Goodwin Park Golf Course

Goodwin is a 27 hole course located at the very beginning of the Berlin Tpk in Hartford and is falling apart…..9 holes are totally unplayable and the other 18 are barely hanging on. I was walking off after 9 but randomly ran into a friend who I met on this summer “tour” so decided to join him. His name is Jeff and I had a blast playing about 5 rounds with him this summer pushing him to play 27 one day(a first for him).  Check out his website if you need a DJ ever  http://www.jeffladddjplus.com/.  The course was shockingly busy(think a tournament was going on) so I chatted with the starter, who was from Italy and still goes back in the winters. I heard the course has been slipping over the years and  once MDM took it over that only accelerated the pace(same for Keney and Longhill). There are a couple really nice holes here especially farthest from the clubhouse near the ponds and the shady parking lots. I don’t blame the grounds crew at all, the blame lies with the management company. I have seen articles online and segments on News12 about MDM failing an audit where by they did not fulfill their capital improvements obligations. According to these reports, the city has exercised their cancellation options and hopefully these courses get better….which will take time.

Overall a 4.5

Tee times can be made on their website or on GolfNow

http://www.goodwinparkgolf.com/

  • layout-6
  • condition-3
  • food- 5
  • staff- 9 starter was a great guy
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