Richter Park Golf Course

4.2348294118 4.2 stars from 5 (163)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6744 yards
  • Slope: 139
  • Rating: 73.6
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Simulator: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes, except on weekends before noon
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper attire is required.
Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 163 Reviews
5 stars:
62
4 stars:
65
3 stars:
22
2 stars:
9
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

141 out of 162 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs convenient to the city   Great for advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views locals   Challenges include water hazards elevation changes bunkers   Great for drinks patio dining dinner  

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u000006813863's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course




1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

ground keeper allover the place ground not maintained properly


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Much Improved"


jstrong1091's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

You can see the improvements made over the winter. Great stuff except the grass bunkers on 4 and 13. Should have stayed sand. Overall great course!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



aryankees66's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"great course"


ajb07's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2018
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful conditions even with some holes having maintenance work. Great job grounds crew. Always challenges your game not for the beginning golfer. Course is not forgiving if you are too far off fairways, lots to get you in trouble! Pace of play and weather this day was excellent. Starter & rangers pleasant.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Excellent course"


u000005671803's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2018
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Reviewed on

I really enjoy playing Richter. The course conditions weren’t the best at this time of year but it’s better than most others and I’ve played about 5-6 other courses already this season. The staff are super friendly and customer oriented. Had lunch at the newly renovated clubhouse and the food and service there were excellent. I highly recommend this club.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



ReadSmith's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2018
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Reviewed on

Greens bumpy but early in season so expectable.traps being worked on but again early in the season. Nice challenging course with no two holes the same


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Love the length"


Stephen8897825's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2017
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Reviewed on

The course was in great condition even in November. It combines generally long open fairways which lets you air out the long irons, with nuanced terrain and hazards around the greens which makes for a good test of your short game. The staff are friendly and accommodating and there is a first class restaurant on site. Of tracks affordable and accessible to the general public this is one of the best in the north east in my opinion.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



cm0105's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/11/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Frank2636465's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fun and challenging course"


u539765270's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape. We only waited once the entire day. Play it every year in the Fall. Colors are beautiful.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Augusta of the North"


tigertds's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2017
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Reviewed on

Great layout. Very scenic though foilage is minimal this year. Greens are absolutely impossible...lightening fast and steeply sloped from back to front. Expect to 3 putt most of the time.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"So slow"


u000005497729's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2017
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Reviewed on

Great layout and greens were in great shape. But we were 8 deep on almost every tee box. It took almost 3 hours to play the front 9. A foursome can play 18 at my home course (also a muni) in less than 4 hours.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Lots of great holes. Scenic views."


clundy's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was in exceptional condition. Greens were smooth and fast. I Would recommend this course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Excellent course but expensive and slow pace of play"


u000004972097's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always enjoy playing Richter but only when I can get a deal like I did with the prepaid on Golfnow, Too expensive for out of towners so I'll never pay their price. The course conditions were very good and the greens in nice shape. Only complaint was very very slow play. Only a threesome if front of us and we waited every tee box starting on 6. Then the twosome behind us waited on the tee box for us to hit. Unacceptable and really takes away from such a nice course. Also much to expensive given all the options golfers have.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"One of the best in the state"


cgooddc's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A fantastic course with plenty of challenge on every hole. It's in great shape. A little expensive for out of towners and we were slowed down by an outing, but they made it up to us with a 9 hole credit. Just a great day out!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Solid course"


ajb07's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Holes on this course can be extremely challenging, especially if the wind comes into play. Not for the beginner or the faint hearted! Course in good shape for the amount of play and weather conditions this season. Peaceful even with # of players on the course. Very helpful and friendly staff including the rangers!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Mikr3476279's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great place

Great staff

Course in great shape

Love this place


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Really good"


rangerdave's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Only thing missing is built in range finder inside cart otherwise outstanding all the way around


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Slow slow slow"


u937582978's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Weekday afternoon 1:36 tee off time. Made the turn to 10 at 4:45. Unreal. Didn't see a course ranger the entire time. Un-repaired ball marks everywhere and at least 3 greens had serious damage. Looked like not a single person had raked their steps in the sand either.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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