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4.6
126 Reviews (126)
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.1
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.6
94.5%
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120 out of 126 reviews
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4.6
23 Reviews (23)
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4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.8
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4.7
40 Reviews (40)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.2
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.8
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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
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Golf with College buddies

Great day together to catch up and share some good and bad shots on a good New England style course. Weather was hot and play a little slow but pace was ok.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Best public course in state

Year after year this is the best public course in state of Ct. Great price but worth it no matter what you pay compared to others who charge more and don't stand up to the Fox.

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

Often too pricey

This Is a well-designed golf course that sometimes stubbornly won't cut a nice deal. We all like nice courses, but the management should trim prices a bit more often

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

had been in years

hadn't played here in years, had left the last time focused on the "gimmicks" (seriously downhill par 3, a sense of lots of carries off the tee). This time, I didn't notice them. Enjoyed the round, got around as a single in about 3.5 hours. Enjoyed the layout, even the holes I had complained about. nice views, in good condition. will come back sooner than later.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very challenging course

Great course design and offers challenging holes for all levels of players

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fathers Day Gift

My daughter gave me the wonderful gift of golf to Foxhopyard.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great but demanding layout, a bit pricey

Have played before, always enjoy the challenge. With deep rough and unforgiving forested areas bordering most holes, the course requires accuracy. Overall in good condition with some greens having patchy areas.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course!

Played Fox Hopyard because it was time to play an outstanding course.
First thing was the course staff could not have been more helpful! They must have been well trained to put the customer first. So polite, friendly and so helpful. It really set the tone for a great day of golf.
The course is in fantastic condition. I thaught from the pictures that it was going to be more challenging, and it was to a certain degree, but, playing from the White Tees, it does open it up a bit.
The course is picturesque and very very maintained. No garbage or debris left lying around. Golf carts are well maintained, practice facilities are in great shape.
Just a great place to play!
Will definitely go back for another round.
Thanks Fox for making it such a great day!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 100 Contributor
Idaho Advisor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

Scenic and challenging, but certainly playable

I’ve always been a fan of target golf, quite frankly, mostly because I’m pretty good with my medium and short irons and terrible with a driver in my hand. While I wouldn’t classify Fox Hopyard as a target golf course, it did set up well for me. At around 6500 from the blue tees, it’s really a 200-215 yard shooters (read: me) paradise. I’m just not sure how many holes you’d even want to hit anything beyond 250. The fairways tend to narrow and get more protected beyond that.

There is a good score waiting for you, if you play this course patiently and don’t try to do too much. Having said that, there is enough in the way of hazards – between water, trees, and the occasional bunker - to make for a long afternoon if you are overly aggressive and aren’t striking the ball well.

This course is lightly bunkered, but uses angles, elevation changes, and its densely wooded surroundings well for protection. What bunkers there are, it should be noted, are well placed and can certainly be found if your shot is even a little offline. There is also a decent number of water features scattered around the course in form of ponds, creeks and marshes.

Fox Hopyard is nothing if not scenic. I found the numerous rock walls particularly pleasing. Using these, along with a variety of short carries over marshes and other water that really isn’t overly in play, the course does a nice job of providing an attractive aesthetic without being overly threatening.

There’s a good amount of variety in the design of the holes. Even holes which play the same like the back to back par four 6th and 7th – each calling for a 200-215’ish drive to a dog leg left, leaving another 180 or so into a tucked away green – feel completely different because of their design elements.

Be sure to bring your thinking cap, or abacus, there will be some calculating to do with regard to club selection because of the significant elevation changes on some of the holes. Number 4, for example drops nearly 90 feet over its 180 or so yards while the par five 5th loses over 100 feet of elevation before rising back up about 15 feet right in front of the green.

Most of the holes on this track also enjoy a certain amount of privacy. There are very few adjacent fairways so we often felt alone on the course (never a bad thing). This was especially true on the front nine, and really added to our experience. We played behind a twosome who we didn’t see after the third hole and pace of play was good while we were on the course and appeared to stay that way as we watched groups come in behind us and make the turn after our round.

The staff at Fox Hopyard was great both in the pro shop and around the course, and the grounds crew was particularly considerate and polite. Overall, we really enjoyed the round and would certainly return if the opportunity came up.

Conditions Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

first time playing the course found it well maintained and very scenic. greens are fast and some challenging would love to play again.

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

Great Course

Great course with plenty of challenging holes! Strongly recommend

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

Top Notch!

Best public course I've played in CT. For early May with an ugly start to spring, it was in excellent condition. Great layout, well designed, a shot makers course. There weren't any holes that were hard just to make your day miserable but also nothing was easy, even the shorter par 4s had great design to them. My home base is Richter Park in Danbury but not anymore when I can take an hour drive and pay about the same, get a bag of warmup balls, and play a much better course with a lot less traffic. I am playing Crumpin Fox, their brother course, next weekend...should be loads of fun. This group knows how to use our money, investing back in their courses.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 05/11/2017

I was going to play there with my brother end of May. Is it better than Oxford Greens ? Layout the same as Oxford Greens?

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Early Season Golf

The course layout is terrific. It is early in the season so the fairways and greens are not at their best. A great value.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 05/02/2017

Can you be more specific on the conditions of the greens? Playing here saturday

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A beautiful course

Love playing at Fox Hopyard. Greens are in rough shape right now though.

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

Birthday round with sons.

Everyone still raving about the course and our experience. Can't wait to play again!

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

Mike P

Did not care for the layout. Front nine like a mountain course , back nine flat and wet. Pace of play was great because to course was almost empty as the weather was not that great. Conditions were OK considering time of year and to be fair the course looked like conditions would be much, much better as get into warmer weather. I rated it as a great value only because of the Golf Now price I received. I do not think the course would ever justify their normal rates. I indicated that I would recommend the course to a friend only at a Golf Now deal.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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