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4.6
140 Reviews (140)
5 Stars
95
4 Stars
39
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.2
95.8%
Recommend this course
134 out of 140 reviews
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4.8
6 Reviews (6)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
0
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0
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.8
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.8
StaffFriendliness
4.5
100.0%
Recommend this course
6 out of 6 reviews
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4.7
58 Reviews (58)
5 Stars
41
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.7
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
94.8%
Recommend this course
55 out of 58 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 71
Length 6935 yards
Slope 133
Rating 72.9
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Connecticut National Golf Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6935 yards 72.9 133
Blue 71 6321 yards 70.5 128
White 71 5913 yards 68.4 123
Gold 71 5002 yards 69.2 119
Scorecard for Putnam
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 72.9/133 507 476 396 223 377 604 191 352 162 3288 402 177 537 386 447 216 462 432 588 3647 6935
Blue M: 70.5/128 461 387 389 207 327 560 171 333 151 2986 375 182 505 333 399 193 427 369 552 3335 6321
White M: 68.4/123 436 359 369 187 304 512 145 312 137 2761 365 148 485 319 385 165 398 360 527 3152 5913
Gold W: 69.2/119 363 277 318 169 260 425 130 277 109 2328 317 120 436 273 307 124 350 302 445 2674 5002
Handicap 9 5 1 7 11 3 15 13 17 6 18 10 14 4 16 8 2 12
Par 5 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 3 35 4 3 5 4 4 3 4 4 5 36 71
Handicap (W) 7 5 3 9 11 1 15 13 17 4 18 6 14 2 16 8 12 10

Course Details

Year Built 1994
Architect Mark Mungeam (2007)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code No jeans, collared shirts required.

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Reviews

4.6
140 Reviews (140)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 11
Patio Dining 8
Dinner 7
Course Challenges Include:
Undulating Greens 18
Elevation Changes 16
Bunkers 15
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 12
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 12
Locals 9
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 14

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Conditions Excellent
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Conditions Excellent
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Cold weather

Fall golf

Played on a cool and brisk but sunny Sunday morning. Staff called in the morning to let me know it would be walking only due to wet conditions (expected this) but still good to get a call. Course was wet but in generally very good condition - fairways in great shape, greens very playable. Very nice layout. Will certainly play again.

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4.0
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Previously Played

No carts

Carts were not available due to wet conditions. This information was not made available at the time of booking. IT NEEDED TO BE. Was not an issue for us as we were able to walk the course. However, the twosome in front of us could not walk and left the course very dissatisfied.

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

Perfect Conition

Best time of year to play the best course in the area! Due to heavy rain the day before, I was notified by the course that it would be carts only. I really appreciated the heads up. It's a long course with enough hills to make you wonder about walking it but we did and it really isn't that bad to walk. The course is in Excellent condition. They have a beautiful bar/restaurant that was unfortunately closed which I thought was odd and was very disappointed because the food is awesome. It was very cold when we tee'd off at 1230 with a lot of wind so i'm assuming that went into their decision to not open it - not that many players on the course. Call before you go to check status of restaurant so you don't starve like we did. I highly recommend this course for golfers that want a challenge and demand perfection in the way of fairways and greens.

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 Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

CT Nat is excellent

Fairways were wet and muddy in spots, but better than just about everyone else I have played in the last month (it has rained a ton lately). Greens were excellent, great pace, conditions were excellent. I love the layout, you have to think about every tee shot due to traps, doglegs, or hazards. Range was closed due to rain, but short game area is open. Can't way to go back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Filling a need to a golf starved area

CTN is in a area that basically has no other golf courses. One approach would be to offer basic golf at high prices. I am happy to report neither is the case here. From the tips it stretches out to almost 7000 yds providing low handicappers with all they can handle. This is a true woodsland mountain course but without the choked off fairways. They give you reasonable width in the fairways. The green complexes are interesting and sloped and pretty fast. You definitely need a couple of rounds to know where you need to play to. The routing was enjoyable. My criticisms are pace of play (5 1/2 hours) and beat up greens. If you are in the area it is a place you should play at least once.

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

Never a bad day at this course

I played on a Friday afternoon after days of rain. I just played Raceway the previous day and the ground was soaked so I had many plugged balls. They were a few wet spots here but overall the course was in amazing shape. The greens were good. I’ve never had a bad round of golf at this course and I’ve played numerous times. Two thumbs up to the grounds crew and the people that run this place

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
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
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
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
Connecticut Advisor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

This is how you manage a golf course...

I actually felt badly paying "aeration rate" greens fees because other that being a tad slower than the normal "like putting on your kitchen floor" sped, the greens were in excellent shape.

Really, it's all about how the course handled the "aeration window". The aeration dates were published on their website. When I called the pro shop to check on conditions, I got an honest, no BS answer. When I showed up at the course, I got the aeration rate (again, felt a bit guilty about that). The starter was on the putting green, reminding players that the greens were running a bit slow, but were more than playable. That, fellow hackers, is how a top-shelf course manages its guests expectations.

My only beef, really, is not with the staff, but with other players? Do you really think that because the greens have been aerated recently that it's okay NOT to repair your ballmark? That's a trick question: it is NOT okay.

Make no mistake, this is a top-shelf track. You'll need every shot in your bag AND you'll need to mindful of your course management skills; both will be tested.

I drive 90 minutes to play this joint 2-3 times a year. I wish I lived closer.

Well done, CTN staff...well done, indeed.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
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
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

extremely slow

If it wasn't a decent price, with the slow play, I wouldn't play again. Greens were aiirated and didn't roll well.(Bumpy)

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

Love this place

Shot an 80 today. Love playing here. Greens were air rated sometime last week. So wasnt to bad. Love the layout and course was in good shape. Cant wait to play again. Only bad thing was it took 5 hours to play

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Time !!!!

I love everything about the course. Great shape, Each hole has it’s own shape,. Hit every club in the bag. Staff is so nice !!!!! Absolutely love this place !!!! And everyone I have ever played with has the same rave reviews !!!! Thank you GolfNow and Connecticut National !!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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
Perfect weather
Used cart

Friendly and playable course

Took advantage of hot deal at @49 vs normal rate of $69. Have played this course a few times prior. It's is great shape and a layout that requires you to use every club in your bag. Ate in their pub afterward. Small sandwich menu but more than acceptable. Food was good. Overall, for the average golfer this course offers a great New England experience.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great value

I have played this track 5-6 times and each time I play it, I like it more. The fairways are wide but the rough is thick and can punish you. Always a great time and will be back soon. My only criticism would be to get rid of the mats at the range and use the grass areas.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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