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4.4
145 Reviews (145)
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Conditions
4.2
Value
3.9
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.8
90.1%
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132 out of 145 reviews
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4.2
13 Reviews (13)
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4.2
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Pace
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Amenities
2.7
StaffFriendliness
4.3
92.3%
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12 out of 13 reviews
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4.1
28 Reviews (28)
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Conditions
4.0
Value
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Layout
4.4
Pace
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Amenities
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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.

Accolades

Reviews

4.4
145 Reviews (145)

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
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Dining

I would not waste your time with the dining operation, after the round. Too restrictive. Masks while sitting there and nobody around you? Sorry, I’ll go somewhere else for post round drink. But the course was great.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Gem

Great course. Typical Pete Dye design. My new to go course when looking in the HFD area...can’t beat it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Walked

Great Golf Day

Have played course twice in 2 weeks. The weather was great. Can not complain. They lowered the cups in with the foam noodles so you could make putts.

Only issue I thought was just it was wet in certain spots.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

COVID-19 Relief

Had to drive about 1 hour 45 minutes to get there, but it was well worth the 210 minutes. The Course staff were taking the necessary precautions; while being cordial at the same time. I played with nice guys from NY, and NH. Challenging course, at least for me. Beautiful scenes also. I think I caught a glimpse of a lighthouse on the back 9.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Reviews 89
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Time to reconsider raised cups

There are great options out there to “keep us safe” that are far superior to raised cups

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Wasted my time

Thought I had scored a nice tee time around noon to play this course. Seems like a consensus top 5 public course in CT. Due to Covid and the course, I was willing to drive 3 hours to get there. Just needed to scratch that golf itch. Was on the road for an hour when I get an email stating my tee time was cancelled. Completely screwed me over. No idea why they didn’t email me when they opened. Was well into my trip and suddenly I was scrambling for a tee time anywhere in Connecticut.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Excellent course

Perfect Covid adherence. Course in great shape other than greens being top dressed, and even with that they still rolled well and weren’t slow. Good layout except 4 holes are very similar, and the par 3 were all same length except for 17. I certainly recommend and will be back

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0

Wintonbury

Always one of the better public courses in the area. Cups inverted and tee times spaced out for coronavirus. Also walking only. Was able to play in 3:15 early in morning.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great Track

Love the course. Can't wait to go back with my girlfriend. Not a long course but fun and challenging.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Perfect weather
Used cart

used to be a great course

Recently played this course after not playing it for several years. It was always a destination course for me, great layout, fast and true greens and all around a fabulous course. Played it today and was totally shocked at how bad it has become, horrible fairways (dry patches everywhere, half brown and thin grass. The greens were equally bad, rough and patchy as well, and they charged 72 dollars to play! Whatever is going on there I will certainly not return for a re-play.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/16/2019

Thank you for your honest review. We take your comments seriously and are working hard to improve our course conditions after the hot summer. We appreciate your patience. If you'd like to continue this conversation, please reach out to us at info@wintonburyhillsgolf.com. We'd like to earn your business back for the future. Thank you.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Bad Experience

Go elsewhere. A pretty good course in bad condition and very poorly managed. They sent a league out on the back-nine, so I had a 45-minute wait at the turn. All told it took over 2 hours to play my next five holes on a weekday afternoon. I drove off when there were literally five groups on the following hole (a par 4). The man inside the pro shop was nice enough, but told me this happened because I played too fast and that I really got a 9 hole rate (to be clear, they advertised/sold me 18 holes). What a joke; these excuses just made the experience worse. The course is in very bad shape anyway, which he admitted to. Don't bother with this place, go support a better-managed course somewhere else.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/23/2019

I am sorry that you didn't enjoy your experience at the club. We do double tee on weekdays for league play and allow 2 hours for play each nine holes. We had you paired with another twosome but you went ahead as a single and of course turned very quickly which explains you waiting on the turn. I do hope you will return to enjoy the club and its facilities in the future.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Caught it on a great day

Played on a great late summer day (no humidity, refreshing breeze). Course played fast (dry). Some burned out spots. Low traffic at noon; we finished in under three hours. Most importantly, the greens were rolling well except for a couple of places where players had left scuff marks.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 14
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course is very nice and it is in excellent condition. The tee boxes, the fairways and the greens are pristine. The greens are challenging and the layout of the fairways is interesting but not unfair with a good tee shot. The greens are relatively small and it is necessary to be accurate. Very enjoyable round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Pete dye??

My friend and i played Wintonbury Hills yesterday. I was very excited to find and play a Pete Dye course in Ct. However, there were no Dye design features. There was little to no water and the bunkers were unremarkable. Dont get me wrong, the Hills is a nice track just not a memorable one.For some reason they charged weekend rates on Friday, a practice most courses i know did away with. I drove over an hour to get there so I Probably will not ply it again

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/22/2019

Hello, and thanks for your review. We're sorry to hear you did not enjoy the design features of the course, and that you were unaware of our rate policy. We do hope you'll consider playing us again, and hope to provide a better experience next time. If you have any questions or concerns, please email info@wintonburyhills.com. Thanks, and have a great day!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great views

Excellent views of surrounding countryside. Conditions less the average. Browned out and scalped (bare) fairways. Multiple dead spots on numerous greens.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/22/2019

Thank you so much for your review. We value your feedback, and are sorry to hear some of the conditions were not up to par. We will continue working on improvements and hope to provide you a better experience next time. Have a great day!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Very nice course in Bloomfield. The pace of play was slow to start, but the foursome ahead let us play through.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/22/2019

Thank you so much for your review. We value your feedback, and hope to see you back soon. Glad to hear the players in front of you practiced proper golf etiquette! Have a great day!

Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice wide fairways

playing as s single I flew through 5 groups easily and played 18 holes in exactly 2 hours, yes I said two hours. Nice wide fairways, smooth fast greens and not many trees helped me shoot an 85. Hope to do it again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/24/2019

Awesome time and great score! Thanks for your review and we hope to see you back again soon!

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