Fresh Pond Golf Course

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About

Holes 9
Type Public/Municipal
Par 35
Length 2994
Slope 120
Rating 35.1
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 35 2994 yards 35.1 120
White 35 2828 yards 33.75 112
Red 35 2633 yards 35.6 124
Scorecard for Fresh Pond Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out Total
Blue M: 70.0/120 396 290 168 390 495 206 340 151 495 2931 5862
White/Blue M: 68.4/116 356 269 155 370 480 172 331 132 467 2732 5663
White M: 66.8/111 356 269 155 370 480 172 331 132 467 2732 5464
Green/White M: 66.2/110 345 260 136 365 460 158 318 124 437 2603 5335
Green W: 70.2/122 345 260 136 365 460 158 318 124 437 2603 5206
Red/Green W: 68.3/118 329 226 121 297 389 139 310 95 400 2306 4909
Red W: 66.4/114 329 226 121 297 389 139 310 95 400 2306 4612
Handicap 4 8 16 2 6 10 14 18 12
Par 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 3 5 35 70

Course Details

Year Built 1930
Fairways Blue Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 12/15
Architect Donald Ross Geoffrey Cornish (1967) Bill Robinson (1967)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golfing attire required. Shirts must be worn at all times.

Reviews

3.9
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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

Surprisingly Positive Experience

I played here after work one day and I was pleasantly surprised about how much I enjoyed it. Being a 9 hole course in the middle of Cambridge, I was not expecting much. I was thinking it would be very tight, but I found it to be a well designed course. The scenery is nice for being a course in the middle of a city.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Wet weather

Best 9 Hole Course Around!

I love this course. My friend and I play here probably 15-25 times per season, including pre-work rounds early on summer weekdays.

The layout is challenging enough to keep you coming back, and the condition has only been getting better. Compared to other moderately-priced courses, the greens at the Pond are in stellar shape, and they maintain the whole course very well.

If you're looking to get out for a quick round and have a good time, Fresh Pond is the perfect course. I'll keep coming back as long as they let me!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Average weather

Enjoyable 9 holes

Great location for Cambridge/Somerville residents. I usually play once a week and find it a good challenging course. Conditions are usually good but worth checking their facebook page for announcing of the aeration week. Good 9 holes and very walkable (only one raised green).

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great Course

Great 9 hole course. Very convenient if you live in Somerville or Cambridge. It gets a bit backed up on weekends so make sure to get a tee time and carve out a bit of extra time. The grounds are well kept and the holes are just challenging enough to keep you on your toes.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Good weather

Great Value Public Course in Cambridge

I play golf on this course very regularly from April/May through October, usually in the morning or evening around work. The staff are very nice and the cost for a local resident is great for 9 holes. The course conditions are pretty good on most holes but it could use some work. It's a short course but it remains challenging with some greens hidden from a direct approach. There's one elevated green, some water to contend with, and a few bunkers, which are a little hard. All in all well worth the money for a quick nine holes in the area.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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