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3.9
172 Reviews (172)
5 Stars
46
4 Stars
75
3 Stars
37
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
7
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.3
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.7
82.6%
Recommend this course
147 out of 172 reviews
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4.0
20 Reviews (20)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.3
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.2
80.0%
Recommend this course
16 out of 20 reviews
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4.0
27 Reviews (27)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.3
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.2
81.5%
Recommend this course
22 out of 27 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 72
Length 6473 yards
Slope 124
Rating 71.0
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Fairchild Wheeler Golf- Red Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1934
Fairways Rye Grass
Greens Rye Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Doug Smith

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $10
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
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, Amex, Discover Accepted
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Jeans of any style (shorts or long pants), short shorts or mini-skirts, cut offs, tank tops, dew rags, bathing suits or mens and boys shirts without a collar are NOT permitted.

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

3.9
172 Reviews (172)
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Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Rude players

Rude players…
I was simply asked by the starter to wait across the street on the first tee while the people on the Teebox finished teeing off. The next thing I know there’s a foursome directly behind me on the first Teebox when it was my turn. When I asked why they didn’t wait across the street as the rules are stated by the pro. I was accosted by one of the golfers very rudely.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course condition

Course was in great shape, fairway and greens well maintained, recommend Fairchild to anyone looking for a great day on the golf course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 24
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Unimpressed

Holes 1, 9, 10 and 18 are extremely hilly and difficult.
The rest just seem very flat and long.
I won't be coming back.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 42
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

First Time on the Red

First time at Fairchild & the Red. What a surprise,,,this course was totally different than we imaged one in Fairfield County. We had a great day & a great time, but this was a very hard course...lots of 400 yard par 4's and lots of huge ravines (can't think of any other way to describe the 1st, 9th, 10th & 18th holes). We really enjoyed playing there and the course was in great shape considering the drought. Definitely going back to try the Black course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 27
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Poor pace of play with 3 hour 9 hole round

I was disappointed with the pace of play during my nine hole round on a recent Saturday afternoon. Fairchild Wheeler is a Course I’ve played many times.
There were no Rangers to be seen to monitor and make sure pace of play was being kept. As a woman I’m very conscientious of pace of play and was astonished at how long it took foursomes of men to finish a hole Lots of time looking for lost balls or hitting mulligans etc. many groups spent many minutes waiting to tee off. Again staff needed to monitor pace of play during the course. A 3-hour 9 hole round is too long.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 6
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Walked
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

THE WHEEL RED

The wheel is always fun to play. Considering it's a 36 hole facility, many flock there for ease o get on and play.
Having played both courses over the last 20 years, do not expect country club conditions. The greens are slower than many other area courses. But overall for a public track it's fun and great value.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 19
Skill Intermediate
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 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 6
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Punched Greens

Would love it if they told me the greens looked like Swiss cheese before I payed full price. Overall good value (normally).
One nice starter, one who needs to chill out

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities 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 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Fairchild Wheeler

This course is my home course. Easy for me to get tee times at, and close by. I always have a good time playing this track. The “hilly” course creates some fun challenges. The pro-shop staff is always very friendly and eager to help. The only downfall about this place are the starters. The two older gentlemen constantly give golfers a hard time. I won’t bore you with details nor do I intend to pash these two gents, but, they are the courses biggest pitfalls.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Red course is decent, worth the $. Conditions OK

Decent muni course. Starters can be a bit rude. Pro shop girls and diner staff are fine. I’ve played a few times but probably won’t again, unless meeting friends in the middle. Ive played both the red course (red today as well) but prefer the black (for reasons below).

Overall a rather boring layout. No real doglegs or anything interesting, just up/down with weird layups and back and forth. Greens are very very slow and don’t roll pure. I’d give the greens a 4/10 for muni courses. Fairways are in OK shape. Tee boxes a bit rough but that’s expected for muni.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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