Red at D. Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course

3.9411764706 3.9 stars from 5 (61)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6568 yards
  • Slope: 124
  • Rating: 71.0
  • Layout

  • 2390 Easton Turnpike, Fairfield, Connecticut 06825, Fairfield County
  • (203) 373-5911
  • (203) 373-5915
  • www.fairchildwheelergolf.com

Year built: 1934
Type: Public
Greens: Rye grass
Fairways: Rye grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Simulator: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Jeans of any style (shorts or long pants), short shorts or mini-skirts, cut offs, tank tops, dew rags, bathing suits or mens and boys shirts without a collar are NOT permitted.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Accepted

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Back 72 6568 yards 71.0 124
Middle 72 6126 yards 71.3 124
Forward (W) 72 5330 yards 68.7 117

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 61 Reviews
5 stars:
12
4 stars:
28
3 stars:
18
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

55 out of 61 reviews


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"The course is good for every level of player"


u077989493's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2018
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The course is in very good condition now and good for all level of players.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Good Day"


jpob2013's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2018
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Reviewed on

Our foursome had a great day .With the threat of rain an thunderstorm we played a quick 18. We're pushed or held up all day.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



uAJKX1011AJ's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"Wheeler Cone A Long Way"


GolfBJV's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

The course has improved over the years. I learned to play golf here. Greens very slow! Course is short from the tips but the 5s are long! Short 4s. Short 3s. Black course is harder I think. Easy to get on and great value for price.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u3754186's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Fairchild Wheeler Red"


u989835826's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2018
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Reviewed on

On a Memorial Day weekend played a Saturday 12 noon round in three and a half. Course in great shape some fairways wet in small areas. Greens perfect. Carts give great yardage info. Would say tough to walk - hilly. Will play again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



George8562829's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



u828621089's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"great course"


bobl1953's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

the course is in great shape. greens are excellent condition. challenging yet not punishing. very friendly people


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



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2018
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Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Enjoyable course"


John7117235's avatar
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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It is certainly early in to the year but the have put some effort in clearing debris and leavyys from the course


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Cold day-"


Roger6812702's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2018
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Have played here few times and by far the fastest round ever. Cold and windy made for tearing through for a change. Like the layout. Well designed with some nice challenges.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great to get play in January"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/21/2018
First time playing Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in pretty good shape for being January in CT. There were patches of snow and balls bounced over greens but they let us use carts on this hilly course. We really appreciated being able to get out when almost every other course in the area was closed.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"My late fall and winter choice"


mark4631329's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/18/2017
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Reviewed on

Fun track to go out and have some fun.

Greens were naturally slow due to the season. But the ball rolls very well. Great pizza and bar after the round.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Value"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Player friendly layout. We’ll maintained. Limited number of bunkers encouraged a good pace of play. Greens pitted true.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



bobl1953's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



bobl1953's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u6937959's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2017
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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


Response from Fairchild Wheeler on 09/15/2017:

Thank you!

"Play"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2017
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Reviewed on

The course was good but the play was really slow a 4th some two groups in front of us was so slow they had 4 empty holes in front of them no rangers to be seen so a 4 hour round took 5.5 hours


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Red or Black, it is like playing in a cow pasture."


Stephen8071806's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Both courses have lousy layouts and suffer from negkect. Bridgeport has no money, and golf courses are low on the priority list.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


Response from Red at D. Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course on 08/23/2017:

Thank you for the feedback, we can assure you that we are working tirelessly to keep the course in tip top shape!


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