Designed by Tim Liddy with Pete Dye in 2005, the 18-hole layout at Wintonbury Hills is set in Bloomfield, to the north west of Hartford, and it’s one of the best municipal golf courses in all of New England. Several of the holes are laid out close to the Bloomfield reservoir and the course moves effortlessly through eighty acres of wetlands and forest, across environmentally sensitive terrain that required extensive pre-construction permitting.
Featuring three par fives and five par threes, the layout measures a sensible 6,711 yards from the back tees and it plays to a par of 70. One of the feature holes on the course arrives at the 455-yard par four 14th, which plays along the town’s water retention reservoir.
Wintonbury Hills was designed as a walking golf course for the public, with greens and tees placed in close proximity and it quickly gained rave reviews from a number of publications after it first opened for business.
In addition, Wintonbury Hills features The Tap Inn, which provides fresh, made-to-order dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
There is a practice facility on site, and the course hosts a number of golf leagues, while also offering group and individual lessons.
Located on the Cigna headquarters campus, it is the only public Arnold Palmer designed course in the Northeast. The course sprawls across a beautiful landscape covered with natural wetlands and forests of towering maples, oaks, and elm trees.
Tumble Brook Country Club
Spread out amongst nearly 229 acres, 27 holes of exceptional golf were collaborated by three individual architects -- Park, Smith and Fazio -- each with a unique outlook and course layout.