Richter Park Golf Course
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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Food & BeverageBar, Grill, Cafe, Restaurant
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Showers, Locker Rooms
Photo submitted by u000001261715 on 09/25/2020
12th hole Photo submitted by PJCdude on 04/17/2020
14th hole Photo submitted by PJCdude on 04/17/2020
5th hole Photo submitted by PJCdude on 04/17/2020
2nd hole Photo submitted by PJCdude on 04/17/2020
Richter's iconic 12th hole in April Photo submitted by u784867660 on 04/10/2019
Photo submitted by okulaman on 08/02/2017
1st Tee Photo submitted by brooksgolfer on 10/20/2016
Richter Park during fall foliage Photo submitted by dplevin11 on 10/05/2013
Fantastic, fantastic, fantastic! From the Rangers and starter to the pro shop peeps to the layout and conditions. Worth the drive from Long Island!!
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I'm a single digit handicap and thanks to Covid have played nearly 70 rounds year to date. I will give a fair and honest review with no skin in the game. Came up from Queens, NY and have heard alot about this course and as a 30 year golfer finally had the opportunity to give it a try. Overall it was a good day.
$69 on a weekday just after noon with cart and range balls (mats only today) was well worth the hour drive. The layout was challenging but fair. Not knowing the course with its intricacies and blind shots made it tough. No GPS on the carts and the lack of cell service in the area not allowing me to use my app didn't help navigating the course. Do yourself a favor and drive up where you can to survey the hole if you're a newbie.
Many tee boxes were beat up. Does it matter? Not really, you tee the ball up. Greens were fast and true, excellent condition. Fairways on the front had no problems. Back 9 in the low lying areas were pretty spotty but helped with 3 of them being cart path only. Those holes must be a nightmare after heavy rain cart path or not.
Ranger(s) kept pace of play where needed. Cart girl came around every 3 holes., great service.
Look forward to playing it again now knowing the course.
Great condition but greens are awful
Lightning greens but inconsistent throughout the day.
Course condition is in good shape and great pace of play.
Well done by all involved
First time playing a most challenging layout. Shotgun start for a 7:30am start wasn’t expected but worked out well. We went out as a threesome - 3rd added by course which was fine. It did make us quicker than the group in front who also was struggling. At the turn the Ranger has them wait and let us play through. Definitely going back.
Fantastic Layout - Always in great shape
Richter is one of the top public courses you can play. The layout is spectacular, water on many holes, reservoir views, elevation changes, just awesome. Keep an eye out for reduced fee tee times and go play it.
Got to try Muni
though tee times are sometimes tough that you want it is a great course and they use rangers to keep everyone moving even during the week.
There is a reason this course is rated as one of the top public courses in the state!
What an absolutely scenic course. Well worth the drive and cost. Staff was Friendly on and off the course. Good food in the restaurant