year. It's not a hard course but it's not an easy one either. You can get into trouble on many holes. As long as you are reasonably accurate you will have fun.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 020979
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North Tonawanda, NY

$26 (cart included), played on Wednesday, September 2013 at 8am

Challenging layout with well maintained fairways and greens. The Fall Senior rates were low but at this time of year the the food shack at the turn was closed and there were few amenities.

Would travel: 10-20 Miles
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 020699
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Amherst, NY

(cart included), played on Tuesday, July 2013 at 6am

Not a course for the beginner. Wind can play a big part on where you place your shots.We play this course two-three times a season in my foursomes rotation and never get tired of it.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 020255
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E. Amherst, NY

(cart included), played on Thursday, August 2008 at 8am

Good pricing available based on day/time

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 004688
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Buffalo, NY

$51 (cart included), played on Tuesday, July 2008 at noon

great course, fairly priced, well maintained.

Would travel: 10-20 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Best course in the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 004326
4.1/5
Based on 7 reviews
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