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Hit the Links this Summer

Golf and New England is a pretty well-kept secret. But if you like to play, there are great courses up and down the former colonies. It’s as if George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were down for a $2 Nassau, although at the time they probably would still have had to use British pounds! 

Hartford is true to that theme, with lots of excellent golf courses near your digs at Park Place. 

Since we’re in midsummer night’s golfing days, where the sun doesn’t set until 9-ish, here’s a brief intro to some of Hartford’s best courses. 

Keney Park Golf Course

Keney Park is a historic municipal golf course that recently received a multi-million-dollar renovation from a long-time designer/associate in Greg Norman’s golf course design company. He had a challenge because while Keney’s front night was designed by a well-known famed designer, the newer back nine was laid out 25 years later by a Hartford city engineer. The renovation worked off the historic feel of the front nine, reworking the city engineer’s back nine. Now Keney Park is one of the best public courses in the Northeast. 

Other great courses are in the area. 

  • Wintonbury Hills Golf Course is over in Bloomfield. Designed by Pete Dye and Tim Liddy, Wintonbury Hills’ holes work across rolling former farmland and skirt an area reservoir.
  • Gillette Ridge Golf Club is also over in Bloomfield. This is an Arnold Palmer Signature Design. It’s another solid daily-fee course.
  • Manchester Country Club, built in 1917, requires membership, but a “young executive” membership is $143.75 per month. That provides unlimited golf and practice 7 days a week at all times, access to all club tournaments, leagues, and special events. If you play a lot, you can make those monthly dues work in your favor.
  • Two 27-hole complexes are in Farmington. Tunxis Country Club and Stanley Golf Course. Timberlin Golf Course is another well-maintained muni just south of New Britain. In Avon, you’ll love Blue Fox Run Golf Course, another 27-hole layout. These courses run on either side of the Farmington River.

And this just touches the surface. There are a total of six municipal courses in Hartford alone, and many more scattered throughout the surrounding towns. Golf was the salvation for many during the COVID madness, as it was the one option where people could still get out and socialize and get some fresh air, all while walking five or six miles. Now that we’re getting back to normal, don’t forget how much fun you had out on the golf course. Park Place Apartments is centrally located to make getting to all of the area courses a piece of cake. 

OK, so you already knew Park Place Towers was THE place to live in Hartford. Now you also know it’s time to get out there and play golf, too! If you have any questions about Park Place or leasing or anything else, please call us at (860) 951-3400.