Oyster Bay Town Golf Course & Clubhouse

3.1764705882 3.2 stars from 5 (8)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6376 yards
  • Slope: 131
  • Rating: 71.5
  • Layout

  • 1 S Woods Rd, Woodbury, New York 11797, Nassau County
  • (516) 677-5980
  • (516) 677-5970
  • oysterbaytown.com

Year built: 1986
Architect(s): Tom Fazio (1986), Dennis Wise (1988)
Type: Public/Municipal
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bent Grass
Golf Season: Year round. Closed on Mondays

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - $30
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 6376 yards 71.5 131
White 70 5813 yards 69.0 126
White (W) 70 5813 yards 73.4 128
Yellow (W) 70 5101 yards 68.0 112

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 2.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 8 Reviews
5 stars:
0
4 stars:
3
3 stars:
4
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

6 out of 8 reviews


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"Solid Course"


TeeRNJ's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
NY-NJ Advisor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2019
First time playing Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I have had my eye on this course since learning it was an early Tom Fazio design and decided to play a Sunday twilight. The course was empty and finished 18 holes in 4 hours which I didn't think was possible for weekend rounds in NY. In terms of layout, the course allows you to play every club in your bag. Although narrow, you can hit driver to wedge or long to mid iron on many of the par 4s. The greens are small-mid size, roll fast and in great condition with extreme undulations making approach shots the key to scoring. Although overall course conditions could be improved, greens and bunkers were in terrific shape, which are the most important in my opinion.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A tale of two courses"


Smr87's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on

Let me start off with saying the starters were extremely nice and helped us out a lot. Most town courses they are rude and couldn’t care less. They made the round good before even teeing off.

The front 9 is treelined and you really need to be straight off the tee. Don’t let the 6300 from the tips fool you. This is a long course and very challenging. So back to the front, like I said tight, but playable. The signature 4th that is long and is straight uphill for the second shot is kind of a gimmick, not a signature hole. The front 9 will challenge your score.

The back 9 opens up and really feels like a different course. I like the short par 3 that has the tees in the courtyard of the mansion. The routing on the back just doesn’t make sense on a lot of par 4s. My group isn’t the longest off the tee, but we were all hitting 250+ and didn’t even make the doglegs on three of the par 4s on the back. We had blind 220 shots left on a par 4.

Honestly play the whites unless you hit 270 off the tee. I will play the whites next time. The green complexes are some of the toughest on Long Island for public courses and will probably roll nicely after the greens get better from aeration. The course is definitely worth playing and testing yourself. I just would like to see maybe a bunch of trees removed from the front. It’s way too tight for the average player.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Very good greens, very tight fairways"


LICC's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
NY-NJ Advisor
Skill:  Intermediate
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2018

Reviewed on

This is a very good course if you know what to expect and are in the mood for it. It is a nice property with good elevation changes and interesting layout of holes. The fairway corridors are tree lined and very narrow on the front nine. The back nine opens up a bit. The greens and green complexes are terrific. Lots of broadly sloping swales, ridges, and valleys on the relatively large greens. There are a few blind shots, and many greens are perched up and elevated significantly. Conditioning was very good and the course is decently walkable. Nice large bunkers throughout.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



"One and Done"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

This course was not in good condition. Lots of bare spots, needs maintenance. Stay out of the rough! Greens are fast and hilly. Some tricked up holes too. Narrow fairways. We were a 3-some. No one in sight ahead of us until we hit a wall on #8. This par 3 had FOUR groups on it. Took half hour just to get this hole played. If you had any mojo happening before arriving at #8, too bad... Also, if you are visiting the area, be aware that they consider Friday to be a weekend day and charge you accordingly. Don’t really think they want non residents to play.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Classic Muni Course - Central Nassau County Location"


AceGerard's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2018
First time playing Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Played here the week of U.S. Open 2018 on Long Island - centrally located between NYC and Hamptons, and proximity to MacArthur Airport. We probably should have played the white tees instead of the blues because the fairways are tight enough, and the on top of that several tee boxes are set within tight chutes that allow little deviation off the tee, and really you need to shape your shots accordingly. But we enjoyed the layout and no two holes alike. Also we walked and it was a good workout with several hills and elevation changes but not bad. The staff were very friendly and being from out of town we were out of some basic supplies and they took care of us as special guests! I would play here again, the white tees, and work on target golf and hitting straight and not so much concern about distance. We were able to play in under 4 hours despite a fairly busy course, played through several groups that were very courteous and encouraged us to play through and take our time.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good Course for Locals - Not Worth it for Non-Residents"


MasterTigerWoods's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/12/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Tight course with challenges off the tees. I enjoyed several of the holes: #4 which everyone talks about, the finishing sequence is challenging as it's so much longer than what you experience on the front 9, but my favorite sequence is probably holes 8-11. A few surprising elevation changes and good conditions overall. Only 3 stars though because it's yet another example of a course that's far too expensive if you're not a resident. It's basically a private course. I don't imagine too many people test their luck commuting the LIRR, but worth sharing. It's a good course for locals, just not worth the non-resident tax.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



"poorly maintained fairways and greens"


Ishaan1's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/07/2014
Previously played

Reviewed on

The fairways and greens were not very good. The tee box had so many divots that I had no room to put my tee. The narrow fairways made the course difficult.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course if you hit straight"


Uncle1205's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I play here all the time. If you do not hit straight this course will frustrate you. Fairways are very tight and there are plenty of blind shots and elevated greens. I usually am not a straight hitter so this course is challenging for me but forces me to cut down on my swing and play my spots. It is definitely a course you should play well manicured .


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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