Tallwood Country Club

91 North Street, Hebron, Ct.

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Architect: Mike Ovian

Terrain: Woods / Lakes

Type of Course: Public

Driving Range: Yes

Year Opened: 1970

Green Fee: flag in holeflag in hole

Par: 72

Lodging: No

Tel: 860-646-1151

Rating: 4.5. From 1 vote.
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Diamonds from the Rough

No. 5 and No. 8 are majestic par 4s


Excellent short-game practice facility


Ponds dot the layout amidst the hills and dales


Those back 9 fairways will flatter your irons and wedges


Woodsy on the front and then a rolling countryside back


Half the par 5s are out of your way by the conclusion of the 4th hole


Same owners as Twin Hills in Coventry – and the friendliness carries over


Water protects the greens on No. 10 and 11 – but not your heart from entering your throat


Short 10th hole from an elevated tee with water in front of the green dares you to be macho – and then laughs at you for your gullibility


Don’t pat yourself on the back for a good drive at No. 13 until you see your ball come . . . safely . . . to . . . rest . . . on . . . land


Greens are large and firm, and frequently slope steeply from back to front


Par 5 opener is scoreable if you’re properly loose and can cut your irons


Hit the course at the right time and you can really zip around


Quintessentially rural Connecticut River Valley layout


Sloping 4th fairway difficult to hold from the tee


Traps are smooth, large, and filled to a nice depth


Upkeep good, even with the uneven terrain


Lovely routing


Scorecard

Tee Station Yardage Slope Par Rating
Black 6523 126 71.2
Blue 6374 122 70.1
White 6126 121 69.3
Red 5424 126 71.0

Beyond The White Stakes

Brewskies Georgia’s, Craft Brews — Amston (6.7 miles)
Post-round Meal FennAgain’s Pub & Restaurant Pub  (5 miles)
Worth a Detour Fire Museum, Manchester (9.5 miles)
Splash! Blackledge River – Gay City State Park, Marlborough (2 miles)
Native William Palmer, U.S. Senator and Governor of Vermont, early 19th century

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