Blackledge Country Club - Anderson's Glen

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4.4
211
5 Stars
85
4 Stars
79
3 Stars
30
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
9
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.5
95.6%
Recommend this course
186 out of 208 reviews
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4.3
7
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3
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1
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0
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0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.7
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.6
100.0%
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7 out of 7 reviews
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4.5
11
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.8
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.6
100.0%
Recommend this course
11 out of 11 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6787
Slope 130
Rating 72.3
Type Public
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.
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Blackledge Country Club - Anderson's Glen
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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
Scorecard for Anderson
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
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
Handicap 11 13 1 3 7 17 9 15 5 16 2 4 18 8 10 14 6 12
Par 4 4 4 5 4 3 4 3 5 36 4 4 5 3 4 4 3 5 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 5 7 13 1 9 17 11 15 3 14 12 2 16 6 8 18 4 10

Course Details

Year Built 1964

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Accepted
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

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Reviews

4.4
211

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 33
Patio Dining 24
19th Hole Specials 16
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 34
Elevation Changes 22
Water Hazards 22
This course/club is great for:
Locals 33
Playing Multiple Courses 30
Seniors 23
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 32
Worth the Drive 29
Convenient to the City 13

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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.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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BCCDoO
Commented On 09/26/2018

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.

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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?

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always Terrific

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!!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Sloooooow

Play here many times a season. Always enjoy the round. Five hours to play 18 is too long though.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
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BCCDoO
Commented On 07/14/2018

Chuck -

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!

Kevin

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Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Great course!

Beautiful course! Excellent upkeep! Friendly staff! Challenging but forgiving course with some blind greens! Highly recommend!

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

Challenging Layout

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

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 !!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens

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

Conditions Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great time

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

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Blackledge responds to comments

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

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!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Blackledge Special AM rate

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....

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Nicely Conditioned

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Course

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Good weather

Double Bogey

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

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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BCCDoO
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...

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