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4.1
167 Reviews (167)
5 Stars
43
4 Stars
86
3 Stars
26
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.3
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.9
91.3%
Recommend this course
146 out of 167 reviews
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4.2
19 Reviews (19)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.2
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.2
94.7%
Recommend this course
18 out of 19 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.3
33 Reviews (33)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.3
93.9%
Recommend this course
31 out of 33 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.

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

4.1
167 Reviews (167)

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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Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great layout

The course at this time is laid out very well, pin placement has been challenging and fun. The greens are awful however. Not well cared for and bumpy.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/24/2020

u7130327, we want to hear more about your experience with us! Please call us at (203) 373-5911. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 07/24/2020

Hi u456480948. 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
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Confrontational staff

Superintendent of the course confronted us inappropriately and unexpectedly. Hose was left right off the green on hole 14. Disappointed because I usually love the course, but today just wasn’t it fam.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 07/24/2020

Hello, u314159947225. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. Thank you for choosing Black at D. Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course. We can't wait to earn those last two stars next time!

Played On
Reviews 42
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Wet weather
Walked

Doing fine

The greens were in very good shape but a little slow. The fairways were ok but some areas were burnt. Overall, a good day out.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/06/2020

Hi cgooddc. 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
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 07/06/2020

Hi, stevelutinski. 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 great experience!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Do try the Black Course at Fairchild Wheeler!

I feel that the back nine is a better layout than the front nine, but this course has some challenging holes and it definitely warrants a trip to try it......and I'm a tough critic of golf courses!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/06/2020

We're glad you enjoyed your experience with us, u00000595238! Please comment or reach out to our team in the golf shop to let us know more about your round!

Played On
Reviews 122
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played

Nice Day for golf

Golf Course is in good shape. Greens slow and fairways excellent shape. Traps good shape. Tee boxes good shape.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/06/2020

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
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Nice day

beautiful day on a fun course. I wanted to review less due to my play on the back nine, but that wouldn't be fair.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/19/2020

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences, u000005547451. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed from your round with us. Thanks for choosing us!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/09/2020

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
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/01/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u597423301! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Black at D. Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 04/09/2020

jrag527, we want to hear more about your experience with us! Please call us at (203) 373-5911. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
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!

Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

Slow greens

Overall, the course was fine.
Strangely slow greens.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Not THAT bad but...

I just moved to the area and have been enjoying all of the golf courses in Fairfield County. Wheeler is not THAT bad of a course but compared to all of the gems around here it definitely falls short.

Course was in decent shape but tee boxes were the worst shape. Bunkers weren’t very consistent. Also, greens were slow. Lots of LONG par 4s but the short par 5s and par 3s (besides 7) make the overall number lower. Only 33 bucks to walk and you’ll still have fun, but plenty of better courses around.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/06/2020

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
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/19/2020

Hi u741648947. 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
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Course cancelled play 6/2/2020

Course cancelled play to day and I was not notified nor was I refunded my in advance payment.
I need to be contacted by golf now to keep me a customer.
No phone number to call so this is my action of recourse.

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Commented on 06/09/2020

We're glad you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us, Simon7460793. Please comment or reach out to our team in the golf shop to let us know more about your round!

Played On
Reviews 35
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
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!

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