Whitinsville Golf Club
Play below the hole
Great course! beautiful fairways but very fast greens that all run from back to front. Keep the ball in the fairway and play a half club short on approach. Local Seniors clogged up the back nine with some sort of mini event so we had to jump ahead and played 10 and 11 after we finished 18. ugh.
October 10, 2014
Top 9-hole course
I heard it was one of the best 9-hole courses in the "country" and it lived up to its billing. Donald Ross at his finest. Large, undulating greens and fairways and a variety of holes. Overall a wonderful course. Too bad it is only 9 and not 18 holes.
October 1, 2014
All is True
Suffice to say, that Golf Now brings an outstanding course to the table, and often with discounts.
I'm not sure where to start. The staff (Frank and on course folks) were great. As a single I got right out, then played with some members on the back 9.
The course conditions are outstanding. As others have said, every lie was as good as one could want. And, warnings to stay on the fairway are spot on. The rough is excellent, but in a round, it'll bite you a couple of times.
The greens rolled perfectly. Fast, but not overly so. However, typical of Ross courses, pay attention to where you are. Downhill putts, yes, need attention.
There's relatively new sand in the bunkers, very soft, and I had some difficulty on the couple of occasions I needed to 'sample' them. More reps would help.
All in all, this course meets all the criteria for being as noted as it is. Worth a good ride to experience it. Par on the 9/18th is a great score, and caps off a great golf layout. Private for many years, we're fortunate Golf Now is on board, opening up a gem to a few more folks. Membership is reasonable if you live in the area as well.
August 8, 2014
Great day at Whitinsville. The whole course is great but #9/#18 is especially fabulous.
We were disapppointed that we were not allowed to walk. The stated reason for needing to take a cart was to maintain pace of play, but as a twosome they should have seen that this was not an issue for our group. If you want to walk (and experience the course the way Donald Ross intended) you will have to go somewhere else.
August 8, 2014
A great Donald Ross design experience!
The course was immaculate! Greens were in great shape, putting true - even with gentle undulations you sometimes didn't see. The fairways were wonderful. Rough was manageable, and bunkers challenging. What a finishing hole, with the tee shot almost all carry over water!
I would gladly take the opportunity to play Whitinsville Golf Club again!
July 4, 2014
This course deserves every superlative. Friendly, exceptional maintenance and a great Ross design.
July 3, 2014
A great Donald Ross course that is well maintained.
It is a well maintained Donald Ross design that is fun to play. The staff was friendly and the pace of play was under 3.5 hours.
October 29, 2013
This course has been rated #2 for the best 9 hole course in the country. It is pristine and every aspect is exceptional. The greens are fast but I like it that way. I would return.
October 18, 2013