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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6440 yards
Slope 127
Rating 71.1
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6440 yards 71.1 127
Gold 72 6049 yards 70.2 125
White 72 5722 yards 69.2 123
Red (W) 72 5212 yards 71.7 122
Scorecard for Rockledge
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: 70.4/125 342 284 435 406 187 486 339 187 508 3174 419 291 507 168 526 369 191 384 411 3266 6440
Gold M: 69.0/120 329 277 386 394 183 449 322 180 457 2977 405 277 462 151 493 360 166 363 395 3072 6049
White M: 67.5/117 320 271 373 368 176 433 298 171 435 2845 383 271 423 129 483 348 151 316 383 2887 5732
Red M: 64.5/110 W: 71.7/122 309 261 340 322 169 392 281 121 413 2608 359 264 393 111 406 326 102 268 375 2604 5212
Handicap 13 17 1 3 9 15 11 7 5 2 16 10 18 8 6 14 12 4
Par 4 4 4 4 3 5 4 3 5 36 4 4 5 3 5 4 3 4 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 9 13 5 1 15 3 7 17 11 8 14 10 18 2 6 16 12 4

Course Details

Year Built 1940
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season April 1st - November 30th

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

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4.8
5 Reviews (5)
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
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5.0
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Perfect weather
Used cart

Fantastic but always busy

Played here several times last year before I moved away from the area, and loved it. It's a popular course, so it fills up quite a bit. The layout is very straightforward and several holes are pretty similar. Greens are true, moderately quick. Fairways are perfect. Not a ton of blind shots, and not long. They do a wonderful job keeping it in great shape, but it can be slow.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great time at Rockledge

A group of us went down from Worcester and played Rockledge everything was great. Andrew Killoran course professional and staff treated everone like we were members. Course conditions were excellent the greens rolled great. We will hopefully be back soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Pace of Play people

I love this course, have been playing it for 20 years or so, and consistently for the past 15, but it should not take 3.5 to 4 hours to play 9 holes on a Monday evening. Unfortunately, the course, like all others, chasing the almighty dollar, puts leagues ahead of everyone and the league player believe they can play at any pace they want. There are no rangers on the course and the staff does not make an effort to move people along. Sad, but I will not go back ever again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

outstanding public course

This course is always exceptionally well maintained and is one of the best municipal courses in the state. A very fun course to play and reasonably priced. a good mix of moderate and more difficult holes. generous fairways and very forgiving even if you miss those. hard to lose a ball here unless you go in the drink. if you hit well, you can score here. The 6th iand 9th are par 5s that tempt big hitters to go in two and the 16th is one of the best par 3s in CT.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Another Bucket List Course

This review is intended for first-time players of Rockledge GC who would like to play a really nice public course.

For a municipal course, Rockledge surpasses all other courses within 20 miles. Situated off South Main St in West Hartford, Rockledge is a gem and a well-oiled machine. Everyone I met, from the pro shop, to the starter, the rangers, maintenance staff and restaurant/bar staff were friendly professionals. Checking in was a breeze, although a hilly walk from the parking lot. If you get there early there is a large driving range below the parking lot and two putting greens next to the clubhouse. To start with, they give you carts equipped with a GPS, which are very handy, but it is also a very walkable course as it is relatively flat. There is out-of-bounds along the right side of the entire course (backyards, school, etc). This popular course is very busy so be aware that foursomes usually are the norm during peak times and you may be teamed up with other players for your round.

Most fairways are wide and separated by small trees so pull out that sleeve of Pro V1’s you’ve been saving and bang away. If you lose a ball here you need some lessons….soon. At 6440 yds from the tips, to 5212 from the forward tees, the course is longish but a joy to play. The tee boxes are mint, most fairway have smoother grass than some greens I’ve played on, and the greens were immaculate. Although mostly an east/west layout, there are 4 short holes going north/south. Water effects 10 holes. A medium brook is barely in play on 6 holes, but a pond (on #14) is a big problem that I’ll go into detail later. A small drainage ditch effects another 5 holes. On #3 you first see this ditch when you setup for your second shot. Keep it in mind as it comes into play on later holes. A couple smaller ponds also come into play. On the 9th an unseen pond guards the left side approaches to the green. That same pond guards the right side approaches to the 18th green.

There is a snack shack at the intersection of holes 2 and 11 for your mid-round snacks or liquids.

There are very few really difficult holes and I wonder why #3 is the #1 handicap hole. My vote is the par five 14th. It is the longest hole (526 yds from the blue tees) and the most intimidating, in my view. After a decent drive, average players must layup on their second shot and access their chances of clearing a pond and wetlands that guard the distant green. The problem is getting yourself into position to shoot for the green and there are obvious layup areas to aim for. Missing the layup zones long could mean losing a ball. There are no bailout shots left or right so layup and access you next shot. Since you gotta go for it plan your approach shot so that it lands on or very near the green. Long (over the green) is safe, real short gets wet immediately or rolls back into the reeds and brush protecting the pond perimeter. A bogey on this hole is par in my book.

Rockledge is close to Hartford. It's the Main St exit off I-84 . It's also the perfect course to entertain clients or buddies. They won't be disappointed..

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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johnplantamuro
Commented On 03/11/2016

Best course in central Ct.

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