5 Great Golf Courses You Can Play Last Updated: July 2021

A golf trip to Connecticut is a great idea, but which courses to play? We surveyed the most notable golf publications and websites, including Golf Digest, Golf Magazine, GOLF.com and golfweek.com to arrive at a consensus. Five layouts regularly rose above the rest. So the next time you and your golfing pals are looking for a challenge in Connecticut, why not put one or more of them on your to-play list?

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1| Lake of Isles (North Course), Mashantucket

Lake of Isles has consistently been ranked as one of the top golf facilities in the country. The North Course here is open to the public, and its feeling of being alone in nature is hard to match.

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2| Fox Hopyard, East Haddam

Here's another gorgeous layout in eastern Connecticut. You'll find a challenging combination of woods, water, wetlands and meadows to contend with on an imaginative Roger Rulewich design.

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3| Wintonbury Hills Golf Course, Bloomfield

Ranked the #6 municipal golf course in the United States, Wintonbury calls itself “A modern gem with old-style charm,” and golfers have agreed since the Pete Dye layout opened for play. The course offers a combination of links-style and wooded holes, and conditioning is always a priority. Golfweek's 2018 and 2019 #1 best course you can play in Connecticut.

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4| Great River Golf Club, Milford

The Housatonic River is a feature at Great River, but the challenging layout will hold your attention, too! Twelve holes feature water as the course moves through woods and open areas.

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5| Oxford Greens, Oxford

The Mark Mungeam layout here features greens complexes influenced by the classics; the varied layout runs through natural preserves, open meadows and wooded areas.