Best in State
The best golf courses in Connecticut
Golfwise, Greenwich, Conn., is an extension of Westchester County, N.Y., one of the country's richest concentrations of golf, physically and economically. Three of the state's top six courses are located there, including the perennial No. 1, The Stanwich Club.
The state is top-heavy in private golf (only one public-access course makes our ranking), including the No. 3 course, the Country Club of Fairfield, a Seth Raynor design several communities east and one of the few designs in the state with holes touching Long Island Sound.
The sleeping giant here is Yale, another Raynor design already ranked number two even though it has a long history struggling with its conditioning. The course has been only a shell of its former self for decades, but that's going to change following the 2023 season when Gil Hanse and Jim Wagner begin a major remodel of the massive property that will give rebirth to some of the most profound versions of holes like the Alps, Biarritz, Road, Leven and Double Plateau.
What they do with the bizarre and fascinating par-5 18th remains to be seen, but it's a good bet that Yale will see a significant boost in future rankings across the board.
Below you'll find our 2023-'24 ranking of the Best Golf Courses in Connecticut.
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(Parentheses indicate the course's previous ranking.)
New Haven, CT
South Kent, CT
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