The 5th hole, at just 107 yards (129 yards from the 14th tee), is a relatively gentle par three, but it's very easy to three putt the tricky, two-tiered green, which slopes from left to right.

Take a moment or two to drink in the remarkable views across Torrington Commons to the hillside beyond the river valley.


The 6th hole was completely remodeled in 2013 and this short 308-yard par four will live long in the memory.

The tee shot is played blind, across what was formerly the 5th green, to a fairway that slopes from left to right towards a gathering bunker set into the right hand side of the fairway.

A solid (and brave) drive over the left of the old green will catch a speed chute that will feed the ball down the slope, setting up a short iron approach to a large green that's guarded by a bunker to the left and right.


The short, bunkerless par three 7th is a completely new hole that opened for play in 2014. Measuring only 118 yards, a par should be there for the taking, but two large oak trees protect the front left of the green and a deep out-of-bounds quarry will swallow any ball hit too far right.


The short par four 8th hole only measures 268 yards, but it has spoiled many a scorecard.

Big hitters can cut off the corner on this dogleg right, but there's out of bounds to the right and a copse of woodland to carry, so this is a genuine risk-and-reward hole.  

Conservative play is hitting up the middle leaving the ball short of a hidden bunker set into the left of the fairway at the top of the rise. This will leave a short but blind approach to an undulating green that's protected by a bunker to the left and another to the right. Beware of being too far right with any approach shot as out of bounds threatens. 


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