Keney Park Golf Club

4.4485000000 4.4 stars from 5 (16)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6449 yards
  • Slope: 127
  • Rating: 70.6
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Accepted

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 70 6449 yards 70.6 127
Blue 70 6046 yards 68.6 124
White 70 5629 yards 66.5 121
White (W) 70 5629 yards 72.0 124
Green 70 4712 yards 63.0 109
Green (W) 70 4712 yards 66.9 113

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 16 Reviews
5 stars:
12
4 stars:
2
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

14 out of 16 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city   Great for locals advanced golfers walkers   Challenges include undulating greens bunkers  

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"Best in State!!!"


Steven5271298's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Played Keney Park (Windsor, CT) over Labor Day weekend. BY FAR the best public/municipal golf course I have ever played (and I have played a lot of them)!!! First the Layout - Superior layout with a Donald Ross feel on the greens. Every hole challenges with difficulty being the ability to avoid sand bunkers , grass mounding and water hazards (streams and brooks). Elevation changes around the greens provide even more difficulty (2-3 tiers and lots of undulation).

Second - Course Conditions are superb. This course was recently renovated in all facets (fairways, greens and tee boxes) and came through incredible!! Plush tees and fairways, Immaculate greens and bunkers. Played round in 4.5 hours and was salivating to play it again! By far the best public course in CT and possibly the best in New England!

New Clubhouse and Restaurant are 4 star with food and beverage.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Renovations are fantastic"


u000004344949's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

It has been about 8 years since I played here last and all I have to say is wow! They have done a fantastic job here! Tee boxes and greens are now some of the best around! The driving range is great and the tavern is awesome. The area just off the 2nd cut is still a little rough but coming along. In 2 more years this will be one of the best publics around. Great job!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Worth Playing"


thynob68's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/11/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I had played Keney Park regularly over 20 years ago. Always loved the layout of the course, but the conditions were terrible back then. Over the years, I had heard that conditions only got worse following the management of MDM. Just recently, I had read that they were voted one of the top ten public courses in Connecticut. I could not believe it - I had to see it for myself.

Apparently, they spent over $5M on renovations, including new tee boxes, greens, and several landscaping features. All I can say is, wow! The course was in incredible shape. The greens were very true and putted well. Fairways were in tremendous shape. This course is now a gem - and it is one of the best public courses I have ever played in CT. I will definitely be back again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Wound not recommend"


Steve1135970's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

The pace of play for a wide open course was atrocious. It took us 5 and a half hours to play and we were a twosome. To pay the amount of money we did for this course is obserd. You can play Manchester Country Club for the same money and the course is in much better condition and challenging along with only taking 4 hours on a Sunday. I do not understand how this course was ranked 3rd in our state. I do not even put it in the top 10.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"traditional course restored to greatness"


hilario9176's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I have had the absolute pleasure of playing a truly beautiful old course which has been restored to greatness.Every single tee box and green has been redone.The contours of the fairways have been reshaped to make the course more interesting and more playable.The conditions only keep improving every week.Fairways are nice (still a few patchy spots),the greens are fast and true,and the sand bunkers on the course are very interesting. The clubhouse has been restored and it looks beautiful(restaurant in club house suppose to open in May) .There is also a great driving range at the course. The individuals in the pro shop could not be any nicer or accommodating. This course is a must play if you are a golfer. Great Golf Course!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"great redesign"


Matthew3304221's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Played today and was very impressed. What a great job on the redesign. I have played a number of times many years ago and it was fun and at the time not in bad shape. the green complexes were incredible, many big undulations make you think and are very fair but challenging. the course had some brown spots mostly off fairways due to the new grass being under stress from terrible recent summer growing conditions from big drought but overall in great shape. plenty of length and the shorter hole were great and did not detract from the round. they were all challenging and fun. i played the tips and had a great day. $55 with cart for non resident but worth every penny, it helped as i played very well so it was a great day and a great course. I plan on going back often.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Not Worth It"


rms417's avatar
Age:  55-64

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Tricked up greens don't make a good golf course.

Major multi year renovation and the best they could do was expand greens and add major undulations.

GPS in carts was off. Watch GPS didn't recognize course. Each member of foursome had at least two shots where ball hit hard pan (just off of fairway) and ricocheted 90 degrees into woods, waste area or water.

Will not be going back.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 09/27/2016

thought the green were great. fair but challenging. approach placement is important on a number of greens to put well.


"Short Yet Challenging"


u000006524698's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2016
First time playing Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I heard about the renovation that had taken place at Keney and the rave reviews about the renovation and had to check it out for myself. First time playing the course, which is very easy to get to and located in a nice park area, and I was pleasantly surprised. While the original clubhouse is still under renovation and is not open, it looks like a very nice and historic brick building. The course itself is not the longest, as there is only one shortish par 5 on the front nine, and some of the par 4s you could hit less than driver, but it is still a real challenge. The undulations in the fairways and especially on the greens make accuracy a priority. Could still use a little bit TLC, although the lack of rain we've had explains some of the conditions, but overall a very fun and interesting course. Would definitely recommend it and will be back to play the full 18.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Challenging but Awesome"


shallowell89's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2016
First time playing Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I am a double digit handicap and do not pretend to be an excellent golfer which made these 9 holes some of the most challenging I've played. With that being said - I cannot wait to go back and play a full 18. The conditions are incredible - from tee to green. Once the club house opens (it is currently being renovated itself), it has the potential to be a premier public course in New England.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"A must play in the greater Hartford region"


u000001862960's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I just played Keney Park for the first time and cannot say enough great things about the re-design! The bunkering is awesome and the overall visual appeal, significantly exceeded my expectations! This course is not only one of the best Public courses in the Greater Hartford Region...it IS one the THE best courses both Private and Public! I would highly recommend it to any golfer that appreciates classic golf course design!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Really Fun Course"


OVROCKS08's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

The reno of this course is beautiful with a lot of character, unique shots, and amazing greens. The team at Keney decided not to cut the greens short to start the season so they are still somewhat slow but I am very excited to go back and play in July/August when the greens are cut and firm they will be fun to putt on. The added pew bunker is special, sadly I got a very up close and personal view of it. The sand was ideal, the fairways were in great condition and overall the course looked great. Even where they are now I would consider this a very enjoyable course and I can't wait to see where it goes from here.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fourth time playing and it just gets better."


MartinGMartin's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Another great trip around this gem. Green speeds increasing, fairways improving every week. Great new carts with cool GPS. Excellent range tee and practice putting green. Easy access off I-91. Can't get enough of this. GOLF INC. Magazine's Renovation of the Year tie for first in the US!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A Reborn Treat"


leftygolfer14's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

So great to see this gem be restored to its former glory. Played it once at least 25 years ago and it was in such sad shape. They've done a marvelous job bringing it back. Not long, but undulating fairways make it challenging with lots of side hill lies (they still need to grow in a bit in places). The greens are what make the course. Beautiful shape and extremely undulating which makes most putts a real challenge. Can't wait to go back and play the full 18!


I recommend this course


"Amazing!!"


Wesley8015086's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Poor weather

Reviewed on

Grew up playing here as a kid and played probably thousands of rounds of golf here so needless to say it was very sad for me to see the course in the state it was in a few years ago. My brother and I walked the course several times during the renovation process and even tho I had a very good idea how it was gonna look and play when I actually played it words just can't do it justice..It was amazing. greens might be a little extreme but the changes to the holes were all perfect. Emmet would be proud!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Newly reopened, great course!"


Golfed50's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2016
First time playing Walked Played 18 holes Poor weather

Reviewed on

Four of us played on May 1, the day of Keney's grand re-opening. Despite a rainy, chilly day we had a great time. The course layout is terrific... very scenic, just hilly enough to make it interesting, and still be very walkable. Conditions were very good and will get even better as the season progresses and work continues.The re-done greens are large and rolling well and in great condition. The clubhouse is under reconstruction so there aren't a lot of amenities after a round for the moment, but go for the golf! A real gem right here in Hartford!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great, fun layout"


MartinGMartin's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2016
First time playing Walked Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

Newly renovated, just opened. Awesome experience. Fun, scenic, challenging, fair layout with great variety of holes. Terrific value. Don't miss it.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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