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: 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: 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

Review: Presidents Golf Course

Course Name: Presidents Golf Course Designer: Unknown (1895), Tom Fazio/George Fazio (1977, Redesign) Location: North Quincy, Massachusetts History: The land this golf club was built on was originally the old Wollaston Golf Club built in 1895. Francis Ouimet, the star in The Greatest Game Ever Played, grew up playing this course. In the early 1970’s, Wollaston moved to Milton, Ma. … More Review: Presidents Golf Course