Golf Advisor Icon
Rating Index Rating
Tooltip Information Icon
3.4
66 Reviews (66)
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
36
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.4
Value
4.6
Layout
2.8
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.4
69.7%
Recommend this course
60 out of 66 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
0
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
0
Value
0
Layout
0
Friendliness
0
Pace
0
Amenities
0
0%
Recommend this course
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
0
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
0
Value
0
Layout
0
Friendliness
0
Pace
0
Amenities
0
0%
Recommend this course
Read Reviews

About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 70
Length 6215 yards
Slope 125
Rating 70.2

Townsend Ridge Country Club is one of New England's most exciting golf courses. This par 70 championship course is just minutes from routes 2 3 and 495. Townsend Ridge Country Club was designed by Ted Manning a Robert Trent Jones protge and Mary Mills a former U.S. Women's Open Champion. The course winds through 140 acres of New England countryside which includes white pine and hemlock laced by white birch. Townsend Ridge Country Club is a daily fee course with a private club atmosphere.

Course Details

Year Built 1996
Fairways Rye
Greens Bent
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/15

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.4
66 Reviews (66)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 8
Course Challenges Include:
Narrow Fairways 16
Bunkers 9
Elevation Changes 8
This course/club is great for:
Locals 12
Advanced Golfers 9
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 11

Numbers based on reviews tagged with attribute.

Advanced Filters
Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Previously Played

Great value

Townsend Ridge is a good layout, with consistently very good conditions, and a great staff. I have been playing it occasionally for 22 years and I need to play it more often. They always manage to have to greens in decent shape.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Not a fun course to play

We played from the back tees. Lot of narrow shoots hitting from tees. Target golf with no margin for error (if miss fairway, ball drops off). My handicap is 10 and I lost about 8 balls. Not fun. Conditions decent. STaff was friendly.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

enjoyed even with aerated greens

Course was in great condition from tee to green. Greens had been aerated earlier on week but still rolled true. Few blind shots that a yardage book would have help. Very enjoyable course that all 14 of us were happy with. Girls at 19th hole were fantastic despite being short handed

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 38
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Nice Track

Course was in immaculate condition........Tees, fairways, and greens. Some challenging, narrow holes a few blind shots, and not a very long course overall. Staff is very friendly and the drink/snack cart was constantly driving around asking if we needed anything. Good hot dogs at the turn in the clubhouse restaurant and the staff and starter were all very friendly. The golf cart battery was dying on hole 13 and they quickly brought us out a new cart. Worth the drive out to Townsend to play this neat course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Fair weather
Used cart

A differnt look

I was looking for a different visual as I play a lot of golf...just about everyday! This is a fun course to play with a couple of quirky driving holes but its a good place to bat the ball around.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Townsend ridge

We love this corse but had trouble today. The pin placements were all side hill or just off the edge. Our cart died 3 times and had to be changed out. Won't play the course again in the fall.... we will wait for spring summer. Greens were very hard...seemed pressed or rolled too much.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 25
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Nice Course

I had a good day at course. I started later than my tee time. They had tournament on course in front of us. It was worth the wait. I had enjoyable day. I played 16 holes. I got a good deal so I was happy. I will definitely go back.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Drought Conditions

The layout of the course is a good test of golf. Plenty of challenging tee shots. The grass conditions outside of the fairway and around the greens was pretty poor. Lots of bare lies or sparse grass.
Somewhat to be expected with the long dry summer but would of liked to see improved turf conditions.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 204
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 25 Contributor
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

nice course, with surprises

tight course, plays longer than listed, you must place your shots and be accurate, gets very tight in some spots, not forgiving. Some blind shots you have to have faith. you need to play this more than once to be able to know what to expect for your second shot.
I will play again to test my golf game.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Exceptional

Not only was the staff welcoming, other players on the course and at 19th Hole were exceptionally nice. The course conditions were excellent compared to the last couple of outings at various other locations due to lack of water.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Fair weather
Used cart

Wide variety of holes.

This course is well designed. It has a little of something for everyone. Whether you are lefty or righty, long or short doesn't matter as this course will help you on some holes and hurt you on others

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Fun on Fathers day with daughter

Play was slow but it was Sunday, fun course especially for ball hawking

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 37
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Nice course

Greens are best in two years, aerated about six weeks ago. Fairways starting to wilt in the heat but still very playable. Mostly treelined fairways making for tight tee shots. Play the fade on par five fifth for a good runout to reach in two. Eight and thirteen will get your attention.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Need more improvement

Good price but little disappointed. Need more lots of improvement .

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good round at Townsend

Course is in excellent condition other than the airation. But spring and fall you run into that. Overall it is a good layout.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

hot dogs

club house ran out of hot dogs while we made the turn on the back nine. Beautiful day but no hot dogs? Overall great day but disappointed we couldn't get a quick bite to eat on the turn. Declined clubhouse after round and went home to eat.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Surprised at how much I liked this layout

Pretty good shape for early spring. Greens excellent but hard to read without local knowledge. Greens sloped opposite prevailing slopes are very challenging. Great course for repeated play. Every hole has a reason to live.

Disappointed in the practice facility. The practice green is small and sloped unrealistically. The driving range was kind of a mess and more mats than grass. But hey, at least they have range and practice green.

The "management" for a Saturday was lax. Just didn't have the professional air that a quality layout like this deserves.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 66
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great Course

This is a semi-private course. Couple quirky holes but overall very fair and very challenging. Greens were plugged late last fall so still a bit bumpy now but will be in excellent condition probably in 30 days. Always a great time here.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fall golf new england

Just overall nice course enjoyed the luxury of weekday golf also enjoyed the great savings

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Nice Course

Nice course for the money at the discount rate. A few very narrow holes are very tough for average golfers.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Nearby Courses
Lunenburg, Massachusetts
Public
2.8333333333
6
Leominster, Massachusetts
Semi-Private
4.0
1
Fitchburg, Massachusetts
Private
0.0
0
Groton, Massachusetts
Public/Municipal
3.0
1
Hollis, New Hampshire
Public
4.75
5
Westminster, Massachusetts
Public
4.0
4
Fort Devens, Massachusetts
Public
3.8917411765
132
Amherst, New Hampshire
Public
0.0
0
Harvard, Massachusetts
Semi-Private
3.4173647059
91
Leominster, Massachusetts
Public
1.3333333333
2
Amherst, New Hampshire
Public
4.0740666667
10

Stay & Play Offers

From $339
Valid dates: Jan 10, 2020 - Dec 31, 2020
Enjoy the Residence Inn Amelia Island Golf Package Special in beautiful Amelia Island Florida. Golf included: Fernandina Beach Golf Club, The Golf Club at North Hampton and Hidden Hills Golf Club.
Now Reading
New Cookie Policy
WE AND OUR PARTNERS USE COOKIES ON THIS SITE TO IMPROVE OUR SERVICE, PERFORM ANALYTICS, PERSONALIZE ADVERTISING, MEASURE ADVERTISING PERFORMANCE, AND REMEMBER WEBSITE PREFERENCES. BY USING THE SITE, YOU CONSENT TO THESE COOKIES. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON COOKIES INCLUDING HOW TO MANAGE YOUR CONSENT VISIT OUR COOKIE POLICY.
CONTINUE