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About

Holes 9
Type Public
Par 36
Length 2933 yards
Slope 113
Rating 33.9

Course Details

Year Built 1962

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

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

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Reviews

3.2
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Reviews 200
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3.0
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Into the Northwest Hills

The largest community of the Northwest Hills region of Connecticut, Torrington is one of the more pleasant cities to visit in the state: small in scale; and many of its residents friendly--as I’ve found, having grown up not far from here. It also has several golf courses. I played Torrington Country Club in several high school matches, and remember it as quite the venue. But there are other worthwhile courses that the public can access in this Torrington/Litchfield area, including Fairview Farm, Stonybrook, the semi-private Green Woods Country Club, and Eastwood Country Club.

Eastwood CC is an interesting if somewhat old-school course by today’s standards because so much of the vitality comes from angular movement (both par-5’s have severe doglegs), numerous blind shots, and hilly terrain. It’s a short course, but you have to stay on your toes to steer clear of the trouble on this fairly tight track. Straight hitting is a definite asset (many of the fairways are lined by majestic, mature pines), yet you’ll also need some patience and a decent short game if you miss enough of these greens.

Strengths:
--On my first play of the course today, the most impressive thing I found at this nine-holer was strong ground movement. For example, the first hole drops down through the pines to its woods-encircled green; the second moves up a hill canted left to right; the third runs to a crest, then plummets straight down to a green set in bowl-like surrounds. And so on. Much of the challenge comes from this.
--Some of the greens, secondly, have punishing fall offs, such as at the left side of the second. The eighth is set on a sizable knob.
--A third feature of merit is the green design and contouring. They are small enough to be challenging, but several benefit from excellent ground movement or undulation, most notably at two and six.
--Set in a nice area, the course combines woodland with parkland aspects, and I found the look of the terrain and its surroundings to be aesthetically pleasing.

A weakness:
--The bunkering is good enough where applied, but it seems some of the bunkers at this 1962 design (architect unknown) have been grassed in. I think the course could benefit, instead, from adding a couple of bunkers placed closer to the greens, as is done at hole six--where the placement is ideal.

Conditioning:
A strong point is the greens, which are cut properly and run smoothly. The fringes are excellent. A couple of greenside bunkers appeared poorly maintained--though most were good. Fairways need tighter cutting and tee boxes have both weeds and long wisps of grass in places; in general, both need better maintenance. The roughs varied in quality. All in all, about average.

Best Holes: Four is an impressive par-4 that swoops downhill to its classic green complex--a beauty--and challenges you to hit an excellent wedge or short iron on the approach. Six, a great short-par three, has the best green movement among these nine, with its bi-level surface rising in the back.

I enjoyed my first round here. If you’re a fan of nine-hole tracks, you might try pairing this with Stonybrook in Litchfield, less than 15 minutes away; it should make for a good day of golf.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

family day out

Thanks so much. Great weather, fun day at your club with the family. Eight of us doing the 9 holes and it was a delight. Your friendly staff has us looking forward to our next chance to visit. Thanks! Art

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Previously Played
Walked

Stay Away

Just horrible. The tees and fairways are atrocious and if that wasn't bad enough, the guys in the pro shop are extremely unprofessional. Safe to say, I won't be returning.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
First Time Playing

Stay Away

This course has been absolutely let go. It looks like they mow the greens and that's about it. The tee boxes and fairways are atrocious! If the course wasn't bad enough, the guy who runs the counter is extremely unprofessional. Safe to say, I won't be returning.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Previously Played

Needs to be mowed more regularly

Haven't played this courses for a while so I was anxious to play it after the course I intended to play was closed. The greens were in good shape overall and faster than I expected. The rate was more than reasonable: $23 for 9 holes and a cart. Hopefully the grass on the fairways is cut shorter the next time I play. The grass length was the same whether your ball landed in the fairway or the rough. Course staff said it was left long to prevent the fairways from drying out.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Friendliness Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Course on the rise

This course continued to prove itself and is in the best shape I've seen it in 5 years. Great 9 hole track give it a shot

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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