H. Smith Richardson Golf Course

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Amenities
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6704
Slope 126
Rating 72.1
Type Public/Municipal
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6704 yards 72.1 126
White 72 6378 yards 71.2 125
White (W) 73 6378 yards 76.1 139
Green (W) 73 5723 yards 74.0 136
Green 72 5723 yards 68.7 119
Scorecard for H. Smith Richardson 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
Black M: 72.1/126 402 320 185 359 410 517 398 202 503 3296 397 368 203 523 426 368 168 391 536 3380 6676
White M: 71.2/125 W: 74.5/130 375 310 160 339 397 503 383 180 486 3133 373 351 176 502 405 350 140 373 520 3190 6323
Red M: 68.5/120 W: 73.9/127 332 285 120 314 362 463 355 137 465 2833 356 325 140 465 385 330 112 323 495 2931 5764
Handicap 6 14 18 12 2 4 8 16 10 3 13 15 7 1 11 17 5 9
Par 4 4 3 4 4 5 4 3 5 36 4 4 3 5 4 4 3 4 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 7 11 17 13 3 1 9 15 5 2 14 16 4 8 10 18 12 6

Course Details

Year Built 1972
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Hal Purdy (1972) Stephen Kay

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
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Perfect weather

never going back

Was playing late Sat afternoon (4:56pm on receipt) as a single. Played 4 holes on front 9 then moved to back to find open holes as hit a logjam, but made sure i wasn't cutting in front of anyone. Was playing first back 9 hole and had dropped a second ball when someone driving by stops to yell that there's "no practicing on the course--the practice facility is by the clubhouse". I go ahead and hit the second ball which must have offended Barney Fife who evidently called the pro shop. They must have nothing better to do at roughly 6pm so they sent ranger rick out to tell me that it was against course policy to play 9 holes between front & back 9's (he must have known there should not have been any singles on the back 9 at that time--good sleuthing). Rick would not budge an inch and said it was course "policy" that prevented me from playing another hole on back 9. Only option was to quit or walk back to front 9. I quit and will never be back. Side note--website and receipt note "9 hole" rate...not front or back 9. 2nd side note--checked HSR policy on website and no explicit mention of playing front or back 9 only. I realize it's implied that you'll play 9 consecutive holes on either 9, but no where does it state you can't mix. Note to staff--this is an average muny course...you're not working at Bethpage or some private club so please lose the attitude. Note to others--you've been warned.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Good weather

"Smith" is a solid course but needs help with pace of play

I've played this course close to 100 times. I grew up playing on this course and recently played it on a trip back north. It's a wonderful old course layout with great contours and tons of elevation change. I definitely recommend this course for any skill level player. Playing early allows for a close-to-adequate pace of play. As the day goes on a 5-hour round is common. Fairfield residents get the best deal. The driving range is situated on the other side of the facility - if you want to warm up, come early. After round food is always top shelf.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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