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The his­toric Shen­necos­set Golf Course,

93 Plant St., Gro­ton, of­fers sweep­ing views of the Thames River and Long Is­land Sound from the 16th and 17th holes. A Cer­ti­fied Audubon Co­op­er­a­tive Sanc­tu­ary for 15 years, the course is well-main­tained and rea­son­ably priced. 860.448.1867; shen­ny­golf.com

Lake of Isles,

1 Club­house Drive, North Stonington, boasts two pris­tine, cham­pi­onship cour­ses (one public, one pri­vate) over 900 acres. Carts are re­quired, and ameni­ties such as showers, locker room and valet are avail­able. The restau­rant re­ceives high marks from vis­i­tors for its break­fast menu and the ban­quet fa­cil­ity is avail­able for large events. Check out the Golf Plus play and lunch pack­age of­feredMon­day-Thurs­day. Lake­ofisles.com; 888.475.3746.

Fox Hop­y­ard

in East Had­dam is lo­cated ad­ja­cent to the Devil’s Hop­y­ard State Park at the junc­tion of Routes 82 and 156. Woods, mead­ows, wa­ter, wet­lands, and wildlife com­bine to make your game a mem­o­rable ex­pe­ri­ence. There is a large pro shop, and the club­house sits atop a 30-foot rock ledge, with views of a 5-acre pond. Rates for 9 holes start at $49/week­days. Golfthe­fox.com; 860.434.6644.

Golf Course,

River Ridge Golf Course,

Want to test your met­tle? 259 Pre­ston Road, Jewett City, is one the area’s most chal­leng­ing 18-hole cham­pi­onship cour­ses. The hill­top set­ting of­fers pic­turesque views, and four sets of tee place­ments on each hole helps to bal­ance the dif­fi­culty of the course. Rates start at $35. River­ridge­golf.com; 860.376.3268

Nor­wich Public

If you need to work on your short game,

685 New Lon­don Turn­pike, might be just the place. The $49Mon­day-Thurs­day pack­age in­cludes 18 holes, cart and a $10 credit at the Caddy Shack restau­rant. There’s a driv­ing range ad­ja­cent to the course and the web­site fea­tures a hole-by-hole over­view. Nor­wich­golf.com; 860.889.6973.

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