Wintonbury Hills Golf Course

4.5023352941 4.5 stars from 5 (103)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6711 yards
  • Slope: 141
  • Rating: 78.4
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Simulator: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, American Express

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 103 Reviews
5 stars:
70
4 stars:
28
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

95 out of 102 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs near the airport   Great for advanced golfers locals a weekend splurge   Challenges include elevation changes undulating greens thick rough   Great for drinks  

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u000006447895's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Perfect night, perfect course"


imgolfr2's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Chandler9327753's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Pace of play"


docrusso83's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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!”


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great memories"


TimGavrichGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/25/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



"Restricted Cart Use"


Irex482's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



brendanwelsh's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



uPRIY6035PR's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Top notch course"


u000006227617's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fantastic Golf Course"


Jack7547474's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Beware"



1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Very good layout but as others have mentioned, the insane GPS/Cart restrictions, the extreme preference (and rudeness via the starter) to leagues and locals and the worsening conditions on the greens make this course a no return for me. I'd rather play Gillette Ridge for almost 1/2 the price down the road.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



docrusso83's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Can't say enough good things"


thed1's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Played 27 here as part of an annual buddies trip. Ciaran was phenomenal to work with in in the lead up, getting us set up with tee times well in advance and even arranging to have yardage books shipped out to us. On the day of play the staff in the proshop and restaurant were incredibly helpful, providing top notch service.

The course itself was in amazing condition and provided just the right amount of challenge for our group, which ranged from 6-26 HCP. If I lived closer than the 7 hour drive, this would be my go-to course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

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


"Diamond in the rough"


mjadu's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Like to try new places each week, Drove 80 miles up from NY after reading about course. Both my golf partner and I agree this is now one of our top favorite courses.

Loved everything about Wintonbury. Staff was great. Course was in immaculate shape. Will be back many times over


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 Track"


John2726346's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Visiting the Northeast for a day, local buddies and I took decided to play this course. I chose this course based on golf advisor reviews, and I was not disappointed. A great track, great views, great condition, Staff was very friendly. Only odd thing about the place is the driving range. You actually need to get in your car and drive down the road a short bit, there is no access from the course to the range. The starter warned us about the carts being GPS controlled, this type of thing is usually annoying because of the creeping done in areas deemed by the course to be a difficult drive, like across bridges and decks. I am not a fan, but there system didn't seem to be too over done. We were also warned about the GPS system controlling driving in the rough or close to areas they want to limit traffic, we did nor experience any issues with this feature. My experience with accuracy of GPS accompanied with mowing lines moving can sometimes lead to unintended cart control, this did not occur thankfully.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



COREY6967273's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A Pete Dye Test of Your Abilities"


Stephen8071806's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Any Pete Dye course will be challenging. This one is not as tough as some Dye courses I have played but still long, hilly and challenging. A few of the greens were in need of some TLC due to mold but overall they were good. Fairways outstanding, tees could use some TLC and leveling. Sand traps excellent condition (so overlooked these days) and even though the course was very wet the traps were playable.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"greens were bumpy"


ctwyvern23's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I always enjoy Wintonbury, even if my game is struggling. The greens hadn't recovered from winter, they were still bumpy, with aeration holes still a problem. Still, it's a solid track


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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