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Wethersfield Country Club

76 Country Club Rd, Wethersfield, Connecticut, 06109
Type: Private
No. Holes: 18
Architect: Robert D. Pryde (4)
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Wethersfield Country Club, is a Private, 18 hole golf course located in Wethersfield, Connecticut.

Wethersfield Country Club is a private social and athletic club with membership by invitation only. Individuals must be introduced and recommended by current Club members for consideration.

Wethersfield golf course first opened for play in 1917. The course was designed by Robert D. Pryde. The original "inside nine" holes between Prospect Street and Highland Street were opened in 1917 and the clubhouse dedicated. Eight years later, in 1925 the "outside nine" holes south of Highland Street were opened to complete the championship course.

In 1951 several Wethersfield Country Club members as leaders of the Greater Hartford Jaycees organized the PGA Tour's Insurance City Open that was first played at WCC on Labor Day weekend, 1952. As the Insurance City Open and later as the Greater Hartford Open, the event was hosted by Wethersfield Country Club from 1952 until 1983.

Sam Snead won the tournament in 1955, and Arnold Palmer won his first PGA Tour event in the United States at Wethersfield in 1956. Other winners included Tommy Bolt, Billy Casper, Ken Venturi, Dave Stockton, Lee Trevino, and Curtis Strange. Although he played here several times, Jack Nicklaus never succeeded in winning at Wethersfield.

Wethersfield plays to 6,607 yards from the back tees. The course rating is 72.4 and the slope rating is 124. Par for the course is 71.

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