Golf Courses Near Orange, CT
Orange, Connecticut, a small town with a rural feel, is located on the Housatonic River just west of New Haven. Yale University casts a wide shadow in this part of the “Constitution State.” The area’s premier golf course is the private Yale Golf Course, a broad-shouldered, formidable private playing field that is full of memorable holes and has been rated among the top-100 courses in the U.S. Among public courses where you can make tee times, Orange Hills Country Club, which started with 9 holes in 1927 and added 9 more in 1961, is known for its fine conditioning. Grassy Hill Country Club rambles on gentle rolling hills with quick greens and a monster par 5 signature hole. Look for a Hot Deal at The Tradition Golf Club at Oak Lane in Woodbridge, where you’ll find tough bunkering and fast, firm and challenging greens.
Orange is suburban in character. It has a pleasant downtown that’s easy to walk. The Orange Center Historic District, which includes the Town Green, looks like a 19th-century agrarian village amidst modern suburbanization. Every year the town’s signature event is the Orange Country Fair. Orange is a little west of New Haven and only about a 15-minute drive from the Yale University campus. In addition to great architecture and a scholarly aura that comes with being one of America’s preeminent universities, Yale also boasts the Peabody Museum of Natural History—one of oldest and largest university museums in the world—and Yale University Art Museum, where you’ll see many masterpieces. After golf or sightseeing, you can toast the day back in Orange at Stappa Vineyard.