607 West Thames Street, Norwich, Connecticut 6360, US
(860) 425-3500
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About The Spa at Norwich Inn

The Spa at Norwich Inn could provide the perfect couples golf and spa getaway. Guests can stay in villas or a historic inn featuring a destination spa with 27 treatment rooms, sauna, salon, fitness center and indoor pool, all surrounded by 42 stunning acres of perennial gardens, mature oak trees, fountains, reflecting pool, courtyards and the city-owned Norwich Golf Course across the street. The Kensington’s Restaurant offers indoor and outdoor dining. The 6,228-yard course dates to 1926.

Facts

Price Range$$$
Property Class★★★
Acres42
Year Opened1929
Number of UnitsLess than 100

Amenities

RestaurantsFine, Casual, Bar
Room TypesRoom, Suite
Fitness CenterYes
Practice FacilityYes
Banquet SpaceYes
SpaYes

Services

Room ServiceYes

Rules

Is the resort pet friendly?No
Is resort stay required for a tee time?No

Golf courses at The Spa at Norwich Inn

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Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Snails Pace of Play

Perfect weather day to enjoy a fall round of golf. I don't play fast but like to play ready golf with my partner. We unfortunately got stuck behind two groups of inexperienced golfers. They rarely hit straight shots and would still hit multiple balls. They did not seem to care they were backing up the rest of the golfers on the course nor would let anyone play through. No course ranger available so we called the pro shop to complain but they did nothing. We finally skipped two holes on the back nine to get in front of them. The rest of the back nine was totally open from there.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
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 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 18
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

By Myself

First time in a while I went out as a single. Lightening fast pace till 12 when I ran up on another single with a slow single in front of him. Little weird that I’d catch up to them unless they started on 10. Really jammed up by 16 but overall good pace. Course in great condition. Cart paths could use some repair. Always enjoy the course and today was no different.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 43
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Good deal

Played on a day they just finished a tournament. Conditions were good. Greens rolled true. Course was mostly empty so pace of play was whatever we decided it was. Good price = great value

My playing partner did notice they had an illegal cup position on hole 18 - only 2.5 paces from the edge

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice Public Course

Enjoyable experience. Friendly staff. Good conditions. Pace of play was very good. The rate was very good with my Golf Now / Golf Pass booking. I’ve played here several times during the summer months. I’m a Florida resident the rest of the year. I do recommend this course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 45
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Disappointing Conditions

Norwich has a good variety of holes which usually makes it an interesting track. Greens feature undulation & usually roll well. Despite the wet & cool summer the course is in relatively poor condition at the moment. Many of the greens had fringe or surrounding rough suffering from rot / disease/ burn out / unkept areas. The rough was spotty on many holes with conditions ranging from bare compacted dirt to short grass to thick crab grass. Greens featured many unrepaired pitch marks, bunkers were thin with many small rocks. Mid day watering of the greens interrupted play making an already slow round unbearable at times. Overall very disappointing conditions.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Well kept greens and beautiful lay out

I enjoyed the course layout and overall presentation of course, greens were well kept , as well as the amenities on site. Course layout is beautiful and be sure too catch a sunset on the 17th hole !

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pass of play still haunts this course.

Lack of rangers continues to be a problem at Norwich. Painful long rounds as several slow groups hold the rest of the patrons hostage with no one pushing them forward.
Course is in good shape, very good restaurant over looking 3rd fairway.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/29/2023

No course ranger continues to allow poor pace of play. I called the pro shop to complain after seven holes and they still did nothing about it.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best value in Connecticut

Great course. Easy to get to. The course is in great shape.

Play here

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Amazing course!

Love the design and layout and each hole is a new fun challenge. Great course and love the spot where the snack shack is. Hahah will be back for sure

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 42
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Mid week bargain

Played on a wed at noon with $10 tee off reward each. Greens were inconsistent. Fairways were good. Pace was a little slow (4:20). Very hot day, could have had more water on the course.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
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