Ellinwood Country Club
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.
|White (W)||71||5948 yards||74.0||130|
|Gold (W)||71||5322 yards||70.6||122|
|Red (W)||71||5051 yards||68.9||117|
|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|
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.
nice work by their crew!
Greens are reasonably fast, consistent....
Blind shots are a challenge & long playing par 3s...
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.
very nice old style course, wide variety of hole layouts make a fun and challenging day.
Great course. Great price. Friendly staff. Fairways were not pristine but very playable.. course was fun and challenging.
fto all the rain we have had the course was pretty good
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 !!
I enjoy the layout....many holes dogleg to the right...challenging greens with speed consistency....
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Play this course often and has yet to disappoint!! Greens are in great condition as well as fairways!!
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.
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.
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.
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 !