Great River Golf Club
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 challenging modern links designed front 9 where water comes into play on each hole. Then it turns into a wooded parkland style back 9. 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.
In the News:
- SHU's Great River Golf Course Names New Grounds Management Team, Receives Praise from Designer Fazio II - August 2, 2017
- Region’s golf pros pick their favorite holes, CT Post, July 29, 2017
- Great River Golf Club flourishing under Sacred Heart University Ownership
- Monty's River Grille at Great River Golf Club Named one of CT's Gorgeous and Delicious Outdoor Restaurants
- Sacred Heart University's Great River Golf Club Selected To Host PGA Junior Golf
- Great River Golf Club Named #3 in State in Golfweek's Best: State-by-State Courses You Can Play, 2016
- Sacred Heart University buys home golf course, Golfweek, December 16, 2015
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