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Richter Park Golf Course

Great Public Track in Danbury

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#1 MyBluC4

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 03:07 PM

If you find yourself in the Danbury, CT area, do yourself a favor and get a tee time at Richter Park Golf Course. A beautiful Edward Ryder designed track opened in 1972 treats the player to an array of beautiful holes and scenic vistas.
The course is a Golf Digest top public course pick and you will see why. Water on 14 of the 18 holes, well conditioned fairways and terrific greens. Sand traps are well manicured with good bases. Large greens whose pin placements can bring you to your knees if you don't take your time on reads and figure out speeds. Two knock out par 3's (#'s 3 and 5) on the front nine over water and great looking par 5 #12 that goes uphill, then winds downhill into an almost island green guarded by a back trap and a lake on the right side. Every hole seems to be framed in large tree lines so you feel each one is a course unto itself. The blues play 6744 yards with a 73.6/139 slope rating. In the fall, you will feel like you are in a movie with the northeast foliage in full technicolor. Well worth the time.


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Posted 29 September 2012 - 03:40 PM

I haven't played Richter Park in nearly 2 decades, but I learned how to play golf there as a kid. It's a great course.
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Posted 29 September 2012 - 07:03 PM

yeah, enjoyed playing there as well.  It's right across the water from Morefar, and back when the finncial meltdown was in full swing, there was a lot of press about how AIG owned Morefar and what a splurge it was, etc etc.  So, the day I played Richter, a reporter asked us if we wanted to comment on our thoughts about a company having this basically empty club there just as an exec perk, and my playing partner proceeded to give a 45 minute interview (and missed the last 6 holes to do so).  So, we pick up the paper and read the story the next week, and they cut him out of it altogether.
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Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:18 PM

Richter is a nice track but grossly overpriced.   For non-residents (Danbury) the weekend rate is $96, and carts "complimentary".  Resident rate is less than $50 and walking allowed. It's a muni, and not Bethpage or Torrey Pines, and doesn't make any of the "top 5 in state" lists.  

If you're a CT golfer like myself, there's courses just as good for $65 -$75.  IMHO, it's a way to gouge the NYer's that have few reasonably priced options.

Last year they lost eight greens over the winter, and the greens were'nt fixed until fall. They still charged full greens fees.   If someone else is buying, it's treat.  Otherwise wait for the spring and fall rates that reflect what they should be charging.




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