Golf at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut

The new ace at Foxwoods.
Tom Roberts

Two decades ago, Foxwoods Resort Casino was a small bingo hall hidden deep in the Connecticut woods. It has since become one of the world's largest gaming palaces. The latest expansion has golfers feeling flush.

This month, Foxwoods opens 36-hole Lake of Isles golf club by architect Rees Jones. The South Course is private; the North Course welcomes public play.

The 7,252-yard layout sports more rises and falls than a Texas Hold 'Em table. The second hole is the golf equivalent of going all-in: 216 yards over a pond to a green flanked by sand. It poses a tough dilemma for gambling golfers: Is an ace better here or in one of the six casinos?

Greens fees are $100-$175 and include cart, range balls, yardage guide, bag tag and divot tool. Call 888-ISLES-GOLF or visit lakeofisles.com

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