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4.5
155 Reviews (155)
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3 Stars
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4
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.0
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.6
89.0%
Recommend this course
142 out of 155 reviews
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4.3
51 Reviews (51)
5 Stars
29
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.1
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.7
82.4%
Recommend this course
42 out of 51 reviews
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4.3
54 Reviews (54)
5 Stars
31
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.0
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.7
81.5%
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44 out of 54 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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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

4.5
155 Reviews (155)

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 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Poor greens

Love this course but the greens are in terrible condition. Not an aeration / fertilization issue, just numerous large bare spots on at least 16 of the greens.

Not worth the money they are charging right now. Sad.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 10/13/2019

Hi ccahill03! 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!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Sad course conditions

We have played Fox Hopyard many times in the past and always found it to be in excellent condition. Not this time. Not sure what is happening there but almost every green was horrible! Large bare spots in multiple areas of every green (except maybe one or two). This was not a case of aerating or fertilizing, we can deal with that. It seemed either to be diseased or not properly cared for. Tee-boxes were not much better, but that seemed to be more due to play.

When we teed off we thought $71 was a decent price to pay for this course based on past experience, boy were we wrong. Current condition is playing at a $25 rate right now. Sad. We hope they can improve the greens soon.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 10/13/2019

Hello ccahill03. Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to the course and rate us. We are going to pass along your feedback to the staff so they can work to make the necessary changes.

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Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/23/2019

Thank you for your feedback on your experience. Please reach out to us if there was anything we could do to boost your rating up to 5-stars during your next visit!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/18/2019

Thank you for your 5-stars, danenagler! We hope to see you back at Fox Hopyard again soon!

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Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Everything Was Great - Except for the Greens

Fox Hopyard is a really great track. Visually appealing, challenging, and overall in great shape - except for the greens. They have been punched, but that wasn't the problem. Something has had their way with them, leaving a bare spots on just about every one. They still rolled pretty well though, so it was more of an aesthetic problem - leaving them not up to the standard of the rest of the course. Staff was super friendly, and pace of play was excellent. It was a cloudy day with the threat of rain, so that might of helped.

If you hit the fairway, you are pretty much guaranteed a great lie. Not an easy task on some of the holes. For $49, we felt it was pretty much the right price point. If the greens were a little better, it would be an absolute steal. Hopefully they'll bounce back quickly. Still, a very enjoyable round!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/18/2019

Thank you for sharing your experience, stocklobster! We appreciate your feedback and kind words for our staff that is working hard to get the course into the shape our golfers have come to expect. Next week's maintenance should be just what we need, and we hope you'll make another trip out to see the improvements before the season ends!

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

This course has a great design and in a beatiful location

I played with the Safari Group and we were over 100 players. The golf course was in great shape, but the greens were aerated. That aside the this is a great course with each hole being a different challenge. The pro shop and staff were very frienbdly and highly organized.
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Excellent and challenging course

Played here for the first time last week with the Safari Club. Great layout! Challenging, but fair. Course conditions were very good. Although the greens were recently aerated, which is to be expected at this time of year, they putted true. Staff was very helpful. All in all, a very enjoyable day!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Safari Golf OUting

Great course, Great Facility, Great Staff = Great Day.

Loved the layout, holes were picturesque.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

The BEST lawout ever

We played the Fox with the Safari Golf Club 100 + players .
This place is great every tee box gives you another great view of the beautiful layout . The conditions were great tee boxes and fairways were perfect the only down side was that the greens were plugged and top dressed but in most cases they were good and the rest of the conditions ,lay out and views made up for the greens.
If you are thinking about playing the Fox go for it you will want to return as we will very soon.
The staff were very friendly, helpful and professional .

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/10/2019

doc7Safari, thank you for your kind words! We're happy to hear your group enjoyed their day on the course and hope to see you again very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Fox Hopyard Golf Club.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Used cart

One of tht Best

Played the course recently with the Safari Club and enjoyed every minute. No hole was the same and each had its own character and challenge. Course was in immaculate shape from Tee box to green. Greens rolled true even thought they were recently punched and sanded.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 09/10/2019

Thank you for rating your outing at Fox Hopyard Golf Club 5-stars, Rick! We're glad you enjoyed the course and hope you will all come back to see us again soon!

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Highly Recommended

I am a member of the Safari Club (social golf group that play different courses every week). We are fortunate enough to play some extremely wonderful courses. Fox Hopmeadow has just move itself to the very top of that list. What a wonderful experience I had. The course is absolutely beautiful, wonderfully laid out , challenging, and plush. Staff were the absolute greatest. Polite, helpful and attentive to your smallest needs. Lunch was great after the event and a short trip to the pro shop after winning a discount coupon (lucky raffle ). I was extremely impressed with every aspect of the day and the event. Highly Highly recommended.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/10/2019

Hi JJJJohnston544. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating your experience from the group's outing 5-stars! We will inform the entire team, and hope to have you back at Fox Hopyard Golf Club for your event next year!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Got to see it to believe it!

The Safari Club of Golf played here on September 4. It was our inaugural trip to this fantastic layout with well over one-hundred of our members in attendance.

Unfortunately, the greens had been recently punched, but we knew that going into it, and anyone with a modicum of common golf sense knows these annual maintenance issues are paramount in keeping the golf courses pristine. So no big deal there as the layout and facilities are truly SPECTACULAR.

The WOW factor was in play ALL DAY and we already have members asking if we plan on adding Fox Hopyard to our annual schdule in the future. I guess that sums up the Safari Club's experience pretty well.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 09/10/2019

Hello, Bullguy. We are beyond happy to hear you and your group enjoyed a great day at our course. We look forward to many good times ahead with you and will pass on your kind words to those responsible so they can continue to help others enjoy great experiences at Fox Hopyard Golf Club.

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Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Rough shape

Overall condition was rough. Tee boxes chewed up, numerous dead spots in fairways and around greens. Disappointing considering reputation

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/04/2019

Hello JoeChamp. Thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass along your feedback to the staff and hope you will come back to try us again soon.

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Just aerated

The whole course was just aerated. Great layout and staff was apologetic about course condition. But do not go here until conditions improve.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 09/04/2019

We appreciate you reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the experience you had when booking your round. Your feedback about the aeration notice going unmentioned is important to us. We always want to make sure our golfers are informed about significant changes in course conditions before booking. We have escalated your feedback to our team so we can make improvements and continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your review for guidance. Thank you for playing Fox Hopyard Golf Club. We hope to see you again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fox Hopyard

The course was pretty beat up, as tees and greens, and many fairways were simply not in good shape, especially for the money they charge to play there.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/04/2019

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We have passed on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Fox Hopyard Golf Club. We hope to see you again in the future.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Disappointed

I play this course once to twice a month. I always tell people it is by far my favorite course and would always remained they play there. But not yesterday. The fairways were in great shape. However, the greens were very bad compared to what they were like in June. There was black dirt patches on every single green. This really got me frustrated because the greens are the primary reason I live this course. Puts were bouncing all around when they hit one of these patches. All I can say is as of right now I would not pay the premium price to play there like I did in May/June/July.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/26/2019

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!

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Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Silly. Should have clown faces as tee markers.

Beautiful area. Nice facilities. Nice people. But... the course is goofy. Every hole has some nonsensical feature. !00 feet straight downhill...hidden rock walls...75 feet straight uphill...hazards crossing almost every fairway...holes where the one green and the next tee give you no place to hide from incoming shots...enormous greens with huge breaks...hidden bunkers...and on and on. Been scratch or better for over 40 years and wanted to quit this place by the 11th hole. Could be some peoples cup of tee (pun intended) but to me it felt like work and hard work at that.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 08/26/2019

Thank you for your review, umich. We will pass along your experience and feedback to our team at Fox Hopyard Golf Club. We hope to see you again soon.

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I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Needing better maintenance

First three times playing FH the conditions were great, recently played and conditions were deteriorating.. Have played quite a few courses this year and because of all the early rain and warm temps lately the majority of these courses are in top shape, probably the best I've ever seen. Not the case with FH. Many parts of fairways were browned out and burned and concrete greens were chewed to bits with ball marks galore. Hate to come down on this absolute beautiful course but just stating the obvious. Was really surprised at the condition of the course. Don't believe it should take much to get it back up to snuff. Other than the condition, the pace of play was great and staff members pleasant and respectful.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/26/2019

Hi Feinmess. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will inform the entire team, and look forward to your next visit to Fox Hopyard Golf Club!

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Gabbed a hot deal for a 8am start. Showed up early and was able to get out alone. Perfect!! Never had to wait for the 2 some in front of me. Played 18 in 3 hrs.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/09/2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service and quick round again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Fun course

I've played here before. Love the course layout, its very challenging. Especially the greens. I was disappointed with the condition of the white tee boxes. It seems that the other tee boxes were in much better shape except for the white tee boxes, they look to be very worn with crab grass.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Response from on 07/31/2019:
Thank you for reviewing your last round at Fox Hopyard, GOLFCT8321. We're glad you enjoy playing our course and appreciate your feedback.
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