Orchards, The

4.8888666667 4.9 stars from 5 (12)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6575 yards
  • Slope: 136
  • Rating: 72.6
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper attire is required.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship/Green 71 6575 yards 72.6 136
Member/White 71 6217 yards 71.2 130
Club/Yellow 71 5675 yards 67.6 123
Club/Yellow (W) 72 5675 yards 72.8 129
Forward/Red (W) 72 5360 yards 71.9 126

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 12 Reviews
5 stars:
11
4 stars:
1
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

12 out of 12 reviews


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Reviews


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"Challenging Course"


Steve182T's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Played this last week with the Safari Club. Interesting and challenging layout. Course was in excellent conditions throughout. Pace of play was very good. Staff were courteous and everything was very well organized. Cookout meal afterwards was very good.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Safari adventure..."


u5905089's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Playing this course is an adventure....you had best bring your favorite driver because if your not in the fairway you are fighting the tall fescue.The greens were well manicured and very fast... slide by the hole and you have a long putt back. The fairways were in great shape and allowed crisp shots to the greens...this is a course the you will need every club in your bag..


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Donald Ross design"


Donald1911242's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

We played here with over 100 people from the Safari Club. This is a Donald Ross designed course which has hosted the Women's U.S. Open and many other significant events. The course is extremely challenging with many bowl shaped greens which require precision shots to specific locations on the green. The Orchards Golf Club was very gracious to allow the Safari Club to hold its event at this location. Thank you to the members for allowing us to share this magnificent course with our group. The facilities and wrap around deck were a pleasant relief after a hot day in the sun. The buffet served by the club was very good and the bar service and wait staff were extremely effective. Many thanks to the P.G.A. Professional staff and the superintendent and his staff for a fine groomed golf course.Thanks again for allowing our group the pleasure of being able to play one of the finer courses in the United States.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"In A-One Condition"


RickM298's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Played Orchards with the Safari Club yesterday (July 10th) and enjoyed all aspects of the facility from the course to the staff. The course was in great shape and offered challenges to all levels of golf enthusiasts.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Safari Club Outing"


elykC's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Good day with the Safari Club. Very nice day for golf. Tough course for a 35 handy caper. Very good conditions. Greens are hard to read and it is a long course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course, worth the trip out west!"


troy288's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Played here this week and the course is in great shape. Greens are lightning fast so beware. Good variety of doglegs, hazards, fescue, etc. Par 5s are not particularly long so you have some scoring opportunities if you can navigate the greens. Go if you can get on the course!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


fred3378697's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Had a great time with the Safari Club at the Orchards. The greens are tough reads with slopes and ridges.

Course is in great condition despite the drought.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Ross at his best"


Bullguy's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2016
Previously played Used cart Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I guess one shouldn't be so terribly surprised to find such an incredible golf course as this in the quaint little college town of South Hadley, MA. The former site of the 2004 U.S. Women's Open Championship, this golf course represents Donald Ross at his very best. If you can get on this course...DO SO! It's one of those experiences any serious golfer will treasure for a lifetime.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"I just played the Ochards Golf Course on July 11th with the Safari Golf Association"


OMER2003's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

The course was in excellent condition and was very challenging, I like to play Golf courses like this when i need to us most of my clubs in the bag.

The course was in excellent condition and the staff were very helpful .

The food at the 19th Hole was also good

Great Time


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Donald Ross Track"


u000007427917's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Played this for the first time on Monday with the Safari Club. Really enjoyed it. Interesting holes. No two are similar. Course was in excellent condition -- especially after the big 4 day tournament they just finished on the day before. Greens putted true. Staff was accommodating and the buffet afterwards was excellent. Would definitely play again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A must play course."


RickM298's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Played the course today with the Safari Club and had a great time. Great layout with several uphill approaches to the greens. Need to stay below the hole, if possible, for birdie opportunities. Friendly staff and very satisfying lunch.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A Great Safari Club Event at The Orchards"


gshep's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I played The Orchards today with the Safari Club and we were welcomed with open arms. The course was in wonderful shape considering the drought we have been in but the greens were absolutely perfect! They held if you came in high and they putted true every time.

They did an excellent buffet after the event and this is a must play if you can get out!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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