Fresh Pond Golf Course

3.9607882353 4.0 stars from 5 (5)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 35
  • Length: 2994 yards
  • Slope: 120
  • Rating: 35.1
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golfing attire required. Shirts must be worn at all times.
Credit cards accepted: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 5 Reviews
5 stars:
0
4 stars:
4
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

5 out of 5 reviews


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"Surprisingly Positive Experience"


KevinCoombs's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Best 9 Hole Course Around!"


aerohman's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2017
Previously played Walked Wet weather

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Enjoyable 9 holes"


u000007715286's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 9 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

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).


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


rsaris's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Value Public Course in Cambridge"


gffny's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/27/2014
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 9 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




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