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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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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 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 92
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
Played On
Reviews 1
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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
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
Reviews 18
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
Reviews 8
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
Played On
Reviews 1
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 Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

A MUST play!!

Fox Hopyard is a fabulous course. The layout is very interesting, challenging but fair at all levels. I took a cart but I normally walk ( it was in the 90’s the day I played) it did seem as if it would be a challenging walk, not overly hilly but there are some long walks between holes. The condition of the course, range and putting green are top notch and the entire staff wonderful and friendly

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
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
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
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 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.
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