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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Style Links
Par 72
Length 6544 yards
Slope 143
Rating 71.8

Course Details

Year Built 1926
Golf Season May - November
Architect Seth Raynor (1926) Gil Hanse (1995)

Rentals/Services

Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code No denim, collared shirt require

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Sports

Tennis

Reviews

5.0
2 Reviews (2)
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Reviews 45
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18 classic waterfront holes

Stunning; Old World, firm, fast, big, engaging, compelling, with every hole brushing up against Long Island Sound and all that the sea entails for golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Average weather
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Great, great course!

A pure, classic, Scottish-style links course on an island in Long Island Sound just offshore from the Connecticut/Rhode Island border. Fabulous course! Enjoyed the straightforward easy 1st hole to warm up on but by the 4th hole, called "Punchbowl," my brain was already frazzled. The pressure and difficulty seems to increase on every hole. One great hole after another with few exceptions. Punchbowl has to be one of the 18 best holes in America; a par 4 with a blind 2nd shot that looks like you're hitting over a hill into the ocean. The holes are basically adapted re-creations of great links holes and they all have names. Not a long course but the wind makes up for the lack of length. Played in 40 mph winds the first day from the tips and the course was virtually unmanageable. I think the pro said that they have to be careful about the speed on the greens because the winds whipping in off the ocean can cause balls to roll off the greens; and they can roll a long ways! The course is surprisingly hilly. I don't think they water most of the fairways or at least not much in true links style so the course can look a bit brown as designed. It can be a challenge to keep the ball in the firm fairways. Most of the holes seem to be on the ocean or have spectacular ocean views. Just a great, great course but it really needs a good breeze to bring it to life and show its teeth. For those that prefer manicured, wind-free parkland courses this might not be your cup of tea. But for links aficionado's this is as good as it gets in the States. Fishers has to be one of the greatest course in America. Well worth playing if you can get on. It's also one of the most exclusive, least publicized courses in America which is the way the old money barons of Wall Street membership apparently want to keep it What a fabulous course! A real treat to play!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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