Cranwell Resort, Spa & Golf Club

4.3027647059 4.3 stars from 5 (34)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 69
  • Length: 6039 yards
  • Slope: 125
  • Rating: 70.0
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 34 Reviews
5 stars:
24
4 stars:
9
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

33 out of 34 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive at a resort near local attractions   Great for a weekend splurge wildlife/ scenic views a bucket list/top 100 pick   Challenges include elevation changes undulating greens bunkers   Great for patio dining drinks amazing food  

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"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 05/23/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Excellent Course in the Berkshires"


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 05/23/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

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 05/23/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


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


"Beautiful course"


thorntond's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


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


"Berkshire Beauty"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Cranwell golf... Pitiful!!!"


Joshmcdaniels200's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Scenic course"


u000007441838's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Excellent Course!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Cranwell"


Fstedy's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course"


philipberube's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Safari to the Berkshires"


Golfmanputt1946's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Must play if in the area"


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 05/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

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:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Berkshire Gem"


rwgosssr's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great course great views"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

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


"PLAYED MAY 25TH 2016 WITH THE SAFARI GOLF ASSOCIATION"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"nice place"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Perfect golf day!!"


MFRJUB's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes

Reviewed on

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!!


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


"Great Track"


Steve182T's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Played this last week with the Safari Club. Challenging layout, and given the heavy rain the night before, there wasn't much roll in the fairways, but course was in very good condition. Enjoyable round. Staff were very friendly and accomodating and I definitely would play it again -- especially in the Fall when the foliage must be spectacular.


Pace of Play: Good

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


"Hidden Gem!"


rwgosssr'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 05/25/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I played here with my friends in the Safari Club, and again, I was not disappointed. The course was in excellent condition and the greens were medium fast, as long as your ball was below the hole.

The staff was friendly and accommodating. The greens are being expanded this year, which is a good thing.

I can't wait to play it again! (Hopefully in the fall with the Safari Club) A great autumn course for leaf peeping golfers!


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



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