Far Corner Golf - Hawk/Fox Course

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4.0
Amenities
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6658
Slope 131
Rating 72.5
Type Public
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 6658 yards 72.5 131
Mid 72 6232 yards 70.8 129
Front 72 5912 yards 74.7 134
Red (W) 75 5411 yards 71.5 128
Scorecard for Hawk/Fox
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 72.5/131 153 558 425 308 376 420 470 170 340 3220 542 377 346 217 472 355 238 411 480 3438 6658
White M: 70.8/129 133 538 415 300 356 390 460 160 320 3072 510 350 310 190 460 330 170 390 450 3160 6232
Gold W: 74.7/134 125 528 408 295 356 370 450 155 280 2967 480 330 290 170 440 315 140 370 410 2945 5912
Red W: 71.5/128 120 500 400 295 356 295 420 150 270 2806 415 230 290 170 440 230 140 280 410 2605 5411
Handicap 18 2 4 14 12 8 6 16 10 7 3 17 15 1 9 13 5 11
Par 3 5 4 4 4 4 5 3 4 36 5 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 5 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1967
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Geoffrey Cornish (1967) Bill Robinson (1967)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

4.9
5

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Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Perfect weather
Used cart

Excellent

Its a 27 hole course; Fox, Hawk, and Heron. The twilight rate is fantastic; pay for 9 and play until dark. We actually played Fox and Hawk; two totally different courses with both in excellent shape. Fox was the first 9 so it was busier/slower play but not sure if that is also because it starts closer to the club house. Hawk was the second 9 and the first hole is a pretty good hike away from the club house; we didn't have anyone in front of or behind us which added to the enjoyment.

Fox was a great course and a lot of fun but Hawk was fantastic. If you're headed to Far Corner, make sure Hawk is one of the 9s you play. Hawk had significant elevation changes on many holes that made it challenging, fun, and gave it some great views. Will absolutely be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Awesome 27 Hole Course

I played here a few weeks back after randomly finding it doing some research online. Growing up in neighboring Andover, I decided to give it a try. Took me around an hour to drive there from Boston. I played all 27 holes. The conditions were good and I enjoyed the difficult layout. Staff was incredibly helpful.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Fox/Hawk: Very Difficult but a Gem Worth the Drive

About an hour's drive from Boston offers one of the most challenging and stunningly beautiful layouts you'll find in New England this fall. Although it offers many changes in elevation from tee to green, the views here are not of a distant landscape, but of the vibrant colors in the leaves surrounding the course. Even the trees that have yet to surrender their green are bold and blend nicely with the orange, red, and yellow lining each hole.

There are three nine-hole courses on the premises to choose from, and we were assigned the Fox and Hawk courses. The two had very different layouts but played equally tough. Fox had many doglegs while Hawk was almost exclusively straight. The real challenges on both were the dramatic changes in elevation. There are hardly any flat holes to play. Some begin up high while others start low at the base of a hill and are played straight up the side, with the flag remaining out of view until the second or even third shot.

The greens were by far the fastest and most difficult I have played on this year. They have clearly been kept in phenomenal condition, but hacks like myself will find that even tapped putts will roll off the green and back into the fairway quite easily. The speed and slope definitely gets into your head and you find that the holes seem much smaller than usual.

Pace of play was slow due to us being a riding twosome stuck behind a couple groups of shorter-hitting golfers, but I don't think it's something that would be commonplace.

My friend and I agreed that we would come back in a heartbeat, and the knowledge of the layout gained from your first time here will make future visits much easier to play. It's certainly a hike when you consider the amount of public courses near the city, but it's absolutely worth it if you are tired of playing the same loops over and over. And as I said before, the colors of fall can't be beat.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Very Good Golfers Course

The course is suffering from the drought we are having - particularly off fairway - or where ever the water system cannot reach. Greens are in excellent condition, as is the sand and other areas unaffected by the drought. Challenging fair course from the whites for a 12-15 handicapper. Pace of play is very very good. Staff excellent and marsh-alled well.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Boston Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
First Time Playing

18 at Far Corners

Really enjoyed this course!! Many memorable holes.... # 11 on Heron, 9 on Fox Course is in fantastic shape,pace of play was great!! Greens are quick and lush. Not a far drive from Boston so no reason not to get out and experience this North Shore gem!!

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