The Norfolk Country Club is a private club in the northwest hills of Connecticut that for more than a century has served as an ideal summer retreat for fun and friendship for its members. Golf on its nine-hole course, tennis, and a host of other social activities, including lunches and dinners, fill the agenda each season.
For Members, this website is designed to be calendar-driven. Simply put, almost all the information you need is contained in the calendar. Want to know who the next Thursday night speaker is? Click on the bar on the Thursday in which you are interested, and you will be shown the speaker, the subject of the talk, and a bio.
To make a reservation for any event, click reservations on any page (top navigation menu). Similarly, tennis players and golfers can find out about tournaments, lessons, and the like. In the upper left-hand corner of the calendar is a categories list that will filter the calendar by category. Some people are only interested in golf.
For a brief history of the Club, please click here to learn how it got its start in the early 1900s and flourished to become what it is today—still a little club in the country.
Info You Need
Norfolk Country Club Calendar
Contact the Manager
Bridge, Dining, Golf, and Tennis
Sign up to play by clicking here: All signups must be received by Tuesday at 1:00 pm.
Registration for each game closes at 1:00 on the day of the game. If by that deadline, there is a half table, the last pair on the list should help find two more players to fill the table. If the additional players cannot be found, the last pair agrees to drop out of the game. Players are expected to find their own substitutes.
Sign up instructions:
-Enter your name and your partner’s name in the Doodle form. Please enter both names together. Example: Borden/Fanette.
-Select the game or games in which you would like to play and then click the “save” button. We will post dates a month worth in advance.
Substitutes: If you do not have a regular partner, enter your name as a substitute. Once you find your partner, please edit your entry on the Doodle form.
Games begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. and everyone is encouraged to come to
the dinner buffet before the games start.
The winner of the “Melvin Trophy” will be the best average of 7 or more scores accrued by an NCC member during the summer season, Tuesday, June 10 – Tuesday, August 26.
Guests: Guests are welcome to attend with a sponsoring member and may play unlimited games throughout the season. The guest fee is $10.00 (chit basis) per evening.
Weekly Prizes: Two dollars will be collected from each party bridge player for the “kitty.” Prizes will be awarded each Tuesday to the four highest scoring pairs of the night.
Bridge at other Times: Bridge tables can be set up by NCC staff for any member wanting to form private games at times other than Tuesday evening.
We would like to organize duplicate bridge games periodically over the summer. These games will be open to players of all skill levels. Dates and details to follow.
New this season: We will be altering game scoring method slightly to adhere to the preferred method for scoring Chicago or 4-deal bridge games.
A lot is the same, but the main difference is there will be no carrying of part scores or points for honors. Below is a brief outline:
The vulnerability varies from hand to hand in a fixed pattern as follows:
• Hand 1: Dealer North; neither side vulnerable
• Hand 2: Dealer East; North-South vulnerable
• Hand 3: Dealer South; East-West vulnerable
• Hand 4: Dealer West; both sides vulnerable
The score for each hand: # of tricks plus bonus.
Part score bonus: 50
Game Bonus (non-vulnerable): 300
Game Bonus (vulnerable): 500
Example: 2 of spades making 3 is 140 (90 + 50), 4 of hearts vulnerable is 620 (120 + 500)
There is no accumulation of part scores or games from deal to deal. The result is simply the total score over the 4 deals played.
There will be a scoring guide on each table and someone from the Bridge Committee will be present for each game to answer any questions you may have.
We are looking forward to seeing you Tuesday nights this summer!
The Bridge Committee
Mary Fanette, Chair
Bridge Season: June 10 – August 26
Mary Fanette, Chair, email@example.com, 860-542-1865
Libby Borden firstname.lastname@example.org, 860-806-2010
Sally Estock, email@example.com, 860-379-6442
Buzz Peacock, firstname.lastname@example.org, 860-542-5663
Dinner Buffet – Open to all NCC Members & Guests
6:00 pm – 7:00pm, $16.50 (Chit Basis)
Guest Players (Guests must play with a sponsoring member)
Guest Fee $10.00
Contact Mary or Lisa Auclair (542-5606), email@example.com
PLAY STARTS PROMPTLY @ 7:00 PM
Brunch Service every Sunday, 10:30am-2:30pm (Brunches begin May 25)
Lunch Service every day except Mondays, 11:30am-2:30pm (Lunch Service begins on June 24)
Friday Dinner Service 5:30-9:00pm, Bar Service until Midnight (Friday Dinners begin May 30)
Saturday Lunches 11:30-2:30 (Saturday Lunches begin May 31)
Saturday Dinner Service 6:00-9:00pm, Bar Service until Midnight (Saturday Dinners begin May 31)
About the Norfolk Country Club
Board of Governors
John Coston, President
Betsy Little, Co-Vice President
Kathy Robb, Co-Vice President
Robert Dance, Treasurer
Angela Engle, Secretary
Jennifer Münch Langendoerfer
Club Contact Information
Manager: Lisa Auclair
Ron Pfaefflin, Golf: 860.542.5282
J.B. Nickles, Tennis: 860.542.5494
The Norfolk Country Club
PO Box 441
Norfolk, CT 06058
Club House Closed on Mondays
Club Opens Saturday, May 24th
Club Closes Sunday, August 31st
Reservations required 2 days prior to event (except Thursday Night Speakers)
Reservations for Thursday Night Speakers due Wednesday at noon
Please provide any updated contact information to the Communications Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bridge: Mary Fanette
Buildings & Grounds: Roger Mitchell
Communications: Walter Godlewski
Entertainment: Abigail Cusick, Warner Hotchkiss
Finance: Robert Dance
Golf & Greens: John Wallace
House: Christina Vanderlip, Roger Mitchell
Infrastructure: John Perkins
Ladies’ Golf: Eva Blachere, Barbara Perkins
Long Range Planning: Doug Healy
Membership: Denise Buchanan
Nominating: Grant Mudge, Win Hotchkiss
Tennis: Ashley Rowe
Thursday Night Program: Janet Spencer
Children’s Program: Caitlin Macy