About the Area
Once the location of the world’s largest rose distributor, TPC River Highlands is located at the center of New England in Cromwell, Connecticut, just outside of Hartford, and is situated on a bluff overlooking the Connecticut River. Providing easy access to Boston, New York City, and Hartford, Connecticut, TPC River Highlands is a key stop for any golfer looking for a golf club with a true New England feel and lots of local attractions within an hour’s driving distance.
Connecticut, the Nutmeg state, is home to many historical landmarks. Just one hour south east from TPC River Highlands is the Olde Mystic Village, a shopping mall designed to represent a New England Village circa 1720 and the Groton Submarine Base where the USS Nautilus (the world’s first nuclear powered submarine) was built in 1954. The south east region of Connecticut is also home to two of the largest casinos in the northeast: Mohegan Sun Casino and Foxwoods Resort & Casino and The Dinosaur Place, a 60 acre outdoor adventure park featuring over 40 life-sized dinosaurs on pristine nature trails and New England’s largest SplashPad.
More recognizably, TPC River Highlands is just 40 minutes from the world’s leading distributors in “interactive candy” and construction toys. To the north, the main USA office of LEGO Group is located in Enfield, CT and to the south is PEZ CANDY, INC. located in Orange, CT. Additionally TPC River Highlands is just 35 minutes from the original Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana, one of the oldest and best-known pizzerias in the United States and one hour from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, MA.
Other fun facts about Connecticut:
- Home of the Hartford Yard Goats
- The oldest U.S. newspaper still being published: The Hartford Courant, established in 1764
- The first hamburger (1895), Polaroid camera (1934), helicopter (1939), and color television (1948).
- The United States oldest library, The Scoville Memorial Library which began in 1771