WELCOME TO “THE WITCH”!
Stanwich was originally designed by William and David Gordon and opened for play in 1964.  The Tom Fazio group has redesigned the course in three phases over the past 15 years.  The Club has hosted the USGA Mid-Am Championship, Palmer Cup, Wyndham Cup and numerous other Professional and Amateur Championships over the years.
 
UPON ARRIVAL
Please check in with our Director of Outside Services, Henry Stefanowicz, who will serve as your point person for the day. Josh Van Lent relieves Henry for the PM shift.  In the Men’s Locker Rooms, Aldo and Eddie will be at your service while Mariam is on staff in the Women’s Locker Room.
 
DRESS CODE
Proper attire is required on the Golf Course and all practice areas.  No tennis-style shorts, exercise clothing, cargo style shorts or jeans are permitted.  Appropriate attire for men and junior boys includes the following:  Bermuda-length shorts, collared shirts (tucked in), and/or tailored slacks and caps worn bill forward please. Women’s tops can be either sleeveless with a collar as well as collarless with sleeves.
 
CELL PHONES
The Board of Directors and the House Committee continue to balance the realities of electronic devices in our lives with an ambiance commensurate with the spirit of our golf and family focused club.

We have eased restrictions on the use of electronic devices as follows for members 18 and older only:

• In dining rooms, terrace, and the bar if a member deems it necessary, discrete, silent, and brief text messaging is permitted. Devices must be on silent and remain off the table.

• For communication longer than a brief text, emailing or anything else, individuals must leave the dining area and go the Card Room.

• Electronic devices may be used for taking and sharing photographs.

The following rules remain in force:
• Members are responsible for the behavior of their guests.
• All electronic devices must be on silent
• No electronic devices on the dining tables
• No voice communications except in the phone booth or in a member’s car
• No games or videos
• No web browsing 
 
CADDIES
Qualified and motivated caddies contribute greatly to the pleasure of a round of golf.  Caddies are not employees of the club. Their remuneration is determined by the members and guests who use their services.  We are proud of our Caddie program and confident that they will add to your enjoyment of Stanwich. Henry and Josh will serve as a good guide for any questions you may have regarding the Caddies
 
CARE FOR THE COURSE
Please replace all divots, repair ball marks and rake the bunkers.   Golf carts must remain on an established path around all greens and tees and stay on the paths at all times on the par 3 holes.
 
GOLF SHOES
Stanwich is well known for its fast and true bent grass greens. Molded bottom shoues without plastic or rubber shoes are mandatory.  Please be aware of the marks you make on the greens and tap down any spike marks before leaving each green.
 
SPEED OF PLAY
All players are expected to maintain an acceptable pace of play.  The Golf Committee has set the expected time for the completion of a round to be four hours for a four-ball and three hours for a two-ball. 
 
FOOD AND BEVERAGE
Millie Skinner, Pavlo Dallta and Tara Capuano manage the food and beverage service and will be able to handle any questions you have regarding food and beverage.

DIRECTIONS
From New York City (North)
Take the FDR Drive (North) to the Major Deegan Expressway (87 North) to the Saw Mill Parkway. Get off on Exit 4 (Cross County Parkway) and proceed to the Hutchinson River Parkway (North). This becomes the Merritt Parkway. Get off at Exit 31 (North Street). Turn right off exit and proceed 2.2 miles towards Banksville. The Stanwich Club is on your right. Look for stone archway.

 
From Connecticut (South)
Take the Merritt Parkway South to Exit 31. Turn left off exit and proceed 2.2 miles towards Banksville. The Stanwich Club is on your right. Look for stone archway.

 
From New Jersey (North)
Take the Garden State Parkway (North) to New York and cross the Tappan Zee Bridge. After the bridge, the second exit is 287 East (New England). Follow 287 East to Exit 9N for the Merritt Parkway to Exit 31. Turn right off exit and proceed 2.2 miles towards Banksville. The Stanwich Club is on your right. Look for stone archway.

 
From Long Island 
Take the Grand Central Parkway (West) to the Triborough Bridge to the Major Deegan Expressway. Get off at Exit 4 (Cross County Parkway) and proceed to the Hutchinson River Parkway (North). This becomes the Merritt Parkway. Get off at Exit 31 (North Street). Turn right off exit and proceed 2.2 miles towards Banksville. The Stanwich Club is on your right. Look for stone archway.

FINALLY, BE SURE TO ENJOY YOURSELF!
 
Michael Summa, Director of Golf