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4.0
281 Reviews (281)
5 Stars
83
4 Stars
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3 Stars
45
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.0
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.8
81.4%
Recommend this course
247 out of 281 reviews
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4.1
8 Reviews (8)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.1
75.0%
Recommend this course
6 out of 8 reviews
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4.0
22 Reviews (22)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
5
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1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.0
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.2
81.8%
Recommend this course
18 out of 22 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 71
Length 6454 yards
Slope 126
Rating 71.7
Book a Tee Time at
Fairchild Wheeler Golf - Black 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

4.0
281 Reviews (281)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 12
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 15
Bunkers 8
Plays Long 7
This course/club is great for:
Locals 11
Playing Multiple Courses 6
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 7
In the 'Burbs 7

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Played On
Reviews 20
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked

Great days at Fairchild Wheeler

The Black course has a number of hills so walking is a workout. The course looks great and the staff is friendly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
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First Time Playing

Autumn Disappointment

I played a round of fallen leaves; not golf balls. With 75% of the leaves already fallen off the trees, it is inexcusable that a majority of the course fairways were inundated with leaves that created lost balls after very good tee shots. The municipal course management is being too lazy or end-of-season budget cheap - or both - and obviously doesn’t care about course playability.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Horrible Conditions

No tee markers, unfixed ball marks all over the greens. Overall horrible conditions. Will not return!

Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Great Day at Fairchild Wheeler

Excellent course, some good hills to climb - especially 18 if you're walking. The course is in great shape. The staff is always friendly and helpful.
It would be easier to book a tee time if the online reservation system allowed me to pay at the Senior rate.

Thank you to all of the staff and groundskeepers for keeping the course in such great shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course

My brother and I played the course yesterday for first time in years and were both pleasantly surprised what great shape it was in considering the past 2 storms that saturated it over the last 2 weeks. Starter friendly and got us off early as there was a lull in tee times. Greens were smooth and about a 10 on speed scale. Fairways were a little moist but drying out quickly with the abundant sunshine. Routing was excellent and not too tricky. There are a couple of blind shots, but a quick walk or ride ahead gives you proper landing area. Weather was sunny and 80 degrees. Had lunch after in on-site tavern and burgers were very good and homemade french fries were also great. All in all a great day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great time.

Tee boxes in bad shape, course was fun.
Great day.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Wet but good day

Course was pretty wet but in good shape. Some tees were a bit beaten up, but rest of course was great. Will be back

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 37
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

No rangers and no maintenance on golf

The course is in bad shape. Look like it has no maintenance or superintendent took care of it at all. No ranger and so many beginner players on course. They were all over the place.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 66
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Interesting course

It's a interesting course that gets a lot of play. The greens and fairways are good, the tee boxes and manicuring a little rough. I go there regularly.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 20
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course good, Bar na

The golf course was good for the money, but they rip you off in the bar afterwards. 1 soda, 1 beer, 2 mixed drinks $31.50. Ridiculous!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 06/22/2023

Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed our golf course, but we apologize if our pricing at the bar did not meet your expectations. Thank you for your feedback.

Played On
Reviews 175
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 100 Contributor
Previously Played

The Wheeler

Fairways good and tee boxes sub par. Greens and sand traps terrible.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/22/2023

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of our course. We apologize that the tee boxes, greens, and sand traps did not meet your expectations. We will strive to improve our course for the future. Thank you for your feedback.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Smoke day at the Wheel

The Black course played well. Some tees were totally chewed up, but fairways greens bunkers and rough were very good. Several groups backed up on the back 9. An active Ranger would be good

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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Commented on 06/22/2023

Hello, u314164076500. Thanks so much for your review. We appreciate your feedback, and we hope to see you again soon at Black at D. Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 7
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/06/2023

Hi, Kweevin. We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us to share with us your favorite part of your experience. Thanks for golfing at Black at D. Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/06/2023

Hello u3015759. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave an excellent rating! We really appreciate your business. Please let us know what we can do for you in the future to earn that last star and thanks for choosing Black at D. Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 73
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing

Pleasantly surprised

Very hilly and scenic New England course, challenging due to quite a few par 4 holes over 400 yds. Not any big water hazards, but a few well placed streams and bunkers.
Fairways were in good shape, greens rolled well.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
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Commented on 05/18/2023

Hi u000005600122, thank you for your recommendation. We appreciate your business and hope to see you again!

Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

It’s The Wheel !

Nothing really has changed and it’s better than the Red. A couple of guys are doing their best to pick up storm damage. It’s winter and the grass is dead but there is ground cover, especially the Everglades at the bottom of 13/16.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 03/13/2023

Hi, munchee1956. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Black at D. Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

See you next season!

To my fellow golfers! I get it… When you live in this hemisphere and are a diehard golfer, it’s difficult to hang it up for the season without regret. Those off days during the winter in New England when the sun is out and the temps rise just slightly above 45 degrees, you search GolfNow urgently for a tee time, throw on your warm weather gear and you head out to the course. Fairchild Wheeler gets this and caters to those who are itching to play and don’t have the opportunity to run to a warm climate on a whim. Sounds like a golden opportunity, of course! However, this is why the course is not well maintained. From muddy, non-existent tee boxes, to inch-deep puddles on the green. My recommendation to FW during this time of year, regardless of weather, is to also learn when to hang it up for the season. It makes for a better course experience during the warmer months. Additionally, please enforce cart path rules after moderate rain.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 02/10/2023

Hi, u854851584! Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Black at D. Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course!

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