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4.3
139 Reviews (139)
5 Stars
63
4 Stars
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3 Stars
7
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.6
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.3
93.5%
Recommend this course
132 out of 139 reviews
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4.5
2 Reviews (2)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
5.0
Value
5.0
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.5
Amenities
5.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
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4.2
21 Reviews (21)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.5
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
90.5%
Recommend this course
19 out of 21 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6523 yards
Slope 119
Rating 71.1
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Raceway Golf Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6523 yards 71.1 119
White 72 6050 yards 68.9 111
Red 72 5531 yards 71.3 117
Scorecard for Raceway
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 73.1/123 323 409 327 165 558 505 407 423 197 3314 522 399 375 456 178 408 401 191 347 3277 6591
White M: 70.7/121 W: 71.7/123 277 387 304 152 536 486 390 402 174 3108 492 382 342 425 146 388 347 166 289 2977 6085
Red W: 70.2/119 231 347 282 135 514 458 309 381 151 2808 462 365 322 394 113 366 328 146 263 2759 5567
Handicap 17 7 11 15 1 5 9 3 13 2 4 14 6 16 8 10 12 18
Par 4 4 4 3 5 5 4 4 3 36 5 4 4 5 3 4 4 3 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1940
Architect Don Hoenig

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

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Reviews

4.3
139 Reviews (139)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 16
Amazing Food 12
19th Hole Specials 9
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 19
Water Hazards 18
Undulating Greens 17
This course/club is great for:
Locals 18
Seniors 15
Advanced Golfers 13
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 21
In the 'Burbs 14

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Solid Course

Second time playing Raceway and first time in December. Tees, fairways, and greens all in great shape on a 40 degree day when hardly anybody else was playing. Tree-lined fairways for the most part with back-to-back par 5's on the front nine, one of which is a double dog-leg where you have to hit over a pond to reach the green. Par 5's are all pretty short. Only thing I did not like about the course is the bunkers. No sand in them, just crushed pebbles, which is much different than playing out of sand. Also, carts have no plexiglass so if it is windy, you will feel it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
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

Love playing this golf course

Great course, fin to play. Always in great condition and additionally staff is friendly, courteous and professional.

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
Wet weather
Used cart

Great Course for a great price

Although the golf course amenities are moderate the course itself is first class. The greens are in terrific shape and if you like to grip and rip it this course offers you those opportunities on many of the holes. The holes are very interesting and will test your game. You will truly enjoy your round of golf at Raceway without paying a small fortune.

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

Love playing this golf course

It poured yesterday and this morning, only reason I gave course average conditioning. Great course love playing it very fun. Staff is amazing always very professional and courteous. Again love playing course and can't wait to go back.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Interesting Course

Played here on 9/19/18 with the Safari Club. Course was in very nice condition -- even with all the rain that we had recently. It drained well. Greens putted very true. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. Had a nice meal in the tavern afterwards. New England clam chowder was out of this world! Looking forward to playing here next year.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Safari Club Outing

The course,,, not in bad shape. The day before we had 3" of rain so there was standing water and wet conditions. But the course was in pretty good shape. The food was good also.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Not Welcoming

Its obvious that Golf Now members are second citizens. It was very obvious in tone of voice, demeanor and professional courtesy.

Questions about the starter, the golf cart, and tee time were met with a aloof and disenchanted answer. I guess they don't like you when you don't pay them.

WORST SET OF Range GOLF BALLs EVER.
SLICES, Holes, loose covers and for 10 dollars.
Outrageous ...

No senior tees on most holes.
The whole experience was aggravating and so insensitive.

I'm gonna play CT NATIONAL from now on.
It's light years better.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather

Hidden Gem

If Raceway was closer than an hour from home, I'd play this course much more often. Have played this course about 10 times since 2012. This course is a real bargain for $38.00 walking after 1PM on a weekend. Great layout, a few water holes, a few doglegs, some tight but not menacing holes, some short and some long par 4s, but most of all - great hole designs, each hole very different from one another - really is a hidden gem in Northeast CT. Hot dog shack on 13th teebox, drinking water every fifth hole or so. Condition of the course is above average and the greens are usually on the slow side. Because there are only a few public courses in this neck of the woods, I do believe this course does get a lot of play so therefore pace of play may be slower than most courses.

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

Very nice course

Course was in real good shape considering the hot weather we have been getting.

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

Great time

Overall the course is in good condition the greens were fast great time

Conditions Good
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 Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Cut the rough and push the pace!

Course layout rather unique in spots, but difficult to enjoy the course for two reasons:

1) the rough is too long! Very frustrating to hit a shot 5-10 feet off the fairway and then not be able to find the ball. This happened to both of our players on several occasions throughout the day.

2) pace of play - why are we waiting around all day? The foursome in front of us was slow. Ok, PUSH them along or facilitate a play-through. Ranger hung with us for a couple holes, but did nothing to move things along ahead. Maybe slow down the tee time interval?

My golf time is hard to get and sacred. Don’t want to be frustrated the whole time, the sport’s hard enough as it is.

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

Always enjoy Raceway

Continually making improvements, greens very receptive, friendly staff

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

Pleasantly Surprised

First time visiting course. Did not know what to expect but was pleasantly surprised. The conditions of the course were excellent. The best greens I have played on all year. Very interesting course layout. Great staff. I would highly recommend this course. You can’t beat the price. I will be back.

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

Great find

First time playing the course. Was not sure what to expect but was I pleasantly surprised. The course was in meticulous shape with perhaps the best greens I have played on all year. The price was very reasonable. The staff was very friendly. I loved the course layout. I will be back.

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