A fall view over the water of green at Ranch Golf Club
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4.7
216 Reviews (216)
5 Stars
148
4 Stars
44
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.5
Layout
4.9
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.5
99.3%
Recommend this course
207 out of 216 reviews
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4.5
4 Reviews (4)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
1
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0
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.8
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.5
100.0%
Recommend this course
4 out of 4 reviews
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4.8
22 Reviews (22)
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
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0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.5
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
100.0%
Recommend this course
22 out of 22 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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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.

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Off-course amenities in the U.S. (2018 #11)
  • 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
216 Reviews (216)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 23
Patio Dining 21
Dinner 11
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 41
Bunkers 37
Forced Carries 25
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 31
Advanced Golfers 29
A Weekend Splurge 24
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 36
In the 'Burbs 22
Near the Airport 6

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Handicap 10-14
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Greens were below average for this type of course but ok for November in Massachusetts.carts were not properly charged had to switch carts 3 times during round.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Awful pace of play

Our round took over 5 hours to complete, constantly waiting on every shot. Ranger came by a couple times, saw the slow groups, and just stated it was slow out there.

On top of that, our cart battery died on the 17th hole, I guess it also couldn't handle the slow day.

On the bright side, the course was in great shape, absolutely beautiful all around, with a great layout.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

The Ranch

Great golf course. Championship layout that did not disappoint. From the bag drop to the last sip of beer after the round everything here was top notch. Tough course as I played the back tees and my wife played the white/gold combos. They had aerated 1 week prior but it absolutely did not impact the playability. Greens were fast and true. Cart girl was around several times and lunch was delicious afterwards.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Hilly Course with Great Views on the Back 9

This course is a very well laid out design. There are vey few forced caries and many areas for lay-ups if needed. The greens are not large so it is possible to two putt from most areas of the green (if you're having a good putting day). Quite often you will find yourself with uneven stances when hitting from the fairway. I've played this course 3 times now and the conditions have been great every time. Even this most recent time, when the greens were aerated, the ball still rolled fairly smooth. I really enjoy this course and highly recommend.

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

The Ranch

Terrific shape. Good friends, good round in the heat. We’ll go back when it cools off some.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great views

Little pricey. Range ball should be included. Great staff. Quick service in the restaurant. Both Bonnie’s rock it for service.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Golf Advisor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
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 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Looking for a Tough but Fair Course

This was my first time to this area. I was recommended to this course by some New Yorkers, as I asked for a tough but fair course. I came away very pleased with the course and it's condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

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
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Mint!

All around great experience at the Ranch. Staff loads your bag and could not be any friendlier! Tee boxes, generous fairways, and very fast greens all in immaculate condition. Well worth the 90 minute ride. Certainly a top 5 public course in MA. A few blind shots so it helps to play with a member. Well done Ranch, well done indeed.

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

One of the best public courses in New England

Awesome track cut out of a mountain side. Course was in the best shape I’ve seen out of the 10 or so times I’ve played here in the last 4-5 yrs. The course demands accuracy and shot planning. On the pricey side, but worth it.

Conditions Excellent
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
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
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