Shennecossett is a historic 18-hole public golf course designed by Donald Ross. Located on beautiful Long Island Sound and the Thames River, the course features dramatic views and a chance to spot a tall ship at sail, the US Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, or a US Nuclear Submarine navigating the waterways.. Founded in 1898, Shennecossett remains a top New England golfing destination. The 2017 NRAAO Conference will provide you the opportunity to experience golf history and play Shennecossett.
Over the years, many famous golfers have walked the fairways at Shennecossett, including Arnold Palmer, Walter Hagen, Bobby Jones, Tommy Armour, Francis Ouimet, Babe Didrikson, Marion Hollins, Glenna Collett, and former club professionals Alex Smith and Harry Cooper.
Since April 10, 1969, due to the purchase of the course by the Town of Groton, Shennecossett has been open to the residents of Groton and surrounding communities for public play (the only public Donald Ross designed course in the state).
Shennecossett continues to its reputation as one host premier Connecticut golf events, such as the Connecticut Senior Open, and furthers of the best public golf courses in the state. In September of 2007 Shennecossett was featured in Golf Magazine as one of the “Thrifty Fifty” in the United States; best public access courses that one can play for under $50 (at that time). Shennecossett was featured in The Best of Northeast Golf 2007 Reader’s Choices as one of the best overall conditioned courses and best overall courses.
The 2017 NRAAO Annual Golf Tournament is a “Best Ball” Format with a 10:00 a.m. “Shotgun Start”. Foursome are welcomed but NOT required. Singles are encouraged to play and we will paired up. Your Golf Fee includes 18 Hole Greens Fee with Cart, Complimentary Sleeve of Balls, Tees, & Golf Tee Bag, Deli-Wrap Lunch provided on the course, One Drink Ticket, Various Prizes, and a Buffet Dinner at Par Four Restaurant immediately following the Tournament.
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