The 18-hole Keney Park Golf Course was designed by Devereux Emmet, with the first 9 holes opening in 1927. A preeminent figure in the history of golf course architecture, Emmet is responsible for local courses such as Hartford Golf Club and The Country Club of Farmington, and iconic layouts nationally such as Bethpage State Park in New York and Congressional Country Club in Maryland. The back-nine at Keney Park opened in 1930 and was designed by Robert “Jack” Ross, an engineer for the City of Hartford.
Since early 2014, Keney Park Golf Course has been the focus of a massive restoration, with design efforts led by Matthew Dusenberry of Dusenberry Design. Dusenberry, a Milwaukee-based golf course architect, was a longtime associate at Greg Norman Golf Course Design, and has worked on layouts such as Doral in Miami and Doonbeg in Ireland.
The full-scale restoration of Keney Park Golf Course includes completely renovated tee boxes, fairways, greens and bunkers, as well as an updated clubhouse.