Tradition Golf Club at Oak Lane: View from #5
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4.1
616 Reviews (616)
5 Stars
243
4 Stars
275
3 Stars
55
2 Stars
21
1 Stars
22
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.9
89.0%
Recommend this course
552 out of 616 reviews
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4.3
117 Reviews (117)
5 Stars
53
4 Stars
53
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.4
92.3%
Recommend this course
108 out of 117 reviews
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4.2
166 Reviews (166)
5 Stars
75
4 Stars
69
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
8
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.3
89.2%
Recommend this course
148 out of 166 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6680 yards
Slope 131
Rating 73.2

Tradition Golf Club at Oak Lane is situated in the quiet town of Woodbridge, just 20 minutes from New Haven. Formerly known as Oak Lane County Club, the course was both renamed and renovated when it was acquired by the management team at The Tradition Golf Club at Wallingford. Many of the holes were updated but the golf course retained its challenging but playable nature. Though the course is player friendly enough to appeal to players of all skill levels, there are still several challenges in store. Numerous strategically placed bunkers lurk along the greens and towering trees also frame most of the holes. The holes are mostly straightforward with a few tricky doglegs to keep you on your toes. You'll also be confronted with the occasional water hole. Both your accuracy and short-game skills will be tested at Tradition Golf Club at Oak Lane.

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Course Details

Year Built 1961
Golf Season April - October
Architect Geoffrey Cornish (1961)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Connecticut (2018 #14)

Reviews

4.1
616 Reviews (616)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 22
Watching the Game 9
Dinner 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 34
Undulating Greens 27
Water Hazards 24
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 32
Locals 29
Entertaining Clients 16
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 28
Worth the Drive 25
Convenient to the City 21

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Reviews 21
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Last round of season for me

I wanted to play my last round at my favorite track. They did an awesome job with the leaves! They are still rolling and mowing the greens, they were so fast! I spoke to one of the staff who let me know that they are running a promotion and all their tee times are going to be $5 cheaper on their website www.traditionatoaklane.com. I love GolfNow but I think that’s great, I’ll definitely book there now! Thanks again

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Liked the cart GPS system. Helps with the speed of play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Golf Carts Agef

We were given a cart with sluggish starting, a loose gas pedal and loose brakes pedal. GPS included Was only thing working.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 28
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 28
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Love the course

Really enjoyed the course today although cart path only is a bummer to keep things moving. My only complaint has to do with the carts. The course and facility are always great but as nice as they are the carts can't get out of their own way. in addition it was hit or miss weather the brake held.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 36
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 50
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fall golf

Course is immaculate. Green speeds are fast, but so fun to play. I spoke with golf superintendent, professionals, bev cart, and bar staff, they are amazingly kind and customer service was exceeded. We are planning to go back next week.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course

Country club like atmosphere. Fairways are beautiful. Greens are fast and true and beautiful. Not to be missed. I’ll be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A Simple Fix, Ignored

Tradition at Oak Lane, a fine course, is like many others I've played where far too many tee markers make little sense for the older/shorter hitters. What ever happened to the USGA's "play it forward" campaign to encourage more participation and fun? Seniors and women do not care about a manicured tee box. What would it take to finely mow a place in the fairway and place the senior and ladies' tees AT AN APPROPRIATE DISTANCE FROM THE GREEN? How does it make sense to have tees ranging from black to red on the same tee box? THIS SHOULD BE STANDARD PROCEDURE FOR ALL COURSES that do not have multiple tee boxes.

Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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