Rockrimmon - Connecticut - USA

Rockrimmon Country Club,
2949 Long Ridge Road,
Connecticut (CT) 06903,

  • +1 203 322 3408

The founders of Rockrimmon Country Club, which they incorporated in 1947, managed to acquire a suitable 218-acre tract of farmland known as “the old Ayers property” before inviting Robert Trent Jones Snr to set out a golf course for the new membership.

The architect, who had just finished redesigning Augusta National and was in the midst of laying out another first class Georgian course at Peachtree, fashioned an initial 9-hole layout that was ready for play at Rockrimmon within two years of his appointment.

A further five years would pass – during which time Jones was busy working on other major projects such as the redesigns of Baltusrol (Lower) and Olympic Club (Lake) – before architect Orrin Smith completed the full 18-hole course for the club.

Feature holes include the 415-yard 6th, which doglegs sharply left to a two-tier green with a pronounced back left to front right slope, and the 187-yard 9th, where an all-carry tee shot must find a small green target that sits behind an intimidating pond.

On the back nine, the 424-yard 13th plays uphill all the way to an elevated, bowl-shaped green then the narrow, tree-lined five 15th plunges downhill, across a creek that slashes the fairway, to a sand-protected green.
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