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Play Hooky at the Oaks Course While the Kids are Back to School

Later this week, students in Newton County are reporting back to school for the first day of the 2017-2018 school year. It’s been a great summer out here at the Oaks Course with our Junior Camps and Golf & Science Workshops, but now that the season is drawing to a close, it’s time for our local parents to have a little fun! 

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On Friday, July 28th during the first day of school, we’re welcoming parents to play hooky from work and come relax at the Oaks Course for a nice round of golf! It’s the perfect excuse to take some time off work and have an afternoon to yourself. For just $25, you can play a round of 18 holes and cruise in luxury on our brand new fleet of Yamaha golf cars. Your $25 fee will also include a refreshing drink special with the beverage of your choice.

There’s no better reason to duck out of work a little early and soak in the sunshine before having to pick up the kids at the end of the day. We know this is a stressful time of year as you get back in the swing of homework, meal planning, and school schedules. So plan some time to yourself to play hooky and enjoy a round on our beautifully manicured course.

Putter’s Restaurant will be offering refreshing Beat the Heat drink specials now, and all during August for your hydrating convenience, and we’ll also have demand pricing during the hottest part of the day. The higher the temperature goes, the lower our prices get!

August is also going to be a month full of family fun, with our upcoming events that are perfect for both parents and kids! Gather up the entire family for a round of 9 holes in our annual Family Golf Tournament on August 13th at 3:00pm. It’s the perfect way to have a family outing with a little friendly competition. Then, on August 20th we’ll be holding our next upcoming Fish & Play with a round of 9 holes and then fishing afterward. 

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Cruise the Oaks Course in Style on Our Brand New Golf Carts

We are beyond thrilled to be making some improvements to our scenic course and clubhouse here at the Oaks Course. Over the past year, we’ve made improvements in Putter’s Restaurant as well as on the grounds and greens. Among some of our other developments is a brand new fleet of Yamaha Golf Cars. With these new golf carts, you can leisurely cruise the course in style while taking advantage of some of the best state-of-the-art technology available during your round!

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The fleet of new golf carts by Yamaha can be rented for a comfortable mode of transportation during your round. To go along with these new carts, we recommend downloading the companion YamaTrack App by iGolf, which Yamaha refers to as “The most advanced, least expensive, and friendliest GPS system on Earth.” This GPS app is designed to make the most of your experience as a guest on our course. Once downloaded, a player can select The Oaks course to view course information on each of our 18 holes. The best part about using this YamaTrack app is the ability to keep track of your round with ease. In addition to a time tracker, the YamaTrack system also gives you hole information, the par for each hole, shot distance, and an option to view the landscape from flyover view or green view. Another feature rolled out by this system includes “Accurate course diagrams and the GPS Precise Distance to Pin feature enables players to gauge their shots, for more holes-in-one than ever before.”

With the YamaTrack app, you can save more time for golf and less time worrying about strategy and scorekeeping. And don’t fret about your battery dying in the middle of playing 18 holes. These hi-tech new golf carts also offer USB input jacks for a phone charger, so you can always keep track and gauge your next shot!

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We also have a brand new page on our Oaks Course website that highlights each of the holes at the Oaks with aerial drone footage of the landscape of all 18 holes. Using these videos in addition to the YamaTrack app can give you a great advantage on your playing strategy.

So, what are you waiting for? Book your tee time now and come experience The Oaks, with brand new golf and technological advancements for your playing convenience!

Get Into Golf: Why Golfers Live Longer

Playing a relaxing round of golf is not only a great way to pass the time, but did you know that it also adds years to your life? The average golfer will walk between four and eight miles on a regular 18-hole course. Depending on a golfer’s personal routine and whether they walk, carry their clubs, or ride in a cart, they can burn anywhere from 200-500 calories per round! Plus, being in the outer elements and getting a little extra Vitamin D is also quite beneficial— as long as you have proper sun protection.

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According to the Swedish Golf Federation, a group consisting of over 600,000 members, golfers live longer than non-golfers of the same age by an astounding 40 percent! Since membership to the Swedish Golf Federation is required for playing just about anywhere in Sweden, these studies include almost all of Sweden’s golfers. Sweden also maintains a record of all the deaths that have occurred in their county for the past several decades, which gives them a large sampling of data to compare for this claim.

Playing a round of golf is a very safe non-contact sport that can be a great challenge, but is still easy enough to play for all ages. In addition to being a great source of exercise, golf is a fantastic way to stay sharp as you compete against yourself from one hole to the next, and a good way to stay limber. As you get older, it’s much easier to get around if you stay mobile and keep your muscles moving. Additionally, driving or swinging away at a ball all afternoon is a remarkably great stress reliever and helps to retain balance and flexibility.

Other studies on why golfers live longer have shown that the benefits of playing this sport aren’t just physical. The stress relief and sense of self-worth that is offered by frequent golf is also said to reduce anxiety, depression, and dementia in seniors. Golf is a sport that requires patience and longevity as you practice and work to continue improving your game. So it’s no surprise that the more you golf, the more longevity you will have both on the green and in life!

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So what are you waiting for? Do yourself a favor by booking a tee time at the Oaks Course today to enjoy both the immediate and the lasting benefits of playing a round of 18 holes. Or call the Pro Shop today to ask about becoming an annual Oaks Course member, or a member of the Oaks Senior Golf Association. You won’t regret it!

Celebrate Golf this July with Special Rates and Junior Memberships

 

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July is a time for celebration as we reflect on the birth of our great nation on July 4th, 1776. Yesterday was a beautiful 4th of July in Georgia, and we hope you enjoyed the holiday with loved ones and family. We’d like to take this opportunity at the Oaks Course this month to Celebrate Golf all month long and keep the fun going until the end of July!

Starting today, we will begin maintaining the landscape of the greens on our beautiful course, which means we have special rates for you! From July 5th until July 20th, we are offering special aeration rates for those who join us for a round of golf. During the week, pay just $25 for a round of 18 holes. If you come on the weekend during this time, your round of 18 holes is only $35!

After we complete the aeration on our scenic course, then we will begin offering Beat the Heat rates on Thursday, July 20th. It’s the hottest time of year, but don’t let that keep you inside! Beat the heat at the Oaks Course with special rates during the hottest part of the day. This special also includes a cold bottled water to stay hydrated.

IMG 9555Another deal we’re rolling out just for the month of July is a special Junior Membership available for all young golfers age 10-15. Bring your youngsters to celebrate golf with us as well this month for just $25 as they enjoy an afternoon on the course to improve their skill. Junior memberships are only valid from Monday to Friday after 12:00 noon during July. Juniors must be certified Golf Ready by our golf pros, which is a short process to completion. Junior members must also walk their rounds to qualify unless they pay a separate cart fee to accompany a consenting adult. This is a great time for your kids to come experience the course with this great membership special.

Did you know that we also offer an Oaks Loyalty Program with rewards for frequent golfers. For every dollar spent on a round at the Oaks Course, our golfers receive a point towards their Oaks Rewards. During the month of July, all our golfers receive DOUBLE POINTS! Once you reach 500 points for weekday rounds or 600 points for weekends, you can exchange for a FREE round of golf. You don’t need to be a member to qualify, so book your tee time today!

We hope to see you this month at the Oaks Course to take advantage of our special rates and new junior memberships. It’s the perfect opportunity to celebrate golf in our area. If you have questions or would like more information, call the Pro Shop or visit our Facebook page.  

 

Treat Yourself to an Oaks Golf Course Membership this Summer

Summer is officially here, and it’s the perfect time of the season to secure a golf course membership at the Oaks so you can reap the many amazing benefits of being a member. We recently spoke with longstanding Oaks member, Randy Eaton, who is the Previous Gross Club Champion and current Senior Club Champion of the Oaks Tournament and has been a member of the Oaks Course for 15 years! When asked what he loves most about being an Oaks member, Randy responded “I just enjoy playing at The Oaks. I love the variety of the holes. It’s historically in the best shape of any other courses in the area. It’s challenging, and I enjoy playing here on a regular basis. It fits my game.”

Randy is just one of many happy members who have been with the Oaks Course for many years. But don’t just take it from Randy if you’re still on the fence. Here are 10 great reasons why you should take advantage of an Oaks Course membership today!

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10. FREE Bucket of Range Balls Before Every Round

Any time you swing by for a round at the Oaks, we treat our members to a small bucket of range balls so they can warm up on the range before play. Practicing a few swings before your round can make all the difference in your game!

9. 2 FREE Guest Passes Each Month

Members are given two guest passes to use each month so that they can bring a friend or family member to the course with you. We encourage Oaks members to bring non-member friends so that they can experience the Oaks Course as well!

8. Advance Tee Time Reservations

Oaks Course members are given a big advantage by having an exclusive chance to book tee times before the general public. Beat the rush and reserve your rounds conveniently!

7. 10% Off Soft Goods in the Pro Shop, Discounted Custom Fit Clubs, Price Matching

Enjoy a 10% discount off of hats and apparel in the Pro Shop such as Under Armour and Antigua shirts or jackets. Also, enjoy a special discount on custom fitted clubs! And feel free to shop around for the perfect set for your skill level, because we are also happy to price match top competitors!

6. Exclusive Member-Only Course Events and Tournaments

All Oaks members have the opportunity to enjoy a multitude of events and tournaments throughout the year. We hold events that are exclusive to our Oaks members, and all members also receive a weekly newsletter with updates on upcoming activities.

5. 10% off at Putter’s Restaurant and Catering Discounts

Enjoy 10% off of all meals purchased at Putter’s Restaurant located onsite in the Oaks Course Clubhouse. Members are also treated with 50% off the booking fee for the Champion Room if you have your event or party catered by us.

4. Discounted OSGA Membership

The Oaks Senior Golf Association is a senior golf league that is also available here at the Oaks. Get the most out of your membership by joining the OSGA at a reduced rate.         

3. Networking Opportunities

Meet locals from the area with common interests and mingle amongst a pool of potential new friends! The Oaks course is also a fantastic place for networking or a business outing amongst your peers.

2. An Outlet for Relaxation

The Oaks has well maintained greens and scenic fairways that are sure to relax you and bring you closer to nature. The course is a great outlet to practice your game and hone your skills—whether you’re by yourself or with friends or colleagues.

1. A Beautiful, Challenging Course

Many of our current members have expressed that their favorite part of playing the Oaks Course is by conquering it. One thing that sets the Oaks apart from other local courses is its ability to challenge golfers at any skill level. Put your skills to the test and try out this great course, inspired by Bobby Jones himself!

If you want to join the Oaks Course family and play like a pro, sign up for an annual membership! It is incredibly easy to join and you won’t regret it once you begin to reap the benefits. Click here to learn more about an Oaks Golf Course Membership today.

Upcoming Events

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OWGA [Oaks Women's Golf Assoc.]
03 Aug 201708:00AM - 03:00PM
OSGA [Oaks Senior Golf Assoc.]
03 Aug 201706:00PM - 07:00PM
Ladies Clinic: Session 4

11240 Brown Bridge Road
Covington, GA 30014
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