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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6834 yards
Slope 0
Rating 0.0

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.

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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6834 yards
Maroon 72 6423 yards
White 72 5638 yards
Grey 72 5219 yards
Grey/Yellow 72 4631 yards
Scorecard for Seven Oaks
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 73.1/123 424 142 389 379 519 443 525 185 441 3447 356 212 521 358 178 416 436 357 538 3372 6819
Maroon M: 70.7/121 W: 71.7/123 405 126 345 363 466 433 510 161 432 3241 356 192 507 337 148 393 407 329 513 3182 6423
White M: 69.2/117 W: 70.2/119 391 123 340 252 403 292 450 150 381 2782 337 167 431 326 130 365 324 310 466 2856 5638
Grey M: 65.1/111 W: 67.1/113 335 118 334 232 387 282 440 145 315 2588 290 125 421 316 124 320 315 300 420 2631 5219
Handicap 1 17 7 13 5 9 3 15 11 2 18 8 10 16 12 6 4 14
Par 4 3 4 4 5 4 5 3 4 36 4 3 5 4 3 4 4 4 5 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1958
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/15

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper attire is required.

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4.7
20 Reviews (20)
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Handicap 10-14
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Hot weather
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A great day

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

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful mountain views

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

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beatiful Course

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Beautiful Tough Course

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Old rtj layout

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

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

7 oaks

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

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

Fun and Challenging, but payable for most

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Top-shelf course

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!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fantastic course

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Gem of a Course

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)

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Ontario Advisor
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Enjoyable course to play!

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.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bring your A GAME

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

one of the best in upstate NY

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).

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Beautiful views of the hills

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....

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

Challenging Course

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Nice golf day

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing

Seven Oaks CC

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course...too bad for flooding

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.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Very good course But overpriced

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
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