The North at Goodwin Golf Course

3.2869714286 3.3 stars from 5 (69)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 35
  • Length: 2544 yards
  • Slope: 114
  • Rating: 33.4
  • Layout

  • 1130 Maple Ave, Hartford, Connecticut 06114, Hartford County
  • (860) 956-3601
  • (860) 956-3106
  • www.goodwinparkgolf.com

Year built: 1930
Type: Public
Style: Executive

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Accepted

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 35 2544 yards 33.4 114

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.3 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 69 Reviews
5 stars:
8
4 stars:
14
3 stars:
22
2 stars:
12
1 stars:
13

recommend this course

51 out of 69 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city   Great for locals beginners seniors   Challenges include water hazards bunkers elevation changes   Great for drinks  

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"course conditions"


WOJNAROWICZ's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/24/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good Course."


vmadhusudhanan's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/08/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had fun playing this course. Needs directional signage.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Much improved"


Kavan's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Ok"



2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Ok course was not in great shape


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"A not friendly administration"


Jccsoto's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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...


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Not bad, but could be much better."


IronMaster413's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2016
First time playing Used cart Good weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"This course has potential"


chalice46's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Pleasant surprise"


Mike7361019's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/20/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


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.


"Flats Course"


jam07031's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Goodwin course"


u000006260741's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The golf course need work but the was food excellent


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good value but not outstanding"


IronMaster413's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2016
First time playing Walked Played 9 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Goodwin"


jd06010's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Course Has Come a Long Way"


Steve2182773's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Much better under new management"


CarpenterBart's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"On the road to recovery!!!"


pp1120's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Rainy day!"


uZWTY9556ZW's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice Municipal"


garandcher's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


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


Mike2758868's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/15/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Course coming along nicely"


jleone60's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/05/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.<br/> 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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Course makeover is fantastic"


1woodss's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/03/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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