Richter Park Golf Course in Danbury, Connecticut, USA | GolfPass
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4.4
440 Reviews (440)
5 Stars
211
4 Stars
165
3 Stars
43
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
8
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.2
94.6%
Recommend this course
400 out of 440 reviews
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4.3
62 Reviews (62)
5 Stars
28
4 Stars
27
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
91.9%
Recommend this course
57 out of 62 reviews
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4.3
94 Reviews (94)
5 Stars
44
4 Stars
40
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
93.6%
Recommend this course
88 out of 94 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

Reviews

4.4
440 Reviews (440)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 21
Patio Dining 16
Dinner 14
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 35
Elevation Changes 33
Bunkers 21
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 29
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 27
Locals 18
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 36
In the 'Burbs 14
Convenient to the City 7

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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Good Track. Recommend.

If you have a chance to play this course this season definitely do it. Don't play on Sunday though, 6 hour round easy. They've done well with the conditions this season at keeping this place on the greener side. Will play again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow on Friday

Really nice course. About three groups ahead were really slow, took 7-8 holes for ranger to address it.

Course layout is good but tricky. Have to play here a bunch to know how to play the course well.

Course was in great condition, especially in current drought. You can tell they are interested in maintaining the course… even saw a group filling in divots in the rough with sand mix!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Richter Park is a fun course to play!

The course is challenging but fair. The fairways were in good condition, and the rough was cut to a manageable length. The greens were in good condition, but I found them to be a little slow. Maybe due to much needed watering , as we are in a drought. Thanks to the staff, the grass is not burned out like some other courses I have played recently. I did fix numerous ball marks on every green. (Stop being so lazy people , it’s your responsibility!!
The course is about an hour drive for me, but I will definitely continue to make the trip to Richter park!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Sahara in Danbury

It’s summer. It’s hot. It’s the golfer’s responsibility to bring water…
However, it was nearly a 100 heat index yesterday and the beverage cart came by one time. The food/bev shack was closed when we made the turn at 5:07, and there was zero water available on the course.

If you’re not going to allow coolers, please provide the basic essentials necessary to stay hydrated or at the very least, alert potential customers that they are on their own for water.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great layout

First time playing the course in 15 years. What a nice layout! Played with two golfers who play the course regularly. This helped big time, because there are a ton of blind shots, funky, sloping fairways and large greens. Played okay, but feel like not really remembering the course cost me more than a few shots. Will book again in the fall when the foliage begins to change. So picturesque and they do a great job involving the bodies of water in the layout. Wonderful and inviting staff!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 24
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Worth the drive

The staff is super nice, range is in great shape and the course is fantastic. Worth the 75 minutes from Long Island.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good day

Had a good day. Course was dry and ground was hard - if you missed the green your ball could be gone. And why are all par 3 over water - at least it seemed that way.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 23
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Some Maintenance Basics

This is my home course and I love it! It is one of the best in Connecticut, but there are a few things that can be easily remedied to make it great. Mostly that involves filling the divots on the T each time the T markers are moved. The new T on 13 is already looking shabby because that has not been done. There are also several fairways where Carts cannot access and people forget to bring their Divot bottles with them. Those fairways are in desperate need of a concentrated divot-fill regimen. Great work on the sight lines/tree removal (don’t forget the choking vines climbing up the trunks!) and the green repairs. We’re proud of our course!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Experience

We played two different courses in the area within 30 miles) on consecutive days. The experiences could not have been more different. Both courses were challenging. Richter Park was challenging, but fun and fair. The staff at Richter Park could not have been better. (that was the biggest differnce between the two courses). Everyone at Richter Park, from the starter, to the pro shop staff, and the wait staff both on and off the course, was extremely friendly and accomodating. It was out first time and we could not have had a better experience. Thank you. We look forward to coming back.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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