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Conditions
3.9
Value
4.7
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.6
92.8%
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100 out of 106 reviews
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4.2
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4.0
Value
4.6
Layout
4.0
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4.5
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3.7
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4.6
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4.2
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4.0
Value
4.7
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.2
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3.8
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4.7
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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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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

4.1
106 Reviews (106)

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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Conditions Good
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Conditions Excellent
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AAAAAAA

Nice course, hold on to you hat on the cart paths

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
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3.0
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Previously Played

Improving but fairway repairs are needed

A lot of nice holes in this course but fairway damage from last year's drought conditions need to be repaired. The greens are in great condition. I will continue visiting this course a few times a year because it is an enjoyable place to play.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Great day to be playing golf

I have been to Ellinwood before so I knew what to expect. Long holes but not too long, beautiful woodland setting, hilly terrain, (happy to have taken a cart) and water hazards but not too many. I like the challenge this course gives me. Greens were in good shape.
The cost to play is equal to the experience at similar courses.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
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
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
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

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
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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
Played On
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
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Best greens I've played on this season

This Donald Ross track will test your game. Not too long,but the par 5s will test you. Once you get to the green the adventure begins. If you are above the hole, good luck trying to get it close to the hole. The key to playing this or any Donald Ross track is to keep it below the hole. These greens were the best I have played this season. They were FAST and ran true. I love playing this course and look forward to playing it again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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