Blackledge Country Club – Gilead Highlands Course

171 West Street, Hebron, Ct.

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Architect: Geoffrey Cornish, Brian Silva, Mark Mungeam

Terrain: God’s Country

Type of Course: Public

Driving Range: No

Year Opened: 1994

Green Fee: flag in holeflag in hole

Par: 72

Lodging: No

Tel: 860-228-0250

Rating: 4.8. From 1 vote.
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Diamonds from the Rough

Signs indicating carry distances are very helpful


Fully evident that the property receives great care


Course has a nicely-calibrated difficulty / comfort rhythm to it


Native-vegetation carries occur relentlessly throughout the round


You can putt aggressively here – greens are flat with little acceleration


Not pronounced like Gillian. The sister course is pronounced like Anderson.


Excellent definition between primary and secondary cuts of rough, and fringe and collar


The twin-ponds on different-levels 12th would be famous if it were on the PGA Tour as a par 4


Fairways are carpet-like, but that’s partially because carts are often roped off from them – so grab an extra club or two


Imperative to follow through strongly on your drive at No. 10 – and later make sure you aim at the right green


Survive the dangerous par 5 3rd hole and you should be on your way to a good front 9


Short par 4 16th over schmutz has a couple of more surprises in store for you


Charming little pro shop fits perfectly with the country drive to get there


Consistently tree-lined, but you’ll still use your driver quite a bit


Can fill up on weekends causing consistent back-ups on the tee


Spent blossoms can cover the greens in mid-Spring


Par 3s offer little intimidation until the final one


Scorecard

Tee Station Yardage Slope Par Rating
Blue 6537 131 71.6
White 6129 121 69.8
Red 4951 123 71.7

Beyond The White Stakes

Brewskies Birch Hill Tavern, Craft Brews — Glastonbury (6.2 miles)
Fine Dining Sadler’s Ordinary, Marlborough American, International (4.5 miles)
Worth a Detour Priam Vineyards, Colchester (11.3 miles)
Splash! Blackledge River – Gay City State Park, Marlborough (3.3 miles)
Native A.J. Pollock, Major-League Baseball outfielder

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