A 27-hole facility, the Red and Blue nines at the Hartford Golf Club are often combined to form the premier 18-hole course. That’s not to say that the 9-hole Green circuit is any way inferior, however.
Willie Park Jr. designed the course at Woodway Country Club in 1917. The par three 9th is a new hole, built when the clubhouse was replaced in the late 1990s, but nearly everything else on the layout is a hundred years old.
Designed with a somewhat uncharacteristic light touch by Tom Fazio, the 18-hole layout at Bull’s Bridge Golf Club was the architect’s first design in the Nutmeg State of Connecticut.
The South course is the private 18-hole layout at the 36-hole golf complex where fairways were literally routed around the 90-acre Lake of Isles by architect Rees Jones.
Designed by Pete Dye in 2005, the 18-hole layout at Wintonbury Hills is set in Bloomfield, to the north west of Hartford, and it’s one of the best municipal courses in all of New England.
Formed in 1899, Shuttle Meadow Country Club engaged Willie Park Jr. to set out its course just before the end of the Great War. Nestled within a 400-acre property, the course retains many of its original design traits.
Keney Park Golf Course first appeared in 1927, when Devereux Emmet crafted the front nine. The sporting centrepiece of one of America’s first public parks, this layout was renovated by Matt Dusenberry in 2016.
An early Robert Trent Jones design from the late 1940s, the golf course at Rockrimmon Country Club is laid out across more than 200 acres of former farmland and is considered a “club in the country”.
The North course at Rees Jones’s upmarket 36-hole Lake of Isles golf facility is the public one that all golfers can play, albeit for a significant green fee.
The back nine holes on the Great River Golf Club course play through woodland whilst the front nine are laid out on more open terrain, with six of the holes set alongside the Housatonic River.