Hotchkiss School Golf Course

4.0000000000 4.0 stars from 5 (2)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 35
  • Length: 3043 yards
  • Slope: 117
  • Rating: 34.4
  • Layout


Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: No


Driving range: No


Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White/Blue 35 3043 yards 34.4 117
White/Blue 35 3043 yards 36.2 130
Red (W) 38 2542 yards 34.8 114

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 1.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 5.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 2 Reviews
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recommend this course

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Overall Rating
Type of Golfer

"Not a destination course"

CTBirdieman's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

I'm a fan of Seth Raynor courses - he built this around the same time as Yale (#55 course in US, # 1 college course.) Unfortunately, this is no Yale. The course suffers from limited irrigation- it looked like greens complexes only. By September the course was burnt out and overcome by crabgrass. Greens were lush and slow, and a few had unusual features like a hump/ridge running across the green. Like Yale, there's a few blind shots - greens on 3, 4, drive on 9. I walked the course, there's some long walks between holes, and a couple steep up hills.

There's no amenities to speak of, just a tiny clubhouse and putting green. The pro was very nice, walked me through the routing so I wouldn't get lost, and when finished asked me if I enjoyed the round. Clearly they don't have a budget for great maintenance, and fees were only $20 for 18 holes. It's a nice walk with a couple holes with gorgeous lake or pond views. I drove an hour to play the course - not really worth the trip. Stoneybrook is a much better 9 holes in Litchfield county.

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

I don't recommend this course

"Hidden gem on a campus"

ctorganizer's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

A wonderfully quirky and challenging course with something for every part of a complete game. Long ball hitters and those with a great short game will have something for both of them. It plays fast, is rarely busy, and has wonderful staff. If you are in the area take the time to get to know it

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging

I recommend this course

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