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4.3
183 Reviews (183)
5 Stars
116
4 Stars
41
3 Stars
17
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.9
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.5
84.0%
Recommend this course
165 out of 183 reviews
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3.9
22 Reviews (22)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.8
Layout
4.6
Pace
3.6
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.2
77.3%
Recommend this course
17 out of 22 reviews
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4.0
50 Reviews (50)
5 Stars
24
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.7
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.4
78.0%
Recommend this course
39 out of 50 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.

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Sports

Tennis

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Connecticut (2019 #10) (2018 #1)
  • Golf Advisor: Golfers' Choice (2018 #24)
  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in New England (2016 #25)

Reviews

4.3
183 Reviews (183)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 8
Patio Dining 6
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 13
Forced Carries 12
Bunkers 10
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 9
Advanced Golfers 8
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 8

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Played On
Reviews 1
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.

Played On
Reviews 1
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!

Played On
Reviews 3
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.

Played On
Reviews 2
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!

Played On
Reviews 1
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.

Played On
Reviews 1
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.
Played On
Reviews 96
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from on 07/31/2019:
Thank you for rating another great round at Fox Hopyard 5-stars!
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Mr. Wade

greens were good on the back, the fairways not in good shape., never seen the fairways this bad

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Response from on 07/25/2019:
Thank you for your feedback on your last round.
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from on 07/22/2019:
Thank you for rating your experience at Fox Hopyard Golf Club 5-stars, RGBates!
Played On
Reviews 92
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Huston we have a problem

Fox hopyard used to be one of my favorite courses in CT. But they must have fallen on very hard times. Tee boxes need a makeover. Greens are well destroyed. Half the fairways look like someone has been off road big on them.

This is another CT course that will fail due to the hostile economic conditions of CT

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Response from on 07/22/2019:
Hi Thomas, we appreciate you coming out to play a round at Fox Hopyard, and appreciate your feedback.
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Response from on 07/16/2019:
Thank you for rating your first experience at Fox Hopyard! We hope you'll come back to play the course again soon.
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 20-24
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 Average
Amenities Excellent
Response from on 07/16/2019:
Thank you for rating your round of golf at Fox Hopyard 5-stars, DeLorge!
Played On
Reviews 96
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from on 07/16/2019:
Thank you for rating your golf experience at Fox Hopyard Golf Club 5-stars!
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course, better price $49

My group got a great Saturday evening price $49. The course was beautiful other than a handful of tee boxes. Pace was great with no pressure from in front or behind.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from on 07/09/2019:
Thank you for sharing your experience from one of our new Super Twilight Rounds, Tony! We'll be running the special all season and hope to see you back again soon!
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun course, great conditions

2nd time playing this course, first time was 2 years ago. It was as I remembered- fun and challenging. Great conditions, beautiful layout. Great staff and amenities. I am a member of another course in the area, but love coming to this course and will definitely be back again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from on 07/01/2019:
Thank you for sharing another great experience from playing at Fox Hopyard! We're glad you come back and even if you can't make the switch to being a member here, we look forward to having you visit again soon!
Played On
Reviews 25
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Response from on 06/11/2019:
Thank you for rating your first round at Fox Hopyard 5-stars, etgallanty! We hope you'll make the trip back out here again soon!
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

A Yearly Must Play

Not many courses over an hour away that are on my yearly list, but Fox Hopyard will forever be one of them. The staff, grounds, conditions and amenities are second to none. Add in Free range balls plus a great putting and wedge practice area, and you got yourself a day. Stop by On the Rocks for some food or drink after, bartenders are great! Book yourself a round, you won’t be disappointed

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from on 05/30/2019:
Thank you for coming back again this year, Snatchen! We appreciate you sharing your 5-star experience!
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Amazing course

First time playing and the staff and course were both excellent...totally worth the hour and 30 minute drive...only drawback was beverage cart service...we saw the cart on the 2nd hole and never saw her again even though we were told there were 2 carts out there...would definitely go back

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from on 05/24/2019:
Thank you for sharing your first experience at Fox Hopyard with us! We're glad you enjoyed your overall experience and appreciate your feedback! We look forward to seeing you back!
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course was PERFECTION!!!

I have golf in every state in the USA & this course ranks in my top 10 now.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Response from on 05/24/2019:
We're happy to hear that your first experience at Fox Hopyard was nothing short of perfect! Thank you for reviewing our course and for putting us in your top-10! We hope you'll be back to golf The Fox again soon!
Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

You Have to play here

A great course
Very picturesque
Great range great practice area
I can’t wait to play again there

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Response from on 05/07/2019:
Thank you for putting us on you 'must play' list and for your 5-stars! We look forward to your next visit to Fox Hopyard!
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