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35th Connecticut Public Links


Connecticut Public Links Returns to H. Smith Richardson in 2021

H. Smith Richardson Golf Course has previously hosted the Public Links in 2012 and 1989.

For the third time in event history, the Connecticut Public Links presented by GOLFTEC will be contested at H. Smith Richardson Golf Course in Fairfield. This year marks the 36th playing of the event and it will be contested from August 16-17. The Public Links was played at H. Smith Richardson most recently in 2012 when Tom McCarthy captured the title and before that in 1989 when Frank Dully earned the victory. 

Designed by Hal Purdy and Stephen Kay the course opened in 1972 and the approximately 6,700 yards, par 72 layout will challenge golfers throughout. Golfers can expect a variety of holes and will encounter holes that are uphill, downhill, short, long, straight, or doglegged. Approach shots will be hit into large undulating greens that will require a good read and confident stroke.  

There is the potential for some late-round fireworks as players will finish on the par-5 18th hole that will play at around 530 yards. 

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About the CSGA

Founded in 1899, the CSGA is the country's oldest state golf association and, as an Allied Golf Association of the USGA, provides stewardship for amateur golf in Connecticut. In addition to administering handicaps for over 40,000 members at 181 member clubs, the CSGA conducts more than 85 days of competition throughout the year for golfers of all ages, genders, and skill levels. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the CSGA supports a variety of golf organizations within Connecticut, including the Connecticut Association of Golf Course Superintendents, Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference, Connecticut Section PGA, Connecticut Women’s Golf Association, CSGA Scholarship Fund in honor of Widdy Neale, LPGA-Amateur Golf Association, Southern New England Women’s Golf Association, and The First Tee of Connecticut.