Wintonbury Hills Golf Course
Timothy Liddy was co-architect with Pete Dye on this new 18 hole golf course for the Town of Bloomfield, Connecticut. It plays through 80 acres of wetlands and woodlands requiring extensive permit coordination. Planned as a walking golf course for the public all the greens and tees are placed in close proximity. The 14th golf hole (shown below) plays along the town’s water retention reservoir.
Wintonbury Hills is a 6,711-yard, par-70 combination of open links-style and traditional tree-lined holes. The fairways are generous and rolling, which helps one navigate the 125 bunkers. The course also features views of the Tunxis Reservoir. Golfweek Magazine named Wintonbury a "Top 10 Municipal Golf Course in the U.S." and a "Top 25 New Course in the U.S."
Wintonbury Hills has won rave reviews from a number of publications, including a top ranking among Connecticut public courses by Golfweek, and the second best new course in America by Celebrated Living, the in-flight magazine of American Airlines.
"Since opening the response from rating organizations, media and the golfing public has been tremendous," said Bloomfield Town Manager Lou Chapman. "We're absolutely thrilled by this honor and look forward to a remarkable season."