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Windham Club

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2.9
93
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
49
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
7
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.1
Layout
3.7
Friendliness
3.3
Pace
2.5
Amenities
3.0
53.7%
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75 out of 93 reviews
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5.0
1
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0
3 Stars
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2 Stars
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Conditions
5.0
Value
5.0
Layout
5.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.0
100.0%
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1 out of 1 reviews
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3.8
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.0
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.0
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
3.8
75.0%
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3 out of 4 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 70
Length 6435 yards
Slope 126
Rating 71.5

The Windham Club is tucked away in Connecticut's northeast corner, enjoying a classic New England setting. Formerly known as Willimantic C.C. and The University Club of Connecticut, the original nine holes opened in 1922 and the championship golf course that exists now was completed in the 1960s. Like many of the golf courses built during that time, The Windham Club's greens are smaller than on modern golf courses and they are subtly contoured. The traditional layout also features narrow fairways lined with mature oak trees and there are three that are bordered by natural spring ponds. Bunkers are strategically placed on 15 holes. The front nine provides some scoring opportunities, which you'll need before facing the tougher back nine.

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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 70 6435 yards 71.5 126
Green 72 6225 yards 70.4 125
Gold 71 5365 yards 65.8 120
Red (W) 72 5211 yards 70.6 124
Scorecard for The Golf Club at Windham
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 70.7/120 393 295 255 480 185 347 465 450 375 3245 118 465 300 495 170 435 222 570 415 3190 6435
Green M: 69.4/117 375 285 210 475 165 325 440 500 360 3135 110 485 290 480 160 420 205 540 400 3090 6225
Gold M: 67.6/114 325 275 170 465 150 320 375 475 340 2895 110 450 260 475 150 400 145 450 335 2775 5670
Red W: 69.9/114 350 247 255 405 135 290 335 440 315 2772 100 345 237 425 140 330 140 450 330 2497 5269
Handicap 9 17 3 15 11 13 1 5 7 18 8 16 12 14 6 4 2 10
Par 4 4 3 5 3 4 4 5 4 36 3 5 4 5 3 4 3 5 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1922
Golf Season April - December

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Accepted
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Reviews

2.9
93

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 10
Patio Dining 9
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 8
Elevation Changes 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 13
Walkers 11
Beginners 7
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 10
In the 'Burbs 6

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Great Value

Have played this course since family membership in the 60's, ( 9 holes) then business membership in the 80's( new back nine) and now retired (new ownership with incredible challenges on 15, 16,17 and 18) and loving it. It's now the best. A 16 handicap like myself can easily double every one of those holes and end up at the bar, wishing I had a little more mental stamina.
Green are smooth and true. rough is thick, fairways are narrow but not too long. A good short game can really help. The layout is mixed because some holes are new and others are from the 20's. The course rating and slope has recently been changed to 70.4 slope 125 for Green Tees. That seems fair.
New pro staff (Bryan Mooney) is excellent. Good control and communication.
Looking forward to 2019.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

First & Last Time

Terrible Pace of Play. 5 hours 20 minutes to play mid-day on a Thursday. Starter told me they let out a few "extra" players who happened to show up in the morning and that the pace would be "a little slow". This place was mind numbing and there weren't any Player Assistants (Rangers) on the course to be found anywhere. I only paid $24 for this round and it wasn't even worth that...almost walked off after 14 holes. And, I did play really well, so this isn't sour grapes!

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

Great day!

Did a Hot Deal today. Haven’t been here since last year and try to hit it a few times a year. We got soaked with storms but had a blast. The course was in fantastic shape. Best I’ve seen it! Rain help many things and golf course is one of them. Staff was friendly and helpful. No issues here. They are working on getting cart paths fixed etc. greens were nice. Little slow due to rain but ran true. Be back soon!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Must have rocks in my head...pun intended

I love golf. I am sure somebody loves this course. No bashing here. Taking 15 minutes for input. period...
pace of play, poor. Has to do with a 4 hr round vs 5. Blind shots are ok.
The scorecards were incorrect.
GPS did not work here.
The layout needs serious restructuring. WHY? One of the holes I went to the right at a bunker that had multiple anthills of approx 4 inches high. OK. now what? I see another group on a course with 15-22 handicaps off a little to my right. Immediately left. U kidding, insurance liability big time. A moderate shank and I am beaned. Had that happen in Boston, ended up w a huge welt on my calf. Believe it was hole 1 or 2.
Conditions: rename this place Fred Flintstone Golf. Boulders in fairways. A complete disaster. On one of the holes, I hit pay dirt. Submerged rock under my ball. Playing partner heard it. I take excellent care of my clubs.
Carts were filthy. Plain and simple. What else, pray tell? After 6/7 holes, cart died. OK, staff responded and were nice. No moaning on my part. After couple minutes, the cart was riding sidesaddle. #60. Reported to clubhouse. $15 for this cart?
Value: What do u think?
Layout is blind shots all over the place. No GPS and a fibbing unreadable scorecard. Updates needed for those who want to throw their $$$ away.
Waited 15 minutes to order a lousy beer. Enuf...
Final thought: I love golf and mean no disrespect to owners, club pro and staff. Place needs serious clean-up. StAY on fairway with carts. Felt like wagon train. Cart 60 needs to be removed. I am a cart guy at a club. 75 carts are super clean. Get some pride. Enuf

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Commented On 2018-09-13T02:50:55.000+00:00

Wow! I play here every week - course is in the best shape it's been and I think the layout is relatively challenging in comparison to other courses in the area and fun. I'm sorry about the cart situation and pace of play being slower...but jeez talk about crazy exaggeration on all the other points! Sounds like you just finished a round at Augusta before visiting Windham.

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I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great improvement

I've played this course for several years and this is the best conditions I've ever seen. Hats off to the maintenance staff as I've never seen such lush fairways and rough here. Greens were a little long but still had good pace overall. Hope to see it continue improving.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Go somewhere else

Played a scramble tournament for Uconn Club Hockey. Didn't expect much but wow. All groups were put on front 9. Possibly due to it not being a large tournament. But they did not organize the group well at all as there were 2 somes mixed in the groups of mostly 4somes. Tee boxes and fairways were fair at best. Off the fairways was usually hard pan or roots if you were lucky. Greens were aerated recently. Maybe a week ago??. Could only imagine what they were like mid summer with no rain. Basically this course can only get better. Would never pay to play here. prices shown online are not worth it at all. Muni-goat track for sure

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Complete disappointment

After reading many reviews on GN that stated this course was really nice and coming around, I decided to take the plunge and drive over an hour to try it out. I booked an early afternoon tee time with two empty tee times on each side of mine, thinking I'd get out with no traffic.

When I arrived a the course, I was told there was a twosome ahead of me (two teenagers) and I could either play with them or wait. I elected to wait, which started out fine. They teed off, and I waited until they exited the 1st green before teeing off myself, since there was nobody behind me. Played the first hole, looked ahead to the next hole and saw the teenagers on the green. However, now there was an old man and a middle aged woman wandering around the fairway hacking the ball all over the place. I waited patiently to see what was going on, and after 10 minutes the woman finally made it on the green and the old man was driving all over the place in the rough in the cart. I wondered how these two got between me and the teenagers. So, I tee off and ride out to my ball where I encounter the man, who informs me that this is his 89th birthday and his daughter is playing for the first time. Good for him, I thought. He said they let the kids play through, recognizing that they were holding things up.

Moved on to 3rd hole, wait for the teenagers to clear the green. Tee off, play the hold. Move to 4th hole where the kids are waiting on a twosome walking ahead of them. Slow as can be. The kids wait 10 - 12 minutes before teeing off and they are wild, shots all over the place. So, I wait, and wait, and wait until I see them hit their shots into the green and realize they are clear enough for me to tee off. I tee off, find my ball, and wait, and wait, and wait again for them to clear the green. I see the walking twosome ahead of them, and now there is a threesome coming up behind me and about to lap the old man and his daughter.

The whole front nine was slow as can be. No ranger, nobody pairing up to speed up play, and guys hacking it all over the place. I got so frustrated that I left after nine holes in 2:30. That is with a foursome and two twosomes ahead of me. Terrible pace of play.

The course itself is rather plain. Tee boxes and greens in good condition, in between rather average. The rough was long and uneven, and looked like it had not been cut/groomed in a long time. Cart paths were dust bowls with ruts and rocks everywhere. There are no visible 150 markers to be seen anywhere, and the course layout is not exactly clear with the sparse signage. The clubhouse and locker rooms are ancient and rather poor condition. No ranger, no beverage cart visible. A bunch of loudmouths playing the adjacent back 9 holes were screaming and hooting and hollering and making a big commotion.

I guess if you are a local, it is an OK track to knock the ball around, but in my opinion it is not worth investing any time to travel very far to play here. A $30 course all day long. Very disappointing experience.

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

Great layout, excellent greens

This course was in excellent shape. The greens were consistent and receptive. Played the entire 18 holes in 3 hours.

Conditions Excellent
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
4.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Getting Better All The Time!

This place is really starting to come together. Every time I play it seems to get better. Pace of play was good and fairways and greens were well watered and green even in the drought we are having thIs summer. Staff was very friendly. Keep up the good work!

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

Close to home has come a long way

I really like this golf course it's a very decent shape the only thing it really needs is good sand for the bunkers

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Nice course

Enjoyed playing for the first time and looking forward to playing again soon. Layout was a little different but the holes were nicely shaped. Fairways were in good condition and some holes needed work if you go into the rough. Greens were very true and in very good condition. You'll enjoy your round at this course, My wife said the ladies locker room was beautiful and the renovations here are really coming along.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Excellent greens

All the changes to the coarse are starting to come together. Greens roll true and at a quick pace. The new holes are challenging but fun. Off the fairway needs work but after all the construction it takes time.

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

Well Maintained

Enjoyed the course so much I played it again the following day. The conditions were fantastic and I'll be heading again to Windham again this weekend. A real fun course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

awsome! !!

I haven't seen this course in such great shape in years! Way to go! It shows when they are putting their hearts into the course........

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

good value.

Good value. Greens a little slow. Fairways good. Mix of long and short holes with two par threes we hit driver.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Poor weather
Used cart

Improving and Challenging

The owners are obviously putting some dollars and effort to improve the course. It's still a work in progress, but it is a stern test of golf. I was a member here years ago and I really enjoy the new layout. Keep up the good work. DR

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

vastly improved course

I have played this course several times over the years. It had deteriorated quite a bit over time. This year, the new owner has infused fresh money and vastly improved the course, changing holes, extending some, really well done

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Single rider

Had a great day overall.

Showed up early, checked in, inquired about whether I would be paired up and received a you can do whatever you want response. Since I was visiting relatives nearby I decided to play as a single.

Made it to the 16th hole before being backed up by a foursome. Made great time and had a great afternoon with my niece and nephews later that day.

I must have offended someone along the way. Not sure who, but now the course is no longer offering single reservations. As a single golfer this bothers me. I've showed up early and the golfers had already teed off, and unless the staff has made it a point to pair up the foursome, I have usually played with whoever was immediately available or alone. I feel perhaps I should apologize to whoever I had offended. I had a great day but must have trampled upon someones shoes at some point along the way.

The course was nice. The greens were a little rough from their method of aeration. It looks like they use a raking method which leaves rows on the greens. Still very playable. The fairways were exceptional. I enjoy the holes and the new layout mixes up the back nine and makes the course quite enjoyable. A couple of new dogleg lefts were awkward. It's too easy to drive it straight through the fairway. The new 17th par 5 will be quite a challenge now that I know the layout. No slope or course rating yet.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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