Tradition Golf Club at Oak Lane

4.2104941176 4.2 stars from 5 (304)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6680 yards
  • Slope: 131
  • Rating: 73.2
  • Layout

  • 1027 Racebrook Rd, Woodbridge, Connecticut 06525, New Haven County
  • (203) 397-5103
  • (203) 389-2470
  • www.traditionatoaklane.com

Year built: 1961
Architect(s): Geoffrey Cornish (1961)
Type: Semi-Private
Golf Season: April - October

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: 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
Black 72 6680 yards 73.2 131
Blue 72 6330 yards 71.6 127
White 72 6120 yards 70.6 125
White (W) 74 6120 yards 76.1 134
Red (W) 74 5770 yards 74.3 130

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 304 Reviews
5 stars:
110
4 stars:
142
3 stars:
30
2 stars:
12
1 stars:
10

recommend this course

274 out of 300 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs worth the drive convenient to the city   Great for advanced golfers locals entertaining clients   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens water hazards   Great for drinks watching the game dinner  

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Reviews


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"Great round"


Oblio's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Threat of bad weather must have kept bookings down as I got an incredible last minute deal to play 18. New carts with GPS were great and, even though there had been lot's of rain, no cart path restrictions made the cart GPS quite handy. Course in great shape for the most part. Lack of sand in some bunkers but fairways were good and not wet at all, Greens were true and fair speed.

Generally the layout of this course is great though, while the last 6 holes are challenging, the layout for them is far more boring than the 1st 12..


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Best public in the area"


u941561631's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2018
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Reviewed on

Course is very well kept. Practice area including the Grass Range is a top notch facility. Staff treats scratch and 20 handicappers the same. I highly suggest this course to anyone. The course is a bit challenging so if you intend to walk do so after 3 because in order to keep pace you must take a cart earlier in the day.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u1698190's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u1698190's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Terrific Course"


u000005671803's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2018
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Reviewed on

Played Saturday and course conditions were great. Had a terrific round with a twosome that I joined. New carts with GPS screens were a bonus. I highly recommend the course.


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


"First Spring Loop"


u000005651070's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2018
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Reviewed on

Course played well. Greens punched a couple of weeks ago but still rolled nicely. Will play here again!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fun course"


u340265932's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Good course that I ca always get on.

Course is in very good shape for early in the year.

Very nice staff of starters and rangers.two groups ahead of us were playing slow and the ranger spoke to them and things moved well after that.

I really like the new carts with GPS.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


u044768600's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Beautiful layout. Nice length and great looking holes. Easy to navigate. Only complaint was the greens were being airated, but should be fine in a few days. Overall the course is in excellent condition.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Watch your speed."


u000005727811's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2018
Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in excellent shape for the 1st month of playing. Aerations on the greens were barely perceptible. What was readily apparent was the speed of the greens, too fast if you were above the hole.

I was told they had been rolled that morning and they rolled true just too fast if you were above the hole.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



u00004977263's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000005727811's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Excellent Value for the Money"


Fourmyle's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Formerly a private course, the former Oak Lane is in excellent condition. Greens were aerated at the time I played. Bunkers are well maintained and clean of debris. I was in the opening group of the day, so I can't comment on pace of play. Staff is not overly welcoming, but again, this was at 6:30 in the morning. I definitely want to continue to play here, and I would recommend Traditions at Oak Lane as a fine golf course for the money.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



froggerguy317's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2018
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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


"Good time"


u711924498's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape. The only concern was the pace of play. There was a foursome in front of us that backed up several holes behind them. Golf carts with GPS in them. Overall great time!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Brrrrrrrr. Lol"


u000007440804's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2018
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Reviewed on

I was surprised how dry the course was. I was expecting a lot of mud. Lol there was some on the back 9 but for the most part the course was in pretty good shape for this time of year.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great for february"


kcliff1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/28/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Started with slight frost delay with 809 tee time. Cart path only.Course was in good shape, some down branches but a real pleasure to play. Clubhouse comfortable spot with limited food options at this time.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u9055168's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/14/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Very fast greens"


Fairwayted's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/06/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

The course was in fantastic shape. The greens roll true and were very fast even under damp conditions. If it had been dry they would have been too fast except for perhaps top amateur golfers. Played in under 4 hours. Very few leaves in play which is wonderful for fall golf.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Weather bad, course in great shape"


Roger6812702's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/05/2017
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Reviewed on

Played on a wet Sunday. Pace was moving, just under 4 hours. Course plays nice. Worth the rain, although never fun.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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