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Great River Golf Club130 Coram Lane
Milford, CT 06460
Phone: (203)521-8793Fax: (203)876-7832
Scheduled to open in April 2001, this daily-fee public course boasts 2 differently styled "courses" within it's 18 holes. The front nine is laid out in a traditional links-style, with wide rolling fairways and plenty of water, while the fairways on the back nine are heavily tree-lined and undulating. The greens throughout the course vary from long and narrow to wide and shallow. All are large and very fast. The signature hole is #15, a downhill par 3 with it's green perched on the bank of the Housatonic River. The club also offers an indoor training facility to keep golfers limber during colder months, as well as corporate memberships.
|Holes: 18||Greens: Bent Grass||Fairways: Bent Grass|
|Dress Code:||No denim, collared shirt required|
|Season:||Open all year|
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Course reviews for Great River Golf Club
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Number of Reviews: 2
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| 2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Great River 2004 (New and Improved), Jul 18, 2004
|reviewer: Joe France
from Stamford, CT, USA
|Last week I played GR for the first time in about a year and a half, and what a surprise! First, the management wisely decided to change the order of holes, so that the old back nine is now the front and vice versa. The marshalls said that this has shaved about a half hour off playing time, and my group's experience proved this to be true. With a fairly busy course, we went around in 4 and a half hours, with very little waiting, certainly not anything to complain about. Course conditions were generally excellent, except for thoughtless public golf course users failure to rake some traps and fix some ball marks. The greens were for the most part immaculate, the fairways and rough were as one would expect for a first class facility. One complaint, the handicapping of holes by difficulty is obviously off, and has to be reviewed based upon the new order of holes. If you've played GR in the past, and were a little unhappy about pace of play or course conditions, go back. It is a great day of golf and I will be back soon. Too bad they don't have caddies, that would make it pretty much perfect.|
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Great River Update, Jul 13, 2004
|reviewer: Joe France
from Stamford, CT
|Last week I played Great River for the first time in over a year, and boy have things inproved! Last time I was at this course, the play was slow, conditions were a little "iffy" with bear spots and the greens were just ok. Well, a lot has changed in Milford! First, the management changed the course so that what had been number 10 (a challenging uphill heavily bunkered par 3)is now number 1. The back nine is now the front, and according to the marshalls, reversing the order saves about a half hour in playing time. For our three ball match that was correct. We played on a Wednesday afternoon, with a moderately busy course, in under 4.5 hours. Not bad. We really didn't have to wait much at all. Conditions were excellent: the greens and fairways were in good shape, except for the pretty much expected (these days) failure of some inconsiderate players to repair ball marks or to rake out bunkers. Totally inconsiderate players. Anyway, we really, really liked GR. A very demanding but worthwhile golf experience. Hope they keep up the good work. Can't wait to go back.|