GREAT RIVER GOLF CLUB
CONNECTICUT'S BEST GOLF AT GREAT RIVER GOLF CLUB
By Ken Liebeskind
Golfers in Connecticut have a great course to play in Milford. The Great River Golf Club, a Tommy Fazio design, has been rated 34 on Golf Digest's list of top public golf courses in the U.S.
The par 72 course that plays 7, 209 yards from the tips at a 75.5 rating and 152 slope, offers two different layouts. The front nine is traditional links style, with wide rolling fairways and water and the back nine is tree lined. The greens at Great River Golf Club vary from long and narrow to wide and shallow and are very fast. The signature hole is number 15, a downhill par 3 with its green perched on the bank of the Housatonic River.
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You'll be challenged by 12 water holes at Great River Golf Club, with six bordering the Housatonic. Winds whipping up off the river make the shots extra testy.The longest par 5s are the 570 yard 8th and 573 yard 12th. Two long par 4s are the 442 yard 2nd and the 441 yard 16th.
The best driver for the long holes at Great River Golf Club is the Controller 460cc driver from www.scientificgolfclubs.com. This is the driver that outhits the others with a max size clubhead coated with a metal once used on military missiles that's twice as hard as steel and 70 percent harder than titanium. This is the driver that can reach short par 4s and enable you reach 5s in two, setting up eagle putts.
A Connecticut long ball champ said it's the best driver he's used in over 20 years of hitting monsters and average golfers report 20 to 40 yard increases over their current drivers. Matching 3 and 5 woods are also available with a 7 wood also offered at a special price.