Oakland County’s public golf courses close as soon as the weather turns cold

If you’re an avid golfer, you need to make your last shots of the year at Oakland County public classes by the end of next week.

Oakland County Parks and Recreation announced on Wednesday that its five public courses will close starting Tuesday, Nov. 1.

According to a statement from Parks and Recreation, the first public course to close is Springfield Oaks Golf Course in Davisburg, which will close on Tuesday, November 1.

Golfers can play a few more rounds at the other public courses in the county until Sunday, November 6 under the name Glen Oaks at Farmington HillsLyon Oaks to Wixom, Red Oaks to Madison Heightsand White Lake Oaks in White Lake will remain open.

“It’s been a great season all around. Most golf courses have seen record demand and the weather has generally been fantastic,” said Park Operations and Maintenance Manager – Southern District Tom Hughes.

The last two weeks of fall weather have been perfect for golfers of all skill levels and you can always get a tee time by booking on OaklandCountyParks.com.

“The summer was great, but the cooler air in the fall provides an ideal golfing environment with fewer crowds and bugs,” Hughes said.

Glen Oaks, Lyon Oaks, Springfield Oaks and White Lake Oaks golf courses are all 18-hole courses with clubhouses and pro shops. The 9-hole executive course at Red Oaks Golf Course is also home to FootGolf, which combines golf and soccer.

Michael C. Ford