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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

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Bloomfield, CT

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Gillette Ridge 3.1 5 180 180
Excellent course Some fairway was narrow but straight, approach shots will play longer then yardage, you have to land the ball at the flat spot and set up for approach, perfect tee shot often turns out bad due to slopes, other then that you are good to go, greens was good and fast. August 12, 2014
Too many negatives Beginning with the positives - This is a challenging course, with an interesting layout. It would definitely be a different challenge for each of the tee choices. The greens are also not just sitting flat at the end of the fairway; they are often elevated or tucked behind a challenge. Now, on to the issues. The sand traps do not actually have any sand. They are hard pack. The greens have damage from all of the unfixed ball marks, and no one seems to replace a divot or put sand down. The tee boxes needed some work, but manageable. The pace of play was also awful. When we arrived for our Saturday afternoon tee time, they informed us that there was a scramble tournament we would be behind (and what course schedules a scramble in the middle of the day on a Saturday). Since there was not a ranger anywhere to be found (see pace of play and ball mark and divot comments above), we often sat at tee boxes waiting (a couple of times with two foursomes already there). It's unfortunate that an interesting design was offset by so many issues. August 11, 2014
Friday afternoon I thought the course was in pretty good shape considering how it has been over the past few months. August 9, 2014
How many tries should I give this course? I keep remembering the course how it was a few years ago. Challenging, beautiful, and well kept. Now it's just challenging to believe anyone is taking care of the course. Yes the grass is mowed where is it growing but over all it's in below average shape. You can forget most all of the bunkers if you aren't planning to buying new wedges soon. I've seen sandier gravel pits. Perhaps I should be frustrated with myself for thinking anyone is going to get this potentially great course into at least average shape. Short of it is I can't recommend this course until I see the most basic things improved upon. August 8, 2014
Much Better Shape Big improvements since the last time I played here! August 7, 2014
Great bones This is a great layout. If it was in top condition it would be superb. There's a good mix of straightforward holes and holes that demand smart strategy. The last three holes are as good a finishing stretch as you'll find anywhere. The greens and fairways are in good shape; the traps and tees need some TLC (and money). George Connor runs terrific instructional programs especially Red Zone Challenge. August 6, 2014
Dissapointed Course was in so-so shape and looked a little tired. Course can be very penal if you are not on your game. Overall was dissapointed in the round. August 5, 2014
Great course Great course period. Well taken care of, groomed throughout. Cart path is paved around the course. A lot of visible wildlife, Rabbits, Deer, etc. Definitely need to play the course a few times to learn all of the challenges. July 31, 2014
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