Best Golf Courses Near Norwalk, CT
Perched on Long Island Sound some 45 miles from Midtown Manhattan, Norwalk, Connecticut is a city known for its beaches, numerous islands in the Sound, and its oyster production that has earned it the nickname “Oyster Town.” Norwalk’s only public golf course is Oak Hills Park Golf Course, a tree-lined municipal layout that rambles over up and down terrain and puts a premium on accurate shotmaking. Westport Longshore Golf Course, a muni in neighboring Westport, is a course where the pace of play is fairly quick because there’s not a lot of trouble—beginners should be able to handle it. Stamford boasts two munis: popular Sterling Farms Golf Course, which is consistently rated the top public course in Fairfield County, spreads out over an old dairy farm; and the 1922-vintage E. Gaynor Brennan Golf Course, a tighter, tree-lined playing field where a few ponds come into play. Across the New York state line, Pound Ridge Golf Course is a very tough and highly rated Pete Dye layout in Purchase, New York. There’s plenty to keep you busy in Norwalk when your round is over. Beach activities, fishing, boating, and kayaking are rites of summer for many in Norwalk. The Sheffield Island Ferry is popular with visitors who want to explore that island’s 1868 lighthouse. Annual highlights on Norwalk’s calendar include the Round Hill Highland Games, a celebration of Celtic/Scottish sport in June or July, and the Norwalk Oyster Festival in September. The social hub of Norwalk is SoNo, an artsy enclave in the southern part of downtown where you’ll find an eclectic array of shops, restaurants, and bars.