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130 Long Hill St
East Hartford, CT  06108-1433
United States
P: (860) 616-6649
www.easthartfordgc.com
Long Hill Course

18 hole regulation length course

Municipal golf course

71 par | 6,076 yards | 120 slope

68.6 rating | Rye grass

Recommend this course: +0 -0

Long Hill Golf Course Description


The 18-hole "Long Hill" course at the East Hartford Golf Club facility in East Hartford, Connecticut features 6,076 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71. The course rating is 68.6 and it has a slope rating of 120 on Rye grass. Designed by Al Zikorus, the Long Hill golf course opened in 1960. Billy Casper Golf manages this facility, with Chris Gibbs as the General Manager.

Course Reviews


Pleasant, easy to walk course in need of mowing and manicuring of tees. That's the good! What really spoils your golfing experience is the uncouth, rude manager who, when speaking to players, bellows he "runs the place." Each sentence he utters, includes F--- this and F--- that. Makes no difference that women are well within hearing of his vulgar, crude language. Golf has always been recognized for its courtliness and respectfulness. Maybe Scott missed that part of the training.

I reviewed this course in 2010 and played here twice this fall under wet conditions with a late am tee time during mid-week. I found the course even better this time. Both times this year I paid with a discount coupon and found the staff very accomodating and was able to tee off before or at my reserved tee time. Althought the course was wet in some places the fairways were still okay for cart use.

The course is relatively easy with wide fairways, large greens and minimal rough. It's a good course if you don't hit straight because you can sometimes hit your ball from an adjoing fairway when you slice or hook. There is very little water on the course, just a small brook that bisects about 6 fairways and a small pond to carry on a par 3. Most fairways were very lush but a few of the tee boxes needed TLC. One first class feature on each hole is a granite column with a hole diagram and yardage. This is impressive for a muni.

Also this fall they re-numbered several holes and provided signage accordingly. I still think better directions to some of the holes is needed. Also fairway stakes at 200 and 100 would be a helpful amenity.

One minor issue is the name of the course on my GPS. It is still known as East Hartford Golf Couse with sonocaddie. I contacted Sonacaddie and they were going to contact the course for more information especially the renumbering issue.

Overall a nice, affordable course with real good hot dogs. I would play it again anytime.

This is a strange one. Longhill has been owned by the town of East Hartford for many years and has always been an affordable muni. A year or two ago it was taken over by pretty successful company in Connecticut called MDM. They run the beautiful Gillette Ridge and a few other local courses. We've played most of their courses and have always been treated very well... with the exception of Longhill.

We sometimes play with one of several discount offers we usually purchase over the internet. We have played at Longhill 2 times over the past two years and each time we made tee times and showed up with our discount information about 20 minutes prior to our tee time. Both times the pro shop official accepted our payment but told us there would be a delay and asked us to go to the practice green to wait.

Strange thing is that both times there was no one on the tee while we killed time on the putting green. There was also no group ahead on the first hole. Then about 5 or 10 minutes after our tee time passed a group showed up to tee off. After they were off the tee we were told we could start. Our group generally shoots in the upper 70's low 80's and we like to move fast if possible. Sadly both times this happened we ended up behind a very slow moving group with no desire to let us play through. We had an almost identical experience both times we played almost one year apart!

There is no ranger here and no starter. It really appeared to us that the pro shop manager here resented us because we were getting a discount. We've used these same promotional deals at other MDM courses without any problem.

On one of our Longhill rounds we went in after for drinks. While we drank we saw the same manager getting extremely angry with an employee within earshot of us and other patrons.

I work in management and I can say with certainty that it is considered very unprofessional to get this irate with an employee in public and also in front of other employees.

I have been taught that the customer is king and the purpose of running a promotional event or offer is to introduce new customers to the product in a most pleasant fashion. Our initial Longhill experience has been far from pleasant and I'm not sure we will return.

The course itself was not terrible. Not difficult and wide open. You can slice or hook on most holes and not get into trouble. The weird thing is I have heard that they removed many trees this past winter. Over 100 I have been told. I would like to see it now because this course was wide open before so I can't imagine what it looks like now. I think this tree removal project may be a mistake if true. I hope someone else can leave a comment here about these issues with Longhill.

Course was OK: greens were in good shape, tees were really chewed up, fairways were rough, and the rough is real thick. Alot of holes are right on top of each other, with lots of balls flying around. Price was right, $ 25.00 with cart.

My family and I just played this muni course, and I will say it was worth the price. 3 great finishing holes, and the waitress in the snack bar had a great attitude. Also, the super has things under control, and the men in the pro shop were pleasant. They aim to please.

Course used to be terrible when it was the East Hartford Golf Course. Technically this is my home course but I would never call it that.

Apparently it's under new ownership (2008 season) and things are turning around, so maybe I'll go and try it again.

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  • Latest Scores
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Stephen S. 16 47 31 07/06/13
2 zachary V. N/A 40 40 04/16/10
3 zachary V. N/A 43 43 04/23/10
4 Damian T. N/A 50 50 05/29/08
5 james H. N/A 54 54 08/31/12
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
9 John P. 40 112 72 08/10/15
26 John P. 40 138 98 07/22/15
18 Louis R. 21 102 81 05/02/15
1 Stephen S. 16 47 31 07/06/13
8 David G. 18 89 71 05/22/13

Golf Course Information

About East Hartford, Long Hill

East Hartford Golf Club

Golf Only facility

Managed by Billy Casper Golf

18 regulation holes

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Course Staff

Chris Gibbs, General Manager
William Abbe, CAGCS, GCSAA, Superintendent

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