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John Torsiello
By John Torsiello
Published on 06/21/2012

Portland Golf Course, Portland CT

Portland Golf Course
Portland, CT

Portland Golf Course is known as a welcoming and fun place to spend four or five hours to play a round of golf.
  Management prides itself on being pro-active in regards to growing the game and encouraging all players to come and test this really fine daily fee layout.
  The routing at Portland GC is solid and the conditions excellent. The club also allows nine-hole rounds for those who want to fit a little golf in between work or chores.
  Portland has two great, short par-fours back to back on the front side, the 292-yard fifth and 337-yard sixth.
  The fifth demands a well-placed tee shot, and you can choose to hit all you’ve got in the bag or play it safe off the tee with a fairway wood or long iron to set up a wedge into the green. Just remember that there’s out-of-bounds on both sides of the fairway.
  The sixth is a tad longer but can also be approximated by the big hitters. Beware of OB hugging the left side of the fairway and a well-trapped green that can cause problems on the approach.
  The 12th is a good par-five. It measures 520 yards from the tips and has a tree sitting in the middle of the fairway that influences the second shot. Keep the ball on the left side of the fairway for the best shot into the green.