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89 Reviews (89)
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1 Stars
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Conditions
2.9
Value
3.7
Layout
3.7
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
2.9
74.5%
Recommend this course
67 out of 89 reviews
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3.3
11 Reviews (11)
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Conditions
2.8
Value
3.4
Layout
3.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
2.6
StaffFriendliness
4.4
72.7%
Recommend this course
8 out of 11 reviews
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3.3
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5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Conditions
2.8
Value
3.4
Layout
3.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
2.6
StaffFriendliness
4.4
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About

Holes 9
Type Public
Par 36
Length 3033 yards
Slope 120
Rating 34.8
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Vineyard Valley Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1990
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker No
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole No

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Most Improved U.S. Golf Courses (2018 #15)
  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Connecticut (2018 #10)

Reviews

3.4
89 Reviews (89)

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Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good beginner course.

Good beginner course.
This course is hard to get in trouble. A few bunkers, no water. . Very wide-open.
Very beautiful scenic views.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

This course is so bad

This is the worst course I’ve ever played at. I don’t think I would play here if it was free. Almost all fairway grass is dead. And the tee boxes are dirt. Wouldn’t recommend.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful views from 7th Tee

This course always seems to be in decent condition, although at wet times it can be extremely soggy. the water come off the side of the mountain is tough to contend with but playable. We played in the drought conditions and surprisingly it was fairly green. Tees were in OK shape, greens are definitely in need of upkeep. Weeds are starting to creep into them. Course remains to be a decent course to play a quick round. Only the best shape people should even think about walking this course. A cart is really the best to enjoy it properly.

And yes...stop and admire the view from the 7th tee. worth the course fee.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 260
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Top 25 Contributor
Connecticut Advisor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked

Solid Layout, Shaky Conditions

This is a decent layout and entertaining to play. It’s a beautiful course, to be sure, in the attractive town of Pomfret, and the distant views get better with each fairway as you slowly climb the large hills, reaching the course pinnacle at tee seven. I walked it today, and it was strenuous but manageable. The sidehill lies on these fairways are a big part of this course’s defenses, along with some holes that play steeply uphill, greens placed on hillocks, and the average small size of the greens themselves. Then again, there’s the finisher, a hard par-3, where your tee shot must traverse the pond. Nothing less than an excellent strike will allow you to find land, and there’s a great feeling of satisfaction upon making this GIR.

It was an enjoyable round, but I found I couldn’t keep an accurate score around the inconsistent greens. I only wish the conditioning were improved, and what I found today was about the same as last summer. The course needs better irrigation/maintenance of the fairways (lots of crabgrass, clover, etc.) and the tees are pretty beat up overall. Greens suffer from too much patchiness, and I found most of my putts losing their lines. But the bright spot was the three or four bunkers on the course, which now have decent, relatively smooth white sand.

The atmosphere at Vineyard Valley has always been a friendly one.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 12
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Affordable but with a downside

Very affordable nine hole course at the site of a former vineyard staff was very friendly,

The course itself was in very rough shape very spotted fairways, Greens had dead sections and were otherwise very long you could basically putt any putt hard at the hole because it wasn't going to break significantly because it didn't roll straight
I got the impression that the greens keeping staff either isnt experienced or doesn't have the proper equipment and funding to make a real difference here course needs some serious love and dedication from an experienced green keeper with the funding to get the job done

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful views off the 6-7 holes

Very nice course, fairly challenging course layout

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Worst golf course I’ve played

Fairway is the equivalent of heavy rough on a well maintained course. Would give negative stars if possible. Save your money and just don’t golf here, wouldn’t make my worst enemy golf here.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 260
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Top 25 Contributor
Connecticut Advisor
Hot weather
Used cart

Some Conditioning Woes

--Conditions were today’s story at VV. While nearly everything stayed about the same since my last, positive round in early July, the greens deteriorated significantly. They seem to have some sort of disease, although I’m no agronomist. In any case, because of the pock marks on nearly all of them, I couldn’t keep a legitimate score. Most of my putts were bouncing radically and many weren’t holding their lines. Hope they get these back soon.

--I really enjoy the scenery here. Great views of various parts of Pomfret. I drove past the Pomfret Green on the way home, and it has to be one of the most impressive small towns in Connecticut.
Amazing architecture is the norm.

--Service, as always, was excellent (flexible and personable, which speaks well for how GolfNow players are treated), and pace of play good. Parking lot was full when I arrived, even on this day before a tropical storm.

--Essentially, the hard-to-putt greens, both slow and very bumpy, hold Vineyard Valley back from a higher rating right now. It’s not the only Connecticut course to have suffered from some extreme conditions during summer 2021. The layout, however, is spacious--you can hit your driver regularly--and it’s still okay for tee-to-green play.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun course

The course was fun to play but with the rain we had for the past week it was very sloppy. Not there fault. The 9th was the most fun to play. I will be playing here again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 260
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 25 Contributor
Connecticut Advisor
Previously Played

Scenic Venue and Forward Momentum

---Vineyard Valley has only a few sand traps and several very small greens (part of the challenge, maybe), but makes up for it with strong elevation changes on every hole but the watery ninth. Sidehill lies are often challenging.
--Best stretch of holes comes over the last four. Six is a strongly uphill five-par, followed by two steeply dropping par-4’s. The ninth requires an accurate iron shot as water surrounds 70% of the green (bail-out is in back).
--The views here are often incredible, especially on six and seven. The vista from the seventh tee is one of the most spectacular you may find on any Connecticut golf course. The nice routing also sports a pleasant openness overall.
--Conditioning has improved over last summer; still, grass was too long in the fairways and the greens ran slowly--but they’re no longer patchy in places. This is the one area that I believe would improve VV most.
--Friendliness and clubhouse environment adds up to a nice vibe at Vineyard Valley. The owner/manager goes out of his way to make you feel welcome. Had an event (tournament) here in the A.M. that was finishing up when I arrived. Golfers appeared to have had lots of fun.
--Positive experience today--enjoyed the round.
--Play it for the peaceful and secluded countryside setting, the vigorous layout, and the very good value. And you can swing a driver on seven holes. Great venue for family golf, a quick nine, or just to appreciate nature (saw four rabbits on the eighth) and the Connecticut hillsides.
--Love the foam alligator that sits on the right wall of the night green. Actually, though, it was the very loud bullfrogs in the pond that startled me.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

General concern

Poison ivy surrounds most of the areas surrounding greens and fairways making errant shot ball retrieval risky.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

I paid 38.00 threw Golf Now for 3 people with a cart it was a great deal the course was fun and challenging and the staff was very nice i live in RI and will definitely go back and play again the view was awesome

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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