Named for the ancestral home of the Colgate family, Seven Oaks Golf Club is nestled on the Colgate University Campus in Hamilton, New York. In 1934, a young architect by the name of Robert Trent Jones was brought to Hamilton to begin work on designing the course. In 1956 ground was broken on the first nine holes, officially opening on July 4th, 1958. On September 4th, 1965 the last nine holes were opened for play. Seven Oaks is characteristic of all Jones' courses, which include strategic deployment of water, along with extensive tee areas and large, expansive greens.