Review: The Ranch Golf Club

The Ranch provides a wonderful overall experience, with great practice facilities, top-notch service, and beautiful conditioning. Several fantastic holes, especially those that use the natural mountainous backdrop, more than make up for a few quirky ones. I highly recommend The Ranch to anyone in the Springfield-Hartford area and even consider it a course I’d drive from Boston or Providence to play.  … More Review: The Ranch 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: Wayland Country Club

Course Name: Wayland Country Club Designer: Unknown (1920), Unknown (1950s, 9 holes added) Location: Wayland, Massachusetts History: Originally a 9 hole course, Wayland Country Club became a fully functional 18 hole course in the early 1950s. Conditions: 7/10, Wayland prides itself on “private club conditions” and it follows through on it’s promises for the most part. The greens are … More Review: Wayland Country Club

Review: Braintree Municipal Golf Course

Course Name: Braintree Municipal Golf Course Designer: Frank Heaney (1920), Sam Mitchell (1969, Redesign) Location: Braintree, Massachusetts History: There are some conflicting accounts, but the most likely is that Braintree began in 1920 as a 9 hole course. It was redesigned by Sam Mitchell in the 1960’s, but he kept 7 of the original 9 holes. Judging by the … More Review: Braintree Municipal Golf Course

Review: Pawtucket Country Club

Course Name: Pawtucket Country Club Designer: Club Members (1902), Willie Park Jr. (Redesign, 1923) Location: Pawtucket, Rhode Island History: Founded by five prominent businessmen in 1902, Pawtucket Country Club has stood the test of time even when the surrounding industrial city of Pawtucket hasn’t. Famed architect Willie Park Jr. completed the interstate design (Seekonk, Mass. too) in 1923. Conditions: 7/10, … More Review: Pawtucket Country Club