Cranwell Resort, Spa & Golf Club

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4.3
36
5 Stars
25
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
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2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
92.6%
Recommend this course
35 out of 36 reviews
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0
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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Conditions
0
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0
Friendliness
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4.1
8
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.8
87.5%
Recommend this course
7 out of 8 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Resort
Par 69
Length 6039 yards
Slope 125
Rating 70.0
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 69 6039 yards 70.0 125
White 69 5735 yards 68.5 123
Green 69 5000 yards 65.0 115
White (W) 71 4906 yards 69.1 120
Scorecard for Cranwell
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 70.0/125 409 523 152 408 233 392 369 347 411 3244 273 345 199 461 328 502 168 328 485 3089 6333
Gold M: 68.5/123 W: 72.1/127 389 484 144 373 185 370 360 340 405 3050 263 345 146 426 315 495 148 315 475 2928 5978
Green M: 65.0/115 W: 70.0/123 335 385 140 325 155 270 335 301 389 2635 256 190 125 357 307 404 145 301 392 2477 5112
White M: 64.2/113 W: 69.1/120 327 385 138 314 148 265 326 296 384 2583 251 190 120 352 302 399 143 296 375 2428 5011
Handicap 9 13 18 11 4 8 5 16 1 10 6 3 2 12 7 17 14 15
Par 4 5 3 4 3 4 4 4 4 35 4 4 3 4 4 5 3 4 5 36 71
Handicap (W) 7 5 15 9 11 13 3 17 1 10 4 6 2 12 8 16 14 18

Course Details

Year Built 1926
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season April 1- October 31
Architect Wayne Stiles (1926) John Van Kleek (1926)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Reviews

4.3
36

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Patio Dining 12
Drinks 11
Amazing Food 9
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 12
Undulating Greens 10
Bunkers 8
This course/club is great for:
A Weekend Splurge 10
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 10
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 9
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 13
At a Resort 11
Near Local Attractions 7

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Used cart

Tale Of Two Nines

Really conflicted about this review. The staff and the atmosphere are great. They are so incredibly friendly and attentive. It's a great way to start your round.

I loved the front 9. Classic resort style golf. Rather wide open fairways in really nice condition. The course is pretty short and there are lots of birdie opportunities. The greens were in great shape. The front 9 flows nicely through the property.

I didn't enjoy the back 9 as much. It starts with the layout. The fairways tighten up a lot (which is fine given the length), but some of the holes seem like they were carved out of the land without any real work. In particular, 13-17 were not the best lineup of holes (I particularly didn't like 13). More importantly, the greens on the back side are silly. They slope severely from back to front, seemingly on every single hole. You have to keep the ball below the hole.

The two nines were so different from each other that I just kept thinking to myself that it was one of the more schizophrenic golf courses I have ever played.

I'd go back, though. Great value. Great people. Good conditions. Cant complain!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Beautiful setting

What a nice course. The layout flows, so you often feel like you have the course to yourself. Love the greens...tough but fair.

Worth the ride.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Safari Adventure

On a beautiful May morning we drove from the Springfield area to Lennox, Mass to play Cranwell....This course set in the Berkshires will give you all you can handle...It winds through several neighborhoods offering a mix of challenging holes...

The greens were fast and the rough long...so finding the fairway is essential...

Enjoy a pleasant ride up the Mass Pike to an enjoyable day of golf at Cranwell!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Excellent Course in the Berkshires

Played here on 5/23 with the Safari Club. Course was in excellent shape throughout. A very challenging layout. Staff was very well organized for our large group of over 100 players. All around enjoyable day.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Safari Club outing

Another good one. Why do we play all the very good courses? Because we want to. The Safari club always had a good course to play every week and this is by far a good one.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful course

Played again with the Safari Golf Club on a very nice day. The course was in excellent condition, beautiful to look at, with some terrific scenic views of surrounding hills. The staff is always very courteous and helpful. Good time had by all. Also good food and cold beer in restaurant or outside with view of the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Berkshire Beauty

Played the course with the Safari Club and enjoyed both the course and company. Course plays longer than the card yardage with several approach shots to raised greens. Course was in top-notch shape as well as the staff. Can't wait to play it again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Cranwell golf... Pitiful!!!

Hello. My wife and I are took a vacation at this resort. I chose this resort because of the golf amenities. I’m very saddened by the conditions of the greens on this golf course and don’t understand how management can have these greens in such poor condition! I don’t believe that management enjoys the game or has anything to do with Golf because there is no way that they would allow these greens to be in this condition! The greens are very soft and slow! You can clearly see that they Haven’t been thatched And they obviously don’t get double cut. I am disappointed that I’m spending my vacation dollars here and wish I had done a better job with reviewing this golf course prior to committing to my stay here! Pitiful

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Scenic course

I played this course with the Safari Club recently. Can't say enough about the physical beauty of the course, conditions, and layout. I did think the restaurant was overpriced and although there wer a lot of waitresses walking by us, it was very confusing to know who would wait on us. All in all, a very nice course to play.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Excellent Course!

Played this last week with the Safari Club. Very enjoyable day. Course was in excellent condition from tee to green. Staff was very organized and couldn't have been more accommodating. Given the large group that we had, and the difficulty of the course, the pace of play was excellent.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Cranwell

This place is plush with an extra P. Plays a lot longer then yardage indicates. Above the hole you will suffer. Nice views and conditions.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Beautiful course

Member # 19 I played the course. With the Safari club and had a great time course was in great shape. The greens are a real challenge to read but play very true. Have played it many times and have always enjoyed it.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Safari to the Berkshires

Our annual pilgrimage to Cranwell was well worth it..Love coming here because the conditions are always tip top...Word to the wise....Stay below the hole

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Must play if in the area

Played the course with the Safari Golf group yesterday (5/24/17). Course was in peak condition and offers a challenge to any golfer. Word of advise - "Keep the ball below the hole". A friendly and efficient staff is part of the experience with a beautiful setting in the Berkshires. Encourage any and all golfers in the area or out of State to play this gem.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Safari Club Outing

Good outing with the Safari Club. The course was in pretty good shape. Everything ran smoothly from start to finish. Had a grate day.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Berkshire Gem

On May 24 2017, The Safari Club of golf made their annual pilgrimage To Cranwell Resort, in Lenox MA, and what a resort it is! With beautiful scenery and a wonderful golf course, nestled in the middle of the Berkshires, this place never disappoints.

The golf course was in excellent shape and the staff is very accommodating.

The greens were immaculate and somewhat tough to putt because of the slope on all the greens, but if you are fortunate enough to keep your ball below the pin, you were golden. A good mix of par threes will test every club in your bag.

Spend a weekend there, Jacobs Pillow is not far, or if you enjoy shopping there is the Lee Outlet. Five minutes from Mass Turnpike.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course great views

Had a great day with the Safari Club at Cranwell Resort and Golf course. Staff was friendly and supported our group fantastically. I highly recommend it for great golf. #96

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

PLAYED MAY 25TH 2016 WITH THE SAFARI GOLF ASSOCIATION

What a golf course excellent condition, greens were like putting on glass. The overall condition of the course was fantastic.

The staff and the 19th hole were excellent as well.

Looking forward to playing there again

Paul B

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

nice place

Played with the Safari club and had a great day of golf with fantastic folks. The course is scenic and has some tough sloping greens. The fairways and rough were in great condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Used cart

Perfect golf day!!

Golfed with the Safari Club on Wednesday.

The course is wonderful, greens challenging, the views breathtaking and the staff amazing.

This course is a challenge but accessible and the conditions and weather were perfect for a great round of golf. Can't wait to return!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Stay & Play Offers

$145 Starting price
Valid dates: Feb 11, 2019 - Mar 31, 2019
4 days/ 3 nights with unlimited golf, starting at $145 pp/pn
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