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4.4
172 Reviews (172)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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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)
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Pace
3.6
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.2
90.9%
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10 out of 11 reviews
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4.2
52 Reviews (52)
5 Stars
27
4 Stars
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3 Stars
9
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
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Conditions
3.7
Value
3.9
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.5
82.7%
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43 out of 52 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

4.4
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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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 17
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.
Played On
Reviews 18
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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 23
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
Reviews 3
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
Reviews 3
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
Reviews 44
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
Reviews 6
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
Reviews 1
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
Reviews 4
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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
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
Reviews 16
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
Reviews 1
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
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