Griffith E. Harris Golf Course
|Green (W)||73||5415 yards||70.9||119|
|Gold (W)||73||4153 yards||63.2||101|
|Blue M: 70.4/123||423||377||524||407||179||448||155||524||336||3373||308||187||325||385||495||157||402||441||319||3019||6392|
|White M: 68.9/120 W: 74.9/131||417||367||501||385||167||439||131||507||322||3236||290||177||309||378||426||141||350||428||305||2804||6040|
|Green M: 66.2/113 W: 71.6/125||393||343||397||354||152||355||118||411||291||2814||265||151||297||354||404||111||331||401||287||2601||5415|
|Combo M: 63.4/99 W: 67.2/111||251||343||397||242||108||355||118||353||291||2458||265||151||297||279||270||111||331||295||287||2286||4744|
|Gold M: 60.7/93 W: 63.2/101||251||287||395||242||108||272||114||353||206||2228||191||148||204||279||270||104||240||295||194||1925||4153|
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A Hidden Gem Indeed
I played the course yesterday for the first time on a recommendation of a friend. Reviews sometimes have referred to "The Griff, " as locals call it, as a "Hidden Gem" amidst numerous private and public/daily fee courses in the Greenwich/Stamford area. I don't know about "hidden," but the course is truly a gem. Holes are a mixture of parkland and mountain course styles and are fairly laid out. On the whole, fairways are easy to hit, but this course is all about approach shots and putting. Pretty much all of the greens have significant slopes, so approach shot placement is critical to avoiding three-putting on a regular basis. (I was fortunate to having been paired with three players who know the course inside and out, so the experience was like having three caddies. They probably saved me 15 strokes.) The course is in near pristine condition for October . . . nary a divot anywhere and only a few ball marks on the greens. Clearly the maintenance staff does a great job and players respect the course. Getting a tee time if you are not a member or a Greenwich resident requires flexibility as one cannot make a reservation until 48 hours in advance.
Jerry is not so nice to patrons of the Griff.
Went to the Jerry's window to show two paid receipts from a couple of weeks ago when we were cancelled due to rain. Jerry said, "insert your card." Jerry didn't listen.He didn't hear a word I said. I re-explained, then he abruptly said "tear up the receipts, you're 2nd in the queue." Hard to hear with the mask and when I didn't hear him say press green button he YELLED "HOLD IT DOWN," making me feel diminished. I think Jerry does not like women on the golf course, he doesn't like women interfering with the man's game. Jerry is always unpleasant and nasty. I always feel as if I'm interrupting Jerry when I go to the window and I dread it.
Great Variety, Good Vibe
Had a great time, didn’t feel rushed or like we were on top of the group ahead. Great variety of hole lengths and style. Range and putting green are open and course is in great shape.
I was visiting a friend of mine in Greenwich and decided to get in a quick 18 before meeting up with him. Noticed that this was the only public course in Greenwich so I decided to give it a chance. Overall, the conditions were not great. Large swaths of certain holes looked like they hadn't seen water in quite some time. The starters were also not the easiest people to deal with. I was driving down from Boston and tried to communicate a scheduling mix up that occurred due their website and it was not a pleasurable experience, to put it lightly. If you're dying to play in Greenwich, then this may be your only option. If not, then I would suggest avoiding it.
Slow, but best public course in Greenwich
For being the only public course in Greenwich, it's a very solid course. I'd much rather play here than Brennan, and Sterling is much more expensive when comparing public courses. Practically no water, relatively short course. The back 9 is much easier and more forgiving so if you don't have your best front, you'll be able to save some strokes on the back. Personally, I'm not a member of a private club, so I very much enjoy playing the Griff. Only problem is on busy days, the golf is slow and you might find yourself waiting before your next shot for groups that are several holes ahead of you.
Great day of Golf
This was the first time I've played this course and found it to be a fun and also a surprisingly challenging round. Where else can you play a Trent Jones course for an amazing price!