Sterling Farms Golf Course renovation architect Robert McNeil shares a little of his perspective on the devilish par 4 14th!
No. 14 is a very interesting hole, challenging players—of different abilities—in different ways. The bunker we added is intended to provide a clear directional aiming point for most players. We also extended the fairway, to the bunker, in order to capture the form, and challenge the player to get as close as possible which provides the best angle in. Unfortunately, for the higher handicap player, the water really comes into play on their second shot… with only a spit of fairway offered to land the ball. All players must contend with the corner pinning options on 14. The proper angle into the green is critical. A 2 iron is the smart play here.
Robert McNeil owns the Northeast Golf Company. www.northeastgolfcompany.com
From the desk of Paul grillo, executive director, Stamford Golf Authority
Welcome to Sterling Farms Golfer. Over the past five decades, Sterling Farms has evolved into one of the premiere golf destinations anywhere in the region. We continually strive to maintain, if not exceed, that distinction, and know we owe it all to our Stamford families, friends and neighbors, as well as our patrons like you. Now is the best time of the year to play our spectacular 18 hole championship golf course. Our Golf Course Superintendent, Mike Golden, and his whole team, are leaders in the world of greenkeeping, and we are very proud of the quality of their hard work. I think you'll find our putting greens, fairways, tees, roughs—and every landscape feature here—reflects their devotion and hard work. It is spectacular. Sterling Farms is home to the area's top driving range facility. You won't find a better value, or level of quality, anywhere! We take great pride and joy serving you, and our local community. On behalf of all of us here at Sterling Farms, welcome and thank you!