East Hartford Golf Club

3.3048411765 3.3 stars from 5 (93)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6208 yards
  • Slope: 124
  • Rating: 69.1
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6208 yards 69.1 124
White 72 6076 yards 68.6 124
Red 72 5072 yards 68.9 113

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.7 stars from 5
Value: 3.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 93 Reviews
5 stars:
3
4 stars:
24
3 stars:
30
2 stars:
16
1 stars:
20

recommend this course

56 out of 93 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for locals seniors walkers   Challenges include bunkers water hazards   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole scenic views  

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3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Great for October"


no3putt2's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in wonderful shape for this time of year. The staff was very friendly and helpful.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"On the come back"


tacoma2005's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I had heard this course was in bad shape but we took a chance anyway and were pleasantly surprised. It's still on the comeback but was in decent shape. The greens were very nice, but the rough and tee boxes were a little weedy and sparse in some some areas. I would definitely play this course again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Father's Day"


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Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course continues to improve, staff has put special emphasis on the conditioning from tee to green. Had a great time on Father's Day with my oldest Son who doesn't get out as much as he would like.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Billy Casper Run? Hmmm"


u00000577686's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/18/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

The long and the short is that the greens are the best part of the course and the rest needs some serious work. Granted it is November but if you've played other area courses in the past 30-60 days most of them are in far better shape. This course has potential, it just needs to be tapped into in the years to come and IMHO the prices should reflect what they have for a product now.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 05/05/2017

I totally agree. There's much more work to be done to justify the prices.


"quick round"


jimrock's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/02/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I hadn't played here in a couple of years as the previous operators had left the course in terrible shape. Billy Casper golf has done a great job bringing it back. The greens are in great shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Absolutely ZERO VALUE here"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

Ok I've played here alot,and when a round would cost 25$ w/cart we get out 3-5 times a week,no that this new snobby Corp took over $38 a man during the week day explains the empty parking lot, it's a joke they rather have an empty course instead of charge a reasonable fee,the men's club is pretty much non existent,hopefully the town finds a better group to run this place


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"good course and value"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played this course for the first time saturday morning. We had 2 groups of 3 players and the pace of play was good. Course is fairly flat and wide fairways, but greens are fast and challenging


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Defintatley now a playable course"


Irex482's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2016
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

It's May 5th, the weather is unusually cold and breezy . We played under spring conditions: wet fairways (rain last few days), bare spots on the fairways and tee boxes and greens just growing in. We were not expecting perfect conditions this early in the season. It was still a good day for golf and the course was very playable.

We started 15 minutes before our tee time (weather was iffy), walked 18 for $20 (senior rate) and finished well under 4 hours. I recommend this course for walking as it is basically flat. The course is just coming back from winter. Reseeding and fertilizing is noticeable. Winter debris has been picked up, fairways and rough have been mowed.

No complaints but two small suggestions. A sign would be helpful on the 12th tee box stating the distance to clear the right dogleg. Also, directions from the 15th green to the 16th tee box. Many newbies head for the 18th tee.

Staff was terrific and pro shop has been revamped.

I'd definitely say this course has turned the corner, after many years of miss-management, and is well on it's way back to being a very good course to play. It's a fun course that I recommend for beginners, juniors/seniors, ladies, walkers, practice rounds, a quick 9 holes, leagues, locals and as a confidence builder.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Course in the works"


MenT8553914's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/06/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The green have greatly improved for putting since new management. Plus, many areas are being work on for improvement like cutting down some trees, new drainages on the fairway, reconstructing tee areas. The course is fairly forgiving. Their carts are a little slow and the pace of play can be slow, too. If the course continue with their rate of improvement, it will be great course. I haven't try the dining area yet.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Good overall"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very friendly staff, very accommodating nice course overall. Fairways could use a little water and grass seed. Carts very slow


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Greatly Improved!"


gertzjb's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was nearly run into the ground by the last management group, but the new management (Billy Casper Golf) has made great strides to bring it back. The greens while rather slow were rolled flat and rolled true. The course has a very interesting layout with 18 unique holes including the well protected 190 yard par three 11th and the 90 degree dogleg 12th hole which requires a accurate 220 yard shot off the tee to clear the corner which is well protected by 80 ft high oak trees. Some of the par 5's are reachable in two with a big drive. There is some forgiveness off the tees in that you can hit into parallel fairways with little or no disadvantage. Over all an enjoyable challenging course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice value for money"


Carl9771183's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice public course, very friendly, a 4 some let us play thru.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"you get what you pay for"


wowdavidp1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Ok conditions, and a fairly decent test of skill. Course gets very water logged with a clay rich soil. Pace of play is normal for a municipal.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"This course needs lots of work"


Tac1lq's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The fairways are burnt out, the greens where recently aerated. Like I said before the course needs some work. I play every week first time at East Hartford this year, and last time.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Slow But Fun"


UCPVHunter's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

The course was the perfect difficulty for beginner/moderate players. Greeted by a friendly staff member and paired with two great guys for 18. The only downside was the group in front of us was moving at an extremely slow pace but played just fast enough to not let us play through. Added about 40 minutes to our game, but overall fantastic. Course was in rough conditions but it was clearly visible that they were working on improving it.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Stuck in nutreal"


johnm821's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course has made strides the last year or two but I was a little disappointed in the conditions. The area needs rain, I understand that but some of the tee boxes here are unacceptable. Almost can't tee it up on a few of them. Greens were decent but this course still needs some work. It was trending in the right direction but I was a little disappointed with the overall condition of the course. Same trouble areas. But for $20 with cart its still a deal.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Average municipal course."


Mark7484503's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is an old lay out. Some nice holes. The tee boxes are ok, some are in good shape, some are worn down. The fairways need water, lots of brown spots. The greens were in very good shape and putted well. The staff was very friendly.<br/> Google maps brought us to the driving range about 2 miles away.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Afternoon in heaven"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Being a 90 degree day, aside from a few beginners, only serious players were golfers were on the course. Newbies need to understand letting people play through. Once past, I enjoyed an open golf course. Some trees have been removed from tougher holes making the course more forgiving. Played 18 holes in just over 3 hours, which was a record for me. Haven't played here much, recently, but really enjoyed this round and will try to visit more often!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Slow play is killer"


Nathan1488551's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Its a good course, wide open. Really good place to be aggressive. But the time it takes to play 18 holes is absurd. It took us 4:30 to play as a twosome.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



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