Wintonbury Hills Golf Club

Bloomfield, Ct.

Architect: Pete Dye

Terrain: Hills / Wetlands / Linksy

Type of Course: Municipal

Driving Range: Yes

Year Opened: 2003

Green Fee: flag in holeflag in holeflag in hole

Par: 70

Lodging: No

Tel: 860-242-1401

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

Pristine conditions


Open in spots, hugged by wetlands in others


Some repetition between the opening holes of each 9


It will take a round to understand these slick greens


It won’t take long for you to forget that you’re playing a muni


Approaches to firm greens are aided by the frequency of uphill approaches


Fescue grasses can snatch and swallow errant shots


Range a little inconvenient to the clubhouse


Thick and strong rough encircles the greens


Pace of play excellent


Scorecard

Tee Station Yardage Slope Par Rating
Black 6711 130 72.3
Green 6283 128 70.0
White 5678 122 67.3
Yellow 5005 113 68.6

Beyond The White Stakes

Brewskies Thomas Hooker Brewery, Brewery (4.9 miles)
Post-round Meal Republic American  (2.7 miles)
Worth a Detour Museum of American Political Life, West Hartford (5 miles)
Splash! Stratton Brook – Stratton Brook State Park, Simsbury (9.6 miles)
Sundae Golfer Bloom Hill Farm (4 miles)
Native Nykesha Sales, All-time leading scorer for UConn women’s basketball program

One Comment

  1. matthew dallai September 25, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    This is a great course. It has open views with a linksy style. Tall fescue grass that has been tamed back in the recent years to ease up difficulty of finding errant shots and make the pace of play faster I’m sure. Off the tee the course is fair and relatively wide. To me this is more of a second shot golf course because on many greens if you are not in the right spot a two putt is challenging. That is not to say they are tricked up or gimmicky but you need to use strategy on many approaches. It will play firm and fast in the summer and on the first and 10th and a few others a ball landed on front of green will release towards the back even with a lofted iron. It is always a treat to play this Pete Dye course. It is a bit pricey for a so called Muni course but during the week it’s better.

    Overall a very well designed course buy a great designer. The course has flow and the routing is great, nothing seems forced. The bunkering is pleasing to the eye and thoughtful in its placement and design. The putting surfaces are always solid and run fast and true.

    Rating: 4.5. From 1 vote.
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