Massachusetts Area Golf

BARNSTABLE—-

Acushnet River Valley Golf Course is one of these breathtakingly beautiful courses. Designed by Brian Silva, the course has been given a 4 star rating by Golf Digest Magazine. The front 9 holes are the park-style design. Cut through a forest of white pines, the course has the feel of a “Carolina” course layout. Holes 12 through 17 are a links design with open fairways and undulating greens. The result is a course that will test all your golfing skills and please your senses. The course plays with a length of 5099 to 6807 yards depending on your tee. It can be played as a par 72 regular course or a par 70 championship course.

Quashnet Valley Country Club, designed by Geoffrey S. Cornish, is laid out in a wooded area of 330 acres. It is 6601 yards in length, with a par of 72. This championship layout flows through cranberry bogs and then, along the Quashnet River. The tree-lined fairways, natural water hazards and elevated greens make it an outstanding course that holds many area championships.It is known for its finely manicured condition! Among the tournaments held are the Mid and Junior Championships and the New England PGA Pro Am Championships.

The Bay Pointe Club is located in Buzzard’s Bay, Massachusetts. Geoffrey Cornish designed the course which opened in 1964 as the Wareham Country Club. In 1988 the name was changed to Bay Pointe Club and the famous 7th hole island green was added. Since then it has always set high standards to become one of Massachusetts’ year around golf destinations.

Hyannis Golf Course is located in Hyanis, Massachusetts. Located with easy access from anywhere in the state, the course provides excellent practice facilities. The course opened in 1973 and was designed by Geoffrey S. Cornish. As one of the best known area designers, the are tree-lined fairways and undulating greens set up to provide a great game of golf!

BOSTON—-

Brookstone Golf and Driving Range is located in Derry, New Hampshire. This is close to the Boston area and is one of the newer executive 9-hole courses. It opened in 2005. It features the latest and most modern tools necessary to improve your game! The course was designed by Howard Maurer. Every attept was made to preserve the natural beauty of the area. The result in an highly acclaimed course with a “targeted green” design. The sandtraps and water hazards are set up to challenge your ability.

Butternut Farm Golf Club has been called the “thinking man’s” course because of the challenge of it’s narrow fairways. Located in Stow, Massachusetts, the course opened in 1994 and designed by Robert Page. It is a family owned course owned by the Page family that founded it in 1993. Besides being a golf course, the facility specializes in being a wedding venue.

Bradford Country Club is run by the Murphy family who pride themselves in being a family and golfer friendly facility! The course was designed by Brian M. Silva, ASGCA/Geoffrey S. Cornish, ASGCA. The well manicured course opened in 1989 and has held many Massachusetts tournaments on its grounds.

Exeter Country Club, located in Exeter, NH, just North of the Massachusetts border, is one of the 100 oldest courses in America! Some say it’s one of the 25 oldest! In 1889 the unofficial name was Eddie’s Links. This course was officially called Exeter Golf Club in 1895, and changed to Exeter Country Club in 1900. A bungalow club house was built with a wide surrounding porch that was used until 1953 when it was destroyed in a tornado. It was replaced with a different one following this. During the 1950’s Manny Francis becaome superintendent and gave the course a more manicured look. He used “velvet grass”, a grass developed for its rich texture. If you want to experience a touch of history this is a course to check out!

Maplegate Country Club, in Bellingham, Massachusetts, opened in 1991. It was designed by George F. Sargent with the park-like design found in most Massachusetts courses. The design took into account the history and natural forest growth in the area, It uses the old stone walls and the natural pine, maple, oak and beech tree growth to create an peaceful setting. The fairways are somewhat wide with large landing areas for your ball. It will test all your skill levels.

SPRINGFIELD—-

East Mountain Country Club is in Westfield, Massachusetts. Since 1963 the course continues to be run by the by the designer Ted Perez Sr. They take great pride and care in the moderately difficult course, and offer a great deal for the value! In 2003 they reseeded the putting greens with SR 7200 Velvet Bent Grass, and contine to improve the course. You will find that the scenery is a wonderful inspining setting in which to play a challenging game of golf!

Edge Hill Golf Course is located in Ashfield, Mass. It began as a dream to become a “player’s paradise” in 1993. Set on 150-acre farm, the course was designed by Mark Graves. It is a 9-hole that challenges all aspects of your golf game! In keeping with the plan, the course is currently expanding to 18-holes. It is set in one of the most beautiful areas around! The wonderful terrain with it’s rolling hills and natural water features will challenge all your golfing skills. Golf Digest has called the layout a “picturesque challenge “on several holes!So enjoy your golf game and relax!

Southwick Country Club is an easy course in Southwick, Mass. The course opened in 1926. The tree-lined fairways are wide with the closely manicured look. The longest distance is 6100 yards with a slope of 102 and a course rating of 64.8.

Winchendon School Golf Club, designed by Donald J.Ross, opened in 1921. Located in a relatively undeveloped area offers the golfer the peace and quiet not offered in many courses! The area no houses in the area so you can experience golf as it used to be! It is a 18-hole course with narrow rolling fairways and small greens.The longest length is 5512 yards, but there are multiple tee boxes.

WORCHESTER—-

Bedrock Golf Club located in Rutland, Mass. is one of the most scenic in the area! It is a challenging par 36, 9-hole golf course located in the midst of a New England forest. Designed by Bill Greene and Joe Carr, the course opened in 1991.

Dunroamin Golf Club is in Gilbertville, Mass. This 9-hole course is located in a beautiful area of the state near Worchester, Mass. There are rolling fairways and finely manicured greens. It is 2863 yards in length with a par 35.

Vineyard Valley Golf Course in Pomfret Center, Ct. is one of the toughest 9-hole courses you can find! It is 3033 yards long. Gus Loos designed the course to take advantage of the hilly terrain of an old vineyard. Many of the holes are either on an up or down slope with the fourth hole the most challenging! The 9th hole, with marshy water traps located in the front, is also difficult.

Woodstock Golf Course is in South Woodstock, Connecticut. Since opening in 1896 the course has continued to update its facility, and makes it one of our nation’s oldest courses still in use. It is relatively easy with only moderate slope changes, but the layout is beautiful and is in wonderful condition. This makes it a joy to walk! It features narrow, tree-line fairways and small greens!

 


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