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4.6
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6825 yards
Slope 137
Rating 73.6

Course Details

Year Built 2004
Architect William Bradley Booth (2004)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required.

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Reviews

4.7
6 Reviews (6)
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Handicap 15-19
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5.0
Top 500 Contributor
Illinois Advisor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

The best I have played in New Hampshire

I ventured a considerable distance to the Oaks on a recommendation from a pair of players that I was paired up with at Candia Woods, the Sister course to The Oaks. They said The Oaks was their favorite and after now having the pleasure of playing there, I completely understand why and after just one visit, it is now a favorite of mine.

Outstanding in every way.

The entire layout is gorgeous and everything a golfer today expects in a modern facility. Tee boxes large, squared off, elevated, and maintained. Greens are firm, fast, and true.
Bunker placement is clever, appropriate, and the conditions consistent and playable throughout.
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Now add a well-stocked, beautifully, and expertly staffed beverage cart service and The Oaks definitely has everything going for it. No other course I have played in New Hampshire has delivered this quality of a golf experience.
I was fortunate to be paired with member Rod N. Super nice guy, great golfer, and extremely helpful in delivering advice where my experience was missing. It was like having a caddy by my side. There is no question this limited the stroke count on an otherwise troubled scorecard. Thanks Rod! Thank you also for helping me find my phone when it bounced out of my cart on #14!

Thank you also to the staff everywhere who I found to be as pleasant and helpful as can be.

I will ABSOLUTELY be returning to play here whenever I find myself back in New Hampshire!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Another Great Time

We like to come up to the Oaks a couple times a year from Mass and it's always worth it. The greens are in top notch condition (as always). If you keep the ball in play, you will be presented good opportunities to score. Very fair, yet challenging course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Massachusetts Advisor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Worth the drive!

First of all The Oaks in Somersworth NH is about 1.25 hours north of Boston. So plan accordingly. Secondly- It's worth it. Super layout (and yes, walkable) Multiple tee's make it fun ( don't play the tips- unless you're single digit caps) You can play a mix of them also! ( I wish more courses did that!) The conditions of the course were excellent- The greens..oh my the greens are fast and hard- so be aware! THE best range I've ever been to at a public course to get you ready for your round also- and a great 19th hole! Why go to The links at Outlook (same drive time, terrible staff and conditions and quirky layout) when you can go here and have a much better day. Their sister course is Candia Woods- another fav or mine. ENJOY!!!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

Best Public Course I have ever played.

Huge bent grass greens, very fast, bent grass fairways, lots of trouble if you don't stay on fairway, well bunkered, intervening wetlands, double dogleg par five, beautiful landscape, challenging par threes with great variation of tee boxes, course management required with lots of opportunity to weigh risk reward choices, each hole has its special challenges. Not an easy course but when you post a good score you know you earned it. Friendly staff with excellent pros. Good restaurant but be prepared to wait for your food.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Best public course in NH

handicap : 12 been playing golf for 47 yrs.
Pros- This is the best maintained public golf course in NH. Bar none ! If played from the back tees, it is in the top three most challenging public courses in NH. A good course for beginners if played from the front tees. It has the fastest greens of any public course in NH or Maine. You MUST keep your approach shots below the hole or it is three putt city. Best practice range in NH. Very cute cart girls and food & beverage staff.
Cons- cart beers are very expensive. Food used to be very good but currently is very expensive considering the portions.(small)
Golf pricing varies greatly but, there are often good deals on weekday afternoon golf . Pace of play also varies greatly. I have played 3hr rounds and 5hr rounds during week & weekends.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Best public course in NH

My handicap: 12 been playing golf for 47 yrs.
Pros- This is the best maintained public golf course in NH. Bar none ! If played from the back tees, it is in the top three most challenging public courses in NH. A good course for beginners if played from the front tees. It has the fastest greens of any public course in NH or Maine. You MUST keep your approach shots below the hole or it is three putt city. Best practice range in NH. Very cute cart girls and food & beverage staff.
Cons- cart beers are very expensive. Food used to be very good but currently is very expensive considering the portions.(small)
Golf pricing varies greatly but, there are often good deals on weekday afternoon golf . Pace of play also varies greatly. I have played 3hr rounds and 5hr rounds during week & weekends.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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