Best Golf Courses near Westport Connecticut Private Golf Courses Public Golf Courses

From the time the Scottish put a stick to a ball, and invented the modern game of golf, men and women all over the world have sought enjoyment in the sport. The citizens and visitors to Westport, Connecticut are no exception. Finding a golf course in and around Westport is no problem, there are many to choose from. However if you are seeking a good course to play for an afternoon, here are four of the best the Westport area has to offer.

Wee Burn Golf Club located at 410, Hollow Tree Ridge Rd. Darrien, Connecticut is an 18 hole course and is Connecticut’s oldest golf course and the second or third oldest golf course in the country. You can rent clubs or carts, take lessons from the on site golf pro and even practice on the driving range. However, this is a private club so you have to be a member to play here.

Fairfield Country Club Golf Course located at 936 Sasco Hill Road, Fairfield, Connecticut is also a private club requiring membership to play. It is an 18 whole course and Golf Digest rated it one of the top rated golf courses in Connecticut in 2005/2006, and Golf Week ranked this course 61st out of the United States top hundred golf courses. The course has an on site golf pro, practice putting greens, and both electric golf carts and hand carts available for members use. When the playing is finished you and your golfing buddies can enjoy a leisurely meal in the club restaurant.

Longshore Golf Club located at 260 Compo road, Westport, Connecticut is an 18 hole, semi private golf club, open to members and their guests. It is a beautiful course overlooking the Long Island Sound, with large maple trees lining the well manicured fairways. The course is said to be fairly challenging so playing there should hold most golfers interest. It offers rental carts and has a golf pro on sight to answer questions and help improve your game.

Oak Hills Golf Course located at 165 Fillow Street, Norwalk, Connecticut is the only 9 hole golf course to make the list. It is also the only public golf course as well. It is beautifully maintained and somewhat challenging to play. It was voted the 2008/2009 Best Place to Play by Golf Digest. Oak Hills has an on site pro, a putting and chipping green for practice, and a snack bar for those who want a bite to eat either before or after the game.

Westport and surrounding areas are part of a affluent area. Their citizens demand the best and these four courses meet those demands handsomely.