Fairchild Wheeler offers two challenging 18 hole golf courses. The Red Golf Course demands accurate tee shots which will leave most golfers with mid to short irons for their approach shots. Don’t let that fool you because the Red Golf Course has tough greens that will make most golfers double and triple check the breaks.
The Red Golf Course features 6,568 yards of golf from the Championship Tees for a par 72. The course rating is 71.0 and the slope is 124.
The Black Golf Course features 6,559 yards of golf from the Championship Tees for a par 71. The course rating is 71.5 and the slope is 123. The Black course has beautiful winding hills, great scenic views and delivers a challenge with newly renovated fairway and greenside bunkers.
Besides Two Great Golf Courses, Fairchild Wheeler has so much more to offer. Fairchild Wheeler is home of the First Tee of Metropolitan New York and Nike Junior Summer Golf Camps. The Golf Shop is fully stocked and the wide open driving range allows you to hit short irons up to your driver. After playing 9 holes stop by Vazzy’s snack bar for a quick bite or enjoy a few drinks and some happy hour pizza in Tommy’s grill after your round.
PLEASE be Considerate, Repair Ball Marks on the Greens
Step 1. Take your ball mark repair tool and insert the prongs into the turf at the edge of the depression.
Note: Do NOT insert the prongs into the depression itself, but at the rim of the depression.
Step 2. Push the edge of the ball mark toward the center, using your ball mark repair tool in a gentle twisting motion.
This is the step where golfers who incorrectly “repair” ball marks usually mess up. Many golfers believe the way to “fix” a ball mark is to insert the tool at an angle, so the prongs are beneath the center of the crater, and then to use the tool as a lever to push the bottom of the ball mark back up even with the surface.
Do not do this! Pushing the bottom of the depression upward only tears the roots, and kills the grass.
Wrong: Using the prongs as levers to push up the bottom of the depression.
Right: Using the prongs to push grass at the edge of the depression toward the center.
Just use your ball mark repair tool to work around the rim of the crater, so to speak, pushing the grass at the edge toward the center of the depression. One way to envision this is to picture reaching down with your thumb and forefinger on opposite sides of the ball mark and “pinching” those sides together.
Step 3. Once you’ve worked around the rim of the ball mark with your repair tool, pushing the grass toward the center, gently tamp down the repaired ball mark with your putter or foot to smooth the putting surface.
Head Pro, 2009 marks Stephen Roach’s first year as The Head Golf Professional at Fairchild Wheeler.
LPGA Teaching Professional Liz Gentile has taught golf for 25+ years and in 2023 is enjoying her 15th season at Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course.
PGA Teaching Professional, PGA Professional Doug Holub is beginning his 11th year in 2023 at Fairchild Wheeler Golf Club.