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ClifSpliffy

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fenwick, old saybrook, tho sometimes it helps to know, or be known, by someone there.
 
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Its been a long time but I always considered Tallwood a better course than Blackledge.
That was when the Ovian brothers owned it. I heard the Twin Hills family bought it quite awhile ago. Use to see Gerry Brooks of Channel 3 there often. Things change.
 

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It’s so busy that the best tee time I could get was 1:30. Wife is pissed because I likely won’t be home for dinner and miss helping with bedtime for the 5 month old. Consider it my Father’s Day present.
1:30 ain't even that bad. Last weekend we tried to get out as a foursome in Southern CT. Everywhere we called told us the earliest we could play was like 5:00. When was the last time this happened?
 
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1:30 ain't even that bad. Last weekend we tried to get out as foursome in Southern CT. Everywhere we called told us the earliest we could play was like 5:00. When was the last time this happened?
I’ve only really played for 5 or so years and it’s typically been this busy. Maybe more so this year slightly
 

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There is a small par 3 up the street from me in Stratford on the beach. The views can be spectacular also on a couple of holes.

Not worth a travel (because its all short holes good for March/April wedge practice) but it has its distractions:

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Short Beach, right? Spent lots of time there in middle and high school. One time years ago I was there with my dad and cousin, who was a fairly new golfer. The 8th or 9th hole is a par 3 that goes over a small pond, and there is a street with houses off to the left. My cousin hooked his iron severely and cleared the netting, and ended up hitting a house with wood shingles dead on. Didn't do any damage luckily, but you could probably hear the noise it made a mile away.

Growing up I played a lot at Short Beach, the Orchards in Milford, Sleeping Giant, and there was a municipal course in Hamden that was a dump...Meadowbrook, I think? There was a par 5 on that course that I birdied a few times, was dead straight and downhill. In the middle of summer I hit a few drives that were probably close to 300 yards because of the roll.

Played a 9 hole course in Glastonbury today - Minnechaug. Fun and challenging. It has a 120-yard island green par 3. The next hole is also a par 3, and it's a beast, with about 130 yards of water to carry. Played it twice to get in the 18.
The last couple of years my father and I have taken a trip up to Treehouse to pick up some beer, then crashed overnight in Manchester followed by playing this course. It was definitely a lot of fun. And obviously that 8th hole is a blast.

Anyone ever play Hop Brook in Naugatuck? I live right around the corner and am going to play it next week. I'm not expecting anything incredible, since it's town run, but hopefully it isn't terrible.
 
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Have a tee time for Crestbroiok Saturday. I’ve heard pretty good things. Any feedback?
Crestbrook in Watertown I assume? I haven’t played it in 20 years I’m sure but it was a good track back then. Built on a hill some of it horizontal like, lots of tough lies ball above, ball below. But fairly long so tee game a must but again, it’s been a long time. Always in nice shape also.

Let us know......hit’em good!
 

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16th at Wintonbury today. Hublein Tower is on the hill. We walked via a GOLFNOW special. The course is in excellent shape unlike my game.
Played wintonbury for the first time this year. Loved it, a lot of very interesting holes and a few elevated greens with runoff potential. I’d recommend the combo tee selection as I felt the front most tees were a little short.

Even though I’d recommend it 10/10 times I found it pretty peculiar to see a course that only allows carts on the fairway and doesn’t let you drive on the rough
 
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16th at Wintonbury today. Hublein Tower is on the hill. We walked via a GOLFNOW special. The course is in excellent shape unlike my game.
This is when I game went downhill playing here. What a windy and challenging course. Excellent condition and fun but man it can get ya.
 
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Short Beach, right? Spent lots of time there in middle and high school. One time years ago I was there with my dad and cousin, who was a fairly new golfer. The 8th or 9th hole is a par 3 that goes over a small pond, and there is a street with houses off to the left. My cousin hooked his iron severely and cleared the netting, and ended up hitting a house with wood shingles dead on. Didn't do any damage luckily, but you could probably hear the noise it made a mile away.

Growing up I played a lot at Short Beach, the Orchards in Milford, Sleeping Giant, and there was a municipal course in Hamden that was a dump...Meadowbrook, I think? There was a par 5 on that course that I birdied a few times, was dead straight and downhill. In the middle of summer I hit a few drives that were probably close to 300 yards because of the roll.



The last couple of years my father and I have taken a trip up to Treehouse to pick up some beer, then crashed overnight in Manchester followed by playing this course. It was definitely a lot of fun. And obviously that 8th hole is a blast.

Anyone ever play Hop Brook in Naugatuck? I live right around the corner and am going to play it next week. I'm not expecting anything incredible, since it's town run, but hopefully it isn't terrible.
I think you're right on Meadowbrook in Hamden. Also had a par 3 right on the main road which was like Whitney or Dixwell? That was a dump. Sleeping Giant was kind of fun although needed a hard hat for a few of the holes, or all. Also Laurel View in Hamden was a decent track back in the day but heard it's gone to hell.

Sleeping Giant also had a nice bar with some good nightlife back in the day as well. I believe a Mexican place who's name escapes me, but on certain nights it was a talented place to visit.
 

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I think you're right on Meadowbrook in Hamden. Also had a par 3 right on the main road which was like Whitney or Dixwell? That was a dump. Sleeping Giant was kind of fun although needed a hard hat for a few of the holes, or all. Also Laurel View in Hamden was a decent track back in the day but heard it's gone to hell.

Sleeping Giant also had a nice bar with some good nightlife back in the day as well. I believe a Mexican place who's name escapes me, but on certain nights it was a talented place to visit.
Aunt Chilada's. I haven't spent much time there since most of my golfing at Sleeping Giant was done when I was in middle/high school.
 

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Does anyone know if Laurelview in Hamden has come back from the dead? A shame what happened to a fairly interesting course.
 
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Aunt Chilada's. I haven't spent much time there since most of my golfing at Sleeping Giant was done when I was in middle/high school.
Yep a later name but also remember WILFREDS way back in my day as I am probably a bit older than you,
 

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Aunt Chilada's. I haven't spent much time there since most of my golfing at Sleeping Giant was done when I was in middle/high school.
I played there a few times when I lived in Hamden. Kept pretty well. A couple of holes have two tee boxes so if you play 18 you can vary the 9s a little. Played there last maybe 4 years ago. Aunt Chiladas is ok, decent food but not really authentic Mexican. Small bar, patio seating.
 

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