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4.0
259 Reviews (259)
5 Stars
75
4 Stars
127
3 Stars
40
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.1
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
3.8
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.9
85.7%
Recommend this course
229 out of 259 reviews
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3.8
11 Reviews (11)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.5
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
3.0
72.7%
Recommend this course
8 out of 11 reviews
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4.0
27 Reviews (27)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.0
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
3.7
81.5%
Recommend this course
22 out of 27 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 71
Length 6454 yards
Slope 126
Rating 71.7
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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

4.0
259 Reviews (259)

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 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
Played On
Reviews 7
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 11/21/2022

u256103892, thanks for the amazing review and for choosing Black at D. Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course. We hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 20
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent shspe

Fairways and greens are the best I’ve seen in a long time, especially considering the weather we’ve had, Great value and fun to be play!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 11/02/2022

Thanks so much for your wonderful review, kovachrobert. We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us. Please visit again soon. Thanks for choosing Black at D. Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Great course, lots of effort to walk!

Loved the Black Course. Interesting hole shapes, forgiving too. A very hilly course, we noticed because we walked. Finished in under 4 hours - nice pace of play.

Had drinks and food in clubhouse after playing - the Hot Oil & Sausage Pizza is amazing!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/29/2022

Wow! We are so happy you enjoyed your round, u976565433! We look forward to seeing you again soon at Black at D. Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/29/2022

Hello, RYkNAkXeovi3J4M3Auhn. Thank you for leaving us a review. We are sorry to hear your experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you will give us another try in the future. Thank you for choosing Black at D. Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 09/09/2022

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
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/22/2022

Hello, u876530370. Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit.

We take customer feedback very seriously at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

One feature in the signup through GolfNow is that it automatically charged for a cart when we did not use a cart as we walked. There does not appear to be any way to get this credited back to my card or a direct refund. This will cause me to rethink using using that app.

Everything else was enjoyable and efficient.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/22/2022

Hi, SkyKing11. Thank you so much for your feedback. We are glad you had enjoyed your time at Black at D. Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course, and pride ourselves on delivering the best experience possible.

We hope to see you again soon!

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

Awesome round of golf

Highly recommend for a social, good value round of golf.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/05/2022

Hi, bbrits. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Black at D. Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Good challenge

The black course is well maintained, the staff is helpful and friendly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/15/2022

Thanks so much for the great review, ginos0. We look forward to welcoming you back to our course soon. Thanks for choosing Black at D. Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 27
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Lovely course

The Black course is challenging, but yet the wide fairways and good course management, allows you to score well. There are places where you can’t see where you will be hitting! The condition of the course was generally good in spite of rains. The starter was very friendly.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/29/2022

Hi, anandchiplunkar. 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 20
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great place

Always in good shape, many improvements being made

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/22/2022

Thank you for taking the time to review us, kovachrobert. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Black at D. Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course thanks you!

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 Good
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Commented on 06/06/2022

Hi, Ricky778. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Black at D. Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/06/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, 7DgjjhooP8UOeyi8wo6K! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Black at D. Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Terribly Maintained

They desperately need someone to start caring about the quality of this course. Every single area had grass that was way too long, including the greens and fringes. Where the grass wasn't too long was only that way because there was no grass! Weeds, dirt, divots, and more make playing here a nightmare. It's a shame because the back 9 is actually a very nice and picturesque layout.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 06/06/2022

Hi, u034314504 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 a note and we hope to see you back at Black at D. Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 13
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/03/2022

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!

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Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

sandy

the greens had just been aerated - sooooo sandy it was crazy. maybe more sand on the greens than in the traps?
i know it's needed, but yikes!! the amount was unplayable

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 04/11/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, diasm18! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Black at D. Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 03/25/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, robbywasabi! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Black at D. Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course!

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