Review: Butter Brook Golf Club

Course Name: Butter Brook Golf Club Designer: Mark Mungeam/Tim Gerrish (2004 – Front 9, 2006 – Back 9) Location: Westford, Massachusetts History: Built on an old farm, Butter Brook opened with 9 holes in April, 2004. In 2006, the practice facilities and the back 9 were added. Currently semi-private, this Mark Mungeam design is about 30 minutes northwest of … More Review: Butter Brook Golf Club

Review: Nehoiden Golf Club

Course Name: Nehoiden Golf Club Designer: Unknown (1893) Location: Wellesley, Massachusetts History: Founded in 1893, Nehoiden is the oldest college course in America and debatably the oldest nine-hole course as well. Open only to residents of Wellesley and Wellesley College affiliates, Nehoiden was known as Wellesley Golf Club until 1927. Conditions: 8/10, The conditioning at Nehoiden is impressive. The rough … More Review: Nehoiden Golf Club

Review: Kirkbrae Country Club

Course Name: Kirkbrae Country Club Designer: Geoffrey Cornish/Bill Robinson (1961) Location: Lincoln, Rhode Island History: Established in 1961, Kirkbrae is the premier private club north of Providence. Serving the Blackstone River Valley, this club is also a very popular spot for weddings and other events. Conditions: 8/10, A very well kept course, Kirkbrae is notable for its thick rough and speedy, … More Review: Kirkbrae Country Club

Review: Kearney Hill Golf Links

Course Name: Kearney Hill Golf Links Designer: Pete Dye/P.B. Dye (1989) Location: Lexington, Kentucky History: In 1989, Pete Dye and his son P.B. were invited by Lexington golfing legend Johnny Owens to create a championship course in an area relatively devoid of strong golf courses. The resulting municipal course, Kearney Hill, immediately became the crowned jewel of Central Kentucky, … More Review: Kearney Hill Golf Links

Review: Swansea Country Club Executive Par 3 Course

Course Name: Swansea Country Club Executive Par 3 Course Designer: Michael Weremay (1999) Location: Swansea, Massachusetts History: One of several par three courses designed by the Weremays around the turn of the century, Swansea CC features holes in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Conditions: 6/10, Similar to the regulation course at Swansea, the greens, teeboxes, and bunkers were in very good … More Review: Swansea Country Club Executive Par 3 Course

Review: Bristol Harbour Golf Club

Course Name: Bristol Harbour Golf Club Designer: Robert Trent Jones Sr. (Front 9)/Rees Jones (Back 9) (1972) Location: Canandaigua, New York History: Built by Robert Trent Jones Sr. and his son Rees in 1972, this resort course offers lodging and dining as well as golf. With two very distinct nines, the front and back sides were switched in 2008 to … More Review: Bristol Harbour Golf Club

Review: Spring Creek Golf Club

Course Name: Spring Creek Golf Club Designer: Ed Carton (2006) Location: Gordonsville, Virginia History: The semi-private Spring Creek opened in 2006 to rave reviews. Immediately, it won 2007’s Golf Digest “America’s Best New Public Course Under $75.” It is currently ranked 55 in the Golf Digest’s 100 Greatest Public Courses and has been on the list since 2011. It … More Review: Spring Creek Golf Club