Golf Courses Near Norwalk, CT
Norwalk, a Connecticut city on Long Island Sound, is about 90 minutes by train from Midtown Manhattan. Norwalk is in Fairfield County, a well-to-do part of the Constitution State where private golf clubs outnumber public layouts. Two courses list a Norwalk address, but the only one that invites public tee times is Oak Hills Park Golf Course, a challenging but playable layout carved out of woodlands. Westport Longshore Golf Course, a neighboring muni that dates from the 1920s, is a layout players of all abilities can handle. The city of Stamford’s most popular tee time is Sterling Farms Golf Course, a layout widely considered the #1 public course in Fairfield County. Crossing the state line into Purchase, NY, Pound Ridge Golf Club, a diabolical Pete Dye design with expansive views from elevated tee boxes, is one of the best public courses in New York State.
Norwalk’s many beaches make the town a big draw in summer. Many people take the Sheffield Island Ferry to visit the island’s historic lighthouse that dates back to 1868. Nicknamed “Oyster Town” because of its oyster fisheries, Norwalk’s signature Oyster Festival is a three-day party in September. Another big annual event on Norwalk’s summer calendar is the Round Hill Highland Games, a family-friendly celebration of Celtic/Scottish sporting games—the third largest of its type in the U.S. Norwalk’s arts, entertainment and dining hub is the southern part of downtown, or SoNo, where you’ll find a diverse assortment of unique shops, restaurants and bars and a vibrant arts scene. The SoNo Arts Festival in August is another of Norwalk’s big annual events.