Course Review: Wanumetonomy – September 20, 2021

It is always fun playing courses that you have never played before and that’s what I had the chance to do. 

In a tournament benefitting the Burke Fund, I played Wanumetonomy in Middletown on Monday, and it did not disappoint. 

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Before we get to the actual course, here are a few things I observed. 

You know how at some courses, they are on the water, but, you can only see the water from like two or three holes? 

PHOTO: Joe Calabro

Well, at Wanumetonomy, you can see the water from pretty much every hole on the course. 

That made for some really cool pictures and views. 

I was also amazed at how quiet it was in the area. 

Other than two or three holes that run parallel to a main road, Wanumetonomy is the definition of private. 

On the course, the greens were silky smooth, the fairways were carpet-like and the tee boxes were pristine. 

Personally, I struggled with the speed of the greens all day, but that was most certainly a me thing. 

The tenth green was a doozy, reminded me of some of the old greens at Kirkbrae. If you put the ball in the wrong spots (which we did) it was hard to stop it, never mind get it in the hole. 

Wanumetonomy has only one par-5, but a few long par-4s, and a 200+ yard par-3 (the 16th hole).

Don’t be intimidated though, there are a few short par-4s as well like the 10th hole, a 300-yard dog-leg right.

The last cool thing about Wanumetonomy is some of the tee shots.

Like the first hole, you tee off and its a down hill tee shot, so it was fun to just launch the ball into the air and watch it go.

There were a few other holes like that as well.

The kicker in all of this is that we got perfect weather all the way around.

There was very little breeze and it was 75 degrees and sunny all day.

I’m sure that is not the case all the time.

Overall, I really enjoyed my time at Wanumetonomy. 

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