Simsbury Farms Golf Club

4.3333000000 4.3 stars from 5 (3)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6509 yards
  • Slope: 129
  • Rating: 71.2
  • Layout


Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes


Driving range: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes


Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6509 yards 71.2 129
White 72 6119 yards 69.2 126
Gold 72 5800 yards 67.8 124
Red 72 5400 yards 70.8 122

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 3 Reviews
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recommend this course

3 out of 3 reviews



Overall Rating
Type of Golfer

"Nice Course If You Can Find It"

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 07/15/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

Simsbury Farms is a very well-kept public course located about 20 miles from the I-84/I-91 junction in Hartford. But, getting there can be especially challenging from south or east of Hartford. The course is located in the sticks and most GPS’s and Google Maps directs you via RT 44 and thru Hartford. Do not take this route. Better yet, get on I-91 North and continue to Exit 38 (Day Hill Rd) and let your GPS find the course from there. Once there you’ll find that the golf course is part of a large municipal sports complex comprised of tennis courts, an outdoor, enclosed hockey rink, and a swimming pool. There’s even an apple orchard within the complex that’s part of the course.

This track is laid out over rolling hills with stunning views especially in the fall. The best leaf peeping hole is from the #7 tee. Simsbury Farms is busy all season and very popular with women, seniors and numerous golf leagues that play there regularly. Fairways are quite wide, greens well-manicured and green-to-next tee box routes are short and logical. The golfing facilities are compact: there is ample parking next to the clubhouse and the bag drop is close to the pro shop and 1st & 10th tee boxes. Adjoining the first fairway is a driving range. Behind the range is a large, flat putting green, the clubhouse and the starters podium.

Our group usually plays from the whites here (5800 yards) while the course ranges from 5409 to 6509 yds. Even from the whites two of the par 5’s were 533 and 535 yards. Ponds come into play on holes 3, 5 & 15. On three and fifteen you’ll need to carry the pond on your drive, which should be no problem for average players. On the 5th, (500 yds blues) your approach shot is over a pond so a layup before the pond is necessary for most players. Long hitters can reach the green in two. But, be aware that there is a narrow, water-filled ditch that runs down the entire left side of the 5th fairway to the pond. Be careful with tee shots on 1 & 10 as you cannot see the group in front of you until well after they’ve hit their second shots. An “all-clear” bell on these holes would be helpful. The middle fairway of holes 1 & 10 were also resodded this spring and are just starting to fill in but are very playable. On the back nine, holes 13 & 17 share an hourglass-shaped green, which give players a very large putting surface. The course is rather hilly so taking a cart is a good option for many players.

The only problem we had this day was a very slow walking foresome in front of us. They held up everyone behind them and had a two hole gap between them and the next group. Thankfully they only played nine. A ranger was needed, but none was on the course.

The restaurant food is good and orders can be phoned in for pickup at the turn. There's a bar in the restaurant, although you'd never notice it. No beer taps, liquor bottles, etc in site. it looks more like a no frills snack shack at the turn.

This course is great for all players. I rate the course a 4.. If they had a diligent ranger and a restaurant that looks like the place to order a beer or a gin & tonic , I’d give it a 4.5.

Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate

I recommend this course

"Great Course"

Captain3putt's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

(Delayed entry)My friend raved about this course, and now I know why. This was a fun and fair test. The course is forgiving and the greens rolled true. The town of Simsbury does an excellent job of maintaining the course, and the food at the turn was delicious. Played a weekday late morning and the place was packed, but we never felt rushed, nor did we have to wait long between holes. The round flowed nicely and at a steady pace.

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

I recommend this course

"Lee's Course Review"

moorehl's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Excellent distances on the pair 5's, the pair three's are moderately difficult and a few of the fours are up hill.

Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging

I recommend this course

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