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.
100 Greatest: Ranked for 30 years from 1969-'80 and 1987-2004. Highest ranking: No. 69, 1991-'92.
Second 100 Greatest: Ranked since 2013. Highest ranking: No. 101, 2013-'14. 2021-'22 ranking: No. 159.
Best in State: Ranked first, 1985-2003, 2007-'22. Ranked inside the top 5, 1977-'85.