Foxborough Country Club
Very nice layout in great shape
Foxborough CC was a very interesting course with some challenging holes. It's not overly long (6600 from the blues), but tight fairways and small greens make it difficult. The greens were in great shape, however the speed took some getting used to. Local knowledge is key on some holes, as placement off the tee is much more important than length.
August 25, 2014
Challenging But Not Punishing
We played a charity scramble at Foxboro last week. It had been 20 years since I had last played it. I was very impressed with the conditions of the course as a whole. The greens were slow because they had not been mowed due to AM rains. There were a couple of putts that were affected by the lingering winter kill damage. The design is fairly basic, with generously wide fairways and bunkers and obstacles that only provided minimal threat. There are a few hills that make for a true New England feel. The par 5 ninth is a great example of that. The hills affect your second shot and ability to attack the green in 2 shots. The 12th is a great, long downhill par 3, that makes club selection challenging. It was an enjoyable round, with minimal stress. The fact that we were playing a scramble may have played into that opinion. I would bet playing from the tips would up the challenge and stress level greatly. The clubhouse is a bit dated, but the food was very good. There is a better than average range and putting/chipping area. No doubt there is a loyal, active membership at Foxboro, but there are times that the public can play. I would certainly look into either option if I lived in the Foxboro area.
August 4, 2014
When it's in good shape it's a good course
Foxboro CC is a great layout when you can play it in it's best condition. Sadly, last year they lost two greens and had tempo greens, not the best thing for a course with members. Tee boxes were in great condition but the greens struggle to survive. I believe they removed some trees to assist with air flow to these greens which should help. Ask about the condition before you book a tee time.
April 30, 2014