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3.3
60 Reviews (60)
5 Stars
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3 Stars
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2
1 Stars
10
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.9
Layout
3.6
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
2.9
69.6%
Recommend this course
45 out of 60 reviews
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3.7
22 Reviews (22)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1
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1
Conditions
2.9
Value
4.2
Layout
3.9
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
81.8%
Recommend this course
18 out of 22 reviews
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3.6
33 Reviews (33)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
1
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4
Conditions
2.9
Value
4.1
Layout
3.7
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.4
72.7%
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24 out of 33 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Type Public
Par 36
Length 3033 yards
Slope 120
Rating 34.8
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Vineyard Valley Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1990
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker No
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole No

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Most Improved U.S. Golf Courses (2018 #15)
  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Connecticut (2018 #10)

Reviews

3.3
60 Reviews (60)
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Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging

Greens need a little grooming and some minor touch ups around the course. Extremely friendly staff, good pace of play. Very challenging holes and awesome scenery!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

9 hole coarse - not 18

Course is located on hill.. some tee boxes were dirt. It was very dry so any shot kept rolling off the course. Makes you shoot ball above & below your feet as it’s on the side of a hill. The greens are tiny with no safe (green) approach shot.
The 9th hole is a mote. For the white It’s an open shot but my wife shot from the red & had a challenge as theRe was a large tractor blocking a third of the green.
I drove a long way there so I played 18...9 twice.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Fun, Challenging, and Affordable!

Vineyard Valley offers a bit of everything. Full size Driving range. Large practice putting greens and chipping area. The cost per round is affordable and the beer and wine selection more than adequate. The 9th hole was by far the most challenging and exciting. It reminded me of the island green at Pebble Beach. The uniqueness of the course made playing through twice a non-issue. Something to consider if your typically a 18 hole only golfer. They had a sit down restaurant and full size pro shop. The owner informed me the restaurant was closed due to Covid and would reopen in the near future. It was reassuring each employee I saw had a mask on. Carts were clean and sanitized. If I lived in the area I’d certainly take advantage of their extremely low cost seasons pass.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course for my level

Senior citizen. My wife and I play just for fun and exercise. We don`t keep score!
The course is easy for us to navigate,with no pressure for a QUICK PACE! Nice scenery. The course is FUN!

Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
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 Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

State of decline

Eight out of nine greens had huge bare spots. Fairways had bare patches. Tees where mostly dirt. What grass there was on the greens was all snarly so the ball wouldn’t roll well at all.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great value for golf.

My grandson and I enjoyed our round of golf and I will revisit the course soon. Because of the exceptionally dry weather we have been having some of the greens were burnt otherwise the course is in great condition. The staf were very friendly and helpful.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great low cost course

Hidden gem this course is. It’s only like $25 for 18, so you get what you get. Not the best course conditions and greens always play slow.

However, I’ve never been paired up with anyone (played all different times), course staff is very friendly, never a wait, can get whatever tee times you want. Pace of play is rarely an issue, usually it’s wide open to play at whatever pace you’d like, and it’s not expensive at all so you can go a lot more. 9 holes, and you get to drive on 7 of the 9. Long course which is great for 9. Hole 7 is really fun, straight with a huge downhill drop so you can hit bombs.

If your ball goes into the woods or a hazard, forget about it you’ll never find it, so I do go through a handful of balls. But the atmosphere is great, always available and cheap. I would definitely get a membership if I lived closer.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Tee boxes are a wreck.
Greens very slow, but we are in a heat wave so mowing them would probably kill them.
Scenic views from 7th tee.
7th is the most fun hole I played in some time. Your tee shot stays in the air so long you thing you are Bryson Dechambeau..

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Love this place

Love playing here. I have fun every time. Always meet new people. Pace of play is great. The owner is one of the nicest people you could ever meet.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 121
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Connecticut Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Scenic Views, But Needs Better Conditioning

Vineyard Valley, built—as its name suggests—over a former vineyard, derives energy from its mix of doglegs, and its variation between up and downhill holes. The course was constructed on a good, if extremely hilly site. The seventh has the largest drop from tee to fairway of any hole I've encountered in Connecticut; from down by the clubhouse, it looks like a Vermont ski slope. The par-3 ninth is a sterling golf hole, and 5 and 8 are fairly good par 4's. Most of the difficulty of the course stems from big sidehill lies (a nice gentleman I played with here for the last few holes told me the course has almost no flat lies; I certainly didn't have any throughout the nine).

What I don't see the point of, though, the way most green complexes here are designed: they possess small and flat—often quite flat—greens that were more suited to executive courses (with short holes) than a layout of this length and potential. Granted, there are few greenside bunkers here, but these are the one defense—used only sporadically—around the putting surfaces.

The conditioning I observed here did not meet a reasonable standard for serious play. Both fairways and rough were marred by crabgrass, clover, and other weeds. Bunkers were filled with weeds, some of them tall. Nearly undefined fringes didn't help, and greens were ultra-show in speed, my putts bumping their way to the holes. The net effect was of a layout without mowing lines from the tees and into the greens, as only the greens were set apart visually. Many of the tees—although not all—were chewed up. Unfortunately, conditioning of this caliber affects the overall playing experience.

As at least one GA reviewer has noted before me, this could be an attractive venue if the owner(s) were to put something more than basic efforts into the conditioning. It deserves better. Some of these reviewers, too, insinuate that the course isn't fit for even casual play, but I respectfully disagree and would call it fine for a good percentage of golfers. Despite the conditioning, I still essentially enjoyed my nine holes here; after all, it's golf!

The chief benefit of playing here is experiencing some of the finest scenery you'll find anywhere as you get up (quickly) onto the massive hill on which this course is built.

Best Hole: The course's best hole comes at the concluding ninth, a nifty par-3 nearly surrounded by water. This variation is better than the standard, totally penal island green, because it allows a bail-out area behind the green, with water on its front and two sides. You'll need a straight tee shot on this one.

Most Difficult Hole: A par-five less than 500 yards, six nonetheless runs straight uphill between the woods on the left and a huge, rambling, impressive-looking modern mansion. The views are magical up here, but the green is very small and basically blind from the fairway. Although the fairway is wide enough, straight and straighter is the order of business on this imposing hole.

Other notes, comments, opinions:
(a) Noted a generally careful response to Covid-19 pandemic.
(b) Friendly gentleman at check-in.
(c) Course was quite busy.
(d) Great scenic, drive through the Connecticut countryside to get here; course itself is located on a scenic drive itself through farmland and mainly pristine forests.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun

Had a good time playing the corse with friends. Good pace and friendly people

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Good round

We had a very nice round. . Played right along and staff was very friendly. I booked on Golf now and was treated very well. Enjoyed it lWill be back soon even though it’s almost an hour drive for me. About 20 minutes for the friend I played with. Thumbs up.

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

Thumbs up

Glad I played this course! I live close and thought it would be very hilly, I was wrong. Great layout! Fun course. Definitely recommend this course.

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

This course has great 9th hole, it is an island green-par of three surrounded by water. Great view from the top of the seventh tee box.

Course in great condition and very friendly staff. great accommodation and safety guidelines for COVID-19

Difficulty Moderate
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