Review: Keney Park Golf Course

Although the conditioning still needs some work, the recently renovated Keney Park stands out in a rather robust Hartford golf scene. At a great price, you’ll be able to appreciate some of the finest examples of classic golf architecture. In more ways than one, this course reminded me very much of a lite version of Bethpage. Hartford should be proud of their work here. … More Review: Keney Park Golf Course

Review: The Ranch Golf Club

The Ranch provides a wonderful overall experience, with great practice facilities, top-notch service, and beautiful conditioning. Several fantastic holes, especially those that use the natural mountainous backdrop, more than make up for a few quirky ones. I highly recommend The Ranch to anyone in the Springfield-Hartford area and even consider it a course I’d drive from Boston or Providence to play.  … More Review: The Ranch Golf Club

Review: Bethpage State Park Golf Course – Black Course

Simply put, Bethpage Black is one of the best pure course designs in the world. The history, conditioning, and name recognition more than make up for lackluster amenities, and I found the course much more playable than people give it credit. Every serious golfer should experience the Black at least once in their lifetime. … More Review: Bethpage State Park Golf Course – Black Course

Review: The Straits Course at Whistling Straits

The Straits Course attempts to pay homage to links-style courses in Scotland and Ireland, but ultimately is unlike any other course in the world with its insane bunkering and breathtaking setting on Lake Michigan. With views of the Lake on every single hole, the Straits Course is arguably the most visually appealing course in America. Despite a high pricetag, every golfer should try their hand at this marvelous course. Just don’t expect a good score – the Straits Course is easily the hardest course I’ve ever played. … More Review: The Straits Course at Whistling Straits

Review: The River Course at Blackwolf Run

The River Course at Blackwolf Run is a special test of golf and one that will likely frustrate the average golfer. However, shotmakers will love playing this gem over and over, and many golfers actually prefer it to Whistling Straits. I don’t think I’ve ever played a course that made me think so hard on every shot, and thus I salute Pete Dye for creating a cerebral golfer’s paradise in The River Course. … More Review: The River Course at Blackwolf Run

Review: The Meadow Valleys Course at Blackwolf Run

Caddies told us that most golfers on packages completely neglect the Meadow Valleys Course. While it’s true this course lacks the dramatic backdrops of Whistling Straits, Meadow Valleys holds its own and rightfully belongs in the Top 100 public courses. My playing partner and I were extremely impressed and highly recommend this course to anyone going on a golf trip to Wisconsin. … More Review: The Meadow Valleys Course at Blackwolf Run