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129 Reviews (129)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.8
87.7%
Recommend this course
111 out of 129 reviews
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3.8
16 Reviews (16)
5 Stars
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Conditions
3.4
Value
4.5
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
93.8%
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15 out of 16 reviews
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3.7
27 Reviews (27)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
10
3 Stars
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2
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1
Conditions
3.3
Value
4.1
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.3
88.9%
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6559 yards
Slope 123
Rating 71.5
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Fairchild Wheeler Golf - Black Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Back 71 6559 yards 71.5 123
Middle 70 6322 yards 71.0 119
Forward (W) 73 5234 yards 70.0 119
Scorecard for Black
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 71.5/123 398 391 136 384 337 448 224 462 477 3257 417 164 411 429 324 430 521 198 408 3302 6559
White M: 70.4/121 W: 75.8/130 379 381 125 371 322 441 212 451 471 3153 408 155 404 423 315 420 508 141 395 3169 6322
Red W: 69.8/117 300 299 117 289 299 415 183 326 315 2543 392 134 350 405 291 297 390 75 357 2691 5234
Handicap 4 8 18 6 16 2 14 12 10 11 17 7 1 15 5 9 13 3
Par 4 4 3 4 4 4 3 5 5 36 4 3 4 4 4 4 5 3 4 35 71
Handicap (W) 7 13 15 9 3 11 17 1 5 14 12 6 4 8 10 2 18 16

Course Details

Year Built 1934
Fairways Rye grass
Greens Rye grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
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

3.8
129 Reviews (129)

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
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather

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
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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.

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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
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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.

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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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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fairchild Wheeler Black Course

Our foursome finished our round in three hours and forty-five minutes. The pace of pay was great and so were the course conditions. The tee boxes, fairways, and roughs were all well manicured. The putting surfaces had decent speed and are just coming off the last signs of airification.There was evidence of golf maintenance workers helping to make the course even better. The layout on the black course has a terrific blend of holes from some easier while some very challenging.The head professional and staff at the Wheel are top notch being always friendly and on top of things.The practice putting green has great size to practice long , medium, and short putts before your round of golf. Lastly , the driving range offers a good deal for a bucket of about 45 balls for a cost of $5 only.I recommend players to play here , you will be happy you made the visit.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 05/06/2019

Hello, Thank you for the fantastic 5-star review of our golf course. We appreciate you taking the time and hope you will let us know if you ever need anything while you are here. Come back and see us again very soon for more of the best golf in town.

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

Fairchild Wheeler Black Course

We played in a twosome and finished our round in three hours and fifteen minutes. The pace of play was great and the condition of tees and fairways were in very good shape. The greens are just about ready to heal from recent airification and they were cut the same day so the speed of the greens was quite good. Overall, the layout is terrific for a public course and the staff is awesome. The course offers a large practice putting green and a good driving range. The balls are $5 dollars for a bucket of 45 balls. I recommend players come visit the "Wheel" for a nice round of golf at an affordable rate.The Vazzy's restaurant has great food too.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 05/03/2019

Hello, Thank you for the fantastic 5-star review of our golf course. We appreciate you taking the time and hope you will let us know if you ever need anything while you are here. Come back and see us again very soon for more of the best golf in town.

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Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Spring golf

Course/greens in great condition considering recent rains. Great course in this area , a gem! Starters were very helpful, friendly. A Beginner would find this quite challenging even though fairways aren't too tight. Slope comes into play for a number of holes. Great course to play to make you use variety of your clubs.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 04/29/2019

Thank you for the fantastic 5-star review of our golf course. We appreciate you taking the time and hope you will let us know if you ever need anything while you are here. Come back and see us again very soon for more of the best golf in town.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Fairchild Wheeler Black Course

Our foursome teed off at noon and finished the round in three hours and forty-five minutes. It was cart path only due to recent rain storm but the round was still enjoyable for every player in the group. The black course has a terrific layout and is worth booking a round.The staff is very friendly to the patrons and the course even has a ranger to move things along. The driving range offers a bucket of about 45 balls for a cost of five dollars which I think is reasonable. I will play this course again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 04/25/2019

We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. It is great to see you had an enjoyable time on the course and we hope you join us for another round soon.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Fairhild Wheeler Black Course

Our twosome played the front nine in just under one and a half hours. The pace of play was great and course conditions were a little wet due to rain. The black course layout is terrific and I would recommend playing it. The rain got heavier on the back nine so we decided to only play three holes on the back. However, my partner and I were both satisfied with our round and we would play here again.The staff is awesome and pleasant. The restaurant has great food too. I promise you will enjoy your experience at the Wheel. There is even a driving range with $5 cost for 45 balls to warmup before round.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 04/25/2019

Hello, We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Fairchild Wheeler Black Course

Our foursome teed off at noon and completed the round in three and a half hours. The course has a terrific layout and the greens were recently airified but still rolled decent.I have been playing golf for 50 years and this was a great venue and at a great price.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 04/18/2019

Hello. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Cold weather

My Mistake

Under great weather conditions this is a great course, have played many times. Went on Saturday due to time element and only lasted 5 holes. The entire course was frozen and the greens were pure ice with most flags frozen in.
I should have gone to my regular winter course down in the Bronx, Van Cortlandt . Wheeler should not even have been opened. If you want to play this course DO NOT go till spring, you WILL regret it.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented On 02/13/2019

Hello, If only we were able to control the weather. Thank you for your business and please come back again once the weather warms up.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a year
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented On 01/03/2019

We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. We hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Good course!

Played the Black course. Good course not much water at all. Fast pace, but a very hilly course. Overall good course for the price.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 05/13/2019

Hello, Stevie. Thank you for reviewing the course. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your round. Your feedback about the price of our course is important to us. We always want to make sure we are offering golfers a competitive price for their round. It is our goal to give visitors the best chance to get out and play more. Thank you for playing Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course. We hope to see you again soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 04/29/2019

Hello Jason, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

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I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 04/19/2019

Hello, Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon.

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Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Very Friendly Staff

Overall, the course is quite wet (lot of rain this past week) so conditions were as would be expected but I was very impressed with the friendliness from all staff. Would definitely play there again

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 04/18/2019

Hello. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented On 12/26/2018

We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. We hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

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Played On
Skill Advanced
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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Commented On 12/26/2018

Hi u000007750439. 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.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather

FALL BALL

Before the leaves all start to fall get out to play the Black. I have played the Red over the last month and it is not in good shape, but the black is in great shape. Maybe because of leas people playing I don't know for sure but if you wat a nice round go out and play this course. note; hole 14 is closed till next may for reconstruction, they did a really nice job but it takes time to set

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course on 11/02/2018:
We appreciate your feedback and are glad you enjoyed your round on the Black course. We hope to see you out here again soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Response from Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course on 09/17/2018:
Thank you for the 4 stars! Come play again soon.
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