Fox Hopyard GC

Updated: July 26, 2004, 3:52 PM ET
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Fox Hopyard
Fox Hopyard's final hole is a 551-yard par-5.

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Fox Hopyard GC
1 Hopyard Rd.
East Haddam, CT 06423

Fox Hopyard boasts several looks. The front nine opens in beautiful dense woods of oak, beech, maple and birch and climbs steep slopes for two holes before tumbling back to earth on the drop-shot par-3 fourth. Other holes on the front, notably the sixth and seventh, intersect with broad wetlands. The layout finishes in open land, reshaped into mounds and a vast irrigation lake.

The course's greens are one of its main assets. Kidney-shaped for the most part, they are also vast, allowing for as much as two-club difference depending on whether the pin is placed in the front or the back of the putting surface.