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.
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.