• Announcements

    • iacas

      Visit FlagstickRule.com   03/13/2017

      Visit the site flagstickrule.com to read about and sign a petition for the USGA/R&A regarding the one terrible rule in the proposed "modernized" rules for 2019.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
tonycarnevale

Golf in New England

19 posts in this topic

I like just a few miles North of Boston and love to travel a bit to tee it up. Any good suggestions? What should I be adding to this list? Public only please...

1. Bellgrade Lakes Golf Club

2. Sunday River Golf Club

3. Red Tail Golf Club

4. The Ledges

5. TPC Boston (Tee it up program so its possible to pay a green fee there)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sign up (or log in) today! It's free (and you won't see this ad anymore)!

Sign up (or log in) today! It's free (and you won't see this ad anymore)!

Well I am in western Ma (The Berkshires) and there are a lot of nice courses around here. Taconic Golf Course in Williamstown, Ma has been rated one of the best in the country. I am a member of Skyline Country Club in Lanesboro, Ma and that is pretty nice as well. Very woodsy course. I doubt you would want to travel this far but if you do, Taconic is definitely a must.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Shaker Hills in Harvard, MA, is pretty good. I'll add more as I think of them.
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Originally Posted by jamo

Shaker Hills in Harvard, MA, is pretty good. I'll add more as I think of them.

Shaker Hills went bust in Feb. and was subsequently auctioned off. Not clear when (or in what form) it will reopen.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Shaker Hills went bust in Feb. and was subsequently auctioned off. Not clear when (or in what form) it will reopen.

Really? I haven't played there in a few years, my bad. That's a shame.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Yeah, I had heard that about Shaker. I guess it got bought for 3.2M which I think is really chaep for that place.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Portsmouth Country Club is nice, you pass it on the way to Ledges pretty much.  Atinkson Country Club in Atinkson NH, right off 495, barely over the MA/NH border.  It's a little west and not quite north, but Wachusett Country Club is really nice and worth the drive.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just played a tourney actually at Portsmouth, is it semi-private or private?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Granite Links (Quincy MA)

The Pinehills - Jones and Nicklaus Courses (Plymouth MA)

The International - Pine and Oak Courses (Bolton MA)

Highfields (Grafton MA)

Shining Rock (Northbridge MA)

Butter Brook (Westford MA)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Originally Posted by tonycarnevale

I just played a tourney actually at Portsmouth, is it semi-private or private?


I think it's semi-private.  Non-members can go out after 10 or 11 am, something like that.  I've played there before but I didn't book the tee time so I'm not 100% sure how it works.

The International is private but you can get tee times by staying there or via BoxGroove.  I've played there and that's just an amazing course.  Best conditions you'll probably ever see, stupid long and difficult.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I will be at portsmith cc for the driver fitting next Sunday! Yay! I want to play somewhere after. Jonny have any ideas?
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Originally Posted by Valleygolfer

I will be at portsmith cc for the driver fitting next Sunday! Yay! I want to play somewhere after. Jonny have any ideas?

There's Pease International right down the street in Portsmouth.  They have a really nice grass driving range and practice area, 27 holes (although the "extra" 9 are kind of crap).  The other 18 thought are pretty nice.  Links style, lots of adjacent fairways and such, good greens, it's a fair challenge.

Down the road there's Sagamore in Greenland.  Kind of short course, a lot cheaper, usually in pretty good condition but one hole is right on 95 which is kind of strange.  If you aimed towards the highway you could drive it.  There's also a Golf and Ski Warehouse in Greenland if you're looking for a good sized shop with a grass range and trackman bays.

The Ledges isn't too far of a drive up 95 from Portsmouth, it's in Maine, about 15 minutes off the highway right over the border.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Originally Posted by Jonnydanger81

There's Pease International right down the street in Portsmouth.  They have a really nice grass driving range and practice area, 27 holes (although the "extra" 9 are kind of crap).  The other 18 thought are pretty nice.  Links style, lots of adjacent fairways and such, good greens, it's a fair challenge.

Down the road there's Sagamore in Greenland.  Kind of short course, a lot cheaper, usually in pretty good condition but one hole is right on 95 which is kind of strange.  If you aimed towards the highway you could drive it.  There's also a Golf and Ski Warehouse in Greenland if you're looking for a good sized shop with a grass range and trackman bays.

The Ledges isn't too far of a drive up 95 from Portsmouth, it's in Maine, about 15 minutes off the highway right over the border.


I will be at Portsmith CC on June 3. I may end up playing at Pease. They had a round of golf and cart for $34 on ezlinks. Are you interested at all if they still have the deal?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Originally Posted by Valleygolfer

I will be at Portsmith CC on June 3. I may end up playing at Pease. They had a round of golf and cart for $34 on ezlinks. Are you interested at all if they still have the deal?

That's a good deal for Pease.  I should be around.  PM me with what time you're thinking and such.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Depending on how far you're willing to travel... there is Mount Washington Course in NH, Green Mountain National in VT, and Okemo in VT.  All beautiful mountain courses!

That is the extent of my New England area golf though.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Originally Posted by NI4NI

Granite Links (Quincy MA)

The Pinehills - Jones and Nicklaus Courses (Plymouth MA)

The International - Pine and Oak Courses (Bolton MA)

Highfields (Grafton MA)

Shining Rock (Northbridge MA)

Butter Brook (Westford MA)

Great courses!

For some decent public courses on the south shore and cape add Riverbend, Hingham CC, Atlantic CC and Achushnet River Valley CC to the list!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Shaker Hills went bust in Feb. and was subsequently auctioned off. Not clear when (or in what form) it will reopen.

This is such an old and defunct thread, but I read that Shaker was reopening this year. New clubhouse, plus course renovations.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Want to join this community?

    We'd love to have you!

    Sign Up
  • 2017 TST Partners

    PING Golf
    Leupold Golf
    Snell Golf
    Talamore Golf Resort
    Lowest Score Wins
  • Posts

    • Yep! I have both a FJ jacket and pants in rainwear that I bought years ago. I don't use them very often so they've lasted a long time. But, they're heavy and hot! They were made before GoreTex and other waterproof, breathable fabrics. My advice? Get the absolute best you can afford! They will last you a long time, they will keep you comfortable, they will be light, and they won't impede your swing very much.
    • Thanks for all the responses. I think this boils down to the context of the situation. I had two of the foursome busting chops about hitting out of order on previous holes. Then the first time it was mildly inconvenient for them to wait, the holed out just as i hit the green. Mind you.  This wasnt an "adventure" hole.. I hit the green on stroke 5 because of a flub shot that went about 10 ft. And an errant approach that left me about 10 yards short of the green. In any other case I agree that its perfectly fine to hit when ready, but not if you complain about hitting out of order. I guess to paint the picture, one whipped a club on the 3rd hole due to sculling a shout out of the bunker.. on another hole had one of them walking towards green right in front of my approach.. he nicely moved about 3 yards to the right as i asked him to move. As karma would have it, i hit the shot straight at him and nearly hit him.. these were friends of mine.. so a lesson learned to play golf with different friends..
    • Picked one up and checked it out in a store the other day. First thing I noticed about it was how heavy it was. Reminded me of when I went out for the HS golf team, and the coach had a Driver with a solid steel head on it. He advised us that we were NOT to hit drives with it! It was for warm up only. Being as heavy as it is, I think the main benefit to it might be that it slows your transition from backswing to downswing. There's a whole lot of guys who could use that!
    • OK, this kind of clears things up for me. I thought you might have been trying to take close ups of clubheads impacting golf balls. In that case you'd need something numbering in the several thousands of fps! If all you need is to look at swings I'd say anything the budget allows should suffice. Consider the 960fps system mentioned. If a golf swing takes about I second, at a playback rate of 30fps, that gives you a swing video of 32 seconds in length. Plenty long enough to see the golfer's bodily motions. Considering how small the clubhead will appear when videoing the entire golfer, I don't know that fps is the main consideration. It could be pixel count and the quality of the lenses. This reminds me of my "audiophile" days when cassette tapes were all the rage. I had a BIC deck that could record at 7 1/2 ips (inches per second), and an Audiovox car player that could play back at that speed. The sound quality was amazing! You were putting the same amount of info into twice as much space! There was so much more room!
    • Wondered how and where achievements came from. I've broken par,  ( handicap is +3) 2 eagles on par 5's so far this year Hole in one 2 years ago on vacation in Arizona at Karsten ASU course.  My first one.
  • TST Blog Entries

  • Blog Entries

  • Today's Birthdays

    1. Just trying
      Just trying
      (33 years old)
    2. Peter_b
      Peter_b
      (45 years old)
    3. SACgolf
      SACgolf
      (51 years old)
    4. Weluvgolf
      Weluvgolf
      (53 years old)
  • Get Great Gear with Amazon