These Golf Courses in Connecticut are urban sanctuaries that you can access without too much fuss for a great game.
#1 Gillette Ridge Golf Course
It is rare to find a golf course of as high quality as Gillette Ridge sitting in the middle of a corporate campus in an urban area. We learn the course is named after an old settler, businessman, and local political figure names Francis Gillette whose home still sits on the property.
This golf course will give any golfer real pleasure with its wide variety of memorable holes, building to the climax at the 18th, a great finishing hole with the green sticking out on a finger in the middle of a large lake. If you’re planning a visit, try to make it in autumn, when brilliant shades of orange and red add to the beauty of the course.
Green Fee: $30-80.
Designed by Set Raynor, and opened in 1914, this 18-hole course in Connecticut features 6,358 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 70.
Green Fee: On call.
Founded in 1895, Brooklawn Country Club boasts one of the oldest golf courses in New England. Redesigned by famed golf course architect A. W. Tillinghast in 1929, Brooklawn has played host to several USGA national tournaments, including the 1987 U.S. Senior Open.
Green Fee: On call.
#4 Great River Golf Club
Great River Golf Club is the Northeast’s premier semi-private golf club. Designed by Tommy Fazio, the golf course is challenging and awe-inspiring. In 2005 Great River was named No. 2 Top Rated Golf Course in the state of Connecticut and ranked No. 34 on America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses List by Golf Digest Magazine.
Green Fee: $110-140.
#5 Fox Hopyard Golf Club
Playing at nearly 7,000 yards from the black tees, this par 71 layout has it all. Woods, meadows, water, wetlands, and wildlife combine to make this one of Roger Rulewich’s most memorable designs.
Green Fee: $69-114
#6 Wintonbury Hills Golf Course
Voted the No. 1 Golf Course in Connecticut by Golfweek, the Wintonbury Hills Golf Course is a Pete Dye masterpiece. Located in Bloomfield, just 15 minutes from Hartford, it is easily accessible to I-91 and Bradley International Airport. WHGC provides golfers with a beautifully conditioned course in a peaceful and relaxing setting.
Green Fee: $25-79.
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