Elmridge is a very scenic 27 hole course in Pawcatuck CT. If you have never played this course, I am sure you passed it numerous times on 95 North between exits 91 and 92. I always noticed the course traveling to and from Newport(where I went to college) but didn’t realize I was playing it until the second to last hole of the day when I got to drive through that little red barn you see from the highway. So I showed up here as a single and joined 3 men on the tee box. When asked where I was from, I started my story and was immediately welcomed into the group by Gary Berman. Gary and I started swapping reviews of all of New England’s best and he told me that he plays all around the country and keeps track of all of them. I have started to do the same. He’s played around 475 different courses in 30 states!!!! Now back to Elmridge. The course is a pretty nice classic New England layout that I enjoyed except for a couple sharp doglegs. 6 white, 6 red, 4 blue. The holes on the clubhouse side of the street are very open while the holes across the street are more lined with heavy trees. There were a couple greens in bad shape but this year there was a disease going around so can’t fault them too much. My favorite hole was #7 red, I am a sucker for par 3s over water. One negative comment was that I do not love the fact that you need to cross a road a couple times but luckily there is not much traffic up there.
Tee times can be made by calling them at 860-599-2248
A solid 7
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