What a great day at Crumpin Fox. Course was in super shape fairways like carpets and the greens were full of grass and cut pretty short. Always a pleasure to play here. A one of a kind experience!
July 28, 2015
Beautiful & Challenging
Beautiful day here. Shotmaking is paramount, the course layout punishes bad off target shots. Kind of the way golf should be. Tough to score well here the first time around, I can't wait to go back now that I know what's out there.
July 22, 2015
Tough, but perfect
Incredible beauty. This is New England golf at the highest level. If you don't bring your A-game, the course will not forgive you. I look forward to coming back for the challenge.
July 21, 2015
July 17th, Crumpin Fox
First time here, very impressed with the lay out; A bit of target golf on a few short par fours, but really the only issue I can raise; very hard to score if you're on the wrong location on the very fast greens. Will definitely return in the fall as I'm sure it would be beautiful, as most fairways are tree lined. Also, a huge thumbs up to Stu, who served as the starter and ranger on this day; he talked passionately and enthusiastically about the course, and we also saw him twice moving people along when there was a gap between groups. A thumbs down to a couple of members, who chose to hit into us to let us know that, yes, they are jerks; FYI, our foursome did 18 in 4 hours and 4 minutes, while waiting a bit on the front and at the turn.
All in all, highly recommended:
July 19, 2015
Talk about living up to- and exceeeding- expectations! I've always heard about "the fox" and knew it was a high quality course in Western MA. Every hole is unique, a course unlike any other Ive played. Unlike most courses, every hole is in the woods and not near resedential/commerical properites or roads/highways. You're in the woods the whole time. I LOVED the front 9 and the back might even have been better. Ideal conditions everywhere on the course, tee to green. Can't say enough about this track except the next time you're looking for an amazing round of golf, go to Crumpin Fox.
June 19, 2015
Great, challenging layout with no course book
We drove out to Crumpin-Fox, almost 2 hours outside of Boston, for an afternoon tee time. The staff was very friendly and all the facilities were good. The course is a really unique layout with some very interesting holes. The only problem was the lack of a course book. It was very frustrating for the first few holes, with several blind tee shots and approaches to elevated greens. We had no idea what line to take off the tee or how large the greens were. Still, I had a great time and I would recommend it for anyone willing to make the drive. Also, the restaurant at the course, Zeke's, is a great place for a post-round meal.
August 24, 2014
What Happened to Crump?
I have always been a big fan of Crumpin Fox, until my last visit.
I have regarded Crumpin as the course to judge others by, but now, they have really lowered that bar :-(
It started out, like every other Great Day at The Crump, the workers in the Pro Shop were very friendly, we checked in with the starter, again very friendly, we had about 20 minutes before we were do to tee off, so we decided to get something cold to drink (Aug 10th, Mid 80's), well hard to believe, but Zeke's (clubhouse resturaunt) was closed, we figured ok, must be a cart person out on the course.
This is when the Big Letdown really begins, we play Crumpin because we expect for the Money it should be in pristine condition (Wrong), right off the bat, we noticed how wet the course was (strange, since hardly any rain in the past week), bunkers were not manicured & lots of areas of fairways that were in need of attention, a really huge Disapointment!
We were a Threesome, following a twosome, who was following a Very Slow threesome, No Ranger was around to address the pace of play. On the eighth hole (Signature Hole, Par 5) we had 4 groups on the hole. When we were clear, we hit our Tee Shots, go to our balls & wait till its clear to hit our second shots, (twosome in front of us is still in the fairway) & the threesome behind us decides to tee off, because they are upset about waiting (yes, they are members at Crumpin), this really got me fire up, 8 holes, No Ranger, No Beverage Cart & now people are hitting into us, This is not what you should expect from a course of this caliber!
We stopped at the turn, so the Jerks behind us could go thru & grabbed some hot dogs & iced teas. (Worst golf course hot dog, I've ever had!!!!)
This has got to get better, doesn't it?
We head to the 10th tee & start the back nine, same wet conditions, same unkempt sand traps, same spotty issues with some fairways, but at least no Jerks behind us.
Finally 12th hole & we see the beverage cart, again another very nice person, just too little, too late! We finished our round & would normally have a meal at the course, but decided, none of us wanted to give Crumpin Fox another penny on this day.
I emailed the course when I got home, to vent my frustrations, but did not even get a reply, which made things even worse. Do I really want to go back, when we get treated like this???????
August 19, 2014
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