Of all the enduring appeals of Woodway Country Club, none surpasses the beauty of our 18-hole championship golf course. Situated on 184 acres of rolling terrain with the Noroton River winding through it, the course is a rich natural habitat, justly deserving its recognition by the National Audubon Society as the first golf course to be a bird sanctuary.
Designed by Willie Park, Jr., a two-time British Open champion and world-renowned golf course architect, Woodway challenges golfers of all skill levels, mainly because it requires them to hit “all of the shots.” The yardage from the back tees measures 6,901 yards, but the course’s true challenge and enjoyment – regardless of which tees you play – is its unique and deceptive greens. Justifiably, the Club is regularly ranked as one of the best in the state by Golf Digest.
Over the years, Woodway has hosted many golf tournaments and notable exhibitions. Golfing legends such as Bobby Jones, Harry Vardon, and Arnold Palmer have graced its fairways. Four Connecticut Open Championships (1964, 1983, 1995, and 2016) have been hosted at Woodway.
But more than just a course to play, the Club is a place to be. From our excellent practice facilities, vibrant caddie program, and 19th Hole grill, Woodway provides a full golf experience from start to finish. Head Golf Professional Michael Crawford and his experienced staff orchestrate a wide variety of offerings and events, including group clinics, individual instruction, a bustling junior program, and a plethora of member tournaments and outings for both men and women. From the multi-day member tournaments to mixed summer twilights, and everything in between, Woodway golfers enjoy it all.
Managed by Head Pro Michael Crawford, 2008 Met Section Merchandiser of the Year, the golf pro shop is a welcoming entrée for members and their guests alike. Woodway’s Pro Shop offers the latest in golf equipment, apparel, shoes and gifts.