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4.5
363 Reviews (363)
5 Stars
178
4 Stars
129
3 Stars
38
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.2
96.0%
Recommend this course
329 out of 363 reviews
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4.6
84 Reviews (84)
5 Stars
54
4 Stars
26
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
100.0%
Recommend this course
84 out of 84 reviews
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4.6
102 Reviews (102)
5 Stars
64
4 Stars
33
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
100.0%
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102 out of 102 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

4.5
363 Reviews (363)

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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4.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
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Consistent...showing late-season wear

Always my favorite CT course. Challenging layout and gorgeous. Any public course has its rough spots which they're working to address in a few areas. White tees have become terribly worn this late in the season. Rains have created tons of overgrowth around perimeter and exacerbated swampy areas on the back nine that need to be addressed with a real solution/makeover one day.... Otherwise course is lush, playable and fun.

Conditions Good
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Layout Excellent
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Pace Good
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Conditions Good
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Amenities Good
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Slow greens

The greens were very slow and the sand traps need work

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Plays Once a week
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5.0
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Never disappoints

Great course with rangers managing blind shot areas

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Value Excellent
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Friendliness Average
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Amenities Good
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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3.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Conditions Excellent
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Conditions Good
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Best Course in Connecticut

This is by far the best course (difficulty, condition, quality of design) I have played in Connecticut. This is a must play for any serious golfer in our area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 25
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Richter is a very mature and challenging course. It is well maintained and despite the heavy traffic is in good shape

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 25
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 25
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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