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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Given the amount of rain we’ve had the course was in awesome shape
Great Course with Some Issues That Will Take Time To Fix
I have always loved this course and bring out-of-town visitors that rave about such a great course being available to the public . It is challenging, scenic and has a welcoming staff but all these things cannot overcome what mother nature has done to holes 10, 11, 14, 15 & 18. I will be back in July to see how things work out.
Always a challenging & interesting round of golf no matter the conditions. Course is still wet from winter rains & many holes have been shortened. Good play for price. Maintenance doing great job to maintain & upgrade because of weather!
Course was in great condition considering weather and repairs to areas damaged due to vandalism. Fantastic Fall vistas from many of the tees. Always provides challenge to be accurate, keep in fairways and greens were fast & great condition. Is always a must play!
I love this course. The layout is great and the water views are spectacular
Overrated and Overpriced
The course markets itself as the premier public course in Connecticut and one of the best in the country, and I just don't buy it. The greens were fine, but the rest of the course was in average condition at best. While the layout around the lake on the front nine was very nice, I was disappointed overall, especially given its hefty $60 price tag in the shoulder season ($80 normally). The lack of a driving range also hurt. Wasn't necessarily a bad course, but it just wasn't up to the standard it claims to hold.
Nice layout, but rough shape
Played today in a light mist. The layout of the course is really nice, especially for a public track. Lots of water and carry holes, which make it fun. The course, however, was in rough shape especially the back 9. The course seems to have gotten so much water and can’t drain. I’ve been told that this is the roughest shape it’s been in so I’ll be back next year to play it again. Greens were in great shape though
Unfortunately the course was in terrible shape. I know that this season has been both humid and rainy but played Ridgefield and Smith last week and both were in tremendous shape.
We also waited at EVERY SINGLE HOLE!
No rangers around to move things along..
Won't be going back anytime soon.
A game of two halves....a slow game.
Front nine was magnificent. A couple of blind holes, but good condition and beautiful landscape. Back nine was just awful. Greens were decent enough, but most fairways were trash and this is with cart path only rule. I get the wet summer, but other courses are holding up much better.
Worse than that - five hours on a Friday is just brutal..letting guys walk the course doesn’t help when it is back to back. Super friendly staff, but they’ve got to get on that speed of play..
Expecting better from a course with this reputation and at this price point.
A very challenging golf course, a good test of golf.
Top shape coarse
Played here twice both times had a awesome experience . Coarse plays out great greens are perfect and quick great role on your ball . Fairways are perfect price wise on target . Go out and enjoy a great round of golf !
Manny T .
Overall Good, not Great
First time I’ve played here in a few years. The pace of play was excellent, finished in just under 4 hours on a Sunday morning. The greens were perfect, smooth and fast. The rest of the course could use some work, inconsistent bunker sand, some old bunkers were converted to grass bunkers and were ground under repair. Some tee boxes were In rough shape, could be leveled and re sodded. With some TLC, this course could be even better. Overall, good course, just lacking attention to detail to take the next step.
Great course, but slow play
Richter Park is an excellent public golf course. It is well run, good amenities, however play on the weekends can be torturously slow.
Course in great shape
First round this year, course is in great shape. Only had one complaint, some of the holes on a few greens were crowned. ended up missing a few short putts
I play this course 2-3 time per year, my above ratings of overall (good) is due to pace of play, if not teeing off very early hard to finish in 4 1/2 hours. I understand being customer friendly BUT Pace must be inforced it’s hurting game not helping. Plus price course charges a non- Danbury resident is too high for average player , understand giving Danbury residents a great value price wise but to charge players outside city limits in mid-high $80’s not using Golf now or tee-off sites is on high side.
I know maintaing conditions is expensive. This is such a great layout would like more people to have access to play.
Very nice day of golf
Perfect weather, got paired with a nice couple, could have played better but isn't that always the case! Good pace and just a nice day of golf...