Fenwick Golf Course is a public 9-hole golf course located in Old Saybrook, Connecticut.
The first three holes (5, 6 and 7) were laid out in 1894. Holes 2, 3 and 4 were added in 1895, and the full nine-hole layout was completed in 1896. The upper part of the sixth green is the oldest green in the State in its original location. Fenwick is the oldest public golf course in the State of Connecticut and, only the Greenwich Country Club is older.
The course offers atmosphere and views of Long Island Sound, the mouth of the Connecticut River, lighthouses and stately mansions, including Katherine Hepburn's restored home.
The course is open year-round…weather permitting.
There is no clubhouse, just a starter’s shack and they do not rent golf carts but do provide free pull carts, or you may bring your own.
Fenwick’s flat layout and length is perfect for all skill levels and ages. There are three sets of tees; blue (2904), white (2607) and red (2378). If playing 18 you just use a different set of tees for the “back nine.”
The holes are not very long, and the 9th is the longest at 545 (blue). The 1st is 433 (blue) the 8th is 443 (blue), and the remaining six holes are all less than 350 yards. There are three par 3 holes, two are back-to-back. To the right of the 2nd hole is the former home of actress Kathrine Hepburn.
Most of the holes are pretty flat with wide fairways, a few bunkers, and small greens. Several holes are interesting such as the par 5 (blue) fourth, a beautiful but challenging hole. Your tee shot from the water’s edge must carry water, a marsh, and a street. Another curious hole is the par 3 sixth where a narrow berm bisects the entire fairway just in front of the green. No bump and run here.
The finishing hole is a par five 545 yard hole from the blues, 505 (white) or 453 (red).
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