Course at Yale, The - Private Review

Course at Yale, The - Private in New Haven

200 Conrad Dr
New Haven, Connecticut 06515
New Haven County

March 20th, 2008 20:58

Reviewer

First Name gary
Last Name hildebrand
Handicap 12

Course Review and Comments

One of the most ingenius layouts ever devised, the Course at Yale is one of the top examples of Golden Age architecture in the country. The venerable C.B. Macdonald masterminded the transformation of typical Connecticut rocky, forested foothills into a linksy homage to Scottish dunesland golf. And he somehow managed to do it in 1913! With a recent tree removal program, similar to Oakmont, that reveals, once again, the designs original intent, one can clearly see the foothill as sand dune theme that ol' C.B. brilliantly realized. Wild undulations greenside and some hybrid renditions of auld country classics (check out the Biarritz 9th) add to the festivities. Conditions, which have been criticizied in the past, have been considerably improved by a new superintendant. The only problem is access, but doesn't everyone know someone that went to Yale? If you enjoy old style golf courses, this should not be missed.

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Date course was played Friday 20th of July 2007
Price paid for golf 95
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Play Again Yes
Recommend Yes

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