Gillette Ridge was named to honor Francis Gillette, a local 19th century reformer, politician and business leader, whose house still stands on the site.
Legendary golfer and world renowned architect Arnold Palmer crafted Gillette Ridge to capitalize on the site’s natural beauty. Streams, lakes, elevation changes, and mature trees are all part of this tremendous golf experience. Like Palmer himself, Gillette Ridge is a bold and daring design that has raised golf in Hartford to new and exciting levels.
Gillette Ridge hosted the LPGA Futures Tour Cigna Golf Classic from 2005-2008 and the PGA Tour Travelers Championship Qualifier from 2010-2012. We are proud of our story and are constantly looking to make adjustments and improvements that will enhance the experience for golfers and patrons of all ages and skill levels. We are excited about the changes made this year and would love for you to join in the experience.
Arnold Palmer Signature Design
Best Public Golf in Connecticut 2021, Links Magazine 2021
Best in Connecticut Public Golf, Northeast Golf Magazine 2021
2020 Best Courses You Can Play State-by-State, Golfweek Magazine
10 Best Public Courses in CT, Northeast Golf 2019
#1 Pubic Golf Course in Connecticut - 2018, Northeast Golf
#11 Public Golf Course in New England, #2 in CT - New England Golf Monthly 2017
Ten Best Golf Course to Play in State - Golf Week Magazine 2017
Host of the PGA Tour Travelers Championship Pre-Qualifier 2011 - 2012
Host of the LPGA Futures Tour Cigna Golf Classic from 2005 - 2008
Ten Best New Public/Resort Course - Travel and Leisure 2004
Gillette Ridge Golf Club has one of the best practice facilities in the state. We offer two putting greens, a full chipping area and a full grass driving range that is the perfect place to improve your short game.
What better way to take your game to the next level this year? Make time to perfect your swing and improve your golf game today. Just contact our pro shop, speak with our professional staff, and schedule your lesson!
The golf shop staff at Gillette Ridge Golf Club is here to serve you. We carry a wide selection of equipment and apparel from the top brands in golf. Not sure what you need? Looking for a gift for that special golfer in your life? We've got you covered! Our expert professional staff is happy to help with your selection. If we don't have exactly what you're looking for, we'll gladly leverage our network of suppliers through Arnold Palmer Golf Management to find that treasure on your wish list.
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