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Gillette Ridge

Gillette Ridge

1360 Hall Blvd Bloomfield, CT 06002-2910 URL:   Course Website

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"Gillette Ridge is a tribute to the great traditions and challenge of golf. Undoubtedly, it is one of Palmer Course Design Company’s best creations. As you journey through Gillette Ridge you will be awed by its natural beauty and dynamic layout. It is truly a masterpiece that will test all your playing skills and a golf experience that you will want to repeat time and again."

At Gillette Ridge you will enjoy one of your best golfing experiences ever. Gillette Ridge will challenge, amaze and excite you as you maneuver through a variety of terrain; tree-lined fairways, spectacular carries and several natural obstacles.

Gillette Ridge was named to honor Francis Gillette, a local 19th century reformer, politician and business leader, whose house still stands on the site.

Legendary golfer and world renowned architect Arnold Palmer has crafted Gillette Ridge to capitalize on the site’s natural beauty. Streams, lakes, elevation changes, and mature trees are all part of this tremendous golf experience. Like Palmer himself, Gillette Ridge is a bold and daring design that will raise golf in Hartford to new and exciting levels.

Course Information for Gillette Ridge

Facility Information:
General: 18 hole regulation length course
1 golf course(s)

Gillette Ridge Information:
General: 18 hole regulation length course
Daily Fee golf course
Designed by Arnold Palmer/Ed Seay, ASGCA
72 par, 7,191 yards
72.2 rating, 133 slope
Real Estate Development facility

Green Fees: Weekend: $65.00 *
* includes golf cart where available

Staff: Contact: Pat Aquaro, PGA, Director of Golf
Golf Professional: Fred Kolakowski, Jr., PGA


Amenities:
Driving Range


Bloomfield, CT

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A rewarding round, but those bunkers... Overall, we were very impressed by this course. The course is cut into the natural landscape and offers some of the most challenging and beautiful holes in New England. Many holes have forced carries where you must land your ball on the fly or pay a price. Lies are often uneven due to undulating terrain further challenging the player. Overall, the course is expertly maintained with one major exception - the bunkers! Virtually all bunkers have apparently been abandoned of any upkeep, often devoid of sand and chock full of weeds and mud. This could be due to financial woes facing GR, but if you can avoid these pits, there is much to enjoy. Grab a tee time on Golf Now or enroll in Golf New England for best value. Good luck with that approach shot and stay below the hole. October 17, 2014
VERY NICE LAYOUT BUT AVOID SAND TRAPS COURSE PLAYS OUT VERY NICE TILL U SEE A SAND TRAP THE SAND TRAPS NEED A LOT OF WORK OTHERWISE COURSE WAS NICE. SAND TRAPS EXTREMELY HARD DIRT DONT APPEAR TO BE RAKED MUCH WOULD BE NICE WITH SOME BETTER GRADE OF SAND October 16, 2014
Excellent layout. Parts of the course need some work. The course was enjoyable but work is needed in some areas including the bunkers. October 7, 2014
Extraordinary course but sadly... I was stunned but the expansive layout of this course. Frankly, I was almost speechless and thrilled to be there. Fortunately, I was with a golf professional who knew the course and it's "intimacies" which are too numerous to mention. Were he not guiding me with excellent and precise advise, I would still be there wandering around talking to myself. For example, I butchered the front, putting a 9 down on the 5th hole which is only 283 yds long featuring a critical drive and very precise approach shot which I failed to produce till my 3rd ball. With only 1 par on the front I was rattled after 9 however, I am thrilled to announce that with my trusty navigator and the help of a beer at the turn, I produced 5 pars on the turn and a 41 for the back for which I am so proud to have calmed down and not given in to my disappointing front. I cannot wait to return to that truly magnificent course which has a extraordinary and grand maturity especially for a public course. NOW FOR THE SAD NEWS...I know it's near the end of a long golf season however, it appears to me that management (MDM Golf Enterprises), has not been putting any money back into the course and basically sucking it dry of income and I say this from observing what I can only describe as completely neglected traps (which are huge and numerous), and multiple tee boxes which are in very poor condition. I do know that the turf bottles on both carts were empty when we teed off which is evidence of their neglect. I fell in love with this course yesterday and can't wait to return some day and find it cared for with the love it was designed with by Arnold Palmer G C Design. October 1, 2014
Course in great condition except for bunkers Beautiful course. Holes 11, 16, 17 and 18 very challenging. Condition was very good except for the bunkers. Bunkers need work. September 30, 2014
Good features, but not so good condition. Greens and tee boxes were not in very good shape. I realize its near the end of the season, but other courses are in much better shape. September 30, 2014
No sand I had heard that the bunkers were not in good shape but that is an understatement. There is not one grain of sand in any of the bunkers - they are all dirt and in some cases mud puddles. Other than that, the course is not in horrible shape. The fairways are okay, the tee boxes are fair, the rough is okay, the cart paths are in fair condition for their age (I think it's like 10 years?). Could use some yardage markers - how difficult would it be to put a red stake at 100 yards? The only other complaint is the gas carts - noisy and no gps. So without good yardage markers on the course and no gps, many shots are a guess. Maybe they figure everyone has a range finders? But be sure to bring one if you play. September 28, 2014
This is a challanging course The course is difficult as they do not have enough yardage signs. Also, the greens aren't in the best shape. I liked the layout as you have to know where to place each of your shots. September 27, 2014
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