Shennecossett Golf Club

4.8655411765 4.9 stars from 5 (24)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6562 yards
  • Slope: 124
  • Rating: 71.7
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 24 Reviews
5 stars:
9
4 stars:
8
3 stars:
5
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

23 out of 24 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive   Great for wildlife/ scenic views locals   Challenges include bunkers   Great for dinner drinks  

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"Wake up and smell the coffee"


jeffkrason's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2018
Previously played Walked Windy weather

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Distinctive links-like course"


u000007984788's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

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

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"An Absolute Gem"


u000006524698's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2016
First time playing Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Needs some TLC"


kenpoboy's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fun course, great setting and very reasonable rates"


tmarinec's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/28/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"A little down on its heels"


Steven1113's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.<br/> I would recommend it for a friend only because of the history of the course and the fact it's a Donald Ross.<br/> The course needs a lot of work. It's open all year round which is a big plus.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"nice course bad staff"


bread678's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"punched greens"



2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good course for the money."


goldie3710's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Friday 9/12/2014"


dccgmc's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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

gary colello / oxford ct


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Links type course w/3 holes on the water"


Vincent9546811's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/07/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Thought this would be a fast round (opening day NFL) but the abundance of walkers made for a long afternoon.<br/> 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.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Relaxed atmosphere"


u679819505's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"great day out at the shore"


ctwyvern23's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fast and Firm"


u000006229427's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/11/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great greens"



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/11/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"A must play"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A true classic"


Cjaybird22's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2014
First time playing

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Shenecosett"


Links1958's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/17/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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.


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


"Great Course!"


Jebzino's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great course and challenge"


Cjgolf25's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2014
Previously played

Reviewed on

I have played here several times and when in season this course looks and plays amazing. When the wind is blowing from the Long Island Sound and when you add the tall fescue grass, it has a links feel to it. I have played here before Shennecossett joined golfnow, and I'm super happy they have joined. I will definitely be playing here more often now.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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