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4.3
279 Reviews (279)
5 Stars
124
4 Stars
103
3 Stars
34
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.2
89.8%
Recommend this course
245 out of 279 reviews
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4.5
41 Reviews (41)
5 Stars
25
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
95.1%
Recommend this course
39 out of 41 reviews
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4.5
66 Reviews (66)
5 Stars
40
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
95.5%
Recommend this course
63 out of 66 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6744 yards
Slope 139
Rating 73.6

Situated at the heart of Fairfield County, Richter Park Golf Course is situated along the West Lake Reservoir. The course has been ranked among not only the top ten golf courses in Connecticut but also as one of the top 25 public courses in the country. The course sprawls across more than 180 acres of gently rolling hills. Water has a prominent presence throughout, with the Reservoir bordering seven holes on the front nine and water hazards coming into play on a total of 14 holes. In addition to the water, there are a variety of elevation changes ranging from subtle to dramatic, which can make it a tough golf course to play your first time. Be prepared for a few blind shots. Richter Park's signature hole, the par-5 12th, is bordered by Boggs Pond. Your third shot will be over water to a bunkered green.

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Course Details

Year Built 1970
Fairways Blue/Rye Grass
Greens Bent/Poa Grass
Architect Edward C. Ryder

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, MasterCard, American Express
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes, except on weekends before noon
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Cafe, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Showers, Locker Rooms

Available Sports

Tennis

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Connecticut (2020 #11)

Reviews

4.3
279 Reviews (279)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 20
Patio Dining 15
Dinner 13
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 34
Elevation Changes 32
Bunkers 20
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 29
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 27
Locals 18
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 35
In the 'Burbs 13
Convenient to the City 7

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Wonderful!

First time playing this course! It was in great condition, the views are spectacular! Several challenging blind holes. My only comment or suggestion is to have better signage or a bell or something to prevent being hit by the players behind you. A woman I was playing with was hit in the back by a golf ball, very scary.

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Value Good
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4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
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Conditions Good
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Pace Average
Amenities Good
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3.0
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Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
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5.0
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Previously Played

Excellent course

The golf course was in great condition.
Play was a little slow, completed 18 holes in 4 hours.
Will definitely schedule another round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Wow!

Fantastic, fantastic, fantastic! From the Rangers and starter to the pro shop peeps to the layout and conditions. Worth the drive from Long Island!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

If You Want a Real Review, Read This

I'm a single digit handicap and thanks to Covid have played nearly 70 rounds year to date. I will give a fair and honest review with no skin in the game. Came up from Queens, NY and have heard alot about this course and as a 30 year golfer finally had the opportunity to give it a try. Overall it was a good day.

$69 on a weekday just after noon with cart and range balls (mats only today) was well worth the hour drive. The layout was challenging but fair. Not knowing the course with its intricacies and blind shots made it tough. No GPS on the carts and the lack of cell service in the area not allowing me to use my app didn't help navigating the course. Do yourself a favor and drive up where you can to survey the hole if you're a newbie.

Many tee boxes were beat up. Does it matter? Not really, you tee the ball up. Greens were fast and true, excellent condition. Fairways on the front had no problems. Back 9 in the low lying areas were pretty spotty but helped with 3 of them being cart path only. Those holes must be a nightmare after heavy rain cart path or not.

Ranger(s) kept pace of play where needed. Cart girl came around every 3 holes., great service.
Look forward to playing it again now knowing the course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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Great condition but greens are awful

Lightning greens but inconsistent throughout the day.

Course condition is in good shape and great pace of play.

Conditions Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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