Gillette Ridge Golf Club


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In a Nutshell

18-hole course stretches more than 7,000 yards and passes by the historic home of Francis Gillette, a 19th-century politician and reformer

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Promotional value expires Jul 17, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required 24 hours in advance. Not valid before 12pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Not valid on holidays. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Before golf, grassy pastures were the exclusive territory of roaming sheep, herds of cattle, and children without parents. Play through with this Groupon.

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  • $65 for an 18-hole round of golf for two, including cart rental (up to a $130 value)
  • $119 for an 18-hole round of golf for four, including cart rental (up to a $260 value)

Gillette Ridge Golf Club's rates fluctuate throughout the day and week.

Gillette Ridge Golf Club

When Arnold Palmer’s architectural firm set out to design the 18-hole course at Gillette Ridge Golf Club, it incorporated a long, wooded layout that would showcase the 19th-century politician and reformer Francis Gillette’s original homestead. Today, the course continues to showcase its beautifully crafted layout that has maintained the elegance of a bygone era while opting to share its charming characteristics with the public. Gillette Ridge welcomes all golfers to take on the blistering 7,191-yard tract that integrates groves of mature trees, placid water hazards, and white-sand bunkers that surround contoured greens.

Much of the course's difficulty comes from its length, as demonstrated on the par 5 seventh and 12th holes, which stretch 612 yards and 607 yards from the tips, respectively. Both holes make it nearly impossible to reach the green in two, though for different reasons: the seventh green prevents run-ups with a front side stream, whereas the 12th hole has an early dogleg right that demands more conservative tee shots and golf carts that are pro-environment. The course's premium on distance continues right through the finishing hole, a par 4, 478-yard straightaway that splits two fairway bunkers and forces players to carry the green's front side pond on their approach shot or hope that a friendly frog will lend a lily pad for safe passage. Three practice putting greens, two practice bunkers, and an all-grass driving range provide ample space for golfers to stretch their swings before rounds.

After rounds, players can unwind in Gillette Ridge’s 6,000-square-foot clubhouse, where the course restaurant serves up sandwiches such as the philly cheesesteak and chicken-salad sliders, and starters such as Maryland crab cakes and quesadillas—the late Mrs. Gillette’s specialty that has carried on since the 19th century.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 72 course

  • Total length of 7,191 yards from the back tees

  • Course rating of 74.8 from the back tees

  • Course slope of 135 from the back tees

  • Four sets of tees per hole

  • Scorecard

Customer Reviews

Good course but abit far from home. I don't go often due to distance from home but Groupon is a good deal.
Jr · October 27, 2013
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Thank you for your feedback. It is much appreciated. We'd like to make you aware of our discount pricing for our 2014 season ticket. Please visit us at and click on the "2014 Season Ticket Information" in red.
Merchant replied · November 20, 2013
Well maintained and very interesting layout.
Denise N. · August 13, 2013
The course was nice & the people were very friendly
Carla S. · August 5, 2013
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    1360 Hall Blvd.

    Bloomfield, CT 06002


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