Operations Manager: Lou Berlingo
General Information: (203) 531-7200
Fax: (203) 531-3162
Location: 1300 King Street, Greenwich, Connecticut
Starter (for reservations): (203) 531-8253
Assistant Operations Manager: (203) 531-6176
Pro Shop: (203) 531-7261 (Head Pro - Joseph Felder)
Restaurant: (203) 531-1138
The Griffith E. Harris Golf Course is the Town's only municipal golf course and coincidentally the only non-private golf course in the Town of Greenwich. The Board of Parks and Recreation is responsible for reviewing the operations of the golf course. Use of the course is open to all Town of Greenwich residents who become members. Members are permitted to bring guests with them to play at the course as well. All guests are required to be accompanied by a member to play.
In addition to the golf course itself, there is a Pro Shop where golf clothing and supplies can be purchased, clubs can be rented, golf carts can be rented. Lessons can be arranged with the Pro or Assistant Pros, and tokens for the ball machine at the driving range can be purchased. The facility contains a driving range with 14 stations for hitting balls, two practice putting greens, and a practice chipping area, which includes a practice bunker.
A modern full service restaurant is situated on the premises with a bar (beer and wine only), a patio for outdoor eating and a snack bar window for fast food service. Housed within the restaurant building is a men's clubroom and a lady's clubroom where members of the 2 ladies and 2 men's clubs post scores for handicap purposes or just go to socialize.
The course has a new, state of the art, irrigation system. The 11th hole has undergone a transformation with a new tee (including a separate women's tee) and the clearing out of the undergrowth and dead trees in the left side rough area.
The course continues to garner wide-spread acclaim, and in July 2004 hosted the Metropolitan Golf Association Public Links Championship.
The golf course is an 18 hole, par 71 (men), par 73 (ladies) Robert Trent Jones designed course (partially-9 of the holes). From the blue tees the course is 6,512 yards long; white tees-6,093 yards; green tees- 5,710 yards, and gold tees- 4,256 yards. All the bunkers have been renovated within the past 4 years. and the tees were renovated in 2001-2002.
It is a challenging course that requires accurate drives on many of the holes to prevent being in a hazard or out of bounds. Two of the holes have water (ponds) on them that come into play and a third has a creek going across the fairway.
Available to all residents of the Town of Greenwich who:
- Complete an application form available at the Griffith E. Harris Administration Office
- Present proof of Town of Greenwich residency:
- An identification card (e.g. driver's license) with a photo on it
- Proof of Greenwich residency (e.g. current utility bill).
- A photo is then taken of you and a golf membership card is produced.
Click here to visit the Griffith E. Harris website for further information.