CT Opening Day Message Board

Tell fellow golfers which courses are open for the 2015 season and the conditions they'll find there. Please limit posts to discussions about golf courses only, and no rates and fees.

Is Gillette Ridge open for play this year?
David Matulis, Marlborough, CT | Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 7:59 pm | Email

Topstone GC is open for the 2015 Season! Early season rates to start! Visit www.topstonegc.com for more details or follow us on twitter @topstonegc.
Casey Morris, South Windsor, CT | Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 9:06 am | Email

Copper Hill open for the season - carts available beginning April 12
Paul Banks, East Granby, CT | Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 7:35 am | Email

Skungamaug River Golf Course open in Coventry, CT. Condition is a bit iffy, wet with some ponding on a few holes, however its playable. As for Twin Hills, in Coventry, CT, it has not yet opened, but will most likely be this weekend
Josh P, Coventry, CT | Friday, April 10, 2015 at 5:34 pm | Email

All 45 holes open at Lyman Orchards. Both ranges open on 4/11. Carts on Jones and Player, walking on Apple Nine.
Tracy Robinson, Middlefield, CT | Friday, April 10, 2015 at 11:56 am | Email

Rolling Meadows in Ellington will be open Saturday the 11th.
Patrick Thombs, Wethersfield, CT | Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 9:15 pm | Email

All 36 holes at Fairchild Wheeler are now open with carts. Course is in surprisingly good shape, greens have been cut and are rolling well.
Rick B, Bridgeport, CT | Monday, April 6, 2015 at 11:47 am | Email

Skungamaug GC open for the year. Played it today, good shape for early season. Greens mowed. If you have not played it for a long time, go out and play it. It is not the same course!
Jim Hart, East Hartford, CT | Monday, April 6, 2015 at 10:45 am | Email

Lyman Orchards Player Course is open, not the Jones. Decent conditions for early April and recent melting.
Tony J., Windsor, CT | Sunday, April 5, 2015 at 11:30 pm | Email

Gainfield Farms GC in Southbury is opening Friday, April 10.
Gwendolyn Brinley, Southbury, CT | Sunday, April 5, 2015 at 9:24 am | Email

Sleeping Giant GC in Hamden is now open with carts. Happy Easter!
Todd Olovson, Hamden, CT | Friday, April 3, 2015 at 5:03 pm | Email

Red Course at Fairchild Wheeler has all 18 holes open, no temporary tees or greens. Walking only.
Rick B., Bridgeport, CT | Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 12:44 pm | Email

Just got a note from Lyman Orchards GC. Only back nine of Player Course open tomorrow. Hoping to open more for the weekend.
Dave Rainone, Southbury, CT | Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 12:06 pm | Email

H. Smith Richardson GC in Fairfield is opening Friday, April 3, walking only for the time being.
Bob Farnall, Fairfield, CT | Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 7:25 pm | Email

Just over the CT line in the southeast in Westerly, RI, Winnepaug GC is now open
Peter Szruba Jr., Putnam, CT | Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 8:11 am | Email

Brennan GC, formerly known as Hubbard Heights, will be open tomorrow, April 1. All 18 greens and carts available. Likely to be cart path only.
Michael Sullivan, Stamford, CT | Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 10:05 am | Email

Shennecossett GC in Groton is open. Cart availability is day-to-day. Currently back nine only.
Eric Morrison, Groton, CT | Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 8:43 am | Email

Copper Hill GC is unable to predict an opening date at this point as the course is still 3/4 snow-covered. Copper Hill Academy/Driving Range opening possibly Good Friday.
Paul Banks, East Granby, CT | Monday, March 30, 2015 at 6:12 pm | Email

Both the Tradition GC Wallingford and Oak Lane CC will be open starting Good Friday!
Nick Rykoski, Wallingford, CT | Monday, March 30, 2015 at 1:47 pm | Email

Lyman Orchards GC in Middlefield has the Jones Course open and is offering tee times for this weekend (starting Friday).
Rev Tinker, Bristol, CT | Monday, March 30, 2015 at 8:42 am | Email

E. Gaynor Brennan GC in Stamford is scheduled to open Friday and tee times are now being accepted.
Rob Tyska, Stamford, CT | Monday, March 30, 2015 at 7:49 am | Email

Made a bunch of calls. So far the only course I can find open in the southwestern part of the state is Oak Hills Park GC in Norwalk and they're using temporary tees and greens on seven holes. Everyone else is saying they'll be open on Friday the 3rd. Somebody has to beat that, I'm still hoping for Tuesday or Wednesday this week. And, geesh, the courses need to do a better job of communicating information on this. Everybody has Web sites and most use social media, too. Would it be too hard to take 5 seconds out of the day and update on conditions in the area, snow melting progress and possible opening? It's not like they're out cutting the grass or selling tee times. My home course's only communication with the public is an answering machine message dated Feb. 1 saying they're closed. Are we still stuck in the 1970s?
Rick B., Bridgeport, CT | Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 1:00 pm | Email

Skungamaug River GC in Coventry is opening on Good Friday, April 3. Come out and see the changes. Play it again for the first time.
Bob V., Tolland, CT | Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 7:05 am | Email

I think last year my place opened up March 26. We're going to be later than that this year, but not by much and many should be open before April 1. Somebody has got to try to open on Saturday the 28th, they'll have all the business.
Ron Caldwell, Fairfield, CT | Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 12:04 pm | Email

Can anyone remember a winter that didn't allow any courses to open until April? I vote this past winter and this current season (sprinter?) as the worst ever. Anyone remember one worse?
Vic Waldman, Milford, CT | Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 6:27 am | Email

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