My favorite course
This was my first time back to Crumpin Fox in maybe 2-3 years. I almost forgot how much I love this course.
So I have probably played over 200 courses in my lifetime, and this is my favorite of them all. A true player's course, full of subtleties that can only be appreciated by good golfers. Every single hole is unique, there's not one single throwaway hole out of the 18. Every par 3 is an absolute gem, and it has 4 of the most interesting par 5's you've ever seen. This is not meant to shortchange the par 4's, which are also all very different and challenging. It's as true a test of golfing ability as you'll find in New England. And if you can break 80 here, you can probably shoot even par anywhere else.
And for such a spectacular course, the people that work there are incredibly friendly and low-key. I've been to countless courses in New England (e.g. Wachusett and Shaker Hills) that can't hold a candle to Crump, where the uppity staff acts as if they're running Augusta. You get none of that arrogance here.
So if you want to see a course you'll never forget, take the drive out to Bernardston and check it out. If you don't instantly fall in love with this course (especially in the fall where the foliage is simply phenomenal), you should really find another sport.
July 1, 2014
ok the course took a pounding with weather/rain over the last couple of days (bunkers were practically washed out) but the track is great...greens are in great shape (true). They don't waste money on things that really don't matter (like a fancy clubhouse, rough, etc)...bring your 'A' game and play from the right tee's and you will thoroughly enjoy it. Also, I got to play the last 6 holes with a star of the future (Will...didn't get his last name but, trust me, he is 8 years old and FANTASTIC...look for him in 10 years on the tour or, at least, a grade "A" scholarship :o)
Just get the lad in the pro shop a personality (but that doesn't matter to me...the course is what I care about :o)
September 1, 2013
ONE OF THE BEST IN MASSACHUSETTS
I am from NY and love to drive to new courses. After some research I was headed to Crumpin Fox. With a 2 1/2 hour drive my thoughts were that this place better be good. It was! The course is kind of in the middle of nowhere and the log cabin style clubhouse fit right in. A small driving range and an interesting putting green with no flags made me wonder if this was all it was cracked up to be. A super friendly staff guided me to the start and as soon as you reach the first tee you find a parkland course worthy of attention. Treelined fairways and thick rough made this place very challenging. The greens rolled fast and true but were so hard I had many 3 putts. The elevations changes and views were awesome. Well worth the trip. Must be great to be local and have this quality right at your door. The par 5 8th was one of the best holes I have ever played. Picture included. 9 awesome holes and 9 good ones. What a layout!
November 22, 2012
one of top three in the state
crumpin fox is not a beginners course, this is not to say don't golf here, it's tough. each hole has is it's own identiy. The course is aiways in great shape. Mike the pro is one of the nicest guys you are going to meet. If you haven't been here, go.
October 12, 2012
This is a beatiful course, great layout, wonderful elevation changes, very challenging, you really have to think about your club selection.
October 5, 2012
Liked the course a lot was in great shape
Would recommend this course to most people the green were fast and challenging. The course was in remarkable shape. I would not hesitate to return in the future. Also,the place had great customer service and was a very reasonable price.
October 4, 2012
very good layout
First time playing the course. Found the fairways in very nice condition. Greens were in over play condition.
Golf now rate for play was fair, not worth higher cost to play.
October 4, 2012
Every hole is a challenge
Don't expect to score well on your first attempt...several blind shots. You'll play every club in the bag. Great track, typically very good conditions.
September 23, 2012