Black at D. Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course

4.0359882353 4.0 stars from 5 (102)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6559 yards
  • Slope: 123
  • Rating: 71.5
  • 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 71 6559 yards 71.5 123
Middle 70 6322 yards 71.0 119
Forward (W) 73 5234 yards 70.0 119

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 102 Reviews
5 stars:
20
4 stars:
60
3 stars:
15
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

87 out of 102 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for locals playing multiple courses   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers plays long   Great for drinks  

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Reviews


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"Good Value"


u9775240's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have played here a few times. Course is in great shape, rebuilding green on 14 with temporary pin in fairway for play. We'll play here again


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course on 06/14/2018:

Thank you for the great review. We agree--the course is looking great! We hope to see you out there again soon.

"From North Haven"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course. The entire staff were phenomenal and professional. Food was excellent and the course was perfect. We will be back for sure. Loved it


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 Golf Course on 06/14/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review! We are glad you enjoyed everything from the course staff to the 19th hole. We look forward to your next round with us!


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course on 06/06/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star rating. Book your next round with us very soon!


Lgoldso's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in good condition, pace of play excellent no waiting in fairways, some waiting on tees of par 3"s


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course on 06/04/2018:

Thank you for the great 5-star review! We are glad you enjoyed the course conditions and the pace of play. Come play again soon!

"a good challenge"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

black plays harder than red. course is in good shape. nice greens. friendly pro shop and bar staff. well worth a round.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course on 06/01/2018:

Thank you for the great review! We're glad you got a taste for both courses. Come play again soon!

"Always fun"


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 05/13/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played the black and encountered some rain. Always a fun. Course with big hills in play and some narrow fairways. The fives here are always interesting. Play speed


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course on 05/16/2018:

Thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your round despite the rain. Come play again soon!

"In good shape"


CaptCarl's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2018
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Reviewed on

The black is a good course with interesting holes. The front 9 has some short par 4 s an the back is longer Go play


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course on 05/07/2018:

Thank you for the 4 stars! Practice makes perfect, so we hope to see you out there again soon.


rocketbalz17's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course on 05/01/2018:

We are sorry to see your experience was anything short of 5 stars. We hope you give us more detailed feedback in the future.


ReadSmith's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Traps aren't good. Too much fluffy sand. It's been like this for a year now. ridiculous. Pac of play slow. Took 5 hours! Rangers are hardly present and don't do much of anything. Starter should be retired. Never gets out of his cart to manage anything. Put too many people out right after each other. Needs time in between so doesn't stack up.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course on 05/01/2018:

We apologize for the slow pace of play on this day. We understand the pace is key to your game, so we will take steps to improve this. We hope you give us another shot in the near future.

"The Wheel Black"


Scola's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Course was in good shape for this time of year....I will say more attention needs to be made on grooming the bunkers


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course on 05/01/2018:

Thank you for the 4 stars! We are glad you found the course in good shape for this time of year.


u871413297's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course on 04/26/2018:

Thank you for the 4 stars! Come play again soon.

"always good"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

course is in very good shape. good bar and food. polite and friendly pro shop staff.


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


Response from Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course on 04/24/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review! We are glad you enjoyed everything from the course staff to the bar & food. Come play again soon!

"Almost a Good Day"


stanleygo's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2018
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Reviewed on

Very slow front nine but moved ahead of the slow foursome on back. For this time of year, course in good condition. Only complaint is cart died twice--first time on 10th, we got new cart; second time finishing 18th had to push cart up hill (pretty tough on this female senior). Hope to play there again.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course on 04/18/2018:

We apologize for the cart and will make sure this does not happen in the future. We hope to see you out there again soon!


usjarlows's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course on 04/18/2018:

Thank you for the 4-star rating! Come play again soon.

"A Christmas present"


Cobras27's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

golf in CT in December...what's not to like...best present I received this year.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Fairchild Wheeler on 01/09/2018:

We are glad to hear you toughed out the cold!


cr367's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/28/2017
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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 12/04/2017:

Thank you for the 5*s!

"The Wheel is Black"


jkrayson's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoy playing F-W Black. Red is for practice or if playing with newbies, juniors, or the walkers. Town started putting some money into the Black last year, hopefully this will continue. Greens were above average. Pace of play was quick.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Fairchild Wheeler on 11/27/2017:

Thank you for the kind words! We are glad you enjoyed the course and look forward to having you back again soon!

"late fall golf"


ajb07's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice local course and in very good condition. Greens were great for this time of year and all the play, kudos to grounds maintenance staff.

Would definitely recommend. If you are average player & consistent keeping in fairway this is manageable course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Fairchild Wheeler on 11/21/2017:

Thank you for the kind review! We appreciate the recommendation and hope to see you again soon!


Mjsmith31's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Fairchild Wheeler on 11/06/2017:

Thank you!

"Fairchild Wheeler Black"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Well maintained throughout. Greens true and smooth. Full 19th hole amenities. Pretty hilly so tough walk but many do walk. Staff great. Will be returning often.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Fairchild Wheeler on 10/23/2017:

Thank you so much for the 5* review!


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