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4.3
520 Reviews (520)
5 Stars
253
4 Stars
196
3 Stars
47
2 Stars
16
1 Stars
8
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.3
91.9%
Recommend this course
475 out of 520 reviews
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4.0
20 Reviews (20)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.0
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.6
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
85.0%
Recommend this course
17 out of 20 reviews
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4.3
55 Reviews (55)
5 Stars
25
4 Stars
23
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
90.9%
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50 out of 55 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

4.3
520 Reviews (520)

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 11
2.0
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Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
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Amenities Average
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Reviews 11
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

The course was in very good condition, staff was very friendly.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 5
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Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 11
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4.0
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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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 38
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Thank you

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.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Very nice track

Not a negative thing to say. Play and you will ser

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Nice afternoon

The course was green and well maintained. Very nice experience overall

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
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 19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 34
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Richter 2023

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 95
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Disappointing

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful layou

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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