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4.4
172 Reviews (172)
5 Stars
111
4 Stars
40
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.6
87.9%
Recommend this course
158 out of 172 reviews
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4.2
11 Reviews (11)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Pace
3.6
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.2
90.9%
Recommend this course
10 out of 11 reviews
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4.2
52 Reviews (52)
5 Stars
27
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.9
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.5
82.7%
Recommend this course
43 out of 52 reviews
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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

4.4
172 Reviews (172)

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
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Fun and Challenging

Went as a single, paired up with another single. Played white tees per my partners choice. I would have preferred to play blues, white was just a bit short. However, elevation changes, sloped fairways and subtle movement on the greens still made this a challenging round. Had plenty of risk/reward choices. We were behind two walking threesomes, front was older men, directly ahead was older ladies. They all set up to hit quickly and moved along so our twosome only had to wait a few times. Course was in good shape except for white boxes were a bit worn out - what I would expect for this time of season with the hot weather over the last few weeks and it being the primarily played box. Greens were in great shape. Frequently saw course staff out repairing divots in fairways, watering greens and generally taking care of the course. Pro shop staff were friendly. Only issue I had was, when arriving I was told the group I was supposed to play with had already teed off and I would have to go out as a single (not sure if that meant the three old men or three old ladies). I was there 15 minutes before scheduled tee time. I don’t like playing alone but that’s what often happens when you show up as a single. Luckily another single showed up. Only saw beverage cart once the whole round. $72 to play via hot deal, I think value was good. Will play here again if price is right.

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

Hi Toz5. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, and always welcome feedback. Thank you for playing Fox Hopyard Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Response from on 08/05/2019:
Hi Paulski92, we appreciate you reaching out to us with your review, and are surprised at your experience. If you would love to talk more about what we could do to boost your rating up to 5-stars, please reach out to us at the Club!
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great golf course

Played as a threesome pace of play was good,staff were all polite and helpful course was in great condition can never turn down an opportunity to play this course for less than $60

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from on 07/31/2019:
Thank you for playing Fox Hopyard and rating your experience 5-stars! We appreciate you kind words about our staff and hope you will book another great round with us this summer! We have great twilight rounds for under $50 available too!
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from on 07/16/2019:
We're glad you enjoyed the challenge and had a 5-star golf experience at Fox Hopyard Golf Club!
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
4.0
First Time Playing

1st time playing

So many shots on so many different elevations. Ball always above or below your feet. Greens brutally fast & not enjoyable

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Response from on 07/01/2019:
Thank you for your review of your first experience at Fox Hopyard, silverfox132. We're glad you came out, but hope you won't be discouraged from coming back. We hosted the State Amateur the same time you visited, so the greens may have been a little faster than you typically come to expect. You may never see them run at an 8, but despite the rain we saw a few 12+ during the tournament.
Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Nice course

My first visit to the course left me impressed. It's a good challenge that makes you think about how to approach every hole. Dog legs par 5s that require positional appoach to reach the greens. Course was a bit wet due to recent rain, so most of the holes played longer. Looking forward to playing again later this year.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from on 05/24/2019:
We're happy to hear we made a great first impression, John! Thank you for your 5-star review and we look forward to seeing you back here again soon!
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from on 05/20/2019:
Thank you for rating your first experience at Fox Hopyard 5-stars! We hope you'll be back to play another round with us again soon!
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from on 05/13/2019:
Thank you for rating your first experience at Fox Hopyard, fangcanwin! We're glad you enjoyed your round and hope you will come back and play the course again soon!
Played On
Reviews 4
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 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
Reviews 88
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 Good
Played On
Reviews 5
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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 90
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 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
Reviews 2
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
Reviews 2
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
Reviews 1
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
Reviews 5
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
Reviews 4
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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 25
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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 53
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 500 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
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 18
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
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