The Ranch Golf Club

4.6383588235 4.6 stars from 5 (180)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7174 yards
  • Slope: 139
  • Rating: 75.0
  • Layout

  • 65 Sunnyside Rd, Southwick, MA 01077
  • (866) 790-9333, (413) 569-9333
  • (413) 569-9330
  • theranchgolfclub.com

Year built: 2001
Architect(s): Damian Pascuzzo (2001)
Type: Public
Greens: L-93, G-2, and A-4 Bentgrass
Fairways: Providence, Putter, Imperial and Southshore Bentgrass

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes - 20 grass stations
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Practice hole: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

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.
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Amex

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 180 Reviews
5 stars:
117
4 stars:
42
3 stars:
13
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

171 out of 179 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs near the airport   Great for wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers a weekend splurge   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks patio dining dinner  

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Reviews


Overall Rating
Recommended
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Type of Golfer
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slangan's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Challenge from the tips"


u000007564382's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

The Ranch is such a great course. The fescue forces you to be accurate off the tee, and from the tips the almost 7200 yards is one of the prettiest and most fun challenges you'll have in New England. The greens were perfect, the only tough thing about the Ranch is there are a handful of blind drives that are much less intimidating once you play the holes a couple times.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great day"


u000004917800's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I got to play as a single on a beautiful day. This is one of my annual “must play” courses. It’s a beautiful setting. The layout is diverse and challenging, but also fair. Lots of elevation changes, so club wisely. Staff was very helpful and friendly. Even the refreshment cart lady was super. Highly recommend you give this course a try if you haven’t yet. My reason for not giving the conditions 5 stars is there are tons of rocks in the traps. Hopefully they’ll get that resolved, because otherwise it’s great.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Best public course in MA, hands down!"


u312315174's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Best layout, impeccable condition, challenging but fair 18 holes. Scenic vistas, simply a treat and a must play. The Ranch is #1 bar none.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course awesome layout"


u000007399564's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course awesome links look to layout but not a links course challenging layout for all golfers greens are in great shape definitely worth the trip if in the area


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



RLH's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



u660776983's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/29/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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 golf course"


u863417468's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course – great conditions - friendly staff – good food and a perfect day! What else can I say it was amazing!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A real treat"


doswanberg's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I really enjoyed this course . Had a wonderful experience. The elevation changes along with course condition made for a pleasant round. Only negative was the bunkers. Other than that this course is a must play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Best overall course in western mass"


u4934578's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I’ve played everywhere in mass and lots of great courses across the country. The landscape is gorgeous and in very good condition. You have to make sure you follow your ball off the tee if you want any hope of finding it on some holes. A lot of fescue and difficult lies due to the hilly landscape but a lot of fun. Iron players will enjoy


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


"Perfect"


Rj651977's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Best course in western Mass that the public can get onto. Great layout. Immaculate condition. Will be back to play again


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


"One of the better layouts in the state"


BostonGolfTraveler's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Boston Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

This is the second time I have played this course in the last three or four years and in a good way nothing is changed in a bad way nothing is changed. The good part is the layout, with several elevation changes, fairly tight fairways and interesting routing makes for a fun round of golf. Condition wise, the course was in great shape on the tee boxes us to the fairways to the greens. The only real negative on the chorus is it they still haven’t made the bunkers any better. As with the first time I played this course there are several rocks and pebbles in every bunker which really takes away from it being one of the best courses in the state which it really should be. In the end, it’s worth the drive from Eastern Massachusetts to play this course


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u000001018129's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

You will not be disappointed at the Ranch. The course was in the excellent shape. Greens were great. A few too many blind shots slows down pace of play, but still got through in a respectable 4.5 hours on a busy Friday afternoon.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"nice course"


u146211695's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played Sunday after a week of rain. Course was wet, but otherwise in great shape. It was cart path only but it was needed. I loved the course , just wish I had played better. Super wide fairways, that if you miss , you deserve the punishment you get, the rough was unforgiving. If you stay on the fairway and play well , it is a course where you can score well. I plan to return.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Same as all other reviews"


John4576224's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is awesome and layout is nice. Some water, some hills some trees. Overall excellent course would play again 100%. I shot a 93 from the blues and I’m a 13-14 Handicap. Course is enjoyable but wouldn’t say “difficult”. Come play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



ADAM2863248's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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



Owilliams's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"The Ranch"


BPBuyer's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

As always The Ranch met expectations. It is my favorite course within 45 minutes and rarely disappoints. It is early in the season, but the course is in great shape and the greens were rolling very well. It felt like we had the course to ourselves (which we did) because there was an evening outing of some 100+ golfers coming. The upgrades to the bar were great improvement and should make getting s beer a little easier.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



robertstjohn's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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 day of golf!"


hosoh's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Everything was top shelf! Great day of golf. Scenic and challenging. Staff was great.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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