Portland Golf Course

169 Bartlett Street, Portland, Ct.


Architect: Geoffrey Cornish

Terrain: Hilly

Type of Course: Public

Driving Range: No

Year Opened: 1974

Green Fee: flag in holeflag in hole

Par: 71

Lodging: No

Tel: 860-342-6107

Rating: 3.5. From 1 vote.
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Diamonds from the Rough

Picturesque in autumn

The front 9 giveth and the back taketh away

Greens are medium-speed and very well cared for

Interior OB stakes add a level of treachery to two short holes

Be careful not to try to outsmart the course; its doglegs will turn such strategy to folly

Nice routing, up and down through the woods, with very few sightings of grandmother’s house

Opening holes can be bland until you get away from the clubhouse and parking lot – but not this beauty

Rail-thin 11th green can be tough to hold when you’re two feet off it, never mind 150 yards away

No. 6 demands an awful lot of you from tee to twin trees to sand-trap pinched hilltop green

18th presents two lay-up obstacles off the tee – one seen and one not

Greenside traps are big with healthy appetites

Many landing areas are blind

Superior hot dogs at the turn


Tee Station Yardage Slope Par Rating
Blue 6213 127 70.5
Gold 6027 125 69.9
White 5802 123 68.7
Red 5039 118 68.6

Beyond The White Stakes

Brewskies Winchester Café, Pub (3 miles)
Stop for a Bite Melilli Café & Grill Italian  (2.6 miles)
Worth a Detour Wadsworth Falls State Park, Middlefield (7.4 miles)
Splash! Salmon River – Colchester (11.8 miles)
Sundae Golfer Dairy Queen Brazier (1.9 miles)
Native Guy Hedlund, Silent-movie Star

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