Great River Golf Club

4.2941176471 4.3 stars from 5 (4)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7060 yards
  • Slope: 146
  • Rating: 74.6
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Singles allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire. Collared shirts are required. Shorts need to be Bermuda length.
Credit cards accepted: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 3.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 4 Reviews
5 stars:
2
4 stars:
1
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

3 out of 4 reviews


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Reviews


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


jkmore1120's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2017
First time playing Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Great Course"


David4u1's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Worth the price"


CLaw1185's avatar
Hartford Advisor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/16/2016

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.


"Great track"


teammojoe3's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2013
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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