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4.5
378 Reviews (378)
5 Stars
183
4 Stars
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3 Stars
39
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.2
96.3%
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4.5
79 Reviews (79)
5 Stars
47
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
98.7%
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78 out of 79 reviews
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4.5
101 Reviews (101)
5 Stars
60
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
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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
378 Reviews (378)

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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Shotgun

Corse was in good shape and my son and I always have a good time when we play here. The people that work there are great and Brittany the cart girl is very friendly and attentive to our in round drinking needs.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Reviews 5
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Plays Once a week
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4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
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Handicap 5-9
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5.0
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Awesome amazing nice course

I been at least 5time every year
Specially all staffs is amazing kindly concern take care

Coffee food very delicious cafe restaurant

Layout is gorgeous with every season

Green speed never slow amazing nice maintenance

Never forget beautiful course

Thank you very much they gave good memories

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
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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Reviews 50
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Loved the front 9. Back 9 lacked character. Whole course in great shape except some tee boxes are chewed up. Overall very nice tho!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times 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 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
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5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 10
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Stuck with a player in cart who smoked a cigar the entire round - most miserable when it is lousy cigar that I had to 2nd hand smoke. My eyes are still irritated and I can test the smoke 4 hors later.
GOING TO HAVE TO REQUEST A FULL REFUND ON THIS ROUND!!!

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
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5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
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 50
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
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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
Played On
Reviews 50
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Never disappoints

Great course with rangers managing blind shot areas

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 50
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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