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|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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....