Oak Knoll GCOak Knoll Golf Course

Oak Knoll Golf Course
6335 Hwy 22
Independence, Oregon 97351
Polk County

Phone(s): (503) 378-0344
Fax: (503) 585-7944
Website: www.oakknollgolfcourse.com

The 18-hole Oak Knoll Golf Course in Independence, OR is a public golf course that opened in 1926. Designed by Bill Ashby, Oak Knoll Golf Course measures 6208 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 113 and a 68.6 USGA rating. The course features 3 sets of tees for different skill levels.

Oak Knoll Golf Course
3 stars out of 5 (based on 8 reviews)
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A view of a fairway at Oak Knoll Golf CourseA spring day at Oak Knoll Golf CourseA view over the water from Oak Knoll Golf Course

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Bill Ashby
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Year opened: 1926
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways: Winter Rye
  • Greens: Bent Grass


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

Green fees price ranges

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: Yes
  • Dress code: Proper attire is required.
  • Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Red (W) 72 5119 113 68.3
Blue 72 6279 121 69
White 72 5876 118 67.1
White (W) 72 5876 123 73.1

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Oak Knoll Golf Course
    4.5 stars out of 5
    by Brad
    on November 03rd, 2020 15:22
    The newest owner is great, the greens look like they should. A revamp of the dining room and bar have an open naturally lit seating area overlooking the 1st tee. Tasty dishes; wether you have finished playing a round or you are just passing by the food is worth the stop.
  • Oak Knoll Golf Course
    2.5 stars out of 5
    by Michael Young
    on July 26th, 2018 09:13
    I have been going to oak knoll for 25 years and for the last 10 years it's the most unfriendly course in Salem.

    I live in west Salem it would be great to play oak knoll but there is no love there.
  • Oak Knoll Golf Course
    3.5 stars out of 5
    by Randy S
    on July 03rd, 2016 18:11
    New management has really turned this course around. It is much improved. It is worth playing.
  • Oak Knoll Golf Course
    4.5 stars out of 5
    by Larry Bowen
    on June 19th, 2016 14:04
    Oak Knoll is coming on, beautiful, much improved, new carts, very good service/friendly staff, great driving range, restaurant very good. Great rates. I strongly recommend.
  • Oak Knoll Golf Course
    2 stars out of 5
    by Dan
    on May 29th, 2015 08:30
    The owners have put a lot of time and money into the course over the last several years to improve drainage and the condition of the course in general.

    Service is casual and friendly.

    The course is noted for its small greens and open fairways.

    For the local golfer who doesn't want to break the bank to play a friendly round, it is a convenient enjoyable place to play.
  • Oak Knoll Golf Course
    1 stars out of 5
    by Allie
    on May 06th, 2014 13:23
    Played this course today thinking it was the $18 for 18 holes. Two of us almost $100. This course is not summer ready or summer rate ready. Toughs are way to rough. Greens are uneven right at the hole. Green rough is rippled and the fairways are still rough from Oregon rain. Not worth the money at all. Feel very disappointed in this course and have played it many times before.
  • Oak Knoll Golf Course
    3.5 stars out of 5
    by Will
    on September 03rd, 2013 07:15
    I am writing this bc of the outdated and unfair 2012 review. I have played the course for several years tho never a member. The people at the course have been uniformly friendly the past two years. The food now is a good value - the Reuben is especially tasty and compares very well with other Reubens in the valley. The course itself is not as well kept as a more expensive club, but the green are ok and the cost is low- 1/2 as many places. The holes are challenging one way or the other, whether water, woods or small greens, one needs to think through most every shot and you may need to use every club. Soooo, it's not a destination course but a good workout for most - unpretentious golfers, especially seniors who want a challenging but walkable 18 hole course.
  • Oak Knoll Golf Course
    1 stars out of 5
    by The Show
    on April 21st, 2012 12:52
    The service is marginal at best. I stood in the proshop for five minutes before a rude elderly lady came in to take my green fees. I then waited in the bar to get some drinks to take out on the course only to find the service was bad again and the prices were a bit high for a domestic beer so I passed on the drinks. As for the course it was wet most of the courses in the valley are this time of year however this was very wet. I can get past the wettness however it did not justify the price they were charging. Perhaps the worst part of all was the daisies they are taking over the place and make it difficult if not impossible to find a gold ball. Needless to say I can not recommend this course to anybody. Oak Knoll is a dog track at best and it goes without saying that the it was a funner place prior to this new management. Several years ago it was still a dog track of a course but the management was friendly and the bar staff were fun making it a fun place to hang out play golf and watch sports.
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