Best golf courses: Connecticut

Connecticut: the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in this country or region. Each golf club has been visited and/or researched by Where2Golf. Click on the course name below to discover more. The course ratings below range from 5 highest, to 2 lowest. They attempt to provide an indication of the golfing experience you might expect at the course (based on its design, condition and surroundings). Hover your cursor above the Rating Key for the rating definitions.
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Hartford
Zikorus, Al

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Hartford

Designer

Al Zikorus
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Hartford
Palmer & Seay

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Hartford

Designer

Arnold Palmer & Ed Seay
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
New Haven
Ryder, Edward

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

New Haven

Designer

Edward Ryder
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Hartford
Player, Gary

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Hartford

Designer

Gary Player
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
New Haven
Mungeam, Mark

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

New Haven

Designer

Mark A. Mungeam of Cornish, Silva & Mungeam.
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
New Haven
Emmet, Devereux

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

New Haven

Designer

Original design at this location by Devereux Emmet (1923), with minor modifications and lengthening by Tom Fazio (2006).
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
New Haven
Macdonald, Charles Blair

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

New Haven

Designer

Original design by Charles Blair Macdonald, in collaboration with Seth Raynor and Charles Banks.
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
New York City
Gordon, William

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

New York City

Designer

Original design by father/son team of William and David Gordon (1962); modifications by Tom Fazio (2017).
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Rsrt guests only
Hartford
Cornish, Kay & McNeil

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Hartford

Designer

Original design by Geoff Cornish; redesigned by Stephen Kay and Robert McNeil.
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Hartford
Dye & Liddy

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Hartford

Designer

Pete Dye & Tim Liddy
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Hartford
Jones, Rees

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Hartford

Designer

Rees Jones designed both the North and South courses.
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Hartford
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Hartford

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Sr.
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Hartford
Rulewich, Roger

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Hartford

Designer

Roger Rulewich
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Hartford
Dye & Weed

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Hartford

Designer

The former Edgewood CC course was completely redesigned by Pete Dye (1982), and renamed TPC of Connecticut (later TPC River Highlands). Second renovation Bobby Weed (1989) with PGA Tour players Howard Twitty & Roger Maltbie as consultants.
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
New Haven
Fazio, Tommy

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

New Haven

Designer

Tom Fazio II (aka Tommy Fazio).

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