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4.7
201 Reviews (201)
5 Stars
136
4 Stars
43
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.7
98.4%
Recommend this course
192 out of 201 reviews
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5.0
7 Reviews (7)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
5.0
Value
4.4
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.9
100.0%
Recommend this course
7 out of 7 reviews
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4.9
23 Reviews (23)
5 Stars
21
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.5
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.8
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
23 out of 23 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7174 yards
Slope 139
Rating 75.0
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The Ranch Golf Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7174 yards 75.0 139
Blue 72 6588 yards 71.8 133
White 72 6103 yards 69.6 130
White (W) 72 6103 yards 75.9 138
Gold (W) 72 4983 yards 69.7 125
Gold 72 4983 yards 64.5 122
Scorecard for Ranch
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: 75.0/139 510 391 422 441 196 366 412 209 540 3487 447 397 198 592 445 357 618 195 438 3687 7174
Blue M: 71.8/133 484 351 375 404 146 356 369 180 502 3167 406 366 181 540 419 357 578 170 404 3421 6588
White M: 69.6/130 W: 75.9/138 480 341 365 371 111 334 349 142 495 2988 390 353 145 540 376 275 532 133 371 3115 6103
Gold M: 64.5/122 W: 69.7/125 400 248 241 271 90 246 288 101 388 2273 332 311 110 456 322 249 500 106 324 2710 4983
Handicap 15 11 3 1 17 9 13 7 5 12 6 16 2 4 14 8 18 10
Par 5 4 4 4 3 4 4 3 5 36 4 4 3 5 4 4 5 3 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 2001
Fairways Providence, Putter, Imperial and Southshore Bentgrass
Greens L-93, G-2, and A-4 Bentgrass
Golf Season High Season: 06/01 - 10/14
Architect Damian Pascuzzo (2001)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes - 20 grass stations
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Amex
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Bathing attire, cut off shorts, halter-tops, tube tops, tank tops, and similar types of recreational wear are not considered proper dress on the golf course.

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  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Massachusetts (2018 #3)
  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in New England (2017 #18) (2016 #6) (2015 #12)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Courses for Layout in the U.S. (2016 #24)

Reviews

4.7
201 Reviews (201)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 23
Patio Dining 21
Dinner 11
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 40
Bunkers 36
Forced Carries 25
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 31
Advanced Golfers 29
A Weekend Splurge 23
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 35
In the 'Burbs 21
Near the Airport 6

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Ct Pat

5 stars is not enough for this quality course.
If you haven't played it, you are missing out.

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

A Must Play Course

Always a treat to play at The Ranch. We travel 90 minutes to enjoy the sheer beauty of this course and its setting. Everything is first class at The Ranch. The course is always in spectacular condition. The staff is superb and assembled to make the experience enjoyable for players of all skill levels. Best “cart woman” in the world. Cannot wait to get back there.

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

Very nice

The course is very nice and the greens are fast. Fairways are generous. Many tee boxes for all different golfers.

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

Nice challenge

The Ranch is an interesting course. Many of the holes place a premium on placement. The greens are fast, requiring accurate approach shots, and thoughtful chips. You will also find that quite a few holes have blind shots from the tee, so having someone in the group who has played the course can be extremely beneficial.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The Best Course in Western Ma.

The course is wonderful, with a memberful layout and a great staff.

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

Wind Gusts To 25 M.P.H. !

As usual the course was in great shape! A lot of roll on the fairways and fast but true greens. The wind made it a tough day. Everyone at the course was great. Ate our supper there and the food was excellent. We will be back next year!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Octoberfest

Very windy day, made it feel 10 degrees cooler than it was. Fortunately the pace of play was fine and kept the blood flowing. Foliage was beautiful and the greens were fast but consistent.

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

Must Play

Staff is above and beyond friendly. Need to play it again to get the feel for the course. Played the tips and it was a great experience. Greens were amazing for middle October. Course overall was PGA Tour quality. The views from the tee boxes are also stunning.

Only thing I would change is seeing the ball land from the tee on the range but that’s a small detail.

Go play ASAP.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Windy day on the Ranch!

Boy, the wind added many strokes to our scores today !

The course was in great shape. Bunkers were a bit rough due to all the rain.

Greens were in tip top shape and very FAST!!

The PUB was excellent.

A great day ‼️

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

Gotta Play This Course

I had never been to The Ranch until last week. Unfortunately, there had been a LOT of rain in the days preceding when I went to play and the entire course was cart path only wet. Add to this, we got stuck behind a foursome, one of whom had a heart condition and could not walk faster than a slow shuffle. It took 3 hours for our threesome to get through 9 holes. At the turn I went in and explained that I had not planned for a 6 hour round and requested a raincheck. The staff member was sympathetic and did even better, giving me a full round raincheck. Big points for the staff rating.
I returned today and played the entire course in just over three hours. The course conditions are fantastic. The greens are ridiculously perfect, fastest I have played on in a long time. You can actually get a 50-60 foot put to the hole, and then some. The layout is both challenging and beautiful, especially with the leaves changing, in about ten days or so it will be a visual spectacular.
Course knowledge is an absolute necessity. There are a LOT of totally blind tee shots. If you are not in the fairway there is a high probability you will not find your ball on numerous holes. The rough is very unforgiving as well, especially on holes like 14 (second shot) and 16, no fairway probably equals a lost ball. 16 is a crazy downhill called the ski slope, and it certainly is. Don't get above the hole on 18 green or you'll have nothing but a steep downhill.
The is one condition that is totally unsatisfactory, the bunkers. They don't drain and many of them are small ponds. The ones that are dry are gravel pits or hardpan, not sand. We could not play out of them and had to take a drop. A little less concerning, but annoying, was that a hot dog and a bottle of water was almost $9.00.
Overall, I love this course and, having played all over the world, this is a definite must play if you are in the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Top Notch

Does not get much better than this, especially for the money. Layout and conditions (even how much rain there has been the past 2 months). Challenging design, very slopey with akward shots even off the fairway. Definately not for beginners. I drive 1hr20min at least once or twice per season to play here.

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

Great experimce. Play was very slow. Course was in fantastic shape.

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

Superb!

The Ranch will always be my favorite local golf course. There is nothing like it in Western Massachusetts. I wish I could afford to play there more often, but I only go there on special occasions like birthdays. I played Sunday with my sons and one of my son’s girlfriend, and we had a fantastic outing from our greeting at the club drop to our lunch at the 19th hole. The Ranch is always a magical day!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Very nice course

Drove an hour and a half to get there. But was well worth the drive. Beautiful course and a great layout!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Disappointed

I always try to play The Ranch, once or twice, a year.
The weather, rain and humidity, have not been kind to courses. The greens were in horrible shape and I am sure most of it is due to the weather. But they were also pretty beat up. Plus it was cart paths only so you had to do a lot of walking and a few times I had to carry my bag because I didnt know what yardage I would have for my next shot.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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