Richter Park, Danbury CT - July 2022 (CT Mulligan #1)
Thanks to our cousin Eric who completed 1,000 days of Duolingo we headed up to Norwalk CT for a celebration - which led us to the opportunity to play another Connecticut Golf Course, Richter Park Golf Course, which celebrated it's 50th Anniversary this year.
Golfweek rated this course "One of the Best Public Golf Courses in the US in 2021" and Jeff recalled conversations from CT friends that the course was fantastic and a "must play" - and so we did!
Even though we noticed everyone was using carts, we decided to walk the course (which we normally do), however, if you decide to play this course we recommend riding! There are many hills and long distances between holes that made for a very long day walking.
This is an Edward Ryder design, Par 71 with 4 sets of tees to choose from. Water comes into play in 14 of the holes (so bring extra balls) and there are an abundance of bunkers - so lots of fun to be had! Since we were there around the 4th of July, the course management team treated us to a patriotic welcome with an American Flag upon the approach to one of the greens (pictured above).
Some history of this club includes a Felix Bonacci walkway who was a "Driving Member" of the original course and a vibrant member of the community.
We really enjoyed the challenge and beauty of the course. It certainly stood up to it's reputation and recommendations - and we hope you will feel that way too. Since the course is located in New England, if you can play in fall it's probably spectacular!