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Conditions
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Value
3.5
Layout
3.5
Friendliness
3.6
Pace
3.9
Amenities
2.8
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 70
Length 6416 yards
Slope 130
Rating 71.5

Editor's Note: Course closed for business in 2019.

Course Details

Year Built 1959
Greens Bent Grass
Architect Geoffrey Cornish (1959)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Accepted
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Male golfers must wear appropriate golf attire, which may include golf slacks, Bermuda shorts and shirts with collars. Women golfers must wear appropriate golf attire as well, which may include golf slacks, Bermuda shorts and golf skirts. No Jeans/Denim.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Available Sports

Tennis

Reviews

3.2
178 Reviews (178)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 22
Narrow Fairways 12
Bunkers 10
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 20
Advanced Golfers 10
Locals 9
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 15
Worth the Drive 10
Convenient to the City 9

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Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Obviously going out of business soon

Overall course was in terrible shape, worst I have seen in CT and I have played a lot of courses. Tee boxes were crab grass, fairways were dirt, and greens were dead and barely puttable.

The area, scenery, and layout however is very good. It’s a shame because this course could be really good with some fixing/management.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

No good if you can't get out

Tried to get out on this course this spring. Made a tee time and showed up and no one was there to open up the place or get us a cart. We walked it then payed on the way out. When I complained the head pro gave us a free round to make up for it. He said he'd had a fender bender on the way in that morning. OK accidents happen so I let it pass.
This morning my group and I went back to try again. One of them had driven from 25 miles away to get there. We had a 7:30 tee time. Again no one there to open up. We waited until 7:50 then just left . We had plans for later and couldn't wait all morning. By that time there were 3-4 groups waiting to go out. Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me. I won't be going back there again. Don't know how they are going to stay open with that level of customer service.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Absolute trash

not sure if the lease is up or they just don't care but this was by far the worst maintained course I have ever been to in my life. When you try to put on the greens and crab grass is growing out of the center, half of the greens are burnt black the grass isn't being cut and the fairways have more dirt than grass it's an absolute embarrassment. This course should not be on GolfNow and they shouldn't be taking any money to play at this course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Not as bad as it looks

This course has seen better days however it's a great layout with challenging holes (some might say too challenging). They appear to be hurting financially which is a shame because I hate to see any golf course go away. The price they charge reflects the conditions - which really aren't that bad. There was some weeds in a few traps and the greens don't look to good (mainly burnt) however they were very "puttable". The pace of play is great because there's hardly anybody playing the course. I hope they hang in there so i'll play there again. If you're looking for a challenging round at a more that reasonable price, please play Tower Ridge and keep them afloat!

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
1.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

wow. Poor conditions

This course should not be on golfnow to book. Anyone that went that expected a normal golf course would be disappointed. It had very poor fairways. Basically not kept up. Layout was good, but it is not worth playing unless you just want to play cheap or take someone who is learning, etc.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging course

The course is very difficult. Sadly the condition was in rough shape probably because of the hot weather. It is a fun layout with lots of character to many holes. The wildlife was awesome as we encountered about a 400 pound bear, some wild turkeys, herons, and a hawk.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

So disappointing

I've played this course a lot over the past three years and it just keeps getting worse and worse. That's unfortunate because I think it's one of the most beautiful locations for a course I've played in Connecticut.

I'd say it'd almost be worth playing for a deep discount if the greens were playable. I can overlook the poor fairway conditions and rock hard bunkers, but combined that with the extremely burned out greens and you have a course that isn't worth playing. The greens were so burned they were crunchy under my feet in spots. It's just sad.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Have they spent any money on maintaing the golf course?

Do not waste your money! The best thing about the golf course is the spectacular views! The course is in terrible condition! There was one hole that I hit the middle of the green with a high floating shot (ball hit right near the flag), the ball bounced 3 times--HIGH in the air like a tennis ball ball! Never seen anything like it! No drinking water on the course, no water in the golf ball washers, weeds everywhere, bushes are all over grown,--most of the fairways, tee boxes and greens are brown or bare spots. The bunkers are not playable. Very sad! Used to be a dynamite course! There is virtually no "pro shop" (no inventory). We only saw 5 other people (suckers) on the course all day! I will not be going back. However, since nobody was on the course, the pace of play was perfect! and never had to yell "fore"! Fortunately, I played with a really good friend of mine and we still had fun!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Tower Ridge Review

I’ve played this course quite a number of times a few years back but apparently it’s under new management and it’s not properly maintained. From dried out fairways, weeds all over the course, unkept sand traps and even some tee boxes were not maintained.

I told a friend about this course and he drove over 100 miles from NY to play. I felt terrible...this course should be removed from GolfNow.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

worst course

the condition of this golf course was horrible. burned out fairways, sand traps full of weeds and greens so bad you couldn't even putt. going to call Golfnow to see if i can get my money back or credit.

Conditions Poor
Friendliness Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course is dead!

This course hasn’t been taken care of in months! The greens look like they haven’t seen water. Tee boxes are over grown. It was sad to see. The course has a nice layout. Could be an amazing course, just needs someone to care for it

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

Not worth a dollar

I played this course last year and it was a blast. This year the course was overgrown, underwatered, and had dead spots all over the greens and fairways. It looks like whoever owns it doesn’t care what happens to it. The course and pro shop look like they are going out of business. We booked on golf now for $39 which is very cheap, but wasn’t worth a penny. Sad to see how this course has been treated and taken care of. I will not be returning to this course. From now on I will play pequabuck in Bristol,CT for $35 and save money while playing a great course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Tower Ridge Golf Club

The views are Spectacular but the remainder of the course is in disrepair. Also their is no drinking water or cart person make sure you bring something to eat as the restaurant is not open

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 42
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Awful!

This place is really bad...everything other than the Pro Shop was closed. The rough hadn't been cut is some time. No carts were out when I checked in...had to wait 15 minutes for the check in guy to go get a cart, clean it and bring it around front...still all wet...didn't even wipe it off.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Course is difficult, needs some work

the carts paths were beat up and most of the greens were in good shape accept for a couple that needed some help, traps had grass growing out of them, the fairways were in Great shape, the second hole needs some map to show were the hole is as there are 2 Flags and we mistakenly were hitting to the wrong flag, you also do a lot of zig zagging navigating the holes on the course

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout

First time there, Great layout with spectacular views. Amenities were sparse The course needs water and some attention. It appears that at one time this a premier golf destination

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful Day

The course surroundings are gorgeous! Now that we’ve played here a couple of times, and know the course layout, we’d love to golf here again! Our only complaint would be the difficulty we had finding our ball in the rough, but that makes it more important to keep it in the fairway! We’ll definitely be back!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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