The Course at Yale

200 Conrad Drive,

New Haven, Connecticut 06515

  • Office

    +1 (203) 392 2376
  • Pro shop

    +1 (203) 392 2377
  • Fax

    +1 (203) 392 2374
  • Golf pro

    Peter Pulaski (PGA, Director of Golf)

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:


  • Designer:

    Original design by Charles Blair Macdonald, in collaboration with Seth Raynor and Charles Banks.

SSS or slope






How to get there:

3.5 mi NW of New Haven centre.

The Course at Yale

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 1926

The Course at Yale, designed by the inimitable Charles Blair Macdonald (the Father of American Golf Course Architecture), is ranked in the highest echelons of collegiate courses in America.

This wonderfully rugged, tree-lined and open parkland course is another wonderful example of Macdonald's ability to get the best from a given piece of terrain. In this case a wonderfully undulating, rocky, woodland environment. skill in getting the best designed provides a wonderful test for your all-round game, with many attractive, skilfully crafted and challenging holes to enjoy.

When it comes to collegiate golf courses, Yale has few peers. Perhaps the Oklahoma State course (Karsten Creek) and the Stanford University layout.

List of courses: Connecticut


Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays, and after 11am on weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes: $100 (all days).

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Walking permitted. Golf carts are fitted with GPS.

Practice facilities


Did you know?

In addition to being the home of Yale's nationally ranked Men's and Women's Golf Teams, The Course at Yale serves as the home competition course and practice venue for Yale Men's and Women's Cross Country Running. The golf course and surrounds provides a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of downtown New Haven and gives Yale distance and middle distance runners a scenic and bucolic place to train and compete.

Published ranking

Connecticut: 2nd best course in Connecticut (Golf Digest, 2023/24).
USA: 38th best public course in the USA (Golf Digest, 2023).
USA (campus): No.1 college/campus course in the USA (Golfweek, 2022).
World: formerly ranked world's 83rd best course (GOLF magazine, 2019; not in subsequent editions of this ranking).

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