Fox Hopyard Golf Club
|Gold (W)||71||5657 yards||73.7||132|
|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|
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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.
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.
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
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.
Very challenging course
Great course design and offers challenging holes for all levels of players
Fathers Day Gift
My daughter gave me the wonderful gift of golf to Foxhopyard.
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.
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!
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.
first time playing the course found it well maintained and very scenic. greens are fast and some challenging would love to play again.
Great course with plenty of challenging holes! Strongly recommend
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.
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.
A beautiful course
Love playing at Fox Hopyard. Greens are in rough shape right now though.
Birthday round with sons.
Everyone still raving about the course and our experience. Can't wait to play again!
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.