Boost Your Skill

The Oaks is committed, not only to helping you experience a great day of golf, but also to help boost your skill. This is done through a number of different avenues that we are excited about.

We offer courses, gear fittings, and more to help you improve your game at your speed. No matter your skill level there are options available for you to grow as a golf enthusiast.

Golf Lessons

Kenny Jacobs Golf Instructor

Kenny Jacobs has 34 years of experience teaching golfers of all ages and skill levels.  He graduated from the Golf Academy of the South in Orlando FL in 1989. He is originally from Decatur, Il. Kenny was the Director of Instruction at Towne Lake Hills Golf Club and Eagle Watch Golf Club in suburban Atlanta Georgia for 10 years. He returned to Illinois in 2004 as Director of Instruction at All Seasons GLC. Has also been the Head Golf Professional at Lincoln Elks Country Club and Director of Instruction at The Den.

His students have included 4-time winner on the PGA Tour, Chris Kirk. Chris also won the Ben Hogan Award for college player of the year at the University of Georgia and was a member of the US Walker Cup Team. Other students include winners on 4 different professional mini tours, several Div. I, II, III College Scholarship golfer as well as members from several different High School State Championship Teams in both Georgia and Illinois.

His teaching style is based on 4 key ideas…impact, swing plane, Clubface control and balance; and 5 key T-Words…tension, tempo, timing, tilt and turn. His simple to understand teaching style gets immediate results.

Individual/Private Lesson Programs

      • $80 – 1 Hour
      • $600 – 10 Hours
      • $1200 – 24 Hours

Packages can be split between two people.

Contact Kenny at:  (309) 533-1144   or  Email:Kjteachinggolfpro@yahoo.com

Junior Golf Clinic

Give your kids the chance to learn the basics of golf in a fun environment that emphasizes both athletic development and enjoyment of the game! These classes will be instructed by the division 1 golfers and former IHSA State Champions, Ali and Dani Grace Schrock.

  • Cost $40.00 per child
  • Program runs from June 20th – June 23rd
  •  6 – 8 years old classes are from 9 to 9:50 AM
  •  9 – 12 years old classes are from 10 to 10:50 AM

***Unlimited youth golf clubs are available, but participants are encouraged to bring their own if they have them.

Stop into the pro-shop at 429 Elks Club Road or call 815-842-1249 to register.


Gear Fittings

The Oaks has partnered with top gear brands such as Callaway to bring you opportunities for gear fittings. Experts in golf gear come out to the course to take you on a personalized journey through some of the latest gear offerings in their brands, help fit you for the best gear, and give you tips to help you utilize your potential new products to maximize your game. Make sure you keep an eye on our social media outlets, and our website, to be up-to-date on when these fitting events happen.


All of these options are available to the public anytime they are offered, but there is a limit on the number of slots in each of the fittings and in the courses we offer. Make sure you don’t delay getting your name down on the list for these great opportunities to boost your skill.

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