The Course At Yale


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200 Conrad Dr
New Haven, CT 06515-2410
(203) 392-2376
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Course Details/History

  • Architect Name – Charles Blair McDonald
  • Regulation Length Holes – 18
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  • Private, 18 holes, $100.00 - $118.00

    Yale University has been ranked as one of the top courses in the Golf Magazine's panel of experts.

    When it opened in 1926, Seth Raynor's course was the most expensive ever built in the United States thanks to the rocky ground it was created on. The fairways are wide, but the bunkers are very deep, so you had better find the short grass.

    While some would say that changes over the years have detracted from the original routing and design, the 215-yard par-3 9th hole remains a classic from the Golden Age of golf. From the tee, which is elevated about 60 feet above the green, players must hit over Griest Pond to a Biarritz-style green (named for the town in France where this type of green complex first appeared). A 5-foot-deep gully divides the green in half. Players on the wrong side are forced to putt through, or pitch over, the gully.

    The course is open to Yale students, faculty and alumni, and their guests. For more information on the Yale University Golf Course, go to

    Design - Golf Course at The Course at Yale
    • Year Built: 1926
    • Designer: C.B. Macdonald, Seth Raynor
    • Greens Grass Type: Bent Grass
    • Fairways Grass Type: Bent Grass
    • Water Hazards: Yes
    • Sand Bunkers: 41-50
    • Yardage Markers: Sprinkler Heads Marked
Black tee7072.91326,749
Blue tee7071.61306,440
Green tee7069.61285,941
Gold tee7070.21235,209
Front Nine
Black tee4103744114371474213774062133196
Blue tee3983623994251354093653942013088
Green tee3833443794101183493503821652880
Gold tee3103363323441153172883281462516
Back Nine
Black tee3963794002123651905534376213553
Blue tee3823473871963531714954255963352
Green tee3073343431923421414653955423061
Gold tee2353243181893311264352554802693
*Par value varies depending on tee boxes used.