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3.7
Value
4.3
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.6
91.6%
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4.1
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 70
Length 5903 yards
Slope 118
Rating 68.7
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Pequot Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1958
Architect Wendell Ross

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, AMEX, Discover, Mastercard welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

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4.0
133 Reviews (133)

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The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 6
Course Challenges Include:
Narrow Fairways 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 9
Walkers 9
Seniors 6
This Course's Location is:
Near Local Attractions 8
Worth the Drive 7

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Golf now app

It was very simple to register online with the golf now app it literally took 5 minutes and when I got to the course and gave them my name I was out of there and headed to my golf cart in less than 5 minutes and the course at Pequot was awsome, well groomed and not 1 leaf on any of the fairways or greens! Great day of golf even tho we played the entire 18 holes in the rain, I would recommend the golf now app and the Pequot golf course in Stonington ct to anyone that golfs!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
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3.0
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Conditions Average
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Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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3.0
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Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Golden Bear Tracks Near the Connecticut Coastline

In a world of longer, modern golf courses, shorter and more straightforward layouts have become, clearly, outnumbered. Pequot Golf Club, built in 1958, is just such a throwback, but its retro aspects are refreshing. Just an exit north of Mystic Seaport, the nautical world, and the well-known Aquarium off of I-95, and, moreover, close to the casinos, this should be a solid choice for vacationing golfers. My son and I found it to be well worth the 45-minute drive from home, because playing Pequot is great fun, yet the course offers, as well, some satisfying challenges. Its setting (it’s a bit inland; it is rolling, partly wooded, and replete with longer, scenic vistas) is also among the most beautiful, without question, in the state.

One of Pequot’s distinctions is its status as one of the few Connecticut golf courses visited by the great Jack Nicklaus, who, having played here once in 1966, captured the ‘official’ Pequot course record of 65 against par 70. It was fun to take in the shrine to the Golden Bear that is exhibited on one of the clubhouse walls, looking at the plaque showing Nicklaus putting one of the greens here, way back when. And one has to wonder how the young Nicklaus, then in his prime, took the course apart, whether by his methodical tee-to-green precision or by the simple exercise of brute force combined with precise wedge play (…or was it superlative putting?).

And while all of this is intriguing, there is also the matter of how mere mortals might approach such a golf course, checking in, as it does, at only 5900 yards from the back tees. It was clear to me, right away, that Wendell Ross, this course’s designer, had an eye for detail and was influenced by another Ross—Donald (the prolific one). The greens here are small and contoured; the fairways on the open side but with movement; greenside traps can be formidable. Also from the outset, it seemed clear that only very long hitters, provided they can hit the ball relatively straight with the driver, may find this too easy to overpower, and thus may tire of hitting a surfeit of drivers and wedges into an excess of short par-4s. The other 98% of golfers, however, should find this an appealing course for several reasons: about a third of the holes are still relatively lengthy, strategic thinking is useful throughout, and every single hole has some form of challenge.
Further still, I couldn’t find a clinker among these eighteen holes, though a few of them are play a bit on the docile side. Holes one through three, with generous driving areas, will tempt you to rip it with the driver, though the small greens will rein in your short irons. Perhaps these short par-4’s will lead to a fast start, but after this, the course will begin to play havoc with your long game. Hole four presents a driving zone for which driver is an automatic choice, as its fairway is bisected by an enormous oak tree, an obstacle that must be fired over—or around. I hit a five wood aloft and found myself with a short pitch to the green, but bolder golfers may want to give this a go in two, perhaps by threading a drawn driver through the right side gap between woods and lone, central oak. It’s tantalizing risk-reward stuff.

After an interesting but very tight 5th, another par-four, we face the gorgeous 6th, a downhill 149-yard par-three to a well-protected (bunkers, encircling woods) and contoured green. Its excellence is actually exceeded, no less, by the other par-three on this outward half, the uphill and long (209 yards) ninth. Its semi-table green demands a high, floating tee shot if you are to hold the moderately-sized putting surface. The other hole of strong challenge on this front nine is the classic 8th. Here the uphill tee shot to a plateau fairway is followed by a steeply downhill tester to a small (16 wide by 21-yard deep) green, which features drop-offs on three sides, one of which is especially steep on the back-right quadrant. A GIR here is nearly mandatory if you wish to earn par.

The back nine simmers for a bit on its first four holes, though these are not without challenges. The best of these is #12, a classic short three-par of 149 yards, perhaps ranking among the best-looking as well as best-designed holes of its type in Connecticut. A solid tee shot here must often traverse (given typical pin placements) the tall left/center lip of one of the green’s frontal bunkers. At hole 14, though, the course again flexes its muscles on a brawny 417-yard par-4. This is a stunning hole from tee to cup, with an especially demanding approach: OB/stone wall down the left side; sloping and woodsy trouble behind the green; another problem, in the form of a large, magnetic trap, to its right side; and let’s not leave out the rolling contours on the putting surface itself. This terrific hole is followed by the slightly less difficult 15th, a shorter affair but nearly as tough on the approach. Sixteen follows up with a tight and finicky driving area (favoring a draw) and an even tougher approach to a perched green, sided by a gaping and very deep left-side trap. You’ll need a well-struck wedge to hit this one. Seventeen, on the other hand, is another long par-three, and will require a confidently struck mid-iron or hybrid to its downhill, two-tiered putting surface, which is bunker-less but nonetheless has a steep fall-off—in back—that leads ingloriously into deep woods. The stirring stretch of holes that began revving up at 14 ends at the inspiring eighteenth, an uphill par-five that does not quite qualify for epic status (as its driving zone is quite open), but does intimidate with length, at 565 yards, and another small green, flanked—much to our chagrin—by sizeable traps. In sum, this is a tricky finishing stretch of holes that should have you fighting to ward off an untimely bogey or two. For low-handicap golfers, the challenge of breaking par here—it always takes some doing—is still a stern one.

Playing conditions ranged from good to excellent here, with the greens standing out by their smoothness and lack of blemishes. A few—but only a few—of the fairways were subpar; most were in good and playable shape. The amenities are fine but what stood out most was the friendliness of every person I met on the staff (I’m echoing previous comments in these reviews). Kevin, whom I met after the round, was quick to make conversation and a nice resource on the history of Pequot GC, especially concerning Nicklaus. He’s also well-versed on Connecticut golf in general, and quite funny.

It can be well inferred from these comments that Pequot spoons out an array of shot-making challenges that will satisfy avid golfers. For me, it perfectly completes a trifecta of strong, well-designed shorter layouts that everyone should at least sample in this more rural area known as eastern Connecticut, the other two being Skungamaug River and Norwich. Each of these certainly enjoys steady play, but on a weekday you’ll likely find them less crowded than what is typical in other more populated areas of the state. In all, each features its share of rigorous, cleverly-designed and tactical golf holes.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pequot

I have Pequot dozens of times.
Today my group was stuck behind 2 foursomes, having a bachelor party.
They were not golfers, hackers.
They did not rake bunkers, they took huge divots out of tee boxes with their drivers.
Did not repair ball marks on the greens.
In the 18th fairway, they crashed 3 carts together.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice layout on holes

This course was laid out very nicely. Each hole was a different shot Made it exciting, challenging, and fun.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Slow

Today's round was a bit slow on the back, and the greens have just been aerated, so they were also very slow. Still had a great day.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great Experience

I really enjoyed playing this course. This was my first time playing Pequot and look forward to playing many more. The staff was friendly and the pace was good. Overall the course was in great condition with a great mix of holes. I am certainly a beginner and I was still able to have fun and challenge myself. I would recommend this course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Vacation in Connecticut! Great course

What an amazingly beautiful course. Booked my next round before leaving Connecticut! Friendly staff, excellent greens. 10 out of 10

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

The same

I have been playing this course once a week for most of the summer and it is well kept and consistent. The greens are in very good condition and I keep going back because of its good value for the cost.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

shot makers course

if you large expansive fairways, this course is not for you. However, if you love a layout where you are challenged on every hole to select the proper club for each shot, then Pequot is for you. Typical New England ....narrow fairways, lined with rock walls, small greens, all make for a very enjoyable day.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pequot is a par 70 public quality course.

The fairways are in average condition for the area. The greens are in very good condition and the traps have been greatly improved with new sand. I played with a Hot Deal and it was a bargain for the price.

It is not a long course and is popular with seniors and evening leagues.

It is not a fancy country club. The pro shop and grill are not large but It has that family operated atmosphere.
I enjoyed a cold beer on the patio after the round.

I showed up an hour early and got right out without a problem. The staff in the pro shop and grill were all very friendly. Pequot is a good course to checkout playing anytime but it’s a great go to course for a same day tee time.

I’ve played the course many times over the years and expect to continue playing there in the future

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good CT course

Lots of hole variety ...Forces good shot making ... Could use a master set of tees

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Stepping up their game!

Played the course a few times this year, but greens and fairways were vastly improved this time for a much better experience !

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good round

I always enjoy this course. Location is good for me and the condition of the course is very good. The greens today were great. Good weather, good friends, and a nice place to play, what's better than that!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Hot weather
Used cart

Nice layout

Was a nice course. Green and tee boxes were excellent!
Had enougthcold water on the course.. Pace of play was fine for a holiday.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

An excellent value for a reasonable course

This public course is in good condition with decent fairways and greens. The carts are old and the cart paths need gravel, but the course itself is well maintained. There is a small driving range. The pub/grille is small and out of date, but certainly adequate for the 19th hole. The facilities could use some investment to get to the next level, I enjoyed my round and will return.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Nice mix of open, tight, easy, tough holes.

Overall, a fun and fair course with a good variety of holes.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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