#1 at Ponkapoag Golf Club
|Red (W)||73||5316 yards|
|Blue M: 72.0/126||387||164||520||328||388||428||403||196||513||3327||399||482||175||490||364||397||217||382||312||3218||6545|
|White M: 69.8/120||370||135||490||304||375||412||380||170||425||3061||335||440||162||440||344||382||206||345||295||2949||6010|
|Red W: 70.8/115||337||115||420||300||330||375||352||130||395||2754||279||400||133||410||314||297||130||319||280||2562||5316|
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.
Wont ever come back
Dont play here, horrible course with bad tee boxes and horrible fairways, save your money
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.
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.