Stanley Golf Course - Red/Blue

4.0840588235 4.1 stars from 5 (16)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6119 yards
  • Slope: 118
  • Rating: 69.4
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 6119 yards 69.4 118
White 70 5784 yards 67.9 116
Gold 70 5468 yards 66.3 114
Red (W) 71 5217 yards 71.9 120

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 16 Reviews
5 stars:
6
4 stars:
8
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

15 out of 16 reviews


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Reviews


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2018
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Got Deals"


Ksaun7's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2018
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Careful with hot deals! Golf now steals people money! Had a family emergency and GolfNow would not refund my $80 because it was a hot deal


I don't recommend this course



Paul8521441's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Matt5464845's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Happy Saturday game :)"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Awesome golf course, the starter was very helpful and friendly. Course is in a great shape, pace of game was very good.Carts are electric with GPS which helps a lot. Overall, very pleasant experience. I would recommend this course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Pleasant surprise"


Jacques9097045's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Playable golf course, great electric carts with outstanding GPS, and good pace of play. Ranger found my daughter's range finder - thanks again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Very Challenging Course With Interesting Hole Layouts !"


BubbaNagy's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

We experienced a great golf day recently at Stanley. Overall, the course conditions were excellent which assisted in better individual play. We definitely recommend everyone to book a tee-time and after finishing play stop in at its great lounge Restaurant for a drink and bite to eat !


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"Good Public Golf Course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in pretty good condition. A few of the tees were in rough shape but overall, the conditions were good. Pace of play was fantastic, as we played 18 holes in just under 4hrs. I'm sure the threat of rain kept some people away, but we moved along quite well.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"Great shape..."


jailer92's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Went with an old friend old mine and we had a ball...No one in front or back of use...The course was in excellent condition and I give credit to the groundskeepers who take great care of the course...Had a hot deal that was a great price and will go and play Stanley again !!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course"


u816555489's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great condition. The carts have gps screens for easy yardage calculations score keeping and pin placement. Driving range tee box is covered and personal heaters for incliment weather. One of the best courses for price in central Connecticut!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Could be much better"


Danby's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2017
First time playing Walked Windy weather

Reviewed on

This course is interesting, with many multi-level greens, some water, etc. Plays longer than the card reads due to some challenging aspects of the layout, such as bunkers in front of the greens. Fairways were in good condition. Greens were only fair. Aeration marks from last year were still showing (greener than the rest of the grass). Rough was almost non-existent. Not sure if it is lack of rain or fertilizer or both. Admittedly still early in the season. Very good course if you live nearby and want to get in a round. I don't think I would play here often, though. A few quirky holes, which is too many for my taste.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"The whole package"


Walter7826087's avatar
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/04/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

From driving range to practice greens to snack shack hot dog to post round drinks and chow, Stanley Park offered it all plus a very enjoyable golf course. Perhaps best hot dog on any course. First time playing newly renovated red nine was not dissapointing. Pretty much had course to ourselves. Great day all around.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"An Excellent Course. Currently Under Renovation"


Irex482's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Stanley Golf course is located in New Britain just off RT 9 at the Westfarms Mall exit. It has always been an excellent course and next season will be even better when renovations are completed. (see below) This 27 hole layout gets a lot of play because it is usually in excellent condition, has a great layout, is reasonably priced, and has a friendly staff. Rangers patrol the course keeping play moving. The course is very popular and gets a lot of play from leagues, tournaments and day players.

I've played this course many times in the past 10 years and always found it a good layout that is very well maintained. It is one of my favorite courses in central Connecticut.

However, players thinking about playing this course this year could be disappointed in the conditions, which are explained below.

Stanley has three, nine hole courses: Red, White & Blue. Last year the City of New Britain sold some land from the Red course to build a new Costco. Consequently, the Red nine is now under re-construction and may reopen in the fall. The White and Blue nines are fully open but are currently under a lot of renovations. Last summer (2014) new drainage lines were installed and the fairways and cart paths are still showing the scars. There is also a new tee box under construction on White #3 and bunker work throughout.

I played the White & Blue nines on 6/17 and had a great time. We played mid-week for $39 with a GPS equipped cart. Before teeing off we were told by the starter that six holes (3 on White, 3 on Blue) were cart path only due to construction and water on the course. This hampered our club selection when our balls landed opposite the cart path. The course has wide, well manicured fairways lined mostly with pines. The large greens were in excellent shape. The hole routing is a bit confusing where some of the White and Blue holes intersect but there's signage to help locate the next tee box.

There is an snack bar at the main intersection near the clubhouse that is usually open in the summer, and a great, full-service restaurant inside the clubhouse.

Also, the property has a large, heated driving range that is open year round. There are also a practice green and a small practice sand trap and green near the driving range.

All-in-all we had our usual great round then spent some will continue to play Stanley. Hopefully, the repairs will mend this summer.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/25/2016

I played this course on 5/23/2016, In the pro shop the pro tried to charge me 52$ for 18 w/cart,when he realized I lost interest in playing there for that price,he back peddled and gave me a reduced rate,it was a beautiful morning,their parking lot was empty,now I see why,sadly Stanley is one of many miss managed courses, eventually a golf course will not be able to make up all the revenue it has lost through the years of poor operations,the course itself is fun 27 hole layout,well conditioned but far from a 50$ a round course,after this poor experience I will never go back again



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