Minnechaug Golf Course (Scorecard | Rates)
Minnechaug Golf Course is situated outside of East Hartford, in Glastonbury, Connecticut.
This 9-hole public course, south of Manchester, is the only one in the Glastonbury area.
The course is a 16-minute drive from central Hartford, a little under 2 hours and 30 minutes from NYC, and an hour and 40 minutes from Boston.
The facility is generally closed for play during the winter months.
Minnechaug Golf Course Glastonbury, CT
Minnechaug Golf Course was built in 1959 and designed by Geoffrey Cornish and William Mitchell.
Carved out of the woodlands sits the 9-hole Minnechaug Golf Club captivating in beauty and appeal.
The course has mild undulations and winds its way through the neighborhood and the forest, and is a walkable course.
Although it’s a 9-holer, the course has two par-5’s that are almost 500 yards in length. So, it’s technically not an executive par-3 course. You will experience variety here.
As much as you can use the driver here on certain holes, a directional approach is also important on some holes, as otherwise, you might lose a few balls to the neighborhood houses.
Most of the holes also have trees that you need to contend with as this is a feature of this course.
Except for two holes, 8 and 9, there is no water on the other holes. Holes 8 and 9 are probably the most talked-about here.
The 8th has an island green and the 9th requires a carryover. This island green is also considered to be one of the first in the country and the first one in the Connecticut and New England area.
Strategic play is important here, especially with club selection, otherwise, you’ll get to see your ball swimming next to the geese.
This course is also ideal for beginners, seniors, people who are short on time, and those who want some practice as they were out of the game and want to get back in.
Measuring 2670 yards, the course is short and walkable, but it packs a punch for a 9-hole course with its variety and challenges.
With 3 sets of tees available, golfers at levels will find this course to be fun and challenging.
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Rates – Green Fees
|Resident Juniors (17 & Under) /Seniors (60+)||$14||$15|
|Military & 1st Responders||$13||$13|
|Golf Cart Per Person (18+)||$9||$9|
There is no driving range at Minnechaug for swing practice, although a practice putting green is available.
Golf attire is not required. Metal spikes are not allowed.
Restaurant – Menu
The Tenth Hole Tavern at Minnechaug is a popular restaurant for the locals that serves food and beverages.
An instructor is available for golf lessons – private, groups, as well as clinics.
Minnechaug is also known for nurturing young talent with its wide variety of junior golf programs.
Map – Location & Directions
The course is open from dawn to dusk and is closed during the winter months. You may visit the course’s website for reserving tee time hours.
16 Fairway Crossing, Glastonbury, CT 06033