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Must Play: Blue Fox Run Golf Course
By John Torsiello | Published  05/2/2016 | Connecticut | Unrated
Must Play: Blue Fox Run Golf Course
Blue Fox Run Golf Course in Avon, Ct. offers 27 holes of great daily fee golf that makes it ideal during the laid back days of autumn. There is never any hassle getting a tee time with three nines to choose from.

A new nine holes were designed by Stephen Kay and Doug Smith, and Blue Fox thus became a 27-hole layout several years ago. Five of the new holes are on the White Course and the other four on the Red Course. The unchanged former back nine is the Blue Course. The new holes are a pleasing mix of those that are open in nature and several that are lined by trees. There is ample bunkering in the fairways and around the modest-sized greens.

One of the best new holes is the 500-yard par-five fourth on the White Course. If you can steer clear of fairway bunkers to the left of the fairway and high grass on the right, you may be left with an opportunity to go for the large, oblong green in two.

Blue Fox is also a place where you can air it out with driver on most holes, and that’s always fun, especially on the Red and White nines. The Blue Course, which has nine of the “old” holes, is a tad more stringent, especially over its last four or five holes, one of which is an island green, the 17th, that the owners built a few years back.

The 201-yard seventh hole on the Red Course is as good a par-three as you can get in the area. There’s a pond that guards the right side of the green and bunkers scattered around the putting surface. Par here is a quite noteworthy feat if played from the back markers.

The club had earlier given its Blue Course a facelift, as well as most holes that existed on the White and Red courses, in the form of new bunkering and a bit of tinkering with several greens and tee boxes.

Avon, Ct.