Stanley Municipal Golf Course ready for the season

The Stanley Municipal Golf Course picked a good day to open for the season.
Published: Mar. 18, 2022 at 9:06 AM EDT|Updated: Mar. 18, 2022 at 12:41 PM EDT
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NEW BRITAIN, CT (WFSB) - The Stanley Municipal Golf Course picked a good day to open for the season.

Temperatures were forecasted to reach into the 70s on Friday.

“Opening day, good weather, 70 degrees,” said Mike Ermini of Newington.

“It’s going to be beautiful,” said Nathaniel Mills of Coventry. “[I’m] playing with some good friends. It’ll be a great time.”

New Britain Mayor Eric Stewart took the inaugural first tee at 8:45 a.m.

“The opening of Stanley Golf Course is one of the unofficial signs that spring is finally here in New Britain,” Stewart said. “This course is a true gem within our city that attracts thousands of golfers each year, and I know this season will be no different.”

Her first swing, however, didn’t go far.

“This is what golf is all about right? If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again,” she said.

The second went sky high.

“You have work at it, you have to constantly practice and get better and that’s why I like playing it,” Stewart said.

Stewart’s office said that weather permitting, beginning Saturday, March 19, the course will open weekdays at 8 a.m. and weekends at 7 a.m.

The golfing order will be first come, first serve.

Tee-time reservations are set to begin on Friday, April 1. The 19 station, covered, enclosed and heated driving range will be open seven days a week and close at 7 p.m.