Founded in 1906, Goodwin Park Golf Course is a 27 hole facility located in the south end of Hartford, Connecticut. The course annually hosts the Hartford Women’s Open, Greater Hartford Amateur Championship, and Greater Hartford Junior Amateur Championship. Under new management since 2014, the course has returned to excellent conditions and customer service. Goodwin Park Golf Course offers an excellent opportunity to play golf a quick pace, learn the game, or practice and improve your game.
The championship South Course annually hosts professional and amateur championships. The Hartford Women’s Open was began in 2016 at Goodwin Park and Keney Park Golf Courses. In 2015, Goodwin Park Golf Course hosted the Connecticut Section PGA Match Play Championship. The Greater Hartford Amateur Championship, also known as the “Hartford District”, has been played at Goodwin Park since 1963.
In 2014, the city of Hartford reclaimed management of both Goodwin Park and Keney Park golf courses. After years of mismanagement by leasing companies, the city contracted a golf operator, maintenance operator, and food and beverage operator to work with the city to improve conditions, provide better customer service, and enhance the reputation of both courses. Through proper maintenance practices, the course has returned to excellent shape. The greens have been returned to their original size and shape and surrounding areas have been enhanced. Tee boxes have been leveled and fairway have been improved through proper maintenance.
If you haven’t played Goodwin Park since 2016 you need to give it a try. The course over timely golf with most rounds taking less than 4 hours for 18 holes. Our 27 hole facility offers beginners and those looking to practice the “North” course with narrow fairways and lots of “scoring club” practice, or the “South” championship course with well positioned hazards, lot of risk reward options, and great par 3 challenges.
Cloud 9 Golf Academy has offered programs for beginner to advanced golfers at Goodwin Park Golf Course since 2014. Our PGA Junior Golf Camps are nationally recognized for providing an outstanding learning opportunity for juniors of every level. The facility offers beginner programs for men and women and is a top golfer development facility program in the Connecticut Section PGA. Head Golf Professional, Kevin Cloud was recognized as the 2014 Player Development award recipient in the Connecticut Section PGA. He has also been recognized as a 2012 top 50 kids teacher by US Kids Golf.