Cedar Knob Golf Course
|Red (W)||74||5784 yards||73.4||127|
|Blue M: 72.4/129||399||167||515||422||248||343||512||347||360||3313||518||393||442||373||196||379||235||480||405||3421||6734|
|White M: 70.3/125||384||154||482||397||209||319||478||327||328||3078||490||370||410||350||170||350||210||470||400||3220||6298|
|Red M: 67.2/121 W: 73.4/127||372||143||453||375||173||299||448||310||306||2879||430||355||380||330||140||330||160||440||340||2905||5784|
Do not waste your money
Hourable, hourable place to play golf, first off, you walk in to pay for golf and you meet the most unfriendly crew in your life , they think you are a bother to their lazy and lifeless presence, they think they doing you a favor by taking your money, then they overcharge you, I notice that if you pay cash it doesn’t go in the cash register, they have multiple cash registers, and one cashier. Carts are weak and dirty, cart path is a disgrace after you finish your round and believe me I couldn’t wait to get out you stop by the restaurant, is dirty and the food is half cooked. Will never go back again.
You can't not love this place...
I drive an hour (from central CT) and my brother drives 1.5 hours (from western RI) once year to play this track. IT NEVER FAILS TO BE ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR SEASON.
We play ALL of the courses across eastern CT and western RI we rarely play the same place twice in the same season. But, we do always come back to the tracks we love. This is the fourth year in a row that "The Knob" has been in our rotation.
Everyone is super-friendly here. The staff is amazing. The course is always on excellent shape. Looking at the scorecard, you can be fooled into thinking that this course has no teeth; you're wrong to think that! The long par3s have plenty of bite. The long par4s are challenging. The doglegs place a premium on your course management skills. the par5s are as they should be: risk/reward length for the long hitters, but good three-shot par5s for the average golfer.
And, once you tee off and get away from the clubhouse, you probably won't hear or see another car until you are putting your clubs in the car.
Well done, Knob staff...well done, indeed.
I called the clubhouse to see if I could play 18 in the early afternoon on a weekday. The person in the clubhouse said it was "wide open" and that this would not be an issue. When I arrived at the course, I was surprised to see the parking lot full. I went into the clubhouse and asked to get out for 18 and was promptly shut down due to a men's league going off both 1 & 10 tees. This was truly disheartening as I had traveled for nearly 45 mins to get here. However, I was taken back by the response after I had told them this. I was told by one of the pros that I could only play 9, but that this would be a "slow 9" due to the volume of golfers on the course. This was not the desired and appropriate response. Their pros gave me false information, failed to apologize, and failed to give me any incentive to come back for another round. That is BAD BUSINESS! I have played this course a few times, and it a nice Geoffrey Cornish design, but I will not be returning.
Twoglovess88, sorry to hear about your poor experience at cedar Knob and I understand your disappointment. If you could reach out to me by email email@example.com I would like to send you a “pass” to come back and have a positive experience. We would like to earn back your business. Jeff
A hidden gem of a course...
If you drive from Central Connecticut to Cedar Knob, the ride alone will make your day. "Scenic" is an understatement!
Cedar Knob is tucked away in Somers, so once you tee off on #1, you won't hear a car or see house for the next 4 or 5 hours.
Par 3s are challenging (long). Three of the four par 5s are really challenging (no way to get close/home in two that I can figure out). Par 4s are a good mix of sorta/kinda easy and challenging.
I love this place!
One Fine Golf Course
This Geoff Cornish designed course is located in Somers, Ct and is about 15 minutes from I-91 exit 47E or 19 minutes from I-84 exit 67. It’s well worth the trip and I consider it a top 10 public course in northern Connecticut.
Upon arrival there is a parking lot with two buildings above it. The left one is the pro shop, the right the clubhouse and 19th hole. A fairly flat putting greens lies just behind the clubhouse and there is also a driving range on the course.
The course ranges are: 6734 yds blues, 6298 yds white and 5784 yds red. I normally play from the whites and at 6300 yards it is long compared to other courses in the area but it felt shorter the day I played. Probably because the fairways were just mowed and there was not much rain in weeks so shots rolled out more than usual. The tee boxes, fairways, greens, bunkers and gravel cart paths were all in excellent condition. Most of the greens are sloped back to front but nothing drastic. Depending on pin placement try to keep your approaches short of the hole.
Cedar Knob is an excellent, challenging golf course. It’s nicely laid out with wide fairways and well-maintained everywhere the day I played. The cost to play was awesome. With October pricing in effect our foursome paid $130 total with carts.
There’s a good mix of holes: four par 3’s (154-210 yds), four par 5’s (470-490 yds ) and ten par 4’s (319-400 yds). I found the course is a pleasure to play. The fairways are wide; the rough was cut just right and the space between fairways are pine straw, short pines, evergreens and small trees, which allows a chance to get a wayward ball back into the fairway without much of a penalty. The back nine is more difficult and longer than the front due to more doglegs and water. The pace of play was slow the day I played (4.5 hrs) due to one foursome a couple groups in front of us, but it was nothing to complain about this beautiful fall day with the foliage peaking.
Course knowledge is essential to score good at Cedar Knob as there is water within driver range on several holes and doglegs where less than driver is needed to cut the corner but still stay in the fairway and have a shot at the green. The 1st hole is one example. Favor the left side of this fairway to avoid an unseen pond along the right side about 220 yards out (from the whites). On the dogleg left par five 7th a tall tree protects the left corner so favor the right side of the fairway and don’t over hit your second shot, if it is short of the corner, as they will roll off the right side of the fairway. A layup to the corner could save a few strokes. It’s all downhill after the corner. Favor the right side of the 8th and 9th fairways to get a shot at the green.
On the back nine the par five 10th tee shot is over a pond and the temptation is to go for narrow end of the pond down the left side of the fairway. Shots hit there leave a difficult 2nd shot past a bump out on the left to a narrows that slops off right and another bump out on the right side. Just keep it in the middle of the fairway on this hole. No. 13 has a small pond about 220 out from the white tees so a layup may be prudent. The dogleg right 15th is another hole where less than driver is a good idea to reach the corner but not run out of fairway. At the tee box the dogleg left 17th looks intimidating with a narrow tree-lined downhill alley with trees at the end. You will need to make the corner off the tee but not overrun the fairway. From the bottom of the dogleg it’s uphill and right but favor the left side of the fairway to the green. Finally the 18th, a dogleg left that requires a second shot over the same pond from the 10th hole. Shoot for the middle of the fairway off the tee. Bombers can try cutting the left corner over a small tree. It’s all downhill from the tee to the water so shots will roll out some.
Cedar Knob is one fine course that you’ll want to play often.
This course plays very fair greens are not the fastest but consistent