Shennecossett Golf Club

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3.6
25
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
5
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3
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Conditions
3.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
3.1
Pace
2.6
Amenities
2.7
57.6%
Recommend this course
23 out of 25 reviews
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2.0
1
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0
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.0
Value
4.0
Layout
3.0
Pace
1.0
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
1.0
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3.5
2
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Conditions
3.0
Value
4.5
Layout
4.0
Pace
2.5
Amenities
2.5
StaffFriendliness
3.0
50.0%
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About

Holes 18
Par 71
Length 6562
Slope 124
Rating 71.7
Type Public/Municipal
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6562 yards 71.7 124
White 71 6062 yards 69.3 123
Red (W) 71 5351 yards 70.9 123
Scorecard for Shennecossett
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 71.7/124 345 384 397 208 565 421 431 490 175 3416 425 385 125 353 418 195 400 345 500 3146 6562
White M: 69.1/123 335 374 367 180 530 411 400 475 155 3227 360 290 120 330 380 170 375 330 480 2835 6062
Red W: 70.9/123 330 288 365 154 451 318 333 430 125 2794 340 290 115 323 329 130 310 250 470 2557 5351
Handicap 15 13 3 7 9 1 5 11 17 2 8 18 10 4 16 6 12 14
Par 4 4 4 3 5 4 4 5 3 36 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 4 5 35 71
Handicap (W) 5 9 3 15 13 7 11 1 17 6 8 16 4 2 18 10 14 12

Course Details

Year Built 1898
Fairways Blue Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Donald Ross (1916) Donald Ross (1919)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.6
25

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Dinner 6
Drinks 6
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 12
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 9
Locals 7
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 8

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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Chaos, poor management

Can’t give this course a good review based on the chaos and overcrowding slow play.

While the greens are in good shape and the 16-17 holes command wonder views of the Long Island sound, the lack of a starter and any organization makes this course a nightmare to play.

Management allows cutting in on the tenth tee as everyone wants to play the 2 signature holes along the water. This creates a back log of foursomes that pushes you to your mental limits.

Renting a cart is futile as the cart paths and fairways are like the surface of the moon. Dips and pot holes require you drive at a snail’s pace, though you’re not going anywhere fast anyway because of the constant influx of foursomes in front of you.

Rates are reasonable. Course is constantly wet. Tee boxes are dangerously close to greens, putting you in Hackers sights.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather

Wake up and smell the coffee

For those of you looking for a perfectly manicured golf course you won't find it here. Stick with your stuffy CC and leave Shenny for the rest of us! I love this course, It's natural beauty, amazing views along the ocean ocean on the fishing holes and challenging par 3 and long par 4 on the front nine. Overall its a great layout with tons of charm and very receptive greens. The restaurant and bar is not fancy eithe,r but its a great place to cap off your day, excellent food, good selection of beers and friendly atmosphere!

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

Distinctive links-like course

Shenny is an old, quirky, unique, lovely course--not perfectly manicured, not long, not all the tee boxes in great shape. But it makes for a delightful day of golf. You start off hitting over a road, then you hit over a railroad line. Then there's the elevated mound with the green on top on number four. Meanwhile, there are very few trees and the place is wide open, with two holes near the end on the water--just a lovely finishing view. The front nine is a bit more interesting than the back, but there's challenge around the back nine greens. The conditions are not always perfect--hey, it's a public course. But in the winter, when I can only dream about golf, Shenny is the course I dream about playing.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather

An Absolute Gem

First time playing the course after hearing about it from my father, and despite it being about an hour and fifteen minutes from home, well well worth the trip. $35 for 18 holes walking was a total bargain for the course. It could be a lot better with a little TLC like some of the other reviews, although it hasn't rained here in a few months so that's somewhat understandable. Nice course for the most part, but the views from 16 fairway all the way to 17 green are worth the price in themselves. Somewhat slow play which was a bummer, but I completely recommend it and can't wait to go back and play over and over again! Worth the trip

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Needs some TLC

The green were receptive and true. The fairways were just that....fair. The tee boxes and areas between were a complete mess. It's obvious that they aren't concerned with anything else except the greens. There's more to a course than that.....the devil is in the details.....make the course complete.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Fun course, great setting and very reasonable rates

We really enjoyed this course. The rough was a bit rough to ride on but fairways were ok and greens were good and challenging. We think it's a great value and the staff was very courteous and helpful

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A little down on its heels

A fun layout but the course is really down on it's heels. The bunkers are awful and once you get off the fairways , There is no consistency in the grass. The greens were good and the views were excellent. I would recommend it for a friend only because of the history of the course and the fact it's a Donald Ross. The course needs a lot of work. It's open all year round which is a big plus.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

nice course bad staff

from the first minute i arrived i was asked for my golf now confirmation number that i forgot to bring with me. with rudeness and a snicker we arent playing without that number.I said no problem lets just call golf now and get the number.you can call them not me im told.good thing i didnt forget my cell phone.he wont even help us find the phone number,i call solve the problem. then the ranger was so rude i will never come back but it is a funny story,he wanted to get off work so early,he allmost started a fist fight with my partner because he said he let us play two extra holes.I said what are you talking about we only played eighteen oh no he wanted to kick us off the course after sixteen holes because it was getting dark.i didnt drive 85 miles with three buddies to not finish our round and the course was wide open without our hundred dollar green fee the ranger would be out of a paycheck,he rushed us grabed my friends golf bag off our cart because we were unloading too slow my friend told him to get his hands off of his golf bag and that is when the swearing and insults started flying all most turning into a fistfight.the ranger was a big muscle weight lifter and has no business working in the customer service industry.Now i shut up!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

punched greens

I think golf now/shenny should get together and let people know before buying a prepaid round that the greens had just been punched. I KNOW there is a golf now icon but seriously, nothin' worse than showing up for a competitive round with your boys and getting slapped in the face with poor conditions. Bad job on both ends. Good thing the weather was perfect and we had a couple stoogies.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Good course for the money.

Slow play but was told there was a tournament earlier. Fairly wide open course but still have to make some shots. Got to enjoy the sunset on holes 16 and 17 near the water which was very nice. Tees and rough could use some work

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

Friday 9/12/2014

Course was in good condition , Obviously the lack of rain in the Northeast affected the course but not dramatically .. I have played the course B4 and look to come back next year .. gary colello / oxford ct

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Links type course w/3 holes on the water

Thought this would be a fast round (opening day NFL) but the abundance of walkers made for a long afternoon. Course was in very good shape but some tee boxes were rock hard. nice layout with generous landing areas...scenery on water holes was worth the trip across the state. Will surely play again this fall.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Relaxed atmosphere

Nice course. Some dry spots. Pleasant overall. Nice view from the 17th hole. Sufficient selection of beverages and snacks

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

great day out at the shore

Took a friend who had lived all of his life in CT. but had never played there before. He was thrilled. The course was in good shape; challenging but fair greens, nice layout (no funk, quirky holes), open enough to hit away, with bunkers to make you think about your shots. And afterwards you can go find a nice place on the shore to eat. Already making plans to return.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Fast and Firm

Third time playing "Shenny" brought a friend and it was his first, course played fast and firm, greens in great shape and quick. Tee boxes VERY close to greens (and a few are in tough shape), making walking pretty easy and also making it a little uncomfortable for the approach shots that follow you. Great links style, definitely will play again. Par 3 fourth played into a steady wind and @190 to an upside-down bowl shaped green really hard hole. The one issue we had was we arrived early for an 11:45 tee time, chipped and putted then went in to check in, we were told we would be joining another twosome that had not arrived yet and when they did arrive the attendant would come get us. We went inside to the lounge and watched a little TV, came back out around 11:35 for time and was told that the twosome went out early with another group. So that put us alone with nothing but foursomes in front .We asked why you didn't come get us his response was "I didn't know you were in the lounge". We were just a little miffed. Our only saving grace was that when we were expressing our displeasure with the person behind the counter another twosome showed up for a later tee time and I asked if they want to go out now, with us and they agreed, thank god because it would have been a long day if that didn't happen.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great greens

Fairways a bit beaten up. No one out there to speed up play. Poor yardage markers

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A must play

A nicely designed course with a mix of both challenging holes and easy holes in a well maintained course.The 16th is a great hole to begin finishing your round with beautiful views of the waters edge and the opening of the Thames river.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

A true classic

Played for the first time, and already an instant favorite. Great layout with plenty of challenge. Fescue and bunkers line each hole, bunkers placed strategically throughout the course. Greens played firm and true, and the links style fairways made this course unique like no others around. 16 and 17 gives some amazing views of the sound while 18 provides a good opportunity to finish with a birdie. Can't wait till my next round at shenny

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Shenecosett

Shenecossett is a superb Donald Ross golf course. Throughout this course you find signature features of Mr. Ross like the turtleback green on the tough par 3 fourth hole. Golfers of all abilities will find this course fun to play. The greens were in excellent shape and putted true. The pro shop staff was especially friendly. I had a great time talking to them about the course and it's history. I can't believe that there's a better value out there than Shenecossettt CC. Make the trip to play this Ross gem.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great Course!

Always a good time at Shenny! Cool historic "Donald Ross" designed course near the ocean. Very open course with lots of fescue grass. Long par 4's are challenging while finishing holes by the ocean are scenic. Weekend play is Slow. Food inside is excellent.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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