The Course at Yale

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The Course at Yale

Architect: C.B. Macdonald & Seth Raynor
Year: 1926

200 Conrad Drive
New Haven, Connecticut 06515
(203) 392-2377

Course Access: Private

driving range available
motorized carts available

From the Yale website:
Yale students, faculty, staff and alumni who are not members can introduce guests for unaccompanied play. Appropriate guest fees are applicable.


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The course at Yale has some of the most interesting and memorable holes in golf. In typical Macdonald/Raynor fashion, the course starts off with a bang and features some of the course’s best holes right off the bat.  The biarritz 9th hole is often regarded as the finest template hole in the world and the green complexes throughout the course are excellent. At Yale you can expect tons of elevation changes, huge and undulated greens, blind shots, and some of C.B. Macdonald and Seth Raynor’s finest work.

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Bill Satterfield

The Course at Yale

What to Expect: The first thing I asked myself when walking off this course was, "How in the world does this course not make Golf Digest's Top 100 list?" The course at Yale exceeded my expectations and had some of the most interesting and memorable holes I've played. In typical Macdonald/Raynor fashion the course starts off with a bang and features some of the course's best holes right off the bat. Not only is Yale the best university golf course in the country, it is just flat out one of the best golf courses in the country period. The biarritz 9th hole is world class in every sense of the word and the green complexes are flat out awesome. At Yale you can expect tons of elevation changes, huge and undulated greens, blind shots, and a ton of FUN! Signature Hole:  9th - 213 Yard Par 3 (Biarritz) - The most famous biarritz green in golf has to be the amazing and challenging 9th hole at Yale. The swell in the middle of the green is massive and the back half of the green slopes hard from right to left, making a back right pin location a brute to get to. Individual Hole Analysis Best Par 3:  9th - 213 Yards (Biarritz) - One of the best par 3s the Gurus have ever played, the 9th at Yale starts with a forced carry over the water and finishes to an extreme biarritz green that is challenging and a ton of fun… More >