Townsend Ridge Country Club

4.2713352941 4.3 stars from 5 (64)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6215 yards
  • Slope: 125
  • Rating: 70.2
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Simulator: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 70 6215 yards 70.2 125
Middle 70 5814 yards 68.5 123
Forward (W) 71 4709 yards 68.3 112

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 64 Reviews
5 stars:
19
4 stars:
35
3 stars:
10
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

59 out of 64 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs   Great for locals advanced golfers   Challenges include narrow fairways bunkers elevation changes   Great for drinks  

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Reviews


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"enjoyed even with aerated greens"


backbay's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/01/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice Track"


troy288's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A differnt look"


Sean1411919's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/09/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Townsend ridge"


Jennifer3924859's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/06/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Nice Course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/03/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Drought Conditions"


DarthFader17's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"nice course, with surprises"


u886278253's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/22/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Exceptional"


Betsy55's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/17/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Wide variety of holes."


deweygroup's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fun on Fathers day with daughter"


dracut9's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


Searsgolfer's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Need more improvement"


Alex1445276's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Good round at Townsend"


bradbrook47's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"hot dogs"


u000005455465's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Surprised at how much I liked this layout"


boother's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


u000007635743's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fall golf new england"


yugme's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/09/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice Course"


Shirley2928887's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"OK"


Dave8601477's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is an OK course. Firly flat with wide forgiving fairways.The day we played was ho and humid but it was till afun course to play. I played the sivr tees at 5200<br/> hundred yds. and it was easy to play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Difficulty of holes well mixed."


uNERY8696WW's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First group on the course. Course was well maintained and we encountered no maintenance employees even at 7:00 am. Weather was superb and the first hole was the only green where we noticed dew on the green.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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