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4.0
128 Reviews (128)
5 Stars
50
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
5
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.2
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.8
85.8%
Recommend this course
115 out of 128 reviews
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4.2
36 Reviews (36)
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
3.8
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
86.1%
Recommend this course
31 out of 36 reviews
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4.1
47 Reviews (47)
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
18
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.4
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
83.0%
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39 out of 47 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Type Public
Par 35
Length 3219 yards
Slope 125
Rating 35.1
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Red Course at Tunxis Country Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1962
Fairways Blue
Greens Bent
Architect Al Zikorus

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Accepted
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Connecticut (2019 #11)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Short Courses in the U.S. (2019 #21)

Reviews

4.0
128 Reviews (128)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 7
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 7
Bunkers 6
This course/club is great for:
9-Hole Rounds 10
Locals 8
Walkers 8
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 10
Worth the Drive 6

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Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 36
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Another great round at Tunxis

Played Tunix Red this morning. The course was in the best condition it's been in a while. The Red course is a great 9-hole course and one of my staples.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
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 a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Walked
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 36
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Walked

Tunxis Red

Played early morning. Course is recovering from recent flooding and heavy rains but overall in good condition. Still a great 9-hole course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 185
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 25 Contributor
Connecticut Advisor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Layout With a Natural Feel

I played the Red for the second time in as many years, and--as usual--enjoyed the experience.

The course’s conditions, primarily the fairways, have suffered somewhat from recent flooding (Tropical Storm Henri of late August, with more rain events following). This has affected mainly the fairways, which are now dry, but with several left in weak condition, especially near the Farmington River bordering this property. Still, the greens putt smoothly enough and the course is in playable condition, though it probably won’t get back to ‘normal’ for a few more weeks.

The setting of this layout invariably carries the day for me. It’s nice to play a course where nature rules: here you’re apart from nearly everything created by humans, except for the road on tee one and green nine. The natural feel is enhanced by stately trees, the river, an expansive pond at the seventh, and the course’s general parkland character. The holes benefit from spaciousness, and, although fairways are not overly generous, they’re wide enough that you’ll not feel shy about using your driver on nearly every par-four and five.

The Red’s character is forged over the opening three holes: a couple of burly (if a bit bland) par-4’s followed by a mid-length par-3 that features huge bordering trees, which tighten the screws on your tee shot. After an ultra-tight par four, the heart of this nine begins with a long and challenging three-shotter at the fifth. Here the driving zone is welcoming, but the rest of the hole narrows to put a premium on the accuracy of the approach into green five. Six and seven, first-rate par-4’s both, will challenge even those whose long game prowess is strong. The routing concludes with a 200-yard par-3 playing slightly uphill to a fortified green, then the dogleg-right closer, where a well-placed tee shot is a plus.

Some Conclusions:
Doubtless the Red’s fairways will rebound in a few weeks, though the course is fully playable. I still enjoyed my round here on this beautiful late summer afternoon. Tunxis--no matter which of the three courses is played--should impress most everyone with its pleasant atmosphere, clubhouse, and service. For me, it’s always been a winner.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 36
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

The Red Course

Course has a great layout but the staff needs to work on all the grounds.

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

Pace of play is slow as ever and course is in tough shape

The pace is normally very slow but the past few outing have been brutal. On top, despite a wet summer the course is not in good shape.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 36
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 36
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser

Awful

If you were not on the fairways or on green you had a tough time - Course was not taken care of-Had a horrible shot in the rough because course was not mowed properly.. I used to play a lot when I was younger and the course was immaculate!!- Lou and his staff did a great job taking care of the course and the place was packed with people..Now it is a total mess!!Will not play there any more!!!

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 36
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Tunxis Red 9 hole course

Nice layout and condition. Good course for beginners, which is why I choose it for my wife and I. Easy to walk as there is not much elevation change. Same price at the course as on Golfnow, except if you are a senior over 62 yrs of age the price at the club is only $20.00 for 9 holes walking which is cheaper. Plus you don't have to pay the administrative cost going through golfnow. So I suggest booking this directly through Tunxis.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 36
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 3
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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