Fenwick Golf Club

4.5833333333 4.6 stars from 5 (3)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 35
  • Length: 2607 yards
  • Slope: 125
  • Rating: 33.6
  • Layout

  • 580 Maple Ave, Old Saybrook, Connecticut 06475, Middlesex County
  • (860) 388-2516
  • www.boroughoffenwick.com

Year built: 1896
Type: Public/Municipal
Style: Links
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Fescue Grass
Golf Season: Year round


Carts: No
Pull-carts: Yes
Caddies: No


Driving range: Yes


Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Singles allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: Mastercard, Visa, Discover

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 35 2607 yards 33.6 125
Red (W) 35 2378 yards 35.4 126

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 3 Reviews
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recommend this course

3 out of 3 reviews



Overall Rating
Type of Golfer

"It Is What It Is"

b11dmalo's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/11/2017
Previously played Walked Cold weather

Reviewed on

This is what golf was like in the 1920s. Hit the ball hit it again to a postage stamp green. Putt and move on. Some of the holes are fun some are ok. The course should be played to appreciate the history of golf. Just check out the wall of sod on #6 as a hazard and think why nobody has the guts to do that today. Make sure to walk this course and enjoy the views and sounds.

Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy

I recommend this course

"A Bucket List Course"

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 07/25/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Recently I played at Fenwick GC, a 9-hole public golf course that has been on my bucket list for some time. The course is located in the Borough of Fenwick, which is part of Old Saybrook. I was impressed with the courtesy of the employees, the condition of the course, the fantastic water views and the classic, old beach style houses surrounding the course. I would call this course a mix of links and New England style course design. That is, near salt water, flat with few trees and mostly small greens but there are no sand dunes, pot bunkers or tall grass mounds.

Getting there is easy. By car just come through the center of Old Saybrook and follow RT 154 over the South Cove causeway. The course is on your left and the parking lot on your right. There is no clubhouse, just a starter’s shack and they do not rent golf carts but do provide free pull carts or you may bring your own. Many residents of the Borough of Fenwick have their own carts, for golf or just getting around, so don’t be surprised to see carts and pedestrians on or near the course. The course winds through the majestic homes and streets of the borough and the cart paths and streets are open to the public. As mentioned in the previous review, the course is open year-round…weather permitting. The rates are very reasonable.

Fenwick’s flat layout and length is perfect for all skill levels and ages. There are three sets of tees; blue (2904), white (2607) and red (2378). If playing 18 you just use a different set of tees for the “back nine.” The holes are not very long, the 9th is the longest at 545 (blue). The 1st is 433 (blue) the 8th is 443 (blue) and the remaining six holes are all less than 350 yards. There are three par 3 holes, two are back-to-back. To the right of the 2nd hole is the former home of actress Kathrine Hepburn. For those who remember “Kate” here’s your Kodak Moment. Most of the holes are pretty flat with wide fairways, a few bunkers and small greens. Several holes are interesting such as the par 5 (blue) fourth, a beautiful but challenging hole. Your tee shot from the water’s edge must carry water, a marsh and a street. Another curious hole is the par 3 sixth where a narrow berm bisects the entire fairway just in front of the green. No bump and run here. The finishing hole is a par five 545 yard hole from the blues, 505 (white) or 453 (red).

For an outstanding 19th hole do stop at the outdoor, marina bar at the “Fresh Salt” restaurant located in the Saybrook Point Inn, Spa and Marina. You go right past it after you cross the causeway on your way home.

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy

I recommend this course

"A Hidden Gem"

u000006389923's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/04/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

A great winter escape when the ground is frozen and snow covered up North. The oldest public golf course in Ct, started in 1895. Great visas with the L.I Sound, CT. River mouth, Lighthouses and stately mansions, including Katherine Hepburn's restored home. The course is well kept, not long and the staff is very friendly. Plan to walk or use a pull cart. The golf is fair,rewarding and played in the style of the day of gutta percha golfballs, sand tees and hickory shafted clubs. Truly a must for all golf nuts.

Pace of Play: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

I recommend this course

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