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4.1
232 Reviews (232)
5 Stars
65
4 Stars
116
3 Stars
37
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.2
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.8
92.9%
Recommend this course
207 out of 232 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.5
17 Reviews (17)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.4
Value
4.1
Layout
3.5
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
3.5
88.2%
Recommend this course
15 out of 17 reviews
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4.0
41 Reviews (41)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
18
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.3
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.0
92.7%
Recommend this course
38 out of 41 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 71
Length 6457 yards
Slope 123
Rating 71.5
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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

4.1
232 Reviews (232)

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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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 12/09/2021

Hello Ross2710078,

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!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 11/15/2021

Thank you for reviewing us, u315517726. We see you rated the course 3-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve before your next round. Feel free to comment on this review or reach out to the team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Black at D. Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course, and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nicest staff ever!!!

Classic layout. Great shape for a public track. Beautiful views especially in the fall. The staff is incredible.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 11/15/2021

Thanks so much for the great review, umich. We look forward to welcoming you back to our course soon. Thanks for choosing Black at D. Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good value

Many course s innWestport, Fairfield and Norwalk are booked and expensive for non residents. This is good value for the money and you can get on

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/11/2021

Wow! We are so happy you enjoyed your round, zencreativeguy! We look forward to seeing you again soon at Black at D. Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pleasantly surprised.

I generally play at a Smith Richardson which is a few miles away because I am a Fairfield resident but on on this day I played the Black corse at Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course . I generally play this course every year and most the time it is in pretty poor shape condition wise. I was able to get an 830 teatime on golf now which was a hot deal. The course was fairly quiet that morning and we got to tee off 10 minutes early. It was just me and my brother, and we were able to play through two foursomes. It took us under three hours to play the full 18 holes and I was walking. As my title states I was pleasantly surprised by the condition of the course. The fairways were longer than most but were green and lush with few bare spots. The greens were in very good shape although they were much slower than I’m used to but that’s just the way it is. The black layout was established back in the 30s by someone who knew what he was doing and I’ve always enjoyed it. It’s not overly long and place is a premium on accuracy. While I prefer Smith Richardson in both the quality of the course and the condition I would not hesitate to go back to the Black course this year. I paid $26 for the round and that is for a non-resident.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 10/05/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us, tiemco. We are going to pass on your feedback to the team. Thanks for visiting Black at D. Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course, and we hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/07/2021

We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us to share your favorite part of your experience and what we can do to earn that last star! Thanks for golfing at Black at D. Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/07/2021

Hello, u314161485064. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We would love to know how we can earn those last two stars next time! Thanks for playing Black at D. Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 09/07/2021

Hello Brookfield1,

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!

Played On
Reviews 50
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
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Commented on 09/07/2021

Hi, edward2005. 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 50
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/30/2021

Thank you for reviewing us, edward2005. We see you rated the course 3-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve before your next round. Feel free to comment on this review or reach out to the team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Black at D. Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course, and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 50
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/30/2021

Hello edward2005,

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!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good value

Great value for price. Easy to schedule and get out.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/17/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us, u314161010569. We are going to pass on your feedback to the team. Thanks for visiting Black at D. Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course, and we hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/09/2021

Hello ADH65,

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!

Played On
Reviews 50
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/09/2021

Hello, edward2005. We appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at Black at D. Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/09/2021

Thank you for reviewing us, u00000246848. We see you rated the course 3-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve before your next round. Feel free to comment on this review or reach out to the team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Black at D. Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course, and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/30/2021

Hello u314161374194,

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!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout

A hidden gem. Difficult holes and fairways. Plays through the hills. Great views

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/26/2021

Your feedback is important to us, u847200247. Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing Black at D. Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/26/2021

Hello, u251331874. We appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at Black at D. Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

Played On
Reviews 37
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

lucky sunday golf

Course Difficulty Environment Staff friendly All members
it was a nice happy day

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/13/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review us, inchel. Your feedback is valuable, and we appreciate your business. Black at D. Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 07/26/2021

Hi, u512089092. 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.

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