Del Boca Vista (a/k/a Buena Vista GC, West Hartford, last reviewed May, 2009)
If you're looking for a par 3/executive course, you might want to try "Del Boca Vista," just across from the reservoir on Route 4/Farmington Ave.). Not a bad place to get in a quick 9 (hour and a half or so on a good day) and/or work on your short game. If you've ever played there and have checked out the course's web site, you'll note that someone took some serious creative license with the "country club atmosphere" comment. No pro shop, just a starter's shack with the same footprint as a medium sized tool shed; kind of reminiscent of the original pro shop at the old Bel Compo in Avon (now Blue Fox Run) and the converted FEMA trailer/clubhouse at Airways, which works just fine, no complaints from the GT crowd whatsoever.
Archived comments on DBV: course conditions, 2008