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Posted on: June 15, 2023

Wintonbury Hills Named Best Public Golf Course In Connecticut

Wintonbury Hills Golf Course Named Top Public Course In Connecticut

Tom Tremblay, a GolfPass 'Local Advisor' who has played all over the state, shares his 10 favorite public golf courses in Connecticut where he ranks Wintonbury Hills #1 on his list.

Here is his review of the Bloomfield course:

Wintonbury Hills offers a nice departure from Pete Dye’s TPC Sawgrass mold into something a bit tamer, but it retains complexity without resorting to an overemphasis on features that once defined Dye’s style - 100-yard-long bunkers, frequent and sinister water-hazards. It is instead the heavily rolling former farmland that everywhere stands out on this striking site for golf. Further, many holes are sprinkled with strategic pot bunkers and the well-contoured greens pose an undeniable challenge. Above all, Wintonbury Hills is sheer fun to play – it’s not a monstrosity – while putting up enough scoring resistance. The only public Dye offering in New England, this layout boasts a quartet of tough and varied par 3s, a pair of rigorous uphill par 4s and a clever, picturesque 14th hole that stretches 455 yards with its driving zone threatened by a right-side water hazard.

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