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Conditions
3.9
Value
4.7
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.6
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4.3
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4.0
Value
4.9
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.9
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4.7
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4.4
10 Reviews (10)
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Conditions
3.9
Value
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Layout
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Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.0
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4.8
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 71
Length 6210 yards
Slope 121
Rating 69.7

Ellinwood Country Club in Athol boasts a unique 18-hole layout with nine holes designed by Donald Ross and another nine designed by Geoffrey Cornish. Having two different designers gives the golf course plenty of variety, especially since the holes are intermingles. Cornish's greens are bigger and flatter while the Ross holes feature some of his characteristic greens and bunkers. Water hazards come into play as well and you'll face a few tricky doglegs and blind shots. There are some challenging holes but overall it's not an overly difficult golf course. The average player can still approach it with confidence. With a secluded location in rural western Massachusetts, Ellinwood Country Club offers beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. The 11th hole, with a winding brook that runs alongside the fairway before cutting in front of the green, is particularly scenic.

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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6210 yards 69.7 121
White 71 5948 yards 68.5 116
White (W) 71 5948 yards 74.0 130
Gold 71 5322 yards 65.2 112
Gold (W) 71 5322 yards 70.6 122
Red 71 5051 yards 64.2 105
Red (W) 71 5051 yards 68.9 117
Scorecard for Ellinwood 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
Blue M: 69.7/121 405 328 185 493 423 194 418 173 387 3006 225 311 171 455 152 411 485 448 546 3204 6210
White M: 68.5/116 W: 74.0/130 393 318 152 482 416 176 408 162 374 2881 216 282 152 447 136 400 478 431 525 3067 5948
Gold M: 65.2/112 W: 70.6/122 393 312 144 367 410 165 299 155 365 2610 207 272 142 423 125 400 390 365 388 2712 5322
Red M: 64.2/105 W: 68.9/117 336 307 137 367 396 157 299 149 346 2494 175 265 133 385 119 388 390 321 381 2557 5051
Handicap 5 11 13 3 9 17 1 15 7 8 14 16 10 18 4 12 2 6
Par 4 4 3 5 5 3 4 3 4 35 3 4 3 5 3 4 5 4 5 36 71
Handicap (W) 7 9 13 11 1 17 5 15 3 12 4 16 8 18 2 14 6 10

Course Details

Year Built 1929
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/15 Closed: 11/01
Architect Donald Ross (1929) Geoffrey Cornish (1965) Bill Robinson (1965) Mark Mungeam

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Reviews

4.2
95 Reviews (95)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 15
Patio Dining 6
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 29
Undulating Greens 19
Bunkers 16
This course/club is great for:
Locals 17
Advanced Golfers 16
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 12
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 22
In the 'Burbs 13

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5.0
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Previously Played

Good course

Good course with challenging holes.. friendly grounds crew. Greens were in good shape. Drinking water on course for hot days.
Fun course, have started going there more often even though I’m a member at another course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

nice work by their crew!

Greens are reasonably fast, consistent....
Blind shots are a challenge & long playing par 3s...

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
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Amenities Good
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Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
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Perfect weather
Used cart

Good Value, but Upgrades Needed

Overall we were happy with our round. Course was challenging (especially the greens and some narrow fairways), so it kept the game interesting. Pace was very slow. I would recommend having a starter or some other sort of monitor to ensure groups do not cluster. Fairways are a tad on the longer side. Chose this course because of the five par 5's. Was very happy with the layout. Carts and cart paths are very rough (top of our cart seemed to becoming disconnected from the rest. Overall had a very good time, would like to play again.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

ellinwood

very nice old style course, wide variety of hole layouts make a fun and challenging day.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course!

Great course. Great price. Friendly staff. Fairways were not pristine but very playable.. course was fun and challenging.

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

fto all the rain we have had the course was pretty good

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

GREAT DAY ON THE COURSE !!

We had the 11:10am tee-time / the weather was amazing - 78 degrees slightly overcast - sunnier and slightly warmer as the day went on / we arrived about 15 minutes early-got our cart and waiting maybe 5 minutes to tee-off / the pace of play was excellent / 18 holes in 4 hours - we would recommend this course to anyone looking for a good round of golf / greens are challenging / course was a little wet but overall the conditions were awesome .... GREAT DAY !!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Ellinwood Golf

I enjoy the layout....many holes dogleg to the right...challenging greens with speed consistency....

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

Challenging course

Good course with plenty of challenges. Staff was very friendly, arrived early, we were let out right away. The pro gave us an explanation of the course layout. Greens are excellent, some fairways not so much. Still had a lot of fun.
Give this course a try, I’m sure you’ll agree it’s a fun little course. I will certainly recommend this course to anyone who wants to play golf and enjoy the game.

Conditions Average
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
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Nice place

I played with my son and it was great as usual. We got out early and paed alone. Pace was good and the greens were excellent.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Old New England Course

Playing with the Safari Club, western Mass's premier travel golf club, I had the good fortune of playing this Donald Ross design. With many undulations, mounds and sloping fairways, your always have some difficult lies to contend with. Average in length, the course is a fair challenge and rewards good shots and punishes poor shots. Watch out for hole 15, a 400 yard par 4 with a long and blind second shot to a depressed green. Not a course for walkers.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Good value

I hope that Ellinwood’s members continue to support this course so that it can play to its potential once again. The greens were in good shape and rolled nicely. The tee boxes were well groomed, and the few bunkers that I was in seemed okay. I guess where this course falls short is the fairways and cart paths. Lots of bare spots, so preferred lies is the only way to go. The carts and cart paths are prett,y dated and rough. Someone with a bad back would not be too happy after riding for 18 holes in spite of how careful you drive. The people are nice there, and the price is right. I hope to see more improvements in the future.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Safari Club Outing

Nice course. Kind of hard. Greens were fast and I couldn't read them. Hilly fairways. But I had fun with the Safari Club.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Play this course often and has yet to disappoint!! Greens are in great condition as well as fairways!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Variety of pars 3,4,& 5

I enjoy the par 5s, which tend to bend to the right. I fade with my driver and it plays nicely.

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

Great value, greens were terrific!

Got a terrific deal, went back to this course we hadn't played in years. The course was in very good shape, especially the greens, which rolled true and pretty fast even though they felt a little doing. Friendly staff, and the pace was perfect, even with a tournament on the course in front of us. I'll be back soon.

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

Good value for hot deals

For 18 holes for 18.00 with a cart, the deal is tough to beat during slow times. The course is fairly challenging, but not too hard. The condition of the course is fair, the cart paths are in horrible shape. I go here when I am looking to get in a quick 9 close to home or have time during the week for the low priced 18 hole hot deal.

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

A true hidden gem

The day was a perfect golf kinda day.
Me and a friend tee’d off at 11:00 and made it around in four hours. The pace of play was whatever we wanted it to be.
The course was in excellent condition other than a few over seeded greens.
There needs to be better signage at this course for direction to the next tee and the cart paths need some major work to remove the humps that will throw you out of the cart. It’s a tougher course than I remembered , with Gorgeous tight fairways and quick undulating greens.
The price was worth the hour drive to find this hidden gem.
Overall it was a great day.
I’ll be back !
JG

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