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4.2
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1 Stars
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Conditions
3.8
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.0
82.9%
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182 out of 213 reviews
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4.3
23 Reviews (23)
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
87.0%
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4.1
30 Reviews (30)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
3.8
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.4
80.0%
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6744 yards
Slope 139
Rating 73.6

Situated at the heart of Fairfield County, Richter Park Golf Course is situated along the West Lake Reservoir. The course has been ranked among not only the top ten golf courses in Connecticut but also as one of the top 25 public courses in the country. The course sprawls across more than 180 acres of gently rolling hills. Water has a prominent presence throughout, with the Reservoir bordering seven holes on the front nine and water hazards coming into play on a total of 14 holes. In addition to the water, there are a variety of elevation changes ranging from subtle to dramatic, which can make it a tough golf course to play your first time. Be prepared for a few blind shots. Richter Park's signature hole, the par-5 12th, is bordered by Boggs Pond. Your third shot will be over water to a bunkered green.

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Course Details

Year Built 1970
Fairways Blue/Rye Grass
Greens Bent/Poa Grass
Architect Edward C. Ryder

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, MasterCard, American Express
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes, except on weekends before noon
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Reviews

4.2
213 Reviews (213)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 19
Patio Dining 14
Dinner 12
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 34
Elevation Changes 31
Bunkers 20
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 28
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 26
Locals 17
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 34
In the 'Burbs 12
Convenient to the City 7

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Greens and Fairways !

Very well Maintained Greens and Fairways.
We Enjoyed So Much!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Overall great experience

All good! If I had to be critical, a lot of blind shots which is tough when playing the course for the first time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

A very unfriendly operation!

OK! I drove all the way down from Newtown to the course to practice only!

I had heard so many wonderful things about the course and had see the web site, so I went!

On the drive in the course looked OK, but the parking lot was very crowded? My first disappointment was the range and the little green mats for the teeing area! Not what you want to see if you are a serious player!

I asked one of the grounds crew about practice balls and he said! “Are You With The Group”? I said, “No” well, he said, then you will have to talk to the Pro over there!

I walked over and asked the Pro about practice balls and he said the same thing, “Are You With The Group”? I gave him the same answer and he informed me that I would have to wait until after 1:00 P.M. to hit practice balls! Mind you nothing posted on the web site mentioning a group outing! Now about 15 teeing areas on this little range with about 5 of them being used and he gives me the Bums Rush! He was very dismissive in his rebuff of an answer! No people skills at all!

It would have been nice if he would have thanked me for coming down to his course to practice and maybe even suggesting that I go in for lunch to kill the time, but No! You can’t pay to hit balls on our mostly vacant practice tee until after 1:00 P.M. Lets just say “No” to some additional cash and insult a potential customer, All in one fell swoop! It takes practice to be this insensitive but he had mastered it!

I will never go to this place for anything and I will guarantee you that I will tell everyone I know what a substandard and rude operation they are running! I learned a very valuable lesson from “One Of The Best”
Always Treat People The Way You Would Like To Be Treated!

You Never Know Who you Are Talking To!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Still needs love

Better condition than last time I played, but still need some help. Tee boxes are awful. Side hill lies with driver is uncalled for.

Also need to get the regulars to fix their diviots. Make it a priority. Must have fixed at least 5 fresh ball marks on each green and we played at 640am! Greens were in good shape besides the marks though.

I also can not stress enough that something needs to be done with 15. Really anything as the entire fairway is unplayable.

The layout is fun, but if they put some effort and dollars into this course it would be worth the 80+ Green’s fee.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Extremely slow play

Richter Park is a very nice municipal course. There is a very nice restaurant, and the setting is lovely. However, the pace of play was intolerably slow - we literally waited on every shot. I would not recommend playing this course on the weekend.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Brutal shape

Not sure what they are doing here, but the course continues to go the wrong way. I understand the land is basically in wetlands, but the grounds crew has let this course go. All tee boxes needed a mow, multiple lost spots on green, and countless unplayable spots on fairways. 11 and 15 are completely gone. It’s unfortunate as the layout is great, but they need to stop putting money into the range and fix this course asap.

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

Staff Treatment

The young punk manager was condescending and needs to be counseled on how to deal with customers. It was obvious he thought his poo didn’t stink. Lots of other places to play with that treatment.

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

Great value for the money

Pace of play wasn’t great for a late Sunday afternoon (4 hr 45 min) but everything else was excellent!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

repairsand irrigation issues

the course is suffering from all the rain from past weeks. holes 10, 15,16
should be closed for repairs. They have added a golf range which is excellent . Greens need repair.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Late Wet Spring round

Pace of play was great as weather had not been predicated to be good. Course is still quite wet a number of holes and some were shortened because of water. Maintenance doing excellent job to keep course in great shape! Always a challenging course, beautiful scenic views on many holes. Not a course for a beginner!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Golf now came through!

After I put in a review about Richter Park ! The review was not pretty, GolfNow made a bad attitude better by reaching out and correcting the situation for me . Golf Now always does the right thing

Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Scamed

Arrived at course for tee time was advised we had to wait for tournament to start! No mention was made of a tournament when tee times were made. Teed off 20 min late finished the front 9 in 3 hours and 10 minutes! With three groups waiting to tee off hole number ten we packed it in. This was a total scam to not advise us when we booked on golf now They took our money and are still laughing!

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

Excellent

Given the amount of rain we’ve had the course was in awesome shape

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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