Fox Hopyard East Haddam CT

Instructional Facilities

The centerpiece of the Fox Hopyard development is the expansive learning/practice facility. The learning/practice facility was designed to promote a relaxed, comfortable environment with plenty of exposure to “real game” situations. The main tee has two levels, is 95 yards and has over an acre of teeing ground. The practice facilities are always in fantastic condition and are simply among the finest in the Northeast. Included in the learning/practice areas are:

– Separate practice tee reserved exclusively for golf instruction

– Seven finished target greens

– Three practice bunkers offering both greenside and fairway bunker shot

– A pitching green

– 21,000 square foot practice green


The instructional staff uses a full range of innovative learning and practice aids, including Trackman. With ample area for practice, students are able to work at their own pace on their short game and scoring shot techniques as well as their full game. Our students have full access and are encouraged to use our learning and practice aids.

Fox Hopyard

Michel Painchaud, PGA

Head PGA Golf Professional - Fox Hopyard Club

Mitch is joining Fox Hopyard after working seven seasons as Head Professional at neighboring Mohegan Sun Golf Club.  His career in golf began in Fairfield Connecticut with a summer job working at H. Smith Richardson for PGA Professional Sean Garrity.  From there he has gone on to become an International PGA Professional holding Class A distinction in Canada and the US.  To date, his proudest professional achievement is winning the 2019 Connecticut PGA Teacher of the Year Award.  As a member of the Connecticut Section’s Professional Development Committee, he is currently enrolled in the PGA continuing education program with aspirations of becoming a Master Professional.  Mitch currently resides in Rhode Island with his wife and daughter.

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