"Of all the beautiful towns it has been my fortune to see this is the chief” famed writer and Connecticut resident Mark Twain once said describing Hartford, the capital city. A short drive away from Boston and New York City, Connecticut is an ideal location for a weekend getaway or a golf vacation. Off the course the state boast a variety of historical museums to keep travelers and locals entertained. New Haven, a city located along the Atlantic Coast of Connecticut, is home to Ivy League school Yale University. Scattered throughout the state’s small towns are vineyards, perfect for an afternoon after a morning tee time.
For a small state Connecticut offers golfers a wide variety of fantastic public courses, that are both challenging and fun to play. Located in northeastern part of the state, on what was once a camp for Boy Scouts, the Lake of the Isles Club has two courses by Rees Jones, the North and the South. Both courses are challenging with strategic bunkering, swamps, dense trees that fringe the fairways and greens that are solid and quick. Just fifteen minutes outside of Hartford lays another beautifully crafted course, Pete Dye’s Winton Bury Hills. The 6,711-yard, par-70 layout has a combination of open links-style and traditional tree-lined holes to provide golfers a challenging and enjoyable round of golf. Another must play when you are in Connecticut is Fox Hopyard Golf Club. This semi-private course challenges golfers with a variety of different hole styles weaving through woods, meadows, water, and wetlands.
For those living in the Northeastern part of the United States or people with plans to visit this incredible region, keep Connecticut in mind when thinking about golf. Offering quality public courses that provide golfers a variety of playing styles, this state will meet any golfer’s criteria.