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Best golf courses near Stamford, CT

Below, you’ll find a list of courses near Stamford, CT. There are 88 courses within a 15-mile radius of Stamford, 21 of which are public courses and 67 are private courses. There are 78 18-hole courses and 10 nine-hole layouts.

The above has been curated through Golf Digest’s Places to Play course database, where we have collected star ratings and reviews from our 1,900 course-ranking panelists. Join our community by signing up for Golf Digest+ and rate the courses you’ve visited recently.

Rockrimmon Country Club: Rockrimmon
3.5
26 Panelists
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Winged Foot Golf Club: West
Private
Winged Foot Golf Club: West
Mamaroneck, NY
4.8
201 Panelists
Gone are all the Norway Spruce that once squeezed every fairway of Winged Foot West. It’s now gloriously open and playable, at least until one reaches the putting surfaces, perhaps the finest set of green contours the versatile architect A.W. Tillinghast ever did, now restored to original parameters by architect Gil Hanse. The greens look like giant mushrooms, curled and slumped around the edges, proving that as a course architect, Tillinghast was not a fun guy. Winged Foot West was tamed by Bryson DeChambeau in winning the 2020 U.S. Open in September, but he was only competitor to finish under-par in his six-shot victory.
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Quaker Ridge Golf Club
Private
Quaker Ridge Golf Club
Scarsdale, NY
4.7
160 Panelists
Quaker Ridge returned to America’s 100 Greatest in 2013 thanks to a revision by Gil Hanse that included removal of many trees and the rebuilding of bunkers. Hanse also expanded several greens back to Tillinghast dimensions but reduced the size of the par-4 17th green, chopping off a left-hand lobe added by Frank Duane in 1964. Quaker’s strong suit has long been its powerful par 4s and Hanse strengthened them all, including the par-4 sixth, squeezed between a creek and hillside, and the drive-and-pitch 11th, where the green is girdled by a stream.
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Winged Foot Golf Club: East
Private
Winged Foot Golf Club: East
Mamaroneck, NY
4.6
207 Panelists
Winged Foot’s two-course complex is the product of A.W. Tillinghast’s fertile imagination. Every characteristic of the more famous West Course also exists on the Winged Foot East (which, incredibly, was used as a parking lot during recent U.S. Opens). A few years back, architect Gil Hanse re-established Tillinghast’s bunkering and reclaimed the original sizes and shapes of the greens, bringing “corner-pocket” hole locations back into play.
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The Creek
Private
The Creek
Locust Valley, NY
When it was conceived in the early 1920s, The Creek was considered “The Million Dollar Club” because of the wealth of its exclusive membership. The line that writer Royal Cortissoz wrote upon its 1923 opening remains true today: “The distinctive character of this course lies in its range.” It opens with holes framed by trees, mainly lindens that line the entry drive, then moves onto a bluff that overlooks Long Island Sound. At the turn, holes play adjacent to the shore, offering fresh takes on two of C.B. Macdonald’s most exciting template holes. The 10th, a dogleg along the sea, is his version of the Leven (of Lundin Links in Scotland), while the 11th is not just a Biarritz green, but an island Biarritz green. Other Macdonald favorites are also at The Creek, including the Eden, Redan and Short.
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Piping Rock Club
Private
Piping Rock Club
Locust Valley, NY
4.6
160 Panelists
C.B. Macdonald designed Piping Rock right after he completed National Golf Links, and just as he did there, Macdonald peppered Piping Rock with versions of his favorite design concepts, including a canted Redan green and a Road Hole based on the 17th at St. Andrews. But it was at Piping Rock, not National, where Macdonald first introduced what has become his most imitated hole, the Biarritz. It’s the ninth hole at Piping Rock, with a green 60 yards deep, bisected two-thirds of the way back by a six-foot-deep trench. Designer Bruce Hepner recently enhanced the course by removing trees, reinstating old cross-bunkers, recapturing green sizes and adding tightly mown areas green surrounds to some holes. But he didn’t change the design. Piping Rock had great bones to begin with.
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Wykagyl Country Club
Private
Wykagyl Country Club
New Rochelle, NY
4.6
89 Panelists
Wykagyl is routed on one of the most dramatic pieces of land in Westchester County. The course rises up and down among rocky hills that deliver a number of momentous shots throughout the round. The course is incredibly deceptive off the tee as what appear to be generous landing areas are unveiled to be narrower than one may think and holding the firm fairways proves to be difficult. Wykagyl's pedigree of designers is a who’s who of great American designers, from A.W Tillinghast and Donald Ross, to Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw. This leads to a great variety in the design as each architect laid his handiwork on the course.
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Fairview Country Club: Fairview
Private
Fairview Country Club: Fairview
Greenwich, CT
4.5
11 Panelists
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Metropolis Country Club
Private
Metropolis Country Club
White Plains, NY
4.4
28 Panelists
Metropolis Country Club in White Plains, New York is one of the best golf courses in Westchester County. Read our experts reviews and discover tee time information
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Siwanoy Country Club: Siwanoy
Private
Siwanoy Country Club: Siwanoy
Bronxville, NY
4.4
31 Panelists
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Sunningdale Country Club
Private
Sunningdale Country Club
Scarsdale, NY
4.4
51 Panelists
Sunningdale Country Club is one of the best courses in New York. Discover our experts reviews and where Sunningdale Country Club ranks in our rankings
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Westchester Country Club (West)
4.4
128 Panelists
Well-known as a venue that hosted a PGA Tour event for decades, Westchester C.C. (West) was originally designed by Walter Travis, who was known for tiny greens and ferocious bunkering. The roster of architects who have tweaked Travis’ design include Perry Maxwell in 1939, Rees Jones in 1982, Ken Dye (no relation to Pete Dye) in 2000 and, most recently, Tom Fazio, who prepared a long-range master plan that, over a three-year period, was implemented by Fazio’s longtime associate, and restoration specialist, Tom Marzolf, a former president of the American Society of Golf Course Architects. It’s a shame this polished Westchester gem in no longer visited by the tour.
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Nassau Country Club
Private
Nassau Country Club
Glen Cove, NY
4.3
55 Panelists
Nassau Country Club is one of the best courses in New York. Discover our experts reviews and where Nassau Country Club ranks in our rankings
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Country Club of Fairfield
Private
Country Club of Fairfield
Fairfield, CT
4.3
106 Panelists
Country Club of Fairfield has a topsy-turvy design history. Seth Raynor did the original design, but the clubhouse was never built where Raynor intended it, nor was an island par 4 shown on his original plan. In the mid-1920s, A.W. Tillinghast visited the course and sketched out a new fourth through sixth holes around a lagoon, which were subsequently built. Robert Trent Jones was hired in 1960 to install a practice range. To accommodate it, Trent sacrificed the old par-4 18th. He also rearranged several other holes, all of which were built under the supervision of Trent’s friend, architect Geoffrey Cornish. Cornish made further alterations in the 1980s. In the early 2000s, Tom Doak was hired to re-establish Raynor greens and bunkering style, turning most of the work over to his restoration expert, Bruce Hepner. Now on his own, Hepner is the club’s current consulting architect, and he has done a noble job instilling the Raynor look and feel to a routing that’s hardly Raynor anymore.
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Whippoorwill Club
Private
Whippoorwill Club
Armonk, NY
4.3
54 Panelists
Found on an incredibly undulating and varied piece of land, Whippoorwill Club is one of the finest courses in Westchester County. Originally a nine-hole Donald Ross design that sat on the clubhouse side of Whippoorwill Road, Charles Banks was given a piece of land on the other side where holes 4-9 and 12-14 currently reside. The modern course is chock full of interesting design features—from deep bunkers to green complexes that rival many of the other great courses in the area.
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Knollwood Country Club: Knollwood
Private
Knollwood Country Club: Knollwood
Elmsford, NY
4.3
18 Panelists
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Westchester Country Club (South)
4.3
34 Panelists
Westchester Country Club's South course is one of the best golf courses in New York. Discover our experts reviews and where Westchester Country Club is listed in our latest rankings.
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Tamarack Country Club
Private
Tamarack Country Club
Greenwich, CT
4.3
78 Panelists
Situated within a mecca of great golf courses, Tamarack Country Club stands out as one of the finest. Built by Charles Banks in 1929, the course includes many template holes that were the trademark of Banks’ mentors, Seth Raynor and C.B Macdonald, and a few great original holes on the back nine. The course is memorable for its massive scale throughout the property, often allowing players to recover from wayward misses. Though Tamarack delivers options in where you can hit it, the brawny course makes it difficult to score if you’re not in the correct spots.
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The Stanwich Club
Private
The Stanwich Club
Greenwich, CT
A mainstay of Connecticut golf since the 1960s, Stanwich has undergone modifications over several years by Tom Fazio and his team, all based on the club's masterplan that addresses the course’s tees, bunkers, greens and mowing lines. The latest project was the rebuilding of five green complexes and the creation of a completely new first hole. “The first hole saw a complete re-imagining,” explained Fazio design associate Tom Marzolf. “The old hole was a quick dogleg-left that had many trees blocking the path around the corner. We looked to improve the options off the tee and allow alternate ways to play the hole. Earthwork to cut the inside corner and open up views to the green have completely changed the feel of the tee shot.” More changes to Stanwich, both big and small, are still to come.
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Century Country Club
Private
Century Country Club
Purchase, NY
4.2
83 Panelists
Steeped in history dating back to 1898 and two other previous sites, Century Country Club is another great course in a crowded neighborhood of Westchester Country Club (with five other great private clubs in Purchase, N.Y. alone). Walter Travis consulted the club to acquire its current 175 acres, moving from nearby Greenburgh, N.Y., which was sold to Metropolis Country Club—and Harry Colt and C.H. Alison were hired to design the new course. Century is a co-host of U.S. Open sectional qualifying along with neighboring Old Oaks on alternate years with New Jersey's Canoe Brook Country Club.
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Round Hill Club: Round Hill
Private
Round Hill Club: Round Hill
Greenwich, CT
4.2
26 Panelists
Round Hill is a challenging test of golf despite being just 6,525 yards. Routed in 1922 by Walter Travis and worked on by Robert Trent Jones in the mid 60s, the course’s main defenses are its sweeping green complexes and thick rough. Round Hill’s signature hole is its par-3 11th. The hole is 178 yards long with the brunt of it being a carry over a pond. As picturesque as it is difficult, the hole is the highlight of Trent Jones’ work at the club. The club’s topography is quite varied as well, leading to each hole providing intrigue to all who play it.
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Fenway Golf Club
Private
Fenway Golf Club
Scarsdale, NY
4.2
101 Panelists
Fenway is a fine A.W Tillinghast design that often gets overlooked because of its famous neighbors, Winged Foot and Quaker Ridge. That being said, Fenway’s unique features with fantastic green complexes and interesting topography allow it to stand out to those who get to experience it. From the massive Sahara bunker on the third hole to the Principal's Nose bunkers on the 10th, Fenway’s thoughtful bunkering stands out. After Gil Hanse was hired to restore the course to Tillinghast’s original handiwork the course has been rejuvenated and will co-host the stroke-play qualifying for the U.S. Mid-Amateur in 2023.
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Pelham Country Club: Pelham
Private
Pelham Country Club: Pelham
Pelham, NY
4.1
15 Panelists
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