Routed through woodland to the west of Naugatuck State Forest, between Fairfield and New Haven counties, the course at Oxford Greens is a Mark Mungeam design that first opened its doors to the golfing public in 2005.
The layout features bent grass surfaces from tee to green and the fairways wind across an undulating landscape, embracing both forested terrain and open meadowland.
The par three holes at Oxford Greens deserve closer inspection. “Vista,” the 218-yard 2nd, might actually be the pick of the short holes, playing to a green that lies fifty feet below the level of the tee, with water and sand framing the left side of the target.
The name of the 221-yard 9th (“Skinny”) aptly describes the long, narrow green that accepts only the most precise of tee shots, whilst the 185-yard 13th (“Redan”) is a fine replica of the famous 15th at North Berwick.Completing the quartet of one shotters, both the teeing area and the green at the 170-yard 16th (“Fortress”) are benched into a hillside that slopes from right to left as the hole is played, demanding laser-like accuracy off the tee.
This was my home course growing up and I can't tell you how lucky I was. From the perfectly manicured greens to the challenging yet rewarding sloped fairways this course makes you a better player. Each hole has character while giving you a world class feel. This has always been a top facility for me even though I travel a lot. Will keep coming back for as long as i can!