Each year the Travelers Golf Tournament is hosted in Cromwell, CT. Certainly one of the only opportunities in New England to watch some of the top tier pros. While this is no longer a required stop on the PGA tour as it once was in the 80s and 90s, It does still get some of the top talent including Sergio Garcia who just won the Masters, Bubba Watson, and others. I have not been to any other golf tournament so I cannot comment how the experience relates to other events, but it seems like a well run event with close interaction between fans and golfers, and has a decent selection of food and booze. Parking can be pricey and crowded, but many organizations throughout greater Hartford provide free day passes and parking passes if you know where to look.