#2 at Ponkapoag Golf Club

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About

Holes 18
Par 71
Length 6195
Slope 116
Rating 70.3
Type Public/Municipal
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6195 yards 70.3 116
White 71 5712 yards 67.5 112
Red (W) 71 5028 yards 68.5 113
Scorecard for Ponkapoag 2
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: 70.3/116 381 432 198 475 257 392 335 165 407 3042 485 164 344 467 398 192 382 317 404 3153 6195
White M: 67.5/112 364 407 188 456 249 389 312 150 377 2892 450 125 315 448 320 160 340 300 362 2820 5712
Red W: 68.5/113 306 360 118 400 217 325 300 135 317 2478 375 114 299 420 320 142 300 280 300 2550 5028
Handicap 9 1 7 11 17 3 13 15 5 10 18 12 8 6 16 4 14 2
Par 4 4 3 5 4 4 4 3 4 35 5 3 4 5 4 3 4 4 4 36 71
Handicap (W) 9 3 15 1 13 7 11 17 5 2 18 12 4 10 16 8 14 6

Course Details

Year Built 1936
Fairways Blue Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/15
Architect William F. Mitchell (1955) Donald Ross (1936)

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, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
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Excellent weather
Used cart

Abominable Conditions

This was my first time back at Ponky #1 after about 20 years. I played many times in the past as I grew up in the area. I had heard that the conditions had improved considerably after an extensive renovation after years of neglect. I can tell you that the conditions haven't improved much at all in 20 years. As long as the Commonwealth of Massachusetts owns Ponkapoag there is no hope that it will ever be an acceptable golf course(s). Ponky has been a patronage haven for politicians for years and it appears that this environment still exists. Investment must be made to cut down trees, clean up brush throughout the property and install cart paths. Only a private company can do all these things. The Commonwealth of Mass. will not. Contrast this course with the two owned by the City of Boston (George Wright and Franklin Park) and you will note that Boston gets it and Massachusetts doesn't .

Don't waste your money here. Until this becomes a real golf course. Go to the many other very good golf courses in Massachusetts.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather

Wont ever come back

Dont play here, horrible course with bad tee boxes and horrible fairways, save your money

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Boston Advisor
Top 25 Contributor
Previously Played

Embarrassing

This should even be used as a gold course. Maybe a dirt track for nascar. Donald Ross must be looking down and shaking his head at the condition of this course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Boston Advisor
Top 25 Contributor
Previously Played

Might be the worst course I have ever played

The condition of this course is an embarrassment. You can't even push a tee into the tee boxes which have almost no grass on them at all and the fairways are 90% dirty or hard pan. I will say other than being slow the greens were in good shape. Donald Ross is rolling over in his grave seeing how bad of a condition this course is in.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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