Wintonbury Hills Golf Course

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4.6
111
5 Stars
76
4 Stars
29
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.2
Layout
4.9
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
97.2%
Recommend this course
103 out of 111 reviews
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4.7
7
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.1
Layout
5.0
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.9
100.0%
Recommend this course
7 out of 7 reviews
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4.7
13
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.2
Layout
5.0
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
Recommend this course
13 out of 13 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Style Links
Par 70
Length 6711
Slope 141
Rating 78.4
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black (W) 70 6711 yards 78.4 141
Black 70 6711 yards 72.3 130
Green (W) 70 6283 yards 75.9 134
Green 70 6283 yards 70.0 128
White 70 5678 yards 67.3 122
White (W) 70 5678 yards 72.5 123
Yellow 70 5005 yards 66.7 113
Yellow (W) 70 5005 yards 68.6 111
Scorecard for Wintonbury
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: 72.4/129 377 365 163 526 333 430 255 564 190 3203 412 443 168 551 455 427 408 230 414 3508 6711
Green M: 70.2/127 367 365 139 512 327 400 200 543 170 3023 402 400 162 521 415 397 368 190 405 3260 6283
White M: 67.4/121 W: 72.7/126 330 357 125 467 320 355 152 489 143 2738 360 359 148 470 370 364 348 150 371 2940 5678
Yellow M: 64.0/115 W: 68.7/114 315 295 107 413 302 325 108 418 110 2393 335 290 134 440 320 314 312 125 342 2612 5005
Handicap 10 8 18 2 12 4 14 6 16 11 7 17 9 1 3 13 15 5
Par 4 4 3 5 4 4 3 5 3 35 4 4 3 5 4 4 4 3 4 35 70

Course Details

Year Built 2005
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Pete Dye (2005) Tim Liddy (2005) MacCurrach Golf

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, American Express
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

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4.6
111

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 12
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 20
Undulating Greens 17
Thick Rough 13
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 18
Locals 17
A Weekend Splurge 13
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 15
In the 'Burbs 13
Near the Airport 9

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Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great fall golf

Great fall golf. The staff was very friendly, the course was in awesome condition, and the greens rolled fast and true. We've had a lot of rain the last few months, but the staff has done a great job keeping the course in excellent condition. It's always a good time playing at Wintonbury Hills.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Like the layout.

Course was ok. Greens were beat up. Some bare spots in fairway. Not a repeat, sorry.

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

Nice course

Not crowded. Pace of play good. Staff super friendly. Could have used a beverage cart. Very surprised?

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

Nice looking course

Course is in fantastic shape nice looking and very clean

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
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
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
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
Golf Advisor
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Fabulous muni

Great turf quality, interesting greens, puts a liv\e to the myth of the "basic muni" given its quality.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A popular, important course in the heart of Connecticut

I've been playing Wintonbury Hills since it opened in 2004, and I'm thrilled that it has been so successful. Not only is it an excellent amenity for residents of the town of Bloomfield and Hartford County at large, but it is strong enough to merit a visit from farther afield. Maximum rates creep toward $80 at times, but between the open, rolling Pete Dye/Tim Liddy design and the characteristically excellent conditions, the course delivers, as it always has.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Perfect night, perfect course

This course was in fabulous shape last night. We played the back 9 with our league. The greens are in great shape, but the entire course was in excellent shape. The bag staff is helpful and accommodating. So happy to have this gem in Bloomfield.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pace of play

Great course, great conditions year round. Just prepare yourself mentally that your round will be 4 and half hours plus. I’ve been here on weekdays and weekends, mornings and afternoons, and in all times of the year. I’ve never had a round under 4 hours. The course gets a lot of play from all skill levels wishing to play a Dye course, which is fine. The problem is that the staff does not speed up slower groups or recommend struggling golfers to play an easier tee. Would definitely play it more or consider membership if the rangers and staff patrolled the course and kept play moving. Nobody wants to have a 5 hour round waiting to hit every shot. As Arnie and Jack have long been preaching, “while we’re young!”

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Great memories

Having played Wintonbury Hills dozens of times while growing up about 25 minutes away in Avon, Connecticut, it was a treat to return for the first time in a few years the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Sure, it was chilly and the greens were a bit bumpy from late-fall aerification, but the course was as fun to play as it always has been.

Pete Dye and Tim Liddy did a great job serving up a course that high handicappers can navigate and lower handicappers will still enjoy - an ideal muni situation. The long par-4 14th along the reservoir remains one of the coolest holes in New England, and the bouncy turf makes every full shot interesting.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Restricted Cart Use

Great course, always in good shape. Fall rates were in effect bringing out many more people. Had a frost delay but the starter managed to get it to +30 minutes by our 10 am tee time. We finished in 4.5 hours with minimal waiting. Some holes were still full of leaves and 1st cut was high causing us to search hard and long for normally findable balls. Nice GPS equipped electric carts but cart access to some fairways (#5 the worse) was restricted causing delays in hitting shots. Carts in a restricted area will stop and the only way out is to back up. Pace-of-play could be improved if the carts were allowed closer to the greens and on more of the fairway. Still an awesome course to play. One of the best public courses in Connecticut.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Top notch course

This course is a challenging but fair layout in excellent condition. Fairly wide open with some forced carries. Only complaint is that their prices are sometimes higher than comparable courses.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
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

Fantastic Golf Course

Course is in great shape. Greens are exceptional -- firm, fast, true and challenging. $79 with cart and I have no regrets. Definitely worth the price of admission.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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