Cedar Knob Golf Course

4.8333333333 4.8 stars from 5 (3)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6734 yards
  • Slope: 129
  • Rating: 72.4
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: No

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6734 yards 72.4 129
White 72 6298 yards 70.3 125
Red (W) 74 5784 yards 73.4 127

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 5.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 3 Reviews
5 stars:
1
4 stars:
2
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

3 out of 3 reviews


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"A hidden gem of a course..."


Jerry9862417's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"One Fine Golf Course"


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 10/13/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fair course"


u000007451313's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/01/2014
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

This course plays very fair greens are not the fastest but consistent


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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