Blackledge Country Club - Anderson's Glen

4.5182235294 4.5 stars from 5 (204)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6787 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 72.3
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Putting green: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Accepted

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6787 yards 72.3 130
Blue 72 6394 yards 70.5 125
White 72 6137 yards 69.4 123
Red (W) 72 5458 yards 71.9 123

Blackledge Country Club is home to two championship golf courses that are both known as some of the best golf in the greater Hartford area. Opened in 1963, Anderson Glen is known as the "Old Course" while Gilead Highlands, opened in 2000, is known as the "New Course." The older course has a more traditional layout but it is just as challenging. The golf course sprawls across acres of lush countryside, providing plenty of trees and water hazards. There are some elevation changes that can cause uneven lies as well as some undulation in the greens and fairways. The 13th is a particularly notable par 3 for its scenery but also its level of difficulty. Although the downhill tee shot will only require a short iron there is trouble all around in the form of protective bunkers and a pond.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 204 Reviews
5 stars:
82
4 stars:
76
3 stars:
29
2 stars:
8
1 stars:
9

recommend this course

179 out of 201 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs worth the drive convenient to the city   Great for locals playing multiple courses seniors   Challenges include bunkers elevation changes water hazards   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole specials  

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"Challenging Layout"


jondkramer's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

There aren't many easy holes here. I lost my concentration a couple of times and both times it resulted in a triple bogey. Lots of elevation changes, too. I'll be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

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


"Great day of golf!!"


u241990994's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Got to play with 2 Men’s Club Members today. What a great day of golf.

The staff is great !

Course was on very good shape considering the tough spring weather.

Will def return !!!!


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



Robert6163051's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Greens"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were aerated recently, but in general, course in great shape!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Very nice challanging course"


ctgolfer5's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

On the day we played the front nine pace was very good. The back nine not so much. I paid attention to the group in front of us and they definitely was not the same at the turn. Other than that course was in great shape. Greens were a bit slow though. Good golfnow rate helps.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great time"


u000007440804's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A very nice course. Enjoyed playing there even if my game wasn't up to par that day. Lol. Will definitely play there again


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"Blackledge responds to comments"


e601084's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/01/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

I have played Blackledge many times, the only complaint I've ever had was the greens were a little slower than I like. I mentioned this to the proshop staff and they obviously listened to my feedback and acted on it. On Saturday the greens were perfect! Fast and true.


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


"Classic New England course"


Robert2551906's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/01/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Played this classic New England course and found it challenging and interesting as you wend your way through the hills that feature ancient trees, lovely ponds, and ever present breezes. The course design is classic. The course conditions are unbelievable considering last year's continuous drought. Staff is super helpful and the restaurant serves great food at reasonable prices. A gem not to be missed!


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


"Blackledge Special AM rate"


Bil9826's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/27/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The course was in excellent shape and I only paid $30, the caveat was my tee time was before 8:00am.

The course was challenging with uphill and downhill holes. The Greens rolled beautifully and quick but not overly fast.

Went into the restaurant afterwards and Ron the bartender was very informative about the menu.

Will definitely play again....


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nicely Conditioned"


ANDYDABR's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Course was nicely conditioned, Greens were smooth and rolled nicely. Greens sloped back to front and void of ball marks. Fairways were clean and did not have grass clippings.

Overall it was a pleasant experience.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


Ssmecca's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Pace of play was under 4.5 hours. Greens and fairway were in great shape. Very enjoyable. Great staff in Pro Shop and Restaurant.


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


"Perfect Golf Experience"


DroppingBuckets12's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

I had the pleasure of playing the Anderson Course at Blackledge Country Club yesterday. Being from out of state and living around the best courses in the country I was blown away by the course conditions and layout. The greens were fast and smooth and the pace of play was great. The staff was very friendly and the food afterwards was fantastic. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking to play a great course.


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


"Double Bogey"


ZR1Z06's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/01/2016
Previously played Walked Played 9 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

It's almost the middle of November and they still haven't changed to off season rates. The greens were recently aerated and hadn't been cut in a while. It felt like putting on a hairy fairway. Don't bother playing if they still refuse to substantially cut their rates and go to real off season pricing


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 12/01/2016

Sorry you were unhappy with your experience at Blackledge. Aerification of greens is a necessary evil for all courses to undergo this time of the year. Our greens were done October 18-19. After they are done they typically seem slow and hairy because as the plugs get pulled out they cause the grass to no longer be laying down uniformly. I assure you they were mowed, it just takes some time for them to heal. We started our late Fall Rates 11/7...


"A great course at a great value"


golfnut171234567890's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

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

Reviewed on

Great variety and memorability throughout. Conditions were excellent as was the scenery. Very friendly and professional staff with terrific amenities, including accurate indoor golf simulators in the winter. Would happily play there again any chance that I get. Both courses are excellent!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"poor greens"


crispy11's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

had to wait about 30 min for frost delay but starter was friendly to talk to. THE PROBLEM IS they had aerated the greens and that was not noted when I made my reservation nor were we told until after we paid. the greens also had not been cut and played like the ball was in the fairway. this was extremely disappointing as the greens were unplayable. all the staff said was 'take a two putt'. course had some nice holes and bunkers were in good shape. I would not recommend playing here for the next two weeks until the greens were able to recover. additionally, the care we were given had terrible steering almost to the point where it was dangerous to drive. I would have rated this course 'average' if the greens were in better condition


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 12/01/2016

Sorry you were unhappy with your experience at Blackledge. Aerification of greens is a necessary evil for all courses to undergo this time of the year. Our greens were done October 18-19. After they are done they typically seem slow and hairy because as the plugs get pulled out they cause the grass to no longer be laying down uniformly. I assure you they were mowed, it just takes some time for them to heal. All times booked online for that week did have an aerification warning on the booking page. Sorry you didn't see or were aware of that.


"terrible greens, slow play"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2016
Previously played Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Played for 2 years in an after work Thursday league. Fairways and tee boxes are fine, scenery is nice, nice bar/restaurant, but probably the worst greens I've ever played on. They seem like they are in a constant state of maintenance the entire year, and they are never cut so they're beyond slow and inconsistent from hole to hole. Combine slow with plug holes and it's not even worth putting. As soon as the giant plug holes fade away, they plug again. Pace of play was always slow, 3 hours + for 9 holes with no rangers doing anything about it. 4 groups on the same hole is common, 2 on the box, 1 in the fairway and 1 on the green. Layout does not support condensed tee times - a par 3, then a 5, then a 3, then a 5 gets completely backed up. It was a beer league and I was there for the elbow rubbing, but I would not choose this course if I had a day off.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 06/10/2017

Fred sorry you feel this way but if you played in a league every week what you say you know is not true. We aerify our greens once in the spring and once in the fall like every other course in the state. When they are freshly aerified yes they can be slower and bumpy but this is a necessary process and again common at all other courses. Also as you say yourself you played in a "beer league" designed for "rubbing elbows" so I wonder if maybe it was you and your league causing the slow play?


"Good Time"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed the day except the greens needed to be cut. Rolled true but speed was slow.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Comparable to Farmington Country Club"


e601084's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

I was invited by a private member to play Farmington Country Club the other day and I have to say for the money Blackledge is on par with the conditions of that course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in excellent shape , have played Blackledge Before but never front 9 at Anderson course great job Blackledge


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Tournaments"


u058988050's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

They have Men's tournaments on Saturday's & Sunday's. Pace of play is good, course is always in great shape. Enjoy playing here.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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