Golf at Fishers Island

What a great day I had yesterday playing golf on Fishers Island, where I played the Fishers Island Club.  The weather was absolutely perfect.  While there was a heat wave taking place on the mainland, the temperatures on the course were moderated by the prevailing breeze off the sound making for a spectacular day.

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We took the ferry over from New London, CT, which is about a 45 minute ride and absolutely beautiful this time of year.  Once on the Golf Course, the fun really began.  The course itself is well trapped, with a lot of water hazards and undulating fairways and greens that make the play interesting to say the least.  There are large penalties for missing fairways and even larger ones for missing greens.

They have a number of hidden greens and fairways that adds to the difficulty and mystique of the course.   Some of the traps around the greens are over 30 feet deep and seem to have an almost vertical assent.  Often the green and fairways are right against the water which reminded me of scenes I’ve seen of Pebble Beach.

If you ever get a chance to play here I would highly recommend it.

The views while playing the course are beyond spectacular.  You can see the ocean from almost every hole with an abundance of sea life that you feel like you can almost touch.

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5 Responses to Golf at Fishers Island

  1. Ian says:

    How were you able to get on the course? I have lived in CT my entire life and have never had the opportunity to play there. Its actually on my father’s list of things to do before he dies. From what I have heard though, you have to have a home on the east end of the island to have a prayer at getting on the course. Any details would be cool!

  2. ken says:

    I had heard that too although you might want to contact the Pro-shop there to verify that and check options.

    I was able to get on through a series of a friend of a friend of a friend type arrangement. It wasn’t easy and I count myself as quite lucky.

    Good luck,

    Ken

  3. Ian says:

    Thanks for the info… I have a few connections brewing at the moment, but I figured I would ask as many times as necessary. Its become a bit of a life goal.

  4. Stacy says:

    If you would like the opportunity to play Fishers Island, there is only one charity tournament that is allowed to play there every year. The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, in Hartford CT, has the Talcott Stanley Golf Classic. This year the tournament is September 24, 2008. It is absolutely a fantastic experience – I was there last year. The museum website has a pdf with all the information – and there are still spots available as I type. Check out http://www.wadsworthatheneum.org/pdfs/WA%20Golf%20Classic%2008%20v2.pdf

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