Richter Park Golf Course
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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|Gold M: 65.9/115 W: 70.4/122||350||447||137||301||100||333||367||300||300||2635||142||340||442||120||377||263||484||130||402||2700||5335|
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Food & BeverageBar, Grill, Cafe, Restaurant
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Showers, Locker Rooms
Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Connecticut
Photo submitted by sunny1959 on 10/20/2022
Photo submitted by sunny1959 on 10/20/2022
Photo submitted by u044688050 on 07/12/2022
Photo submitted by kenygolf on 10/23/2021
Photo submitted by u000001261715 on 09/25/2020
12th hole Photo submitted by PJCdude on 04/17/2020
14th hole Photo submitted by PJCdude on 04/17/2020
5th hole Photo submitted by PJCdude on 04/17/2020
2nd hole Photo submitted by PJCdude on 04/17/2020
Richter's iconic 12th hole in April Photo submitted by u784867660 on 04/10/2019
Photo submitted by okulaman on 08/02/2017
1st Tee Photo submitted by brooksgolfer on 10/20/2016
Richter Park during fall foliage Photo submitted by dplevin11 on 10/05/2013
Pace of play
It took FIVE HOURS to play this round. The foursome that was 2 groups ahead of us had three holes open in front of them. There was a ranger cruising around the course, but he apparently didn’t say anything to the foursome. Very frustrating.
Great staff, Course was in great shape; sandy as the rain was coming which put the staff into high gear with the prep of the course and greens.
The course was green and well maintained. Very nice experience overall
Overall Great just some drainage problems on back nine
I’ll start by saying this is an amazing public facility, the front nine was stunning and magnificent with most holes bordering the lake on that side of the road, once you cross the road into the woods the course clearly has some issues with drainage, 3 fairways were in bad shape but I don’t know if there’s anything they can do they are low lying and collecting water and recieve limited sunlight. Dont let this stop you going there, people were amazing, from
The starter Frank to the cart girl Brianna it’s a great place to golf and they had rangers out and we played in 4 hours on a holiday weekend
Great layout. I’m originally from Danbury and am in my 50’s so I was around when Richers was pristine.
In recent years I’ve heard some negativity but had no negative experiences this time. I don’t play there often as I’ve moved away but the last two times past two years has been fine.
Fantastic layout, best around, scenic, etc. Although last time I was unimpressed with the attitude of the Bossman informing the Pro shop how there were no rain checks. I understand the policy, but interpersonal behavior should be a higher priority in my view.
None of that this time but only dealt with teen in pro shop and starter. Both very pleasant.
Good to see rangers on the course as well.
Good course and could best
The fro n t nine is in excellent shape and pace of play was terrific. We finished in 4.15 hours.
The back nine has three holes that need serious attention and it takes away from the entire experience.
However, the staff listened and we will certainly return to play again.
Have not played here since 2020, course is challenging with lots of elevation changes and hazards. Many fairways are in real bad shape, worse than the rough. Pace of play was really slow. They squeezed in a small practice range next to no 10,.. have to careful, got hit by a practice ball goin up to 10th green although they put up a net. Practice ball all over 18th fairway too. Many fairways like 11,14,16 are basically swamps, cart paths only. Some greens are in pretty bad shape too.
The layout is fantastic and it must be very scenic with foliage. The conditions were generally good, with the exception of standing water in a couple of low lying fairways adjacent to the humus bogs. We had significant rainfall the night before so we weren’t surprised, but either better drainage or elevating these fairways would be an improvement. The remaining course was very good considering the rain and we’ll definitely be returning.