Pictured above: Tunxis Country Club, Farmington, CT
Shennecossett Golf Course
Founded in 1898 as a four-hole golf course, Shennecossett Golf Course in Groton was expanded to 18 holes over the following two decades, and then was redesigned by Donald Ross in 1916. It is one of only five courses in the state to be created by the legendary architect. In 1997, three new holes were built overlooking the Thames River and Long Island Sound. Among the golfers who have walked the fairways of this scenic and challenging layout are Arnold Palmer, Bobby Jones, Walter Hagen, Francis Ouimet and Babe Didrikson.
Tunxis Country Club
There are two 18-hole championship layouts and a nine-hole course at Tunxis Country Club in Farmington, each offering a distinct challenge. The par-70 links-style Green Course features narrow fairways and a series of mounds that come into play on virtually every hole. The par-72 White Course includes several island greens that demand nerve and precision. The par-35 Red Course runs along the picturesque Farmington River and is a superb option when time is limited.