Blackledge Country Club - Anderson's Glen
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.
|White/Middle (W)||72||6137 yards||76.8||133|
|Red/Forward (W)||72||5458 yards||71.9||123|
|Gold M: 72.4/127||399||412||439||518||392||169||341||198||517||3385||368||439||530||176||410||420||217||448||394||3402||6787|
|Blue M: 70.6/123||381||385||404||499||374||160||328||180||490||3201||339||429||491||156||388||384||194||437||375||3193||6394|
|White M: 69.5/120 W: 76.8/133||375||365||389||480||350||153||318||170||485||3085||316||408||465||142||383||369||179||425||365||3052||6137|
|Red M: 65.6/111 W: 71.9/123||355||344||272||418||297||143||255||154||466||2704||291||307||419||140||369||349||129||405||345||2754||5458|
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Played gilead today staff person did not have carts ready had a bit of an attitude. Very mediocre Mark Mungeum design. Most of course was cart path only due to curbs along cart paths. Do not play if you have ambulatory issues I had handicap flag but it was basically useless. Greens were decent however
I will not return
Check before you pay and play.
Check before you pay and play. The course was recently aerated and in recovery mode. I was unaware of that and I would’ve gone somewhere else.
Sorry about the aerated greens. It's been a tough summer for golf courses with all the rain and then all the humidity. We aerated the greens in an attempt to help loosen the soil below and allow them to drain better. A necessary process. That being said anytime we aerate, we try to be upfront with our customers when they book about the conditions. There does come a time though when we believe the greens are rolling good enough and the affect of the aeration is more visual than anything else. When they get to that point we do not bother letting everyone know unless they ask.
Always a pleasure...
...to play Andersen's Glen. It's certainly not the toughest track in the central CT area; however, it is a lot of fun to play. Staff is always friendly. Pace of play was fantastic (a 4:10 round on a Saturday morning is pretty much unheard of these days!).
Two minor suggestions:
The course's website is really good, so they should use it to report when aeration is taking place Luckily, they used small tines when they aerated earlier in the week, so the greens weren't bad at all...but still.
Put "real" cups on the the practice greens (maybe on one of the two, at least). This is just my pet peeve, but c'mon, it really doesn't wreak that much havoc, does it?
If you haven't yet played either of Blackledge's tracks , what are you waiting for?
I play all over the country 60+ times a year, but always get in 2 or 3 rounds a year at Blackledge. The course is always in good shape, value priced and with 36 holes you can almost get any time you need, assuming there isn’t a tournament or a busy weekend.
Played here on 8/7 and the greens were immaculate and lush, fairways perfect and the rough exactly what you expect in a CT course.
For anyone that hasn’t played here, do it! If you are a regular, I know you hate my review but you wouldn’t argue my points, and surely agree.
I love Blackledge. Keep up the great work staff!!!!
Nice round of golf & reasonably priced
I have played this course a few times each year. This was my first round playing the Andeson Glen Course and I was plaesantly surprised that the course was in such good condition, From tee to green, the course played well. The greens were moderately fast and true. Most of the bunkers were clean, full and recently raked, but a few of them had stones and needwd attention. I had an early tee tine, and finished the round in 3 hours. This is a 36 hole course.
Play here many times a season. Always enjoy the round. Five hours to play 18 is too long though.
Sorry your round was so slow! That was an unusual day and I know our ranger was working hard to speed a few slow groups that were affecting the pace for everyone. Please try us again!
Beautiful course! Excellent upkeep! Friendly staff! Challenging but forgiving course with some blind greens! Highly recommend!
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.
Great day of golf!!
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 !!!!
Greens were aerated recently, but in general, course in great shape!
Very nice challanging course
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.
A very nice course. Enjoyed playing there even if my game wasn't up to par that day. Lol. Will definitely play there again
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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.
Classic New England course
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!
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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....
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 was under 4.5 hours. Greens and fairway were in great shape. Very enjoyable. Great staff in Pro Shop and Restaurant.
Perfect Golf Experience
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.