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3.8
157 Reviews (157)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
8
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.1
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.7
80.5%
Recommend this course
127 out of 157 reviews
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4.0
13 Reviews (13)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
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Conditions
3.8
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
84.6%
Recommend this course
11 out of 13 reviews
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3.9
28 Reviews (28)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
5
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2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.0
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.4
82.1%
Recommend this course
23 out of 28 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 70
Length 6435 yards
Slope 126
Rating 71.5

The Windham Club is tucked away in Connecticut's northeast corner, enjoying a classic New England setting. Formerly known as Willimantic C.C. and The University Club of Connecticut, the original nine holes opened in 1922 and the championship golf course that exists now was completed in the 1960s. Like many of the golf courses built during that time, The Windham Club's greens are smaller than on modern golf courses and they are subtly contoured. The traditional layout also features narrow fairways lined with mature oak trees and there are three that are bordered by natural spring ponds. Bunkers are strategically placed on 15 holes. The front nine provides some scoring opportunities, which you'll need before facing the tougher back nine.

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Course Details

Year Built 1922
Golf Season April - December

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Accepted
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.8
157 Reviews (157)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 10
Patio Dining 9
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 8
Elevation Changes 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 13
Walkers 11
Beginners 7
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 10
In the 'Burbs 6

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Reviews 6
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4.0
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First Time Playing

Good shape for November golf

. The green’s and tee boxes are in great shape. Would say the fairways are good only because there is a some holes that they need to blow the leaves off but it was the weekend so they probably are blown off by now. For 25 dollars you can’t beat it would definitely play it again

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked

Great Value and Greens in Very Good Condition

Course was in very good condition and greens were speedy. Great value for this time of year. Good pace of play as a single. Only issue was the leaves but that's New England golf for you.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 48
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 200
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 25 Contributor
Connecticut Advisor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

In the Classic Mode

Windham offers textbook old-school golf: well-proportioned fairways that bend and swerve; greenside falloffs on either their sides or backs, plentiful bunkering, some big humps and a few chocolate drops, and finally subtle movement on and around the well-guarded greens. In the classical mode of, say, Walter Travis, some holes here will favor strong draws, others big cuts. Showing up in places are a couple of modernist features, as well. These include the pond which guards the front of green twelve, along with, at seventeen, some Pete Dye-like contouring--especially the greenside embedded bunker and falloff on the left. The Windham fairways are bordered mainly by mature, majestic oaks and pines. Except on the first few holes, you’ll feel quite secluded, apart from civilization.

The course’s routing starts with a few fairly tame holes, then toughens progressively. While the front nine is anchored by a stretch running from three through seven, all testy but fine holes, the inward half simmers until you reach fourteen, where things go pedal-to-the-metal right through the fine finishing hole. A couple of 200-yard par-threes punctuate these stretches (and the rest of the three-pars--6, 10, and 14--are hardly pushovers).

One of the most impressive holes here is the long, fairly brutal par-5 seventeenth. And wow, can it be punishing if misplayed! The key is to land your second shot well left, on the outside of the dogleg’s elbow. Some may disagree, but I like courses that have at least one monster hole like this one.

Conditions:
Not ideal, but still good. Fairways (some were patchy) and roughs good; greeside areas closer to average; greens very good with smooth surfaces. The fairways did not seem as manicured as they were when I played here last fall.

Playing experience:
Had a great time with my two playing partners (initials A. and J., a husband and wife who are pictured;) and our conversation never lagged. Very personable and friendly. as--by the way--were the staffers I met here in the pro-shop. The starter, too, was a gentleman and very helpful. Nice atmosphere, once again, at Windham!

Some conclusions:
From the standpoint of design, this ranks among the top older layouts across Connecticut. The terrain rolls beautifully here, and no two holes are alike; overall, my interest seldom wavered. Another bonus: longer hitters shouldn’t feel constrained about using their drivers regularly. This challenge is less about adventurous play and more about balance and good shot values; playing it well means being careful as well as hitting accurate full shots. You’ll also want to get the most from your short game around the greens.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Golf Club of Windham review

If your looking to play something different than the norm this is it. Interesting layout... Not a plush course but generally good condition.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Favorite?

Quickly becoming one of my favorites. Staff was great. Tasty lunch and good cold beer in between 9s. Course in good condition. 17 tough. Keep it left.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 51
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Great day

Have played here a bunch of times, but course was as nice as it’s been. In great shape. No issues. Started out alone. Passed a couple groups. Last 10 holes with one group. Nice people. Pace of play was great.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Over grown greens

Have played alot of hack courses in my time, but must say this is a overall nice course with long grass greens. Never have I played such long slow greens.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rip off

They charged us more than the regular price
$81 with carts
Charged the group s off the street $61

Very upsetting played badly due to situation

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Round

Had course to myself. Good conditions. Pace of play super. Little buggy . One of my best rounds.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 42
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice day

Fun course, used every club. Hitting drive over a road intentionally is always fun. Greens were in great shape and putted true.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 25
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Quick Saturday round

Paid $45 with cart with a discount. We arrived at 1030 for our 1100 tee. They let us out early and got done in 3 hrs and 30 min. Course had free water and beverage cart. Greens were pretty slow and in decent condition. Bunkers were hard packed and needed grooming. Old tee signs needed replaced from course redesign several years ago.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Can’t provide a good review.

Great staff, conditions okay. Ran into a traffic jam on 12. Ended our round there.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

nice course

Always nice to play here.. Not a lot of hills and still challenging. Thanks to the staff for a great upkeep of greens and fairways!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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