Golf News for Wednesday, January 16, 2013 | Courses

Connecticut's Lake of Isles courses earn honors in Golf Digest

NORTH STONINGTON, Conn. -- Lake of Isles' North and South Courses were ranked among the top courses by Golf Digest in its Best In State Rankings. The Rees Jones-designed South Course was ranked No. 3 and the North Course was No. 6.

"Connecticut is known for outstanding public and private courses," stated Archie Cart, Lake of Isles general manager. "We are fortunate enough to have both our private and public course ranked regionally and also nationally. We take great pride in providing our members and guests with the ultimate experience from pristine course conditions to five-star service. The Mashantucket Pequot Nation's commitment to quality has paved the way for the growth we continue to experience today at Lake of Isles."

Golf Digest's Best In State rankings appear in the magazine's February issue. The rankings are based on Golf Digest panel of raters that evaluates courses on shot value, resistance to scoring, design variety, memorability, aesthetics, conditioning and ambience.

The North Course is open to guests of Foxwoods Resort Casino and daily-fee golfers. It is a par-72 that stretches over 7,300 yards from the championship tees. The course features rolling fairways, island tees and greens and extraordinary views, which blend nicely with the incredible natural landscape. Green fees range from $139 - $215 and include a cart, range balls, yardage card and bottle water. Golf Packages are available with accommodations at Foxwoods Resort Casino MGM Grand.

The exclusive South Course is private to members and accompanied guests. It also is a par-72 and reaches over 7300 from the championship tees.

Lake of Isles, a 36 hole Rees Jones-designed golf club located in North Stonington, Connecticut, opened in May 2005. Owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and located across the street from Foxwoods Resort Casino, the two courses wind their way through 900 acres of wooded Connecticut countryside and around a 90-acre lake. Managed by Troon Golf, the worldwide leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing, Lake of Isles offers the ultimate golf experience. In addition to superior service and impeccable course conditions, amenities include a 50,000 sq. ft. clubhouse, a state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor practice facility.

For more information on Lake of Isles call 888.475.3746 or visit