Washington Golf Club, is a Private, 9 hole golf course located in Washington, Connecticut.
Washington Golf Club;s web site staes, "The club held its first regular meeting at the Gunnery on July 4th, 1890, but John Brinsmade, Frank Heath and Richard Barnes had already appointed themselves the clubâ€™s executive committee ten months earlier - in October of 1889. This makes the the Field Club/Washington Golf Club links one of the first American courses built. St. Andrews in Westchester, the oldest continuously functioning U.S. course, was founded as a 6-hole layout in 1888." However their site also posts a logo with the course name in a reath shape that encircles a pine branches and cones and says Est 1897. Another logo on their site that features a diagram of the club house says Est 1903. So we can see that the first opened to play date is a little murky. It is agreed by many that the 9 hole course as we know it today first opened for play in 1903 and was designed by David Johnson
The course plays to 2,669 yards of golf from the back tees and a par 35. The course rating is 71.5 and the slope rating is 133. However, like most 9 hole courses, there are additional tee boxes to play on your second round. In this case, Washington plays to 2,886 yards on the "back-nine" and a par of 36. The par changes because hole #6 a 388 yard par 4 plays to 453 yards and a par 5 as hole #15 on the "back-nine."
Guest (cart included), played on Tuesday, June 2021 at 12:15 AM
Played it today for the first time. Played 36 so got a real feel for the course. It’s history and lay out it are superb. Great topography and routing. Fun greens lol and perfect setting. Highly recommend. One of the first golf courses built in the us. Total hidden gem.
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