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4.0
150 Reviews (150)
5 Stars
36
4 Stars
79
3 Stars
23
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.3
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
90.4%
Recommend this course
130 out of 150 reviews
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4.5
10 Reviews (10)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.9
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
100.0%
Recommend this course
10 out of 10 reviews
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4.2
35 Reviews (35)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.5
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
94.3%
Recommend this course
33 out of 35 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 71
Length 6457 yards
Slope 123
Rating 71.5
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Fairchild Wheeler Golf - Black Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1934
Fairways Rye Grass
Greens Rye Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Doug Smith

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $10
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
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, Amex, Discover Accepted
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
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.

Reviews

4.0
150 Reviews (150)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 12
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 15
Bunkers 8
Plays Long 7
This course/club is great for:
Locals 11
Playing Multiple Courses 6
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 7
In the 'Burbs 7

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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Perfect for a February Day

Course was in good shape for a February golf day in the Northeast.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 02/28/2020

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences, Susanne1759152. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed from your round with us. Thanks for choosing us!

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Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Quality course

Always enjoy playing @ The Wheel. Staff extremely friendly and accommodating. Weather always make the Course interesting along with the changes in slope. Not many short holes so good use of driver and long irons. Groundskeeping does excellent job in maintaining course conditions. Would definitely recommend tis course if you haven't already tried it. Both courses are a fixture in this Community.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 12/06/2019

We're glad you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us, ajb07. Please comment or reach out to our team in the golf shop to let us know more about your round!

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/15/2019

Thank you for visiting us at Black at D. Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Fall special

Thoroughly enjoy this course! Because of predicted weather the pace of play was fast! This course offers many challenges and weather can totally change your game and score. The staff are very pleasant and helpful. Some holes are accessible for those just beyond beginner but plan to use a variety of clubs!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/15/2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us ajb07. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Black at D. Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course thanks you!

Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Walked

FAIRCHILD WHEELER BLACK COURSE

The black course has a beautiful variety of holes which includes 4 doglegs, and 5 holes with elevated tees which are all straight holes, and the rest are straight holes with level tee boxes.There are 3 holes were a stream comes into play and a par 3 17th hole over a pond.There are a coupe of holes with thescue which gives a partial links style look to the golfers. I enjoy the par 3 holes, some easier and some challenging.The entire course will allow players to use every club in the bag. The tees and fairways are in great shape, the bunkers are now maintained well and greens are moderate speed. I have played this course for fifty years and it is a gem of a layout. The pace of play is great. Our twosome played 18 holes in 3 and a half hours.The course offers a nice driving range $5 for a bucket of balls of 45 count,a very large practice putting green, a terrific head professional Steven Roach and his entire staff who are super friendly the moment you arrive.The dining area is name Tommy's Restaurant and it is owned and operated by the well known Vazzy's restaurant. It has great food! Great golf for a great price! Also, the club runs a terrific first tee program for kids each year. I donate as often as I can to give kids a chance to enjoy the game of golf we all love to play.Please inquire at pro shop on how to do so. Thanks to all at the Wheel as it is known!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/21/2019

Hi rdog18. We would love to hear more about your positive experience at our course. Please contact us at (203) 373-5911 to share with us your favorite part of your experience with us. Thanks for golfing at Black at D. Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course!

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great place for a round of golf

Staff is always friendly and ready to help, nice layout for all levels of players

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/11/2019

Hi, kovachrobert. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Black at D. Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course. We look forward to seeing you at the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Early Morning Tee Time

I play ‘The Wheel’ as a backup whenever I am playing last minute as typically easy to get on. My son and I grabbed the first tee time (7 am) and headed off with another twosome. After seeing them tee off from the blues and score a combined 19 on hole 1...we politely asked if they minded if we play ahead.
We finished the round in private club time of 2:30.

The course become more beautiful with the morning dew of early fall. When you can play with no wait and early morning...The Black Course becomes something special. But don’t expect this to be the norm. Plan on a 5 hour round on a course littered with high handicappers!

The staff is typically friendly with the exception of one starter who is known by locals as perhaps the meanest and cranky starter anywhere in golf!

Play early and you will have a fantastic time!

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 10/04/2019

Thank you for visiting us at Black at D. Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/06/2019

Hi, we appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Black at D. Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course.

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Fairchild wheeler

What a great day on the golf course, quick play , great conditions, recommend it to anyone!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/06/2019

Hi, thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Black at D. Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course.

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Commented on 09/05/2019

Wow, we are so happy you enjoyed your recent round with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon for another amazing round at Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course.

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Lovely course

I played here for the first time on the Black Course. It’s a lovely course. Fairways are fairly wide and forgiving. The bunkers, especially near the greens are challenging are the water hazards are limited. The greens are a bit slow and a bit bumpy when I played. But overall, I will return to play again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 08/23/2019

Thank you for visiting us at Black at D. Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A beautiful day at The Wheel!!

18 holes in 3 hours, that’s great, greens and fairways in great shape in spite of the amount of rain the day before, would recommend this course to anyone looking for a great day!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/23/2019

Hello, kovachrobert. Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon at Black at D. Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course!

Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course has gone Down hill

Conditions weren’t so good, the course has gone downhill. Greens very slow and bumpy. I won’t go back.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 08/23/2019

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Black at D. Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course. We hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Always a good time

Well run public track with some beautiful holes. In very good condition considering the amount of play. Wonderful to see the First Tee participants learning the game of golf there. Excellent food and surprisingly fairly prices at the turn at Vizzy's (if you have ever attended a PGA event you know what I mean... $10 hot dogs at Bethpage PGA!!!).

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 07/17/2019

Hi. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Fairchild Wheeler. We hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fairchild wheeler black course

Great shape and not too crowded, pace of play was perfect and the course in excellent shap

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/08/2019

Wow, we are so happy you enjoyed your round! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

SLOW Greens

The greens are in desperate need of being rolled. They are bumpy and extremely slow.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 05/30/2019

We appreciate you taking the time to leave us with 3 stars. We always strive for a 5 star experience, so all of your feedback is appreciated. Please feel free to contact the club directly if you feel that there are specifics we can improve on. We hope to have you back at the course in the future.

Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course Needs Work

The Black course needs work. Holes 13 ,14 and 16 are virtually unplayable because of wet and soggy conditions and/or greens under constant repair. Many of the other holes have very wet spots that make many lies unplayable.

Holes 1 and 10 on the Red course are also in crummy shape and one of the holes on the back nine of the Red course (might be #13 or 14 is always cart path only because it just doesn't drain even though it's very flat and open. Go figure!

The price to play is very fair. .

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 05/24/2019

Hello, thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. Your feedback about the course is important to us. With the recent rain we are working to get everything up to par. We have projects ongoing to recover the fairways and greens from the water on the course. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements before your next round. We will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/23/2019

Hi Franky. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course.

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