Best Golf Courses in New England: The Top 10 You Can Play in Connecticut

Fox Hopyard Golf Club in East Haddam, CT.

Connecticut measures 110 miles from east to west, and just 70 miles from north to south. But despite its small footprint, the state deliver big time in terms of championship golf courses.

NEG’s list of the Top 10 Courses You Can Play in Connecticut offers ten surperbly-conditioned tracks. Three of the facilities offer 36 holes of championship golf, including Lake of Isles, Lyman Orchards Golf Club, and Blackledge Country Club.

If you’re a fan of Geoffrey Cornish designs, our list of the best in the Constitution State has six with Cornish lineage.

Foxwoods, the oldest course on the list, was an original Cornish design (1960). It has been redesigned twice since. Blackledge’s Old Course (Anderson’s Glen) is an untouched (1963) Cornish layout. Mark Mungeam, who learned the trade under Cornish, designed Blackledge’s New Course (Gilead Highlands). Mungeam designed three additional layouts, including the newest (2007), Connecticut National Golf Club.

Wintonbury Hills, a 6,711-yard, par-70 track, is Pete Dye’s first, and only, New England design. Lyman Orchards (Robert Trent) and Lake of Isles (Rees) are a couple of masterpieces by the Jones family.


North Course at Lake of Isles

1 Clubhouse Drive, North Stonington, CT 06359
North Vitals: 18/72/7252
Designer(s): Rees Jones, Bryce Swanson (2005)
South Vitals: 18/72/7359
Designer(s): Rees Jones, Steve Weisser (2005)

Fox Hopyard Golf Club

1 Hopyard Rd, East Haddam, CT 06423
Vitals: 18/71/6912
Designer: Roger Rulewich (2001)

Lyman Orchards Golf Club

70 Lyman Rd, Middlefield, CT 06455
Jones Vitals: 18/72/7011
Designer: Robert Trent Jones (1969)
Player Vitals: 18/71/6725
Designer: Gary Player (1994)
Apple Nine Vitals: 9/29/1556
Designer: Mark Mungeam (2004)

Wintonbury Hills Golf Course

206 Terry Plains Road, Bloomfield, CT 06002
Vitals: 18/70/6711
Designer(s): Pete Dye, Tim Liddy (2005)

Great River Golf Club

130 Coram Lane, Milford, CT 06461
Vitals: 18/72/7191
Designer: Tom Fazio (2001)

Connecticut National Golf Club

136 Chase Rd, Putnam, CT 06260
Vitals: 18/71/6935
Designer: Mark Mungeam (2007)

The Golf Club At Oxford Greens

99 Country Club Drive, Oxford, CT 06478
Vitals: 18/72/7186
Designer: Mark Mungeam (2004)

Mohegan Sun Golf Club

7 Dows Lane, Baltic, CT 06330
Vitals: 18/72/6790
Designer(s): Geoffrey Cornish (1960), Stephen Kay (2002), Robert McNeil (2011)

Topstone Golf Course

516 Griffin Rd, South Windsor, CT 06074
Vitals: 18/72/6546
Designer: : Al Zikorus (1997)

Blackledge Country Club

180 W Street, Hebron, CT 06248
Anderson’s Glen Vitals: 18/72/6787
Architect(s): Geoffrey Cornish (1963)
Gilead Highlands Vitals: 18/72/6537
Designer(s): Mark Mungeam (2000)

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