Chippanee Country Club (www.Chippanee.com) in Bristol, Ct. is a private club that can be accessed by subscribers of Golfing Magazine New England by using their Course Play Stimulus card.
Chippanee Country Club features a challenging and fun 18-hole golf course, a full tennis facility, an Olympic-size pool, and a newly-renovated clubhouse with stunning views of the first fairway and the hills and valleys of Bristol and surrounding towns. It may be at its most aesthetically pleasing in autumn, when fall foliage time settles in.
Although the course plays to a par-70 from the blue tees (a modest 6,310 yards), Chippanee Country Club has small, challenging greens and tight narrow fairways. There are 33 sand traps throughout the course with water coming into play on the par-five fourth hole, the par-four 10th hole, and the par-three 11th hole. The course is eminently fair and not overly tough, and a track that players of all abilities can approach without too much trouble, even higher handicap golfers.
The club also has a driving range and putting green, a fully-stocked pro shop, three grass and two Har-Tru tennis courts, a pool-side snack bar, patio area, and “kiddie” pool.
In addition to the recreational aspects, Chippanee Country Club offers a first-rate private restaurant experience that is second to none. The dining facilities include a casual grill room, a large fine-dining room, two separate bars, and banquet facilities that can comfortably accommodate parties from 25 to 200 guests. A complimentary staff is on hand to accommodate all dining needs.
The club offers several different levels of membership, including family, single (even if married), junior, and social. Chippanee Country Club has an active social calendar, which includes golf tournaments, wine tastings, theme dinners, movie nights and holiday parties.