3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Found this course 1mile away from my wife's parents house. With low expectations I went there along with 3 first timers. Had a really good time. Really fun wooded course. Good mix of tight wooded holes, uphill, downhill, right and left doglegs. Nice signs and maintained very well. I have played it 4 times in the past 2 months (November-December) and the walkways were raked and fairways were clean considering all the leaves and snow around. The newbs that I have brought with me got hooked and I have gotten them all pumped on dg from playing this course.
Fun holes that allow you to practice different shots with lots of trees and some elevation
Cons: No open holes/ no chance to throw a long drive.
Short holes that are too wooded. (You can throw an almost perfect drive and always seem to catch a tree somewhere along the way) I've thrown several finesse shots that seem perfect but somewhere along the way there is a random branch or twig hanging that messes up that parked shot.
Other Thoughts: Back 9 should be cool. I've walked some of the area but it seems like its going to be more wooded holes. Hope they make some longer holes that let you throw a driver. I was able to throw mids and putters the whole round.
No one in the area seems to know about the course unless they have been on dgcr. I have brought several people from the area to the course and they couldn't believe how close it was to where they lived and no one knew about it. They all said if more people knew it was there more people would go play.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
On its way to being a 4-Star Course!
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Fun, challenging shots. Good landscape and great use of elevation changes. A few really sharp doglegs both right and left. Course is basically clean and fairways are free of debris. Tee signs include distance, par, map and distance to certain landmarks on the fairway (turn, stream, road, etc.). Navigation is intuitive. Small orange-painted concrete squares mark a fault line on the natural tees. It's short, technical, and challenging on the front 9 and the designers really upped the ante for the back 9 getting some big distance. All holes are in the woods. There's a big tee sign at the front of the course. The locals have a weekly league going and schedule regular workdays to keep the course in good condition. The designer really keeps the course in excellent condition. The course is hardly ever crowded. Easy to drive to, right off exit 64 on the Wilbur Cross Turnpike (CT-15).
Cons: Natural tees have roots, rocks or other issues for your footing. Bathrooms in the parking area seem to always be locked. As it is right now, the course ends at hole 14, with a long walk back to hole 18 which is also in. The mosquitoes here are really annoying; bug spray is a really good idea. Quite a bit of rough foliage and precariously positioned fallen trees too. Leaves on the ground in the fall make finding discs tough. A few fairways are really hard to find a line on. Could use a few longer holes and maybe one or two that are a little more wide open and a practice basket.
Other Thoughts: I love playing here and I can't wait for the back 9 to be finished. Once the course is complete this will be a great home course for New Haven-ites. Definitely the best course in the county and well on its way to 4-star caliber!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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