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Great River Golf Club

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4.9
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2.9
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3.8
Friendliness
4.9
Pace
4.9
Amenities
3.8
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Style Parkland/Links
Par 72
Length 7060 yards
Slope 146
Rating 74.6
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7060 yards 74.6 146
Blue 72 6707 yards 72.8 142
White (W) 72 6313 yards 76.6 148
White 72 6313 yards 70.2 135
Green 72 5525 yards 67.7 123
Green (W) 72 5525 yards 73.1 139
Red (W) 72 4997 yards 70.5 127
Scorecard for Great River Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 74.6/146 386 214 569 424 406 518 436 224 403 3580 197 431 410 543 397 156 424 545 377 3480 7060
Blue M: 72.8/142 352 209 526 410 381 505 420 206 388 3397 174 384 396 499 381 155 406 538 377 3310 6707
White M: 70.2/135 W: 76.6/148 334 185 498 384 355 480 400 177 361 3174 162 369 381 465 366 140 388 514 354 3139 6313
Green M: 67.7/123 W: 73.1/139 293 151 460 346 329 441 337 150 322 2829 117 327 338 406 331 93 321 461 302 2696 5525
Red W: 70.5/127 251 118 437 304 300 377 301 105 293 2486 104 306 285 402 322 86 314 410 282 2511 4997
Handicap 15 17 5 3 11 13 1 7 9 14 10 2 16 6 18 4 8 12
Par 4 3 5 4 4 5 4 3 4 36 3 4 4 5 4 3 4 5 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 2001
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Architect Tommy Fazio (2001)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire. Collared shirts are required. Shorts need to be Bermuda length.

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4.0
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Needing a replay

When I finished I wanted a replay.

We played on a weekday that was forecast for rain. The rain stayed away and so did all the golfers in CT so we were the only foursome on the course most of our round.

There is a driving range and sand traps to practice before you tee off. The range has various pin placements with some elevation differences so you can practice shots instead of just hitting the ball.

Fairways were in great shape as were all the bunkers we were in. Most of the greens were in excellent condition. The course has a mixture of elevated tees, elevated greens and doglegs so that driver off the tee is not always the best choice but there are also some holes to let it fly. The front and back nines are different styles going from a parkland to somewhat of a links style on the back.

Water comes into play on a number of holes and that’s were some local knowledge is helpful. The creek on 3 is not readily apparent on your second shot if your drive is short. The pond on the 4th hole may not appear in play depending on your choice of tees. If you slice the ball then the pond on 3 will get you again on the 4th hole.

I found the back easier than the front and I was 3 over on the back nine until 3 poor shots on the last three holes destroyed me.

I was a guest so unsure of the cost. I would definitely play again if I have the chance.

Conditions Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Top 100 Contributor
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Worst Course I've ever played that was supposed to be good

This course was rated in the top 75 in America by a major magazine a few years back. It's not anywhere close to that. The back nine is OK, it does have some silly holes. The front nine is a disaster. Hole two has an atrocious fake waterfall. Holes 4 and 5 are below average. Holes 7, 8, and 9 are the worst stretch of holes I've ever played on a supposedly "good" golf course. The off-season rate is higher than what the in-season rate should be. For the rates they charge, I wouldn't recommend this course to anyone.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great Course

Layout, pace of play and condition of the course were great. Practice facilities are fantastic.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Hartford Advisor
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Worth the price

At $140/round for a non-member on the weekend, it's steep, but for an above-average player looking for a challenge, great conditions and an upscale experience, it's worth it.

From the moment you pull onto the property, you can tell you're in for a great experience. The range, short game area and putting green are all located in the right location, adjacent to the parking lot and close enough to the first tee to have the starter find you. A great touch is the clock located between the range, putting green and first tee which helps.

Since the University purchased the property, two changes I've noticed. Unlimited balls on the range and adjusting the layout. I enjoy getting here with time to spare before my round for a thorough warm-up. Flip flopping the front and back nine, to avoid starting on a par 3 was a great change, IMO.

The course is always in great condition and has some extremely difficult holes. 3 of the par 3's can play over 180 from the blues, two of which play 200+ with forced carries and there are a few par 4's with challenging tee shots, 4 and 7 come to mind.

It's a fun test for the avid golfer. I've played with a few members who were awesome to play with and really treated me great. This is a place I try to go 4-5 times a month in the heart of golf season and am seriously considering joining as a member for the practice facility and 14 day advance tee-time ability.

It's worth the drive for most people and highly recommended. Enjoy!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Matthew3304221
Commented On 2016-09-16T14:57:51.000+00:00

The flip flopping of the front and back was how the course was originally designed. Great river had changed this to start you on the back the par three 10th for some reason. It was a terrible idea and way to start your round. Maybe it made it easier for starters and or pro shop because the true 10th hole is right near starters and pro shop. Finally back to the way it should be. Very nice course but over priced IMO. $80-90 weekdays and $100 on weekend might be more appropriate but location location location. It is close to fairfield county which is high income and really pretty sparse for many good public courses.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Great track

Great track, but challenging. Always in great condition, great setting and food. Good practice areas, too.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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