Course Review and Comments
Course condition is very poor. If you like crabgrass golf....this is the place. The tee boxes are deplorable and the fairways are largely crabgrass, there is little good grass or a decent lie to be found. Fairways are apparenlty not watered and it shows..many are baked/dried out and hard as a rock. Greens are passable but do not hold most shots..there are even a few spots of crabgrass that have made their way into the greens here and there throwing direction of putts off. The area is scenic..the new homes nice...but until they put a watering system on the fairways and tee boxes and get some grass (instead of crabgrass) this course will not be played very much. If Donald Ross designed this course (which I have my doubts) he must be rolling over in his grave at the condition it is in. The only reason I would play the course again is $$$$. It is dirt cheapt to play which is reflective of the conditions.
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August 14th, 2011 13:32
Over the last few years this course has been getting better and better. Hopefully these improvments keep moving forward to make this course everything it could be.
May 29th, 2011 14:37
Paying $42.00 for 18 holes with a cart is just too bad. You are far better off paying $10.00 to $15.00 more and going to one of the three fine courses up in Portland. At $42.00, Banner will do nothi
March 10th, 2011 12:29
I'm no Tiger or Phil, but I still enjoy the game non-the-less. While Banner certainly isn't one of the best courses out there, it certainly is one of the best courses for the price. I can drive ~15
March 04th, 2011 06:39
I have been golfing for the last 7-8 years and have become addicted to this game. I try to travel to a bunch of courses around CT, but have found one of the best values at Banner Country Club. While
March 02nd, 2011 04:26
Nice course. Would play again. Great value.
February 28th, 2011 06:39
I am just updating my previous review. I gave the course a bad review as it was in very bad shape. But the course has made improvements over the last couple of years and I wanted to amend my previou
February 26th, 2011 05:28
Glad I found this course. Talking with other golfers they have made a lot of improvements to the course over the last couple of years and it shows. With the exception of a couple of tee boxes, they
January 15th, 2011 07:54
They have a brand new pro shop with restaurant. Its great to see all the improvements they have made these past 2 years.
January 15th, 2011 05:05
Course has seen lots of improvements over the past couple of years. Nice layout and it is good to see them finally working on it.
December 11th, 2009 12:06
September 21st, 2009 08:05
August 25th, 2009 05:26
A good bargain golf course. For $24 (including a cart) and 9 holes, you can't expect Augusta. If you are just starting out or you want a good quiet course to play 18, this is a great course.
August 19th, 2009 05:01
This was one of the better golf resorts i have played in connecticut, the fairways were lusious. I believe they were a mix of kentucky blue grass, rye, and zoysia. If i were to recommend this gorgeous
August 09th, 2009 16:39
whoever owns ans manages this course should be fired!! the driving range i go to in branford has nicer grass! this course is loaded with crabgrass,rocks,dry. this course should be condemmed!!!!
June 14th, 2009 15:12
WOW There is no grass on fairways but a lot of rocks. I would not play it again if it was free. DO NOT PLAY It is a RIP off at 40.00 .It should not be open.
February 16th, 2009 09:22
Hard pack dirt are the fairways.
No irrigation. long and dry, like the serrengetti desert.
August 19th, 2008 11:37
The tee boxes were the worse tee boxes of any golf course I have ever played. 99.9% Crab grass mounds. It's really too bad as they have made some nice strides on the clubhouse and the greens were not
November 19th, 2007 08:44
This place is one of the biggest dumps in the history of golf. As a matter of fact when I drove up I said to my friend This must be the town town dump
the greens were good for cows to graze
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