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4.6
126 Reviews (126)
5 Stars
88
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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3
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.1
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.6
94.5%
Recommend this course
120 out of 126 reviews
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4.6
23 Reviews (23)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.8
87.0%
Recommend this course
20 out of 23 reviews
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4.7
40 Reviews (40)
5 Stars
32
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
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2
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.2
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.8
92.5%
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37 out of 40 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
126 Reviews (126)

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
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Tee time only don't guarantee your spot

Had a 1:30 tee time from golf now website. Clubhouse attendant was rude making us tee off at 1:20 instead. I showed him the confirmation and he was a complete jerk saying it would put his friends out place. Be warned when booking online as it does not mean anything.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Fox Hopyard Golf Club on 07/13/2018:
Thank you for coming out to Fox Hopyard Golf Club and for leaving us a review. We are sorry about any miscommunications regarding your tee time, and we apologize for pushing your tee time to an earlier time. We hope that you enjoyed the course, and we have made sure to share this with our staff. Thank you again for sharing your concerns.
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Best in Connecticut

Love the course. Play when price is good. I drive 1 1/4 hour to play there and well worth it!

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Design is quirky; Greens are silly.

Was very much looking forward to my first round st Fox Hopyard, having grown up in Connecticut but never played. I have to say that we were somewhat disappointed given our high expectations. The course conditions and amenities are great. Tee to green, I think the course is solid. Some interesting par 4s and par 5s. All of the par 3s are really long from the blues.

My problem with the course is the greens. They are (I) stupidly designed and (ii) subject to terrible pun placements. First, the undulations on the green are just plain silly. I don’t know if they were trying to protect the yardage of the course, but there are many points on these greens where good shots will be penalized. And that is no way to enjoy a round of golf. My bigger problem was the pin placements. Whoever set it up our day put at least 6 pins within 2 yards of the edge of the green, in places where it was absolutely impossible to stop the ball from the wrong side. Honestly, they were the worst/most penal pin placements I’ve ever seen in my entire life. It’s insane to me that a good course could and would be ruined by poor decision making by the staff.

I probably won’t return anytime soon, which is disappointing. Still, a solid track at an okay price point.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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 Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Top Course in area .

Nicest course in area by far . A bit pricey if you pay walk up rate but it’s probably worth it . Conditions are perfect . Course is tough but fair . Beautiful views . Staff is friendly . Plenty of facilities . Worth coming out of the way to play .

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great experience.

We had a great day at Fox Hopyard. It started with the pro shop being fantastic. Pro matched my buddy and I with another twosome that he thought would make a great foursome. He was spot on. We all had a blast. The pro started the day off right and it kept getting better.

The course was in fantastic shape with the greens really fast and true. Fairways were cut short and in great shape. We had a great back nine match with the other two guys that came down to the 18th. So much fun.

We got the hot deal of the day for around $50 and couldn’t have been any happier.

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

Fox Hopyard Golf

This is a really good layout, with very challenging situations for your short game. The staff was extremely friendly and most accommodating. Every hole is very different with a great mix of sort and long par fours. The only flaw was the bunkers were very rough, but they were working on several of them. One in our party also used rental clubs, which were brand new Rouge Callaways. Overall great experience!

Conditions Good
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
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course.

Like everyone else has said this place is awesome course,definitely a must play in CT.
I really liked the layout.it was challenging but playable.
Ron and Brian are very nice and helpful.
I'll be back again this summer.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Outstanding

Fabulous course with beautiful layout. In good shape, played it down. Great value for the $. A bit crowded, brief wait on every tee and in most fairways but still played in 4:25. Not from the area but would definitely play again if near.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Love playing this course, very fair, staff helpful and pleasant.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Fox hopyard is always great time !

You know when you see that first hole a gentle slider to the right that you are in for a treat. My friends often travel 2.5 hours to play 36 there. Great par 3’s and fun par 5’s. The only hole im not crazy for is 7 but maybe because it’s pretty hard!
Great lunch - get the tee time deal with meal. You won’t be disappointed at the Fox.. Oh they even handed out 25 off coupons because the pace of play was a little slow one day.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
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
First Time Playing

Must play this course

If there’s such a thing as a perfect golf course this is it. Spectacular experience. Just play there. You will be thrilled.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Visited again after 5 years

Well maintained, greens sweet, ( and rolled !) Better than I remembered it from 5 years ago. Staff freindly and helpful. Played in 1:45, single in a cart first one off.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great course

Love the course , Staff proffesional and friendly. Restaurant and bar awesome. Little pricy to play a lot but will go every year

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Day

Love this course. Got a bargain with a Hot Deal and had a great day. Entire staff was super helpful and friendly. There was hardly anyone on the course when we played, so I couldn’t help but wonder if the regular greens fees are too high for most people. I think if they lowered their rates they would get more traffic and make a lot more on additional purchases in the pro shop and grill. We got lunch, dinner and drinks there. All were good. Absolutely no complaints about anything. We’ll definitely go back, but we’ll wait for another deal.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

East Haddam, CT GEM

I've played this course several times. It is kept in great condition and allows for a "links" type experience. Great layout and often challenging pin placements. Highly recommend especially when Golf Now has hot deals.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
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
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

Excellent day

Fantastic day of golf. Every aspect of the round was top notch, from the conditions to the staff and even the golf carts were the nicest I have ever seen. We drove about an hour to play but all four of us agreed we will be back soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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