Orchards Golf Club
|Club/Yellow (W)||72||5675 yards||72.8||129|
|Forward/Red (W)||72||5360 yards||71.9||126|
|Champions M: 72.6/136||413||359||502||421||158||384||213||388||527||3365||176||370||344||456||405||380||456||178||445||3210||6575|
|Members M: 71.2/130 W: 72.0/125||410||349||484||390||136||347||185||380||485||3166||159||356||322||438||403||366||446||152||409||3051||6217|
|Club M: 67.6/123 W: 70.0/120||372||319||433||371||120||339||178||355||445||2932||145||278||300||421||329||356||405||139||370||2743||5675|
|Forward M: 71.9/126 W: 68.0/118||342||319||433||308||120||307||124||295||416||2664||145||278||300||421||329||356||405||139||323||2696||5360|
Played this last week with the Safari Club. Interesting and challenging layout. Course was in excellent conditions throughout. Pace of play was very good. Staff were courteous and everything was very well organized. Cookout meal afterwards was very good.
Playing this course is an adventure....you had best bring your favorite driver because if your not in the fairway you are fighting the tall fescue.The greens were well manicured and very fast... slide by the hole and you have a long putt back. The fairways were in great shape and allowed crisp shots to the greens...this is a course the you will need every club in your bag..
Donald Ross design
We played here with over 100 people from the Safari Club. This is a Donald Ross designed course which has hosted the Women's U.S. Open and many other significant events. The course is extremely challenging with many bowl shaped greens which require precision shots to specific locations on the green. The Orchards Golf Club was very gracious to allow the Safari Club to hold its event at this location. Thank you to the members for allowing us to share this magnificent course with our group. The facilities and wrap around deck were a pleasant relief after a hot day in the sun. The buffet served by the club was very good and the bar service and wait staff were extremely effective. Many thanks to the P.G.A. Professional staff and the superintendent and his staff for a fine groomed golf course.Thanks again for allowing our group the pleasure of being able to play one of the finer courses in the United States.
In A-One Condition
Played Orchards with the Safari Club yesterday (July 10th) and enjoyed all aspects of the facility from the course to the staff. The course was in great shape and offered challenges to all levels of golf enthusiasts.
Safari Club Outing
Good day with the Safari Club. Very nice day for golf. Tough course for a 35 handy caper. Very good conditions. Greens are hard to read and it is a long course.
Great course, worth the trip out west!
Played here this week and the course is in great shape. Greens are lightning fast so beware. Good variety of doglegs, hazards, fescue, etc. Par 5s are not particularly long so you have some scoring opportunities if you can navigate the greens. Go if you can get on the course!
Had a great time with the Safari Club at the Orchards. The greens are tough reads with slopes and ridges.
Course is in great condition despite the drought.
Ross at his best
I guess one shouldn't be so terribly surprised to find such an incredible golf course as this in the quaint little college town of South Hadley, MA. The former site of the 2004 U.S. Women's Open Championship, this golf course represents Donald Ross at his very best. If you can get on this course...DO SO! It's one of those experiences any serious golfer will treasure for a lifetime.
I just played the Ochards Golf Course on July 11th with the Safari Golf Association
The course was in excellent condition and was very challenging, I like to play Golf courses like this when i need to us most of my clubs in the bag.
The course was in excellent condition and the staff were very helpful .
The food at the 19th Hole was also good
Great Donald Ross Track
Played this for the first time on Monday with the Safari Club. Really enjoyed it. Interesting holes. No two are similar. Course was in excellent condition -- especially after the big 4 day tournament they just finished on the day before. Greens putted true. Staff was accommodating and the buffet afterwards was excellent. Would definitely play again.
A must play course.
Played the course today with the Safari Club and had a great time. Great layout with several uphill approaches to the greens. Need to stay below the hole, if possible, for birdie opportunities. Friendly staff and very satisfying lunch.
A Great Safari Club Event at The Orchards
I played The Orchards today with the Safari Club and we were welcomed with open arms. The course was in wonderful shape considering the drought we have been in but the greens were absolutely perfect! They held if you came in high and they putted true every time.
They did an excellent buffet after the event and this is a must play if you can get out!