If affordable and quality public golf is becoming increasingly harder to find, Keney Park in Hartford, Conn., stands out as an exception. With resident rates under $40 and non-resident around $50, it’s an excellent value for a course with classical architecture. Devereux Emmet designed the front nine in 1927 and Robert “Jack” Ross laid out the back in 1931. There are some template holes, including Redan and Road holes, as well as Church Pew bunkers. The property has plenty of elevation changes, and the greens are exciting with tumbling ridges allowing for creativity. The City of Hartford has invested close to six million dollars into the course since 2016, when the course underwent a renovation.