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507 Reviews (507)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
20
1 Stars
17
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.8
86.9%
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4.1
54 Reviews (54)
5 Stars
24
4 Stars
19
3 Stars
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3
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.1
83.3%
Recommend this course
45 out of 54 reviews
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4.1
116 Reviews (116)
5 Stars
46
4 Stars
48
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.3
85.3%
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99 out of 116 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
507 Reviews (507)

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 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Enjoy playing First hole very challenging but fair

I play or try to play every Thursday. Enjoy the variety of hole though I must say the 18th is almost impossible to par for a 74 year old even from the senior tees.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Great condition, perfect challenges

This course was great! It had just the right amount of challenges but not too difficult that it was defeating, but enough that made the game interesting. The course was in great shape, and has a very open landscape making each hole pretty forgiving for those who don't necessarily shoot straight into the fairway ;) overall I would recommend to anyone especially when it is reasonably priced too!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
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
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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First Time Playing

Rough time

Pace of play was excruciating slow. Saw numerous rangers out but none seemed to Carr about how four groups were stuck behind a threesome for almost 16 holes.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
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
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good value for the money.

Course was in really good shape. The staff is really friendly. The layout is a little quirky, but a good value return for the $$$. In the future, It might help if they offer a free beer to everyone who attends an instructional class to teach them how to fix their ball marks on the greens.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 35
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens

Went out 8 the greens were very dirty and a lot of divots could have blown them off

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great time.

One of the best courses in the area. Highly recommended

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course!

Its a great course only knock against it was not a fan of paying $70 other then that it was great!

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Rude and confrontational staff

Beware: Some of the other reviews are saying the staff are rude and combative. That’s exactly what we experienced. Been golfing here for 6+ years at 30+ times per year, was never like this until COVID. Now they get a little busy and treat the customers like they don’t matter. Staff was rude right from the beginning and then became confrontational. Then they followed it up with a pace of play alert on the first tee box.

Course was in OK shape. Bunkers have been terrible since this new management took over with tons of rocks and no sand. Not worth the money not worth their attitude. No one in my golfing circle will be coming back.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Rude Staff - not worth the aggravation

Beware: Some of the other reviews are saying the staff are rude and combative. That’s exactly what we experienced. Been golfing here for 6+ years at 30+ times per year, was never like this until COVID. Now they get a little busy and treat the customers like they don’t matter. Staff was rude right from the beginning and then became confrontational. Then they followed it up with a pace of play alert on the first tee box.

Course was in OK shape. Bunkers have been terrible since this new management took over with tons of rocks and no sand. Not worth the money not worth their attitude. No one in my golfing circle will be coming back.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Beware: Rude staff seems to be a trend

Beware: Some of the other reviews are saying the staff are rude and combative. That’s exactly what we experienced. Been golfing here for 6+ years at 30+ times per year, was never like this until COVID. Now they get a little busy and treat the customers like they don’t matter. Staff was rude right from the beginning and then became confrontational. Then they followed it up with a pace of play alert on the first tee box.

Course was in OK shape. Bunkers have been terrible since this new management took over with tons of rocks and no sand. Not worth the money not worth their attitude. No one in my golfing circle will be coming back.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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