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Wintonbury Hills Honored
The Town of Bloomfield and Billy Casper Golf (“BCG”) have announced that Wintonbury Hills Golf Course has been named Connecticut’s No. 1 facility by Golfweek in the magazine’s 10th annual, state-by-state ranking of “America’s Best Courses.” This distinction marks the second consecutive year Wintonbury Hills has been rated the state’s top facility. The only Pete Dye design in New England, Wintonbury Hills was selected from the state’s roughly 200 public courses.
Golfweek, witha readership of more than 400,000, perennially sends roughly 300 “America’s Best” raters in search of notable places the public can play. The raters examine overall strength of routing, feature shaping, natural setting, greens, variety and memorability of holes, conditioning and maintenance, landscape management and other criteria.
“All of the honors we’ve received to date have been tremendous, but the Golfweek ranking is really something special,” says director of golf, Doug Juhasz. “To be recognized as the state’s best course two years running is a testament to our facilities, services and staff.”
Located 15 minutes from Hartford in the heart of Connecticut’s hill country, the municipally-owned course has also been named to GOLF magazine’s nationwide list of “The Top 10 New Courses You Can Play,” selected as the best new public course in the region by The New England Journal of Golf, and named one of the “Top 10 New Courses in America” by Celebrated Living, the in-flight publication of American Airlines.
A par-70, 18 hole layout, Wintonbury Hills features strategic green complexes and bunkering, and nearly 100 feet of elevation change. The course offers a blend of links-style holes and a forested look that characterizes Northeast golf.
For more information or to book tee times, visit www.wintonburyhillsgolf.com or call 860/242-1401.