Whitney Farms Men's Club
PO Box 144, Monroe, CT 06468
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Apr 7, 2017

Local Rules


The course has made some change to a few bunkers as well as updated the local rules. What do you think?

Apr 12, 2017

I like the first bunker on 16 removed, not so sure about the rest.

AJ Gallo
Apr 12, 2017

The changes should not impact long hitters like Men's Club Pres, Chris Gueli. What they will do is speed up the play for the middle to high handicaps by making the bump and run shot possible into those previously sand-trap-guarded greens. This will allow for less time spent at the beach and a more enjoyable and well paced round at The Whitney Farms Golf Club. The course is plenty challenging with or without these changes. A net positive for sure, just anxious for the sod to be placed and seeing them healed up by mid June!!!

Jun 21, 2017

as Paul said thumbs up on 16

17 not a fan

downsizing on 13 good move

removing the front bunker on 14 takes away from the character of the hole - "need to carry the bunker" miss that mental challenge

hole 3 - downsized - like it

hole 6 - downsized - glad to see it go - don't have to deal with the bees


now if we can move the 7th green 30 yards to the RIGHT that would drastically help my game (-:


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