Richter Park Golf Course - Public
100 Aunt Hack Rd., Danbury, CT  06811 -  Fairfield Co.


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Ranked No. 4 in our Top 30

Pro: Jonathan Pinto, PGA

General Information: 203-792-2550
Pro Shop: 203-792-2550 
Reservations: 866-856-9219 - Reserved tee times are available by calling 14 days in advance for Danbury residents, 9 days in advance for non-residents
Run by:
Richter Park Authority
Open: April thru November, weather permitting
Restrictions: proper golf attire required, no metal spikes
Available for Outings: yes
Credit Cards accepted: yes, all major cards
USGA Computer ‘handicap’ system available: yes
Discounts: for seniors, juniors & twilight play.  Also Season Passes are available for for Residents & Non-residents

Carts: Pull - $5.  Power carts are mandatory Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays for play before noon.
Club Rentals:
$50 for 18 holes
Active military personnel with proper ID receive complimentary greens fee

Course Fees
18 Holes Mon-Thur
Fri, Sat & Sun
Resident walking $43 $50
Resident w/cart
$60 $68
Non-Res w/cart
$69 $79

Pro Shop: yes, full service    
Lessons: yes        Clinics: yes          
Driving Range: yes, 20 stalls
Practice Putting Greens: yes        
Practice Chipping Area: yes   
Clubhouse: yes                    
Lockers: yes, for men & women
Showers: none  
Restaurant: yes  
Bar / Lounge: yes     
Snack Bar on course: at the turn



Tees Holes Par Yardage USGA Rating Slope
Blue 18 72 6744 73.2 137
White 18 72 6304 70.8 134
Gold 18 72 5531 72.9 129
Red 18 72 5114 70.7 124

Built: 1972  
Architect: Ed Ryder

Description: With beautiful views of the Westlake Reservoir, sloping terrain and gorgeous Connecticut foliage, this might be the most serene and picturesque public course in the NY Metro Area.  In addition, it is always one of the area’s best maintained facilities, the greens and fairways kept like any quality private course.  The front nine is built around the reservoir with many of the holes playing alongside it and some playing over it.  The back nine offers numerous ponds and streams - and even quicksand on the 15th and 16th holes.  The layout offers numerous doglegs, blind shots, and some very hilly holes

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with sloping fairways, making it tough to find a flat lie.  Water comes into play on 14 holes. The greens are mostly large and multi-tiered, normally aptly bunkered and not easy to approach.  Club selection off the tee is always a vital decision.  It’s a tough, but fair test for even the low-handicapper.

Signature Hole: #12.  Par 5.  Your tee shot is to a tight landing area with water along the entire right side of the fairway.  Your 3rd shot is played to a scenic and beautiful peninsula green.  Challenging and  difficult.  

Comments: Beautiful, scenic, park-like setting with all the water makes it one of the prettiest courses around.  Challenging and difficult but fair and immensely enjoyable. Fabulous design, very well kept.  Great mix of holes.  This course is absolutely gorgeous and each hole is a picture postcard.  The staff is friendly and informative.  Richter is one of the most exquisite public golf courses in the country.  A must play for every serious golfer.  A very special place!  We’re lucky to have it in our area.

Blue Tees 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out
Par 4 5 3 4 3 4 5 4 4 36
Yards 398 518 183 430 174 413 526 359 344 3345
Handicap 11 9 17 3 15 1 7 5 13
10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In
Par 4 4 5 3 4 4 5 3 4 36
Yards 382 387 527 161 417 342 580 165 438 3399
Handicap 2 18 16 12 8 14 6 10 4
Total: 6744







: Distance from Manhattan approximately 60 miles.
Hutchinson River Pkwy. (north) to Rte. 684, to Rte. 84 (east), to Exit 2 at end of exit ramp, go left, to 2nd traffic light (Mill Plains Rd.) and take a right.  At your 2nd left (Aunt Hack Rd.) go uphill and follow signs to course on the right.