One of Connecticut's best public plays, Richter Park is a championship test that has played host to many top amateur events over the years. The course, which opened in 1971 and was designed by Edward C. Ryder, staged the American Junior Golf Association championships four times, with the last coming in 2020, as well as the Met Public Links Championship (2013) and Connecticut Pub Links Championship (2009). The par-72 golf course, which is laid out over 180 hilly acres, plays nearly 6,800 yards from the tips. Lined by mature hardwoods, which are especially beautiful in the fall, the course has plenty of elevation change. The West Lake Reservoir borders seven holes on the front, with Boggs Pond coming into play on the signature par-5 12th, which has a peninsula green. The back nine is hillier than the front, and ends with the no. 2 handicap hole, the 18th, a 438-yard dogleg right par 4. While the course is certainly challenging, there are four sets of tees, starting at 4,922 yards. Besides the course, Richter Park, which was developed by the city of Danbury, has excellent practice facilities that include a driving range, short-game area and practice putting green. Individual and group lessons for adults as well as juniors are also offered. Inside the clubhouse is a fully stocked golf shop with plenty of clothes and equipment. There are also locker rooms as well as the grill room and patio for casual dining. There is also the Caf? on the Green for formal dining and catering.