Big thunderstorm dropped buckets of ran after I checked into my hotel, with possible hail so I am done for the day after just 2 courses.
Tolland, CT- Cross Farms:Very nice and well kept in some flat woods. Has good shot balance and is well designed. Several par 4's. Almost all woods, no big shots to air out. Great gravel pads and great signs. Errant shots are not overly punished, you can usually get up and down for 3 still with a great upshot. Nothing nasty or too rough. Great course.
Manchester, CT- Wickham:Beautiful and extremely well manicured. The woods are clean and the grass is near ball-golf like. The rubber tees and smooth and flat and brooms are provided. The signs are great and it's easy to follow especially with a scorecard from the gate guy. It's long, but having a big arm doesn't help that much, almost no extra deuce op's for big arms, and the longer holes can be 3'ed without a big arm as well. Mix of open, open with some trees for placement, and shorter tightly wooded holes. Can be very windy. Views of Hartford skyline.