OTHER PLACES TO TRY
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.
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.
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
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.