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3.5
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4.0
Amenities
3.3
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About

Holes 9
Type Public/Municipal
Style Executive
Par 35
Length 2544 yards
Slope 107
Rating 32.1

The North Course at Goodwin Park is also known as the “Flat Nine.”

Course Details

Year Built 1930

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Accepted
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Reviews

2.9
69 Reviews (69)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 9
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 8
Bunkers 7
Elevation Changes 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 16
Beginners 13
Seniors 11
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 19

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

course conditions

I have played this course in the past and the condition of he greens and fairways are vastly improved over what I experienced the last time I played hear several years ago. I would recommend this course to golfers of any level. The staff have done a tremendous job upgrading this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Good Course.

Had fun playing this course. Needs directional signage.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Much improved

I taught my son to play on this course 20 years ago. It was always a bit of a dog track. I quit playing this course 4 or 5 years ago because it became so neglected that I assumed it would be abandoned or sold to developers. I was told that the Ct. PGA had taken charge of resurrecting this old historic course and so I played last week. I was amazed at the improvement. I also noticed there were better players and the pace was great. Keep improving this course, give it some teeth (i shot a 70) and golfers will flock back!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Ok

Ok course was not in great shape

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A not friendly administration

It's too expensive for the condition of the course and the head of the PGA doesn't have an once of charisma and no good with the public plus it's the must expensive instructor in the are especially for the inner city, no skill dealing with the public...

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Not bad, but could be much better.

Fairways definitely need some love. Tee boxes also pretty beat up on a several holes. For me the biggest disappointment was the goose droppings all over the place. Tees and greens included. Maybe it was a bad day, but I haven't seen that much brown on a course in a long, long time. I want to come back because I never play a course just once. The range is great and the staff is always awesome when I grab a bucket, but I was a bit disappointed by the course.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This course has potential

I rate it good the pace of play was very good.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pleasant surprise

Pleasant surprise. I hadn't been to Goodwin park in 10 years. I knew it went through bad times but it was a pleasant surprise. Greens were great. Fairways And Taes could use a little work. Nevertheless a fun and enjoyable day.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/17/2016

How can you give it 5 stars if the fairways and tees need a little work? It may be better than it used to be but 5 stars would be like the absolute best course in the state, which this course is definitely not.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Flats Course

There was a tournament going on for the main 18 hole course, so we played the "flats" 9 hole course. Course was in good shape, the money the city put in shows very well. The flats is fairly short, but puts you in some interesting go for vs lay up situations. Greens rolled very well, rough wasn't unmanageable, not much in terms of first cut around the greens or fairways, but overall in good shape. Can't wait to see how the rest of the course plays!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Goodwin course

The golf course need work but the was food excellent

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Walked

Good value but not outstanding

The greens are fantastic and most of the holes are absolutely wide open, great to work on long irons and driving. A few holes have burnt or poor fairways but otherwise it's not a bad little track. It's easy to get on and give it a good walk because this course is never busy, but the full 18 backs up more often.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Goodwin

The course was in good shape for early in the season. Aeration holes were visible on the greens and tee boxes. The greens played slow because of this. Fairways were cut short and the second cut was just high enough to hide your ball until you were about 10 feet from it. There were water coolers throughout the course approximately every third hole. I would play this course again. Maybe tomorrow.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Course Has Come a Long Way

I played this course back in 2012 and the conditions were very poor, so I had not planned on returning. However, a new management company has turned things around significantly. The course was in great shape, greens were rolling well, and the fairways were lush. Great weekend value as well!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Much better under new management

Public course which is fun to play. Easy to do a quick 18.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

On the road to recovery!!!

Let say I grew up on goody,I've been there through the days of Mike R. American Golf and in between, so I have a good understanding of what Goody has been through,the reclamation project looks like it's in good hands,these guys are doing a fantastic job with such little time,please keep up the good work,hope the Keney project is a success too,and remember to keep the rates reasonable and the people will come to play,Hartford county has been devastated economically $25 per round will pack the place,but $35 will send people else where

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rainy day!

It was raining and cold ; but we had a great time playing in the rain
! The course was great considering the weather was awful! We got our 18 hole in two hours and fifteen minutes! It was a great day for me and my partner. Thanks again for this great day!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice Municipal

Course has come a long way. Needs to be kept up but management is doing a wonderful job. Lot's of potential. Will play it again in the future to see how it has progressed.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Still impressed with how far this course has come along this year

Course is in great shape overall.... they have the leaves well under control, we did not lose a single ball and did not have to clear paths on the greens to make putts... nice job.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Course coming along nicely

I mentioned scorecard clearly showing positioning of hole and green. I am spoiled w GPS in cart. There were some markings in fairway for distance. This course one must add significant yards because of slope.
I got a ridiculous price to play, but I wanted to play here because I knew there were changes. Will continue to improve. Extreme bumpiness on carts. I had to navigate looking for smoother ares. Its a public course. Pleased in general.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Course makeover is fantastic

Just finished playing the re-opened course. Conditions are great. Wonderful job on re-conditioning. Tees and greens are in super condition. So nice to see the resurrection of this wonderful Hartford Course. Lots of maintenance folks out on the course caretaking and blowing the leaves off the fairways. As a former greenskeeper it was great to see the care this is receiving. Thanks to the City of Hartford for committing to area golfers.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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