Richter Park Golf Course

4.2662764706 4.3 stars from 5 (173)
  • 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 4.3 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: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 173 Reviews
5 stars:
67
4 stars:
70
3 stars:
22
2 stars:
9
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

151 out of 172 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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"Top shape coarse"


u000001248431's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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 .


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


"Overall Good, not Great"


zpearson's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2018
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Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



u000004352433's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2018
First time playing 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


"Great course, but slow play"


bentistCT's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Richter Park is an excellent public golf course. It is well run, good amenities, however play on the weekends can be torturously slow.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Course in great shape"


jpurcel347's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2018
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000006524077's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Very nice day of golf"


u000002555622's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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...


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



tedb999's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in great shape greens were perfect and this course has a beautiful layout.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



dmarco99's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

nice views along the water on the front nine and on thirteen. greens play tremendously quick. hard to check or stop your ball on low iron and wedge shots. some bunkers can be softer and more tended to. overall good course. would recommend to advanced golfers


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Chris5363692's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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
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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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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



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