Seven Oaks Golf Club

4.6782000000 4.7 stars from 5 (20)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6834 yards
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper attire is required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6834 yards N/A N/A
Maroon 72 6423 yards N/A N/A
White 72 5638 yards N/A N/A
Grey 72 5219 yards N/A N/A
Grey/Yellow 72 4631 yards N/A N/A

Colgate University is the proud owner of "Seven Oaks Golf Club", named after the ancestral home of the Colgate family. The flawless 18-hole course, designed by Robert Trent Jones, has garnered accolades from Golfweek, The Golf Channel, and Golf Magazine. Seven Oaks Golf Club measures 6834 yards from the longest tees. The course features 5 sets of tees for different skill levels.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 20 Reviews
5 stars:
15
4 stars:
5
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

20 out of 20 reviews


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Reviews


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"A great day"


big1970al's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/29/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a wonderful time once again. some of the course didn't hold up from the winter, then the heat then the flooding. greens slower than normal, rest of the course play well


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful mountain views"


jrgorglione's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape with beautiful views of the countryside and college. The course was wide open with no backups.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Papad2000's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beatiful Course"


u000007655131's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course in a great setting. Always a pleasure to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Tough Course"


Cravito's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Great conditions. Fairways, sand, rough all in good shape. Rough is grabby but not shaggy! Greens were superfast and hard (dry conditions). Beware: Water cuts back and forth through the whole course and is not often visible from the tee.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Old rtj layout"


Gerald3164620's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Golf course was in great shape. They roll the fairways out never seen that


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"7 oaks"


uLHJS4708LH's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I feel like a kid the night before xmas when I'm getting ready to play 7 oaks


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fun and Challenging, but payable for most"


u000004887004's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice and fun course . Very challenging greens, but not so overly fast that they are unplayable for lots of golfers. Streams and hazards in play on many holes, but still enough room to be playable by others than just low handicappers. Well worth the money and drive to get there.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Top-shelf course"


NEPAGolfer05's avatar
Age:  25-34
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

This is a fantastic course hidden away in the upper Chenango Valley. The greens are arguably the best I've played and that includes several Top 100 tracks. Keep the ball below the hole or you will pay dearly! I have a membership here despite living 2 hours away due to the quality of the course. There's a reason it's a Top 20 collegiate course.

The front 9 is played over rather hilly terrain while the back 9 is much flatter. The course is criss-crossed numerous times by a creek that runs through the property. It takes a little local knowledge, and google maps, to know where the crossings are at. #15, #16, #17, #18 make for a great finish. The only real weakness are the par 3's. I think #2 is a great short par 3 but some might find it bland. The others are solid but nothing spectacular.

The routing can be a little tricky due to the way the course was constructed. There's also no formal cart paths due it being a college course, aka a walking course.

The course doesn't receive much public play. It's mostly members and Colgate affiliated people. As a result it's very well taken care of. You'll find very few ballmarks on the greens or divots on the tee boxes. The restaurant is excellent and well worth stoppng in before or after the round!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fantastic course"


166316547's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/05/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If you have not played this gem. It is one of the best courses in NY.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Gem of a Course"


spoofman's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/07/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I'm not sure why the course was so empty on a holiday - Labor Day, but it was! That made for a really fast pace of play, especially when we went out as a twosome. Unfamiliarity with the many creeks criss-crossing the course made for some tough penalties to take but would love to go out again in the fall to see scenery even more beautiful. Because it has been so hot and dry the greens were a little hard but ran true and fast (Note: they are aerating 9/8 and 9/9 and course is closed)


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Enjoyable course to play!"


dalmation's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Ontario Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is well laid out with large fairways lined with mature trees. Some hazards come into play so pay attention to some hidden water and bunkers.
The course is very scenic with wildlife...deer. Well maintained with very difficult greens to read. The greens are what make this course a challenge.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Bring your A GAME"


Sam7458468's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great layout.. Very challenging. Let's you use every club in your bag.. Beautiful views . Friendly deer right near you .. Amauzing


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"one of the best in upstate NY"


kshinkley4's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2015
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Seven Oaks is the Colgate University course. Its an early Robert Trent Jones design (like Cornell's course), which automatically puts it in another echelon. While there are always many students out walking about this course, its easy to get around quickly. Its not easy, but its easy to enjoy a natural layout and big green complexes. A gem for this sleepy little town. If you want to be nostalgic, head to Ithaca afterwards and play its older brother, Robert Trent Jones Golf Course at Cornell University (RTJ's first course).


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful views of the hills"


Dellhop's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

You have to play this course! If you enjoy a round of golf with friends that enjoy open fairways with plenty of landing area but trees line the outer holes, plenty of Dear and no geese, small streams cut through the course, challenging but fair. Greens are very fast....


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Challenging Course"


flogg26's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in excellent condition with very large and very quick greens. Tees and fairways were perfectly groomed. We play there several times a year. Definitely a beautiful and challenging course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice golf day"


CUSEDAD's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A wonderfully kept course, in great shape and very picturesque. My wife and I enjoyed it very much and look forward to playing there again this season.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Seven Oaks CC"


Scott150VPD's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played the course on 10/15/13 under partly sunny skies and typical fall temps. I was excited to get such a good rate through Golfnow ($29) as this course can cost upwards of $75 in prime season. The staff was reasonably friendly and informative. We were the first group out and played the front 9 in under 2 hours, even with several lost balls in the creek that meanders through the course. The rough was up a bit and punitive. The fairways and greens were excellent ams the bunkers well maintained. The course plays long in places, but the real scorecard damage comes from not keeping it between the guardrails and losing track of the ever present water. Positioning is key here for scoring. We saw several deer grazing within 50 yards of us on hole #2 and a heron in the creek by #9. While we really liked the course and would definitely return (for the right price) it isn't worth $75. The claim to fame is that its an RTJ design; but with the upstate NY economy in the tank, that's all moot. If you find yourself in the area, make it a point to play here. You won't be sorry.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course...too bad for flooding"


kshinkley4's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/28/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The tees and greens were impeccable but the fairways and some spots between holes were very wet from recent flooding. One of the more difficult courses you will play, especially from the tips. If you want the feel of an old fashioned course with all the meat of today's championship layouts, this is it.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very good course But overpriced"


u000006117474's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2012
Previously played

Reviewed on

The course is one of the best in the area but not good enough to justify $85 plus $20 for half a cart.

it is a short course by modern standards. Low handicap amateurs will find that they can't use driver on many holes. High handicappers will find it too difficult.

The greens are usually quick and very difficult to putt. Note that most putts fall towards the several creeks that flow through the middle of the course.

It is subject to flooding and many fairways don't drain too well.

There is a practice area near the course and you must pay for balls.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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