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101 Reviews (101)
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Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.3
91.3%
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93 out of 101 reviews
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4.3
9 Reviews (9)
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Value
4.6
Layout
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Pace
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Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.9
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9 out of 9 reviews
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4.1
26 Reviews (26)
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
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StaffFriendliness
4.6
92.3%
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24 out of 26 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Type Public/Municipal
Par 36
Length 2887 yards
Slope 109
Rating 33.9
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Hop Brook Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1910
Fairways Blue Grass
Greens Blue Grass

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Reviews

4.0
101 Reviews (101)

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4.0
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Conditions Good
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Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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5.0
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Wet weather
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Skill Intermediate
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5.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
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4.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
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First timer

Pro shop looked like it was about to collapse, but was usable. Parking was a bit awkward. I did not go into the restaurant. The greens, fairways and bunkers were in very good condition except for hole 9, which was being plugged, so was awkward. I accomplished to knock off another item on my bucket list by playing there. Now I've played over 120 courses in CT!!!!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played

Great course, sloooooow play

Love playing this little course. The staff is always great and it’s usually in good shape. I have noticed the pace of play is painfully slow. They really need a ranger to push people along. Other than that it’s a great time. The restaurant in the same parking lot is great

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

One of my favorite 9 holes course

We travel about 35 mins to come play hop Brook. The course is in very good conditions considering the summer we’ve had this year.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 5
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Relaxed Environment

The course has seen better days. The rough grass is equivalent to my backyard grass, and there are dead patches on the fairways. but was a cute little course with small fast greens. No one was rushing you to finish, even though we finished the 9 in sub 2 hours. A good course for beginners, as there were a lot of high handicap golfers out there.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
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 23
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

9 hole public golf in great condition

Considering most of Connecticut is in a drought, Hop Brook is in excellent condition. The fairways, tee boxes, greens and rough are lush green. The sand traps were up above average for where I normally play. This course has 9 unique holes that are enjoyable to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 262
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 25 Contributor
Connecticut Advisor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Brooking the Hazards at Hop Brook

Hop Brook is a 9-holer with variety, on one end being a flattish course (holes six through nine), on the other a more rugged set of holes, but also more forested. The layout also gives you two challenging and utterly different par-3’s, along with a pair of five-pars that play as near opposites: the first hole straight away but with a cross-hazard in the form of a pond, along with a plateau green; the sixth a parkland, doglegging hole not far from the rushing brook. Possibly the best par-4 on the course, the eighth’s fairway doglegs and rolls with small undulations all the way to the green, which, you’ll find, is hidden from sight when you’re on the fairway. The second, to my mind, is also a fine par-3, and features a swale down the fairway, while the third’s green boasts some impressive Golden Age contouring. Hop Brook is also amply bunkered, tight enough to scare you on some holes (with mature trees bordering the fairways), and rolling enough around and on the greens to keep you engaged on nearly every shot. Overall, the layout is not tough, but it’s fun to hit a driver on many of the holes because you have the airspace for it.

I played this course long ago, and can assure you that it has been nicely upgraded over that span of several decades, most notably by the addition of longer and better tee boxes. It’s nice to see excellent conditioning here in almost every phase. The greens were outstanding and ran quite fast. The only flaw I found were some bald patches in a couple of the roughs, though the scope was limited. I found the sheer density of the roughs in greenside areas very trying, and they made short chips and pitches a bit exasperating at times. But I’d rather see “too dense” in the roughs than “too sparse.” I’m not a fan of hole four, with its steeply elevated, hump-backed fairway that puts a premium on a very straight drive, but others may find this sort of challenge to their liking.

Service is excellent and friendly at HB, and the gentleman manning the pro shop today (I’ve met him before) represents this golf course as well as can be done. Pro shop prices are reasonable.

It was nice to see the memorial stone–on the path that leads to check-in–that memorializes the 1931 U.S. Open champion Billy Burke (originally Burkowski), who hailed from Naugatuck. Also today, I greatly enjoyed the company of my playing partner, who likes returning to Hop Brook among his other favored courses in the greater Waterbury area.

Bottom Line:
Hop Brook is a strong value and a solid bet for consistency; they pay attention to details here. I would confidently recommend it to anyone.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
1.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

I thought I paid for 18 holes - I was told it was only for 9 and it would cost extra to play 18

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Amazing Course!

For the money you pay at Hop Brook, it is well worth it. The course is very well maintained, everyone is very friendly, and the layout is great all around. Will definitely be coming back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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