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4.6
108 Reviews (108)
5 Stars
75
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.0
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.6
96.6%
Recommend this course
104 out of 108 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.5
6 Reviews (6)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
83.3%
Recommend this course
5 out of 6 reviews
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4.8
48 Reviews (48)
5 Stars
40
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.2
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.7
97.9%
Recommend this course
47 out of 48 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6912 yards
Slope 136
Rating 74.1
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Fox Hopyard Golf Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6912 yards 74.1 136
Blue 71 6512 yards 72.6 131
White 71 6109 yards 70.7 124
Gold 71 5657 yards 68.5 119
Gold (W) 71 5657 yards 73.7 132
Red 71 5111 yards 70.7 123
Scorecard for Fox Hopyard Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 74.1/136 390 409 517 202 506 384 395 180 412 3395 412 192 415 450 224 567 249 457 551 3517 6912
Blue M: 72.6/131 374 383 504 184 486 345 384 165 383 3208 400 170 388 429 199 534 220 436 528 3304 6512
White M: 70.7/124 W: 76.1/140 356 358 457 172 464 320 366 160 350 3003 382 153 372 408 188 508 189 399 507 3106 6109
Red W: 73.9/139 308 286 396 127 409 244 317 96 308 2491 339 110 317 319 115 462 134 357 467 2620 5111
Handicap 13 3 7 17 9 11 1 15 5 12 18 8 4 16 2 14 6 10
Par 4 4 5 3 5 4 4 3 4 36 4 3 4 4 3 5 3 4 5 35 71
Handicap (W) 11 3 7 17 9 13 1 15 5 12 14 2 8 16 4 18 6 10

Course Details

Year Built 2001
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Architect Roger Rulewich (2001)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Major credit cards are accepted.
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Not permitted: silk screened tee shirts, shirts without sleeves for men, tank tops, tennis lengthed shorts, gym shorts, cut offs, blue jeans and inappropriate footwear.

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Reviews

4.6
108 Reviews (108)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 7
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 12
Forced Carries 12
Bunkers 9
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 8
Advanced Golfers 7
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 7

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always an enjoyable round of golf

This is my first round of golf this year playing at Fox Hopyard Golf Course. It was a rainy day but still had a nice round of golf. It was a “Hot Deal” and morning tee time. We were pleasantly greeted by the cart attendant at the bag drop off point, and checked in at the Pro Shop. The Pro Shop representative was pleasant and accommodating. The course was in great shape for early Spring. The tee boxes, fairways and greens were all in good condition. The bunkers were recently raked and the golf cart was clean and super comfortable. My wife and I finished our round in 3 hours.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from #FoxHopyardGolfClub on 04/23/2019:
We're very happy to hear you enjoyed a great first round of this season at Fox Hopyard, Robert! Thank you for coming out to play another great round with us and we hope to see you and your wife back throughout the season!
Played On
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 Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from #FoxHopyardGolfClub on 04/22/2019:
Thank you for rating another great round at Fox Hopyard, Dave! We're glad you enjoyed a great 5-star experience and will see you back throughout the 2019 season!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Hard but a great course

A excellent (and not to easy)very well designed and maintained course could play there every day

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from #FoxHopyardGolfClub on 04/22/2019:
We're glad you enjoyed the challenges the course presents here at Fox Hopyard, Dave! Thank you for your 5-stars!
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Used cart

Got expensive to play

I have enjoyed playing this course in the past. It has a great layout and kept in great shape. This year they seemed to have adopted a new pricing policy. They charge top dollar for off season rates. They no longer offer "Hot Deal" value rates. Maybe they're pressuring you to buy a Fox Pass card. That allows you to play for $75., which is still way above their Hot Deal rates from last year.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from #FoxHopyardGolfClub on 04/15/2019:
Thank you for your feedback on your round, UDAMANN. We're glad you enjoyed the course layout and chose to play one of your first rounds of the season at Connecticut's top-ranked course. This time of year we strive to do our best to get the course ready for the season and hope you will keep an eye out for other specials and other opportunities to play us again throughout the year.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from #FoxHopyardGolfClub on 04/22/2019:
Thank you for your 5-star rating, phito49! We're happy to have you back for another great round at Fox Hopyard to kick off the season, and hope to see you again soon!
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
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 Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Fall golf

It is a challenge to play golf in mid-October in CT. There was a frost delay and we were able to start 30 minutes later than our original tee time. The course was in great shape. A lot of challenging tee boxes and pin placements as you would expect for this time of year.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Top notch

Fox Hopyard and crumpin Fox are top notch public championships courses. Staff is great. All services and good practice area. Course is in good condition for this late in the season

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Layout

Weather was perfect to play a great course like this place. Greens were perfect and true. One of the best layouts in CT. Fairways were prestine. Just pricey but you get what you pay for so I’m satisfied.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Amazing course!!!!!!

I love playing this course. It is always in great conditions. The course itself is a fun and challenging course that always makes you want to play again and again.

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

Great scenery

Best course in the area. Very tough course. If you're not hitting well you'll probably go through a lot of balls. I definitely recommend this and definitely play it again.

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

First timer!

Did a GN Hot Deal with a friend. Played from the blues. I can’t wait to play it again. Poor course management on my part. Love the layout! Staff was very friendly. Didn’t eat so it was just a round of golf. Course was in late August shape I should say, it looked like it’s been played on. Not much else to say. With the 40 days and 40 nights of non stop rain we’ve had this summer the areas where drains are in fairways had some rough spots but all in all, well kept course. We were able to play as just a 2some as the other guys didn’t show for the deal. Need another hot deal and to take a little better care in my shot decisions. But! I eagled the last hole! Highlight of the round.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Enjoyable Round

The course was in great shape despite all the rain we've had this month. Greens were fast but consistent. Their new golf carts are really nice.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Nice Layout

The course is not long, being just 6500 yards from the blue tees. But the course has some tough holes. the par 3's on the back are all long. There are some tight driving holes, particularly on the front, but it is an enjoyable layout. There were some spots in the fairways that weren't in great shape, and that surprised me. I thought it would be in better shape. Even the greens weren't as nice as I was expecting, particularly for the price. I enjoyed the course, and the pace was very good, but that was probably because there was a lot of rain in the forecast that kept people away.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

STOP AND READ THIS.... if you are looking for a top-shelf course near the shore in Eastern Ct.

I have played all over the state of Ct. for the last 25 years.....AND to be honest I am very hard on courses when reviewing them or telling others about them.
I don't care if this course is in your backyard OR whether you need to travel from across the state or from R.I. even...... you need to make the trip to East Haddam. We were there recently and it is in the best shape I have ever seen it. I have no ties to this place at all so I have no reason to be biased, but if you want great natural scenery, elevation changes, and a solid test of golf, GO HERE
THIS YEAR.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

A terrific course

Pristine conditions, Wonderful facilities, very helpful and friendly staff. Wonderful facilities, very helpful and friendly staff While I did not play my best, I very much enjoyed playing this course. It is a bit pricey given its remote location however I was able to get a great deal via GolfNow. The overall quality make the inflated prices almost negligible. Am excited to make a return visit and hopefully will not have to play alone as it’s far more enjoyable to play with others

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Top 10 on courses that I have played

Was extremely impress with The golf course design. Felt like I was in two different parts of new England. Front side first five holes like playing in Vermont. The last three hole like play a links course on cape cod. The old negative thing about the course are the houses. I am just an old school player and don't like houses on golf courses. This was a bucket list golf course for me and I can't wait to play the course again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Absolutely gorgeous course

What a treat, if you haven't played here you must make it a point to do so. This course is perfectly manicured from tee to green and beyond. The fairways are like luxury carpet and the greens roll smooth and true. I have played nearly 100 golf courses public and private and this course ranks in my top 3, even out ranking its sister course Crumpin Fox in Mass. As soon as you sit in their golf carts ( softest seats I've ever sat on) you'll know why you came. So go ahead and treat yourself to this magnificent course. You won't be disappointed.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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