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3.8
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
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Pace
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3.5
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Holes 9
Type Public
Par 36
Length 3543 yards
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
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Blue Fox Run Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 2008
Architect Stephen Kay (2008)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.4
162 Reviews (162)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 10
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 14
Undulating Greens 11
Water Hazards 11
This course/club is great for:
Locals 11
Walkers 9
9-Hole Rounds 7
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 10

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Awesome Value

Course was in good shape.
Staff was awesome
GREAT Value

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

Squeeze in 18 between light showers. Red to white. Not many leaves. Course plays well.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 500 Contributor
Connecticut Advisor
Previously Played
Used cart

Photo Submission for White Nine

To be clear, I did not play this nine, but rather the Blue/Red today. However, I had time before playing to take the accompanying pictures, which highlight some of the better fall views to be had on some of these holes. I did take close note of course conditions here, which continue to improve since I played here a month ago.

Conditions Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
Connecticut Advisor
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Open, Long, and Tough

This morning, well before our round, I was allowed to drive around the course and snap some photos while my son was taking his fifth lesson from the Head Professional at Blue Fox, Mr. Jim Becker (a superlative teacher, in my estimation). On the seventh tee of the White Nine, I was conversing with a foursome of golfers who gave me positive feedback on their perceptions of Blue Fox Run. Two of them, who both—as it happened—slashed their drives down fairway seven, were amiable gentlemen who introduced themselves as Mark Stansfield and Bruce Kraczkowsky. The latter player, as I learned around the clubhouse, was the 2017 Club Champion here and is a state Senior Tournament winner. Both said that they’d been “playing here forever and have always enjoyed playing this course.” When we talked for a minute about the conditioning woes of earlier this year, each gently downplayed them and was confident the nines will return to their former glory. As we chatted further, Mr. Kraczkowsky asked me if I could imagine better scenery than that which was surrounding us, and I could not have agreed more about the beauty of this setting. In fact, it’s one of several reasons I don’t mind driving 45 minutes to play Blue Fox Run.

For the rest on the Blue Nine, I’ll categorize comments:

--GENERALLY SPEAKING: When played as eighteen holes and paired with either the White or Red nines, this is a strong and very scenic golf experience. Tucked up against the Farmington Valley hills but also next to the river, the Blue demands straight and long driving, especially from the precision required on holes 1, 7 and 9. Mature trees populate the course, and off-line shots often mean confrontations with one or more of them.
It’s not a course that’s long on drama (excepting a pair of holes: 7 and 8), but it doesn’t need much. Why? Its daunting length of 7,025 from the black tees, when combined with the White Nine, could challenge touring pros, not just weekend warriors. And the blues aren’t all that much shorter. As such, long hitters will be attracted to the long opening quintet of holes that will have them gripping and ripping: from the blues, par 4’s of 420, 413 and 439 yards, plus two tight par-5’s, each well exceeding 500, that often bludgeon errant shots.

--GREENS & CONDITIONING: Greens are generally large, undulating, free of blemishes, and of moderate speed. Today they were aerated; when not they have been quite smooth. In all, though, the course has seen considerable improvement, as pertains to green conditioning, since late August (fairways, too, have improved, but tee boxes are lagging).

--FOUR CHALLENGES (BESIDE LENGTH):

A) BUNKERING is more than adequate, both on the fairways and around the greens. The par-three sixth, for example, boasts five embedded bunkers set into an upslope—solid further defenses for a green already elevated and contoured. Even the par-three island green (7) adds a pot-like bunker to foil shots erring on the short side; B) BURLY PAR-FIVES: You can’t ask for much more than a 533-yard par-five (hole 3) followed by 545-yarder (5). Not only that, each plays tough in three ways: well-defended landing zones; a small margin for error, both left and right, on second shots; trouble-laden green complexes; C) TOUGH APPROACH SHOTS: The demands of these lengthy par-4’s will test your talent. There are also tiered and frequently contoured surfaces that may well complicate the final result when you do hit the green, and all nine holes have their fair share of greenside defenses; D) EIGHTH HOLE: ENTICING BUT DEMANDING: The 167-yard eighth, an island green complex, isn’t quite formulaic, as it includes two bunkers—including a large wraparound specimen—and a sizeable tree on its left rear quadrant. It’s a tantalizing and exciting challenge, but not for the meek.

--MY PICK FOR BEST HOLE: #4. Long and potentially arduous at 439 yards, this relatively open driving hole has enough trees—and a gaping leftward fairway bunker—to keep long hitters honest. Add some more cavernous, PGA-tour styled bunkers around the properly-proportioned green (it is fully large enough to accept long approaches) and you have a superb two-shotter that will test everyone.

--TOUGHEST DRIVING HOLE: On number nine, you should thread a drive between two fairway bunkers, shorter to the right and longer left. Water also lurks behind the trees to the right. The ideal shot is a long baby-fade off the tee, though it must be precise. With an interesting green-complex to boot, ‘great hole’ is an understatement for this one.

--MISCELLANEOUS: My son David and I enjoyed the company of an excellent playing partner—Bruce—today. He is a knowledgable guide, and also seems to relish playing here in the league. I also met one of the owners, Mr. Barry Wilson, one of the partners in this family-operated enterprise, who told me some impressive things of interest about the club’s near-future direction. One truism about Blue Fox: the vibe has always been positive when I have been here, and the parking lot full. Everyone seems friendly.

--RECOMMENDATION: Very Strong. I have played at Blue Fox four times since this August. As layouts, the three nines are all winners, borne out by repeated play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The Rookie

The course was under a little routine maintenance, which is to be expected from time to time. Overall, I really love this place. It’s a great,, fun course to play. Would I recommend this course? Nope. I would highly recommend it!!! I look forward to playing this course many more times.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The Rookie

Not my first time at this course and it sure won’t be my last I think it’s a great value nice layout fun to play

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great day

Good course. Great value. Staff was very accommodating.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Hole in one

On the Blue Course I aced #17 for my first “Hole in One” after 60 years of golfing. Yay! How could I not give a good review?

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

Always a good play, course needs TLC

Overall a fun challanging course to play. 18 holes for 16 dollars on a hot deal...cant beat that!! Fairways and tee boxes need lots of attention. Spoke to a groundskeeper and due to lack of rain and possible landscaping of new homes, they have held off, only saving the greens which were hard as steel.

Would come back however they need to bring life back to the playing field

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 500 Contributor
Connecticut Advisor
Previously Played
Walked

Revitalizing an Excellent Layout

The layout is strong here and it should be (with better conditioning) one of Connecticut’s higher ranked public venues.

I played this course in mid-August, and really enjoyed the quality of golf, but the course was then merely in fair shape: several bad tees, some poor fairways—only the greens were consistently respectable.

Since then, however, it is clear that the greenskeepers have been doing considerable work to revitalize it. Today, only a couple of fairways on the blue nine were still problematic (1 and 5), and only one was still poor (7) on the white nine, although this fairway had turned quite a bit greener since August. Most of the tees were in better condition—some far better—though a few were still patchy in places.

The greens are now in very good shape—they, too, have improved. They are running very smoothly and true. Overall, the course looks much greener and is rounding back into shape. It looks like the staff has overcome earlier problems with loss of irrigation, so things are definitely looking up.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course condition/pace of play

The course was in very poor condition, we were forced to play the blue course twice because the red and white course was too busy. We caught up to a foursome on the 5th hole and were waiting so long that we skipped the whole. When we finished the first 9 holes we complained about the pace and were told " we know but we can't do anything about it" at that point we decided that we had enough and left. A good way to spoil a perfectly good day.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Best Deal

This was my 8th time playing this course and it is still fun. Its a great course to practice hitting drives. The course is wide open and lots of fun.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

neglect

I have played the 3 courses a bout twice a year for the pastseveral years & found it in good condition until yesterday.routine mantainance has been ignored,probably because of upcoming real estate plans. I will not return in the forseeable future.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

This course needs lots of work.

Greens are in good condition.
Rest of the course is severely distressed.
Looks like the owner wants to unload it because it is obvious that very little money is being put into it for proper maintenance.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Blue fox

Played both white & blue courses. Most tee boxes were chewed up. Parts of some fairways were dry & dead. Perhaps there's an irrigation problem.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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
Perfect weather
Used cart

Weekday round

Course in good shape. First time played here this year.
Golf Shop personal friendly and professional. Pace of
play was excellent. Definitely play here again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

What a mess

This could have been the worst conditioned course I have ever played for money. The tee boxes did not exist -and the fairways were awful. It was cheap 23 per round, but it was scary bad..

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Don’t play

The worst condition course I have ever played. 14.00 for 18 holes, left after 9. Course was that bad. Played years ago and it was a lot better back then.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Blue fox

Employees helpful & friendly. Played red course & white. Most teeboxes were total wreck. Most fairways were chewed up & totally burned. However, greens were in great shape & fast.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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