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189 Reviews (189)
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.2
Value
3.8
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.6
84.5%
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168 out of 189 reviews
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4.2
49 Reviews (49)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.1
Value
3.8
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.1
83.7%
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41 out of 49 reviews
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4.2
57 Reviews (57)
5 Stars
27
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
2
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.1
Value
3.8
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.1
84.2%
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Style Links
Par 70
Length 6711 yards
Slope 141
Rating 78.4
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Wintonbury Hills Golf Course
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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.

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.2
189 Reviews (189)

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 19
Locals 18
A Weekend Splurge 13
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 15
In the 'Burbs 13
Near the Airport 10

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Handicap 0-4
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4.0
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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
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Always great

Greens were sandy and aerated, otherwise course was in terrific condition for late-October. Beautiful layout, greens always roll true even with the sand on it evident. Not a course where you’d lose a lot of balls. Driving cart rate is a little pricey for non-Bloomfield residents. Potentially my favorite course in CT, always enjoy a day at Wintonbury.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Misinformation

The course is in fine shape. However we were not informed they were airrating the greens so we could only play the back twice. asked how much to play without the hot deal $45. we paid $36 green fees and $25 for a cart. Not such a hot deal after all.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great experience

Considering how dry it is the course was in good shape and fair. Excellent course layout. Staff at the course was Wonderful and contributed to a very good experience for our foursome. We will be back again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

I hate writing this

Let me start by saying I LOVE Wintonbury Hills. Me and my friends drive 2 hours to play this course and will in the future. That being said, the fairways were horrendous today. Absolutely terrible. Greens were terrific, tee boxes terrific, staff terrific. When I asked, I was told they hadn't had rain in 8 weeks. Sprinklers? I have played 30 rounds this summer and no courses were like what I saw today.
I thought I saw sprinkler heads but maybe there was drought restrictions. Whatever, I am sorry for the course. I am sure you will return to your glory and we will see you next year. I also must add what a previous review said about the GPS on the carts. We had to push a cart numerous times. No warning, just shutdown.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Good greens but slow play and burnt fairways

This is a fun golf course but man the conditions aren’t that great. For 50 bucks I’m hoping the fairways Are actually good. Greens are deceiving and really have either a lot of break or no break at all

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Cart fee whack

Love the track. Love the conditions. Greens were fantastic. Only problems for me, it's completely overpriced and staff are unfriendly. They whack you $25 each for a cart when you get there and this is not a course that you will walk.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Carts disabled if you’re 3ft off cart path

It took 4 of us to push the cart backwards up the hill because there was no one to come help us. Also paid and got to course and they said what we paid did not include the carts. I’m done playing there!!!

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

One of the most amazing courses in CT

Wintonbury Hills is a fantastic course. This Pete Dye design holds up beautifully. A challenging course with stunning views. We love to play here. Walking is a great workout too.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great test of golf

Fun layout, different from a lot of the typical New England courses in that it is more links style then anything else. Strong gusts all afternoon forced a lot of conservative approach shots. Course is not overly penalizing off the tee but it does test all facets of your game. Definitely would recommend playing it if you get an opportunity!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Worst pace of play

Pace of play was horrific. No ranger to move golfers.
Looked as if too many tee times were sold to pack the course.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course

Highly recommended. Par 70 6300 yards from the green tees. Nice layout w/ a good variety of holes, Course is in good condition after a dry, hot summer. Greens have a good bit of undulation making for tricky reads & few straight putts. Fairways are generous, lined by either fescue or trees. Nits - Bunkers were in pretty tough condition due to no rakes & players not smoothing foot prints, a couple of pin locations had been overused creating many pitch marks near the pins.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Interesting layout in good condition

Interesting layout mixture between links course and mountain course with lots of tilt to fairways. Pace of play was good . Playing mostly private courses I though the course was in good condition. Enjoyed playing the course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Interesting Pete Dye course

The course is a combination of a links course and a mountain course. Conditions were good and greens relatively fast. ( I play mostly private clubs so my standards may be biased) pace of play was good. The controlled golf carts that at limited You to the fairways were somewhat annoying. Overall it was an enjoyable golf experience.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Disappointed

I had been at the coarse years ago & enjoyed it. This time was a different story.
It was a HOT day so we rented a cart. They have new carts with all the bells & whistles but on the first hole, the cart allowed us on the fairway, but then it said you were in a restricted area...so it shut down. Putting it into reverse was slower than a turtle in quicksand. Very frustrating.
It only allowed cart path. Walking from cart path to the ball in the heat, guessing your distance from the cart path - took all the fun out of the game.
There was a single player we let through on the front 9. On the back 9 - we caught up. He said there was a foursome not offering to let him through. From there we had to wait at every hole.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Disappointed

I had played this course a few years ago & enjoyed it. But today was a different story.
Everyone who wants a cart pays $15. At first I was impressed with the new carts they had. That was until I got on the golf course. It was a hot day & on the first hole, a par 4, the monitor said cart path only.
The week before at a different course it rained so that made sense, but on a sunny day having to walk across the fairway with your clubs made it frustrating. .
A couple times I tested it & either it wouldn’t tell you until you tried to leave or it shutdown going there. At which point you had to put it in reverse, or the cart shut down Entirely (twice on me) & it didn’t function either way.
For the two of us it made our round of golf un enjoyable.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked

Get a discount and feel better.

Very little friendliness from the staff unless they know you. Don't expect a Pete Dye golf course and you will probably enjoy it more.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 34
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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