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3.9
247 Reviews (247)
5 Stars
82
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
10
1 Stars
14
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.2
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.8
83.7%
Recommend this course
216 out of 247 reviews
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3.3
15 Reviews (15)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
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2 Stars
2
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.0
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
3.9
66.7%
Recommend this course
10 out of 15 reviews
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3.8
47 Reviews (47)
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
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2 Stars
4
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.2
78.7%
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37 out of 47 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Type Public/Municipal
Par 35
Length 2966 yards
Slope 117
Rating 34.4
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Farmingbury Hills Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1930

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Reviews

3.9
247 Reviews (247)

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Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Course is in excellent shape, nice layout can’t beat the value highly recommend

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 52
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice course

We had a great round here. Wonderful layout, great views, nice lunch!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 313
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 25 Contributor
Connecticut Advisor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked

A Good Nine-Hole Test

Having played Farmingbury Hills now around a dozen times, I can say that the course holds up well. All of these nine holes are good ones, and the unusual feature of alternate greens or teeing areas on five, seven, eight and nine–which create what seem like quite different holes—is a nice bonus. Because this is an old course, it’s somewhat short, but there are still two longish four-pars at two and seven; the same goes for the pair of par-threes. But my farorite hole on the course is probably nine, when played as a par-five, largely due to a second shot that requires careful placement, then the approach into a well-elevated, nicely countoured green. The whole is not a formidable test, to be sure, but still a good one.

Conditioning did not live up to the quality of this layout today, as the bunkers are washed out and the tees in need of more grass. The roughs are very dense after the rains and need mowing. Fairways are average overall as a few are patchy. The greens are good if a little long.

Pace was also slow today.

Nonetheless, this layout has become a go-to nine for me, and I plan to play it several times more every summer in the future. Definitely recommended, as it’s usually in better condition.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Totally overbooked

They were out of golf carts, so you had to wait for someone to come off the course to get a cart. Most people missed their tee time waiting for a cart. Some holes were backed up with 3 foursomes. Seemed like no management or care for customer satisfaction. Avoid this place.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Extremely slow play!

No Ranger to monitor pace of play. Golfers take advantage of this. Play agonizing slow, I have observed for two weeks golfers in threesomes and foursomes playing two balls each. No consideration for groups behind them. Just plain rude.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Disrespectful owner.

One of the owners of the course was yelling and being very disrespectful to someone who just finished paying to play the course. My ball landed on the hole they were playing so I ask if I can take my shot and he begun to yell at me to pick up my ball and get out of here and that he wasn’t going to tell me twice , mind you they didn’t even tee off yet.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Poor Course Ownership

Gave this course a one star review based on an experience we had with one of the owners (specifically David). We booked 18 holes for the day with four players and two carts. We played through our first 9 and as we got back to the first hole to play through for our second 9 we noticed a big crowd waiting to tee off. One gentleman stated they were in a tournament waiting for carts to come back. We approached the tee time attendant to notify him that we were ready to go through to the “back 9” yet he said we would have to wait because there is a tournament starting and we “were late for our back 9 tee time”. To our surprise we had no idea there was even a tournament that day let alone that we had to be on the first tee box for our second round at a specific time. That was ridiculous and never have I heard such a thing. Again it didn’t state those specific directions or times in the confirmation email we received. In addition, it didn’t state it on their social media nor were we told about this event when we got there from the beginning. One of the tournament players was so nice and suggested we play before them. As one of our members approached the tee box, this random man (not knowing he was part owner) rushed up to us, whistled at us and snapped his fingers toward us, starting “are you the players trying to play through? Nope. Not happening. Get off the box and come to me.” The way he approached us was rude, unprofessional, and embarrassing due to the fact he didn’t introduce himself, he was abrupt with his actions and overall very arrogant about the issue. Even some Tournament players waiting said he was rude and didn’t handle that properly. While talking and dealing with David in the shop, I asked him why weren’t those times blocked off on the reservation site then and if he posted the tournament details on social media. He stated yes it was posted everywhere yet I looked back and he definitely lied. He stated we needed to have played the first 9 holes in at least two hours to make the tee time for the second round of 9. We are beginner/intermediate players who took our time, enjoyed the game, and went along the pace of everyone else who was out there that day I told him. Again we were annoyed. We requested a refund yet he declined that and stated we would get a rain check instead. We were astonished because yet again it didn’t state anywhere in their office they do not give refunds. Why would we want to come back after this experience anyways. It was not welcoming at all! David could have easily gave a refund and approached us in a nicer manner to avoid this headache of a conflict.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent value

Very nice course with interesting holes and some great views

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 77
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Pretty decent course

Interesting course they put together here. It's fun overall and makes great use of the total real estate. I like how several holes can be played two different ways, even though it's technically a 9 hole course.

Pace can get very bad. Most times I play here you've got to wait for the person in front of you to tee off.

Good players will find this course easy I think. I'm not a good player so it's challenging enough for me.

Overall, it's fun but you're going to find that most other courses are simply nicer and more inspiring. This is good for what it is, a quick local 9 hole joint, but it's really nothing too special.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Golf day

I really enjoy playing here. It’s 10 minutes from my home and a great price . Recorded a 98 here on this day, tied my career record for 18 holes. Great place to play and challenging.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Over Booked

While I love the location, views, and in general fun course that this is… Farmingbury has a booking / reservation problem. We had to play a 3 hour 9 hole round; booked for 18. We made the turn and immediately were sitting 2 foursomes deep at 1/10 and then get to 11 and are 3 foursomes deep. We then decided to ditch it as we didn’t need a 4 hour 9 hole round on top of the earlier round. We went back to let them know about the back-up and just found the cashier rude. You would think that with the family type atmosphere customer service would be norm and not the exception. Too bad.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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