The Connecticut Golf Club is a special place, embodying the ideals and traditions of its founder Lawrence A. Wien. Created in 1966 by Mr. Wien and course architect, Geoffrey Cornish, the Club's mission is unchanged: to provide a golf retreat in the middle of a stunning New England landscape, far removed from the busyness of daily life.
One of the great assets of the Club is its greens. With a great variety of contours, sizes, shapes, and multiple elevations, the greens at The Connecticut Golf Club give the golfer a variety of different looks when putting and hitting into the green. No hole demonstrates this better than the Par 4 16th, with a depth of 68 yards and four tiers, which presents quite a challenge for the player who finds himself putting to a back pin from the front of the green.
The terrain in southwestern Connecticut provided Geoffrey Cornish with the opportunity to design a course nestled away in the midst of a rugged, and undeveloped, New England landscape. The par fives, for example, require players to navigate around doglegs, elevation changes, and water hazards. Four great par threes, three of which can play in excess fo 200 yards, all include elevated tees and carries over water. First-time visitors will be seduced and tested immediately by the course's first and longest hole, a 575-yard par 5.
Course Architect - Geoffrey Cornish, Cornish, Silva & Mungeam Architects
Head Golf Professional - John DiPilato
Course Superintendent - Bob Welch
Renovation Designer - Brian Silva, Cornish, Silva & Mungeam Architects