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4.2
186 Reviews (186)
5 Stars
73
4 Stars
73
3 Stars
24
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.7
Amenities
4.0
87.9%
Recommend this course
161 out of 186 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.3
4 Reviews (4)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
Recommend this course
4 out of 4 reviews
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4.1
28 Reviews (28)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Pace
3.7
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
85.7%
Recommend this course
24 out of 28 reviews
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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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6744 yards 73.6 139
White 72 6304 yards 71.6 136
Gold 72 5531 yards 72.9 129
Red 72 5114 yards 70.7 124
Scorecard for Richter Park Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 73.2/137 398 518 183 430 174 413 526 359 344 3345 382 387 527 161 417 342 580 165 438 3399 6744
White M: 70.8/134 W: 77.2/138 372 495 150 386 170 387 508 337 308 3113 345 367 479 142 395 319 570 152 422 3191 6304
Gold M: 67.9/114 W: 72.9/129 350 447 137 301 100 333 367 300 300 2635 338 340 442 120 377 263 484 130 402 2896 5531
Red W: 70.7/124 319 390 132 301 100 333 367 244 246 2432 332 290 430 120 292 263 462 111 402 2702 5134
Handicap 11 9 17 3 15 1 7 5 13 10 12 6 16 8 14 2 18 4
Par 4 5 3 4 3 4 5 4 4 36 4 4 5 3 4 4 5 3 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 9 7 15 11 17 1 3 5 13 8 6 4 18 12 14 2 16 10

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
186 Reviews (186)

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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5.0
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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
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather

early round

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!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather

Fall Golf

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!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Always great

I love this course. The layout is great and the water views are spectacular

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

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.

OVERALL: 6.2/10

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

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

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Unpleasant conditions

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.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

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

Good,

A very challenging golf course, a good test of golf.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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 .

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

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

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

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.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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...

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