Course Tour

Please click a hole number below for information, photos, and pro tips:

  • Hole #1

    A tight, classic, opening par 4 plays slightly right to left. Play your tee shot down the right side of the fairway for the best angle to the green. The approach shot is slightly uphill with plenty of room on the right. Any shot to the green that misses left will find the hazard. Par is an excellent start.

    Hole #1
  • Hole #2

    A slightly downhill, reachable par 5 with O.B. down the entire right side and behind the green. Your tee shot must avoid the large fairway bunker on the right. Going for this green in two will require an accurate shot with very little room for error left, right or long. If you decide to lay-up, avoid the fairway bunker and mounds in the right rough. Greenside bunkers and a small, sloping, firm green make it difficult to hit, even with a short iron. Par is a good score.

    Hole #2
  • Hole #3

    This par 3 takes an accurate shot to hit a fairly large, but well bunkered, green. A tee shot played to the middle of the green will give you an excellent chance for par or possibly a birdie.

    Hole #3
  • Hole #4

    An average length, uphill par 4 that bends slightly to the left and is well covered by trees and bunkers on both sides of the fairway. Aim your tee shot over the right edge of the left fairway bunker to find the middle of the short grass. This will leave the best possible position to attack the pin.

    Hole #4
  • Hole #5

    A tight, challenging par 4 requires an accurate tee shot just right of the left fairway bunker for the best approach to a green that slopes slightly away from you. A shot played to land short and roll on is advised if playing from the rough or with a mid to long iron into the green. Par is an excellent score.

    Hole #5
  • Hole #6

    A risk / reward, short uphill par 4. Select a club on the tee that will leave you with a full shot to a green that is well guarded by bunkers in front. Leave the ball below the hole on this extremely sloped green for an excellent chance at birdie.

    Hole #6
  • Hole #7

    This downhill par 3 has a lot of trouble left, right, and long. Favor the middle to right side of the green to avoid the bunkers on the left. Any shot that finds this green is well played. A good place to miss would be short.

    Hole #7
  • Hole #8

    A slightly uphill par 4 is one of the longest holes on the course. Avoiding the fairway bunkers on the left and right will leave you with a mid to long iron shot into this green. There is plenty of room in front of the green to play and approach shot short and have it bounce on. Par is a good score.

    Hole #8
  • Hole #9

    A scenic, yet demanding par 4 has one of the most difficult greens to hit. Off the tee, avoid the fairway bunkers on the left to give yourself a reasonable chance to hit this green. The only place to miss this green is short left. Missing long, left, or right can be very penal. Bunkers on the front left and front right also present obstacles in finding the putting surface. Par is an excellent score.

    Hole #9
  • Hole #10

    This breathtaking par 4 is our signature hole. The tee shot is very demanding, which requires accuracy to avoid the fairway bunker on the right and water on the left. Your approach shot is entirely over water. Aim for the middle of the green and don’t miss short! Bogey isn’t a bad score.

    Hole #10
  • Hole #11

    This par 4 has a steep-faced fairway bunker on the left, which must be avoided. The approach shot is hit into a green that is very small. Find the middle of the green for a great chance at birdie.

    Hole #11
  • Hole #12

    Another risk / reward, short par 4 that has a lot of bite. Longer hitters might be tempted to drive this green, so aim down the right side of the fairway if you’re feeling lucky. Conservative golfers should play their tee shots to avoid the right fairway bunker and position themselves to hit a full approach shot with a lot of loft. Collection areas and two bunkers make missing the green a difficult up and down. This hole gives many chances for birdie, but a misplayed shot could easily result in bogey or worse.

    Hole #12
  • Hole #13

    This dogleg right is the longest par 4 on the course with O.B. running down the entire right side. Aim for the far left fairway bunker and don’t try to cut off too much of the corner. Your long approach shot is hit into the largest, sloping green on the golf course. Stay below the hole. Par is an excellent score, but don’t feel bad with a bogey.

    Hole #13
  • Hole #14

    A challenging, short par 3 that plays harder than it looks. The green has a ridge running through the middle and a false front with bunkers left and right. Hitting this green in regulation does not guarantee par. Making birdie requires a well-placed tee shot to this sloping green.

    Hole #14
  • Hole #15

    This medium length par 4 is a dogleg right that should be played conservatively down the right side of the fairway, just left or over the first bunker, leaving you with a short to mid iron approach to the green. Longer hitters can fly the second bunker or try to cut the corner; but be careful, several trees and tall fescue grassy areas line both sides of the fairway and are there to catch any stray shots. This green falls off on the left, right and in front leaving a very small target area. Aim for the middle of the green and be happy if you walk away with a par.

    Hole #15
  • Hole #16

    A long par 3 that will test even the most skilled players. Avoiding the greenside bunkers will give you a good chance for par. Missing short on the right side is a good spot for getting up and down.

    Hole #16
  • Hole #17

    This is the longest par 5 on the golf course. Long hitters might be tempted to try for this green in two but must avoid well-positioned fairway bunkers and O.B. on the entire right side to have any chance. The conservative player should take the set of fairway bunkers out of play on their tee shot, stay left and short of the right fairway bunker on the second shot and set yourself up for a legitimate chance for birdie. The green is large and two-tiered with a horizontal ridge running through the middle.

    Hole #17
  • Hole #18

    A reachable, dogleg right is the shortest of the three par 5’s on the course. A great finishing hole that gives you the opportunity to end your round on a high note. Two well-struck shots by longer hitters will present an excellent chance for eagle. Care must be taken on the tee shot to avoid O.B. right and trees left. If laying up is decided, your second shot should stay short of the 100-yard marker to avoid several fairway bunkers. The green is large with subtle undulations throughout and is well-bunkered short, left and right.

    Hole #18

Great Neck Country Club
28 Lamphere Rd
Waterford, CT 06385