Great River Golf Club

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Sacred Heart University has purchased 150 acres of land on the Housatonic River in Milford/Orange, CT, which includes Northeast's premier semi-private 18-hole Great River Golf Course and a 32,000-square-foot clubhouse. Located just 11 miles away from SHU's main campus, Great River Golf Club is a signature Tommy Fazio-designed facility that has been ranked fourth-best in Connecticut by Golf.com. 

New Academic Programs to Develop in Golf Management and Hospitality

The ownership of the golf course will allow Sacred Heart to develop new academic programs in the areas of golf management and hospitality management and will complement the current programs in exercise science, sports communications and sports management. “A golf management program—for which we will seek PGA approval, would be the only one in metropolitan New York and New England—one of the most saturated areas on earth for golf courses. We also expect it will provide opportunities for vital hands-on work experience and internships for students, and we hope to host national golf camps and regional and national NCAA championships there,” said President John Petillo. 

A Challenging Course set in Picturesque New England

Nestled along the picturesque banks of the Housatonic River, the course provides a a first class experience for golfers of all abilities. Whether you are a beginning golfer or touring professional, Great River offers five levels of tees that provide a fair yet challenging golfing experience. The course starts on a wooded parkland style front 9 then turns onto a challenging modern links designed back 9 where water comes into play on each hole. Consistently ranked as one of the nation’s top golf courses, enjoy beautiful views, perfectly manicured fairways and greens, and signature holes from the 1st through the 18th.

Full-Service Restaurant and Pro Shop

Great River Golf Club is home to Monty’s River Grille, a full-service restaurant offering Zagat-rated service, exceptional American-International cuisine, and a unique dining experience. In addition, the clubhouse is fully equipped and wireless providing corporate space as well as a dramatic ballroom for weddings and special events.

The 3,000 square-foot Golf Pro Shop at Great River is stocked with an extensive collection of fine golf apparel, shoes, equipment and accessories by Callaway, TaylorMade, PING, Titleist, FootJoy, Ecco and Bridgestone.

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