685 New London Tpke,
Norwich, Connecticut 06360-7067
The location of the first golf course at Norwich, Connecticut, was near the old home lot of Benedict Arnold. A rector of one of the Episcopal Churches in Norwich and a young golf enthusiast, who lived at the old Benedict Arnold place, laid out a six-hole golf course beginning in the backyard of Arnold’s old home. These two enthusiasts slowly gained recruits… among them some women. The first course had in one of its fairways a ledge. This ledge was used in Indian times as a place where Indians ground their corn and the mortar holes were visible in the ledge.
The first tournament of which we have authentic information was in November, 1896, proven by the existence of a small silver cup which for a number of years was contested for. On it is engraved the names of the winners, dates, and their score.