Fenwick Golf CourseThe course with no website. A day or two before playing a course I would look it up to scope it out, find the best rate and book a tee time. With a nickname “Mr Google” I thought I would get some dirt on this course but the only thing I came across was the fact that it was pretty much on its own island. My GPS took me through the beautiful downtown Old Saybrook (stop in to Essex Golf if you have time) and then over a long low bridge to Fenwick. Although Fenwick is connected by land, taking  bridge street makes it feel like an island. After checking in at the starter shed, it was time to tee off. Hole 1 is a straight away par 4 and is the worst hole there so don’t worry. To get to hole 2 you need to walk through a neighborhood block which will then open up to views of the sound. Hole 2 is my favorite hole there. Its a decent length par 3 surrounded by bunkers, a mansion behind the green, and Katherine Hepburn’s home on the right. Although not right on the sound, the tee box provides a view of it over the lake and marshlands on the right. Hole 3 is another par 3 with an infinity green(pic below-birdie). Next up is another great hole, closing out what I think is the best trio of holes in the state. The tee box is on the edge of the “island” and forces you to carry the sound to hit the fairway. Overall this is a great course on CT’s shore and fun for low and high handicappers alike. Great late afternoon date spot before an early seafood dinner al fresco.

Fenwick Golf Course putting

If I wasn’t on my way to Pequot I would have played it again. Overall it gets a 7.5 which is high for a 9 hole course and I tell everyone they need to check it out on a nice summer day.

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Frank Mingone