Cold Spring Country Club

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4.2
213
5 Stars
91
4 Stars
90
3 Stars
22
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
88.9%
Recommend this course
196 out of 213 reviews
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Average Rating
4.0
34
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.7
82.4%
Recommend this course
28 out of 34 reviews
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Average Rating
4.2
42
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.8
85.7%
Recommend this course
36 out of 42 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 71
Length 6521
Slope 130
Rating 71.7
Type Semi-Private
Cold Spring Country Club is situated halfway between Springfield and Worcester. Opened in 2010 in an effort to bring world class golf to western Massachusetts, the club has since garnered a local following. The par-71 layout is unique in that it has six par 3s and five par 5s. There are also some par 4s in the 450-yard range. The 6,521-yard length indicated on the scorecard can be deceiving since it feels much longer when you're playing it. The golf course has plenty of variety, including dogleg lefts, doglegs rights, short holes, and long holes. Thanks to its mountaintop locale, Cold Spring C.C. offers stunning views that are as diverse as the holes. The vistas from the elevated tees and greens stretch to the Berkshires, Connecticut, and Vermont. From the golf course's highest tee box on the par-3 10th, you'll have a panoramic view of central Massachusetts.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6521 yards 71.7 130
Blue 71 5945 yards 69.6 125
White 71 5430 yards 67.8 120
Yellow 71 4801 yards 65.0 112
Red (W) 71 4676 yards 68.2 114
Scorecard for Cold Spring Country Club
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: 72.4/130 216 537 131 521 457 257 495 344 255 3213 457 566 405 221 449 175 479 170 386 3308 6521
Blue M: 69.9/123 197 490 106 479 384 230 480 325 248 2939 421 540 387 206 409 145 456 162 356 3082 6021
White M: 66.9/120 162 480 85 413 379 198 431 320 185 2653 408 489 349 180 354 118 414 160 305 2777 5430
Yellow M: 64.2/113 W: 69.3/118 138 376 75 367 349 181 394 292 168 2340 388 440 312 145 325 108 350 102 291 2461 4801
Red W: 68.6/116 138 376 75 367 349 181 394 292 168 2340 366 440 312 145 325 108 350 102 188 2336 4676
Handicap 13 1 17 11 3 5 7 9 15 2 10 4 16 6 18 12 14 8
Par 3 5 3 5 4 3 5 4 4 36 4 5 4 3 4 3 5 3 4 35 71
Handicap (W) 13 5 17 11 1 7 9 3 15 2 10 4 14 6 16 12 18 8

Course Details

Year Built 2010
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire is required at all times. Shorts must be no shorter than mid thigh. Jeans, jean shorts, gym shorts, sweat pants and tee shirts are not permitted. No denim.

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Reviews

4.2
213

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 42
19th Hole Scenic Views 37
Patio Dining 35
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 50
Bunkers 39
Undulating Greens 26
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 42
Advanced Golfers 34
Locals 31
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 44
In the 'Burbs 25
Convenient to the City 12

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
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5.0
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Previously Played
Windy weather
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Plays Once a week
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5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Favorite course

Considering the lousy weather this year, this course has been really good this year. Greens had that early spring aeration (sp?) look and made for tough judge on the approaches and putting. Fairways were good. You have to stay on them or else your ball is history because of the think woods that line the roughs. Just have to attack the pins. Bistro 21 has the best turn food but they don't serve food unless the course is busy.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
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
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Nice Course, Some challenging Holes

Very nice layout, will come back during golf season when not as wet and cold. Like the layout. Alot of mudd to course with all our rain. Look forward to playing next golf season.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Needs some attention

Played Cold Spring for the first time in several month. Greens were in pretty good shape, considering the weather we've had this summer. Unfortunately, the same can not be said for the tee boxes and fairways. The tees had been aerated but not top dressed so had large holes and very little grass. The fairways had begun to green up but had lots of crab grass. Besides that, we got behind an extremely slow foursome...never saw a ranger to help speed up play. In all, I enjoy playing this course, the staff is friendly and the place has a bit of the feel of a resort course. I hope it works out some of these issues.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Response from Cold Spring Country Club on 09/24/2018:
Hello, thank you for taking the time to review us, Cold Spring Country Club, in the Belchertown area. We're very sorry to hear you may not have had the best recent customer experience with us due to the pace of play, and we greatly appreciate your feedback regarding the Greens so we may work towards any necessary improvements. We also appreciate your dedication to playing our course over the years and hope we can continue to provide you with a valuable golf experience. Thank you for golfing with us, and we hope to see you again soon.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Wait until the course returns to its form

I’ve played cold springs numerous times in the past and The course was always in great shape. The greens were fast, the rough was cut, and the fairways were manicured. I don’t know what happened to the course now. It just looks like they don’t care anymore about the course. Right now, it’s not worth playing this course. Not until management decides to care about how the course looks first. The only good thing I can say is the bunkers are the best around. I loved playing cold springs back in the day and even considered being a member. Now not so much. Cold spring... you guys can do better.

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

the course is a nice layout but the Tee Box is and Fairways were horrible therewas more crabgrass in the fairways than any other kind of grass. Some of the tee boxes we're actually just dirt. Very dissatisfied. they need to get a Greenskeeper that knows what he's doing cuz this place should be closed

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Cold Spring Country Club on 09/17/2018:
Hello Don, on behalf of Cold Spring Country Club staff we appreciate you taking the time to address your concerns as we are always looking to improve. We are disappointed to hear that you were not happy with the conditions of the course but still hope you enjoyed your round. Again, we appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon.
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Not worth the drive

It's a one hour drive for us. I like the layout, but my playing partners did not. The fairways on the back 9 were bad - all crab grass and no grass. The greens are in pretty good shape. They roll well. But there were a lot of ball marks.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Cold Spring Country Club on 09/10/2018:
Hello, thank you for sharing your review, We truly appreciate both your positive and constructive feedback and will be sure to pass it along to our team. We’re thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our layout at Cold Spring Country Club and also appreciate your input on our back 9. We hope to welcome you back for an enjoyable experience on the course in the near future.
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Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser

A beautiful golf course...that needs to close for a while for some grounds repair. The clubhouse, views, amenities were wonderful. Awesome staff who come right to your car and grab your clubs for you. A full service restaurant and a beverage cart that we ran into at least 3 times (which is perfect) BUT....the course was in rough shape. The tee boxes were dirt and crabgrass and the fairways weren’t much better, a mix of turf and huge pieces of crabgrass. Greens were okay, a little bumpy. Bunkers on the other hand, ironically, were some of the best I’ve ever played. Nice white sand and seemed to be raked daily.

All in all, for $37, it wasn’t the worst, but, in all honesty, with the layout and amenities, it could be a top course in the area if they could improve the conditions.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Response from Cold Spring Country Club on 09/05/2018:
Hello Rob, thank you for taking the time to review us, Cold Spring Country Club, in the Belchertown area. We're very sorry to hear you may not have had the best recent customer experience with us due to the pace of play, and we greatly appreciate your feedback regarding the Bunkers so we may work towards any necessary improvements. We also appreciate your dedication to playing our course over the years and hope we can continue to provide you with a valuable golf experience. Thank you for golfing with us, and we hope to see you again soon.
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Spot on

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Deal, Course needs some TLC

Cold Springs C.C. is a challenging lay out with 5 Par 5's & 6 Par 3's( some 190+ yds.). Extremely elevated tees & greens. A staff that is very friendly and helpful. The food is very good and the views of the surrounding countryside are great. the bunkers are in great shape , they use true bunker sand( white & no stones) But, the course itself needs TLC, crabgrass on the some of the tee boxes and alot in the fairways. the greens putt true but are in below average condition. I would go back simply because it was a fun course to play and I would like to improve my score of 95 ( Bad Drives & missed puts)

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Cold Spring Country Club on 09/06/2018:
Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Cold Spring Country Club, in the Belchertown, MA area. We are sorry to see that you may have had a poor customer experience with us and that the course may not have been in the best shape when you played. Any additional feedback is greatly appreciated so that we can improve your experience with us in the future. Thank you for choosing to golf with us and we hope to see you again soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
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
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Wonderful course and staff

Always a good time at Cold Spring. The course wasn’t crowded, and I’d have given a better score for pace of play, but the one slow foursome on the course was right in front of us. They have a very cordial, welcoming crew, from cart boys to bar and wait staff. $40 for greens fees and cart - a bargain.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Unique layout

I had a tee time of 11:30 and it was "clear sailing" around the course, with a cart. I saw very little players on the course, so I was not being pushed to move along on each hole. The greens were in good shape with a moderate roll spead. The fairways were a bit banged up and dry, due in large part to the heat and lack of rain. I enjoy playing at Cold Springs because it is a track that has elevation changes with sweeping views of Belchertown and Palmer. Just enough dog legs to show you variety in the holes. The parr three and four holes are not terribly challenging, from the Senior Tee boxes, but enjoyable with sand traps that have white, fine sand that is fun to hit out of. (Unlike the rubble in muni courses)

The club house and restaurant is perched up on a hill, overlooking part of the course. That is unique and visually a plus, for your golfing experience. The staff and bar tender were all friendly and professional. If you haven't played Cold Springs CC, you should give it a try. You won't be disappointed.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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 Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Ccourse was fairly setup

I enjoyed the round it plays at a 3hr 45 mins , good bunkers , par 3's moderate ,layout a ball placement course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Going down hill

They are letting the course deteriorate, Tee boxes were a mess, clover in the fairways , everything was dry, and a lot of moths were flying around.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from Cold Spring Country Club on 07/05/2018:
Hello, on behalf of staff here at Cold Spring Country Club, we appreciate you taking the time to address your concerns as we are always looking to improve. We are disappointed to hear that you were not happy with the conditions of the course but still hope you enjoyed your round. Again, we appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Beautiful views and fun course

Played a tournament on 6/22. Course was in great shape. Attentive and friendly staff. Will definitely play again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
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
Used cart

It has 5 par 3's and a par4 thats 185yards up hill 60 ft. in elevation .

A thinking persons course. Not a walking course. Always a challenge I'll play it again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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