Whitinsville Golf Club

4.9732000000 5.0 stars from 5 (33)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 35
  • Length: 3303 yards
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: No
Practice hole: No
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper attire is required.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 35 3303 yards N/A N/A
White 35 3124 yards N/A N/A
Black 35 2864 yards N/A N/A
Red (W) 36 2600 yards N/A N/A
Yellow (W) 36 2570 yards N/A N/A

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 5.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 5.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 33 Reviews
5 stars:
30
4 stars:
3
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

33 out of 33 reviews


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"Ross was a Boss"


Choward3687's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/01/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

The reason Whitinsville is not well known is the classic mistake of judging a book by its cover. In this case the cover would read "9 Holes"

Since apps like golf now/advisor hit the green golfers have been able to discover and play a larger variety of courses. I'll be the first one to admit that when traveling and searching for courses if I noticed that of course is only nine holes I tend to move to the next one. However in this case it would be a big mistake.

Whitinsville is a classic Donald Ross course and it makes sense that it's ranked 89 in the top 100 classic courses in the country. The list has a few courses built in the late 50's and 60's, but the majority of the courses were established pre 1940.

Whitinsville GC oozes Donald Ross design characteristics with large fairways and greens, tough rough, and fast greens which you don't want to overshoot.

Furthermore, on every hole except #5, Ross shows you the entire hole from each tee box, as to say, "what you see is what you get, good luck." This course is very challenging, however also great for high handicappers.

I have brought high handi friends who have been pumped that they made it 9-18 holes without losing a ball, despite scoring well over 100. This course is also a great one for seniors who don't hit the ball over 200 yards.

I guarantee you will love this revered 1925 Donald Ross Design. Enjoy!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Play below the hole"


ajsauter's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course! beautiful fairways but very fast greens that all run from back to front. Keep the ball in the fairway and play a half club short on approach. Local Seniors clogged up the back nine with some sort of mini event so we had to jump ahead and played 10 and 11 after we finished 18. ugh.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Top 9-hole course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2014
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I heard it was one of the best 9-hole courses in the "country" and it lived up to its billing. Donald Ross at his finest. Large, undulating greens and fairways and a variety of holes. Overall a wonderful course. Too bad it is only 9 and not 18 holes.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Classic track"


johnamcneill's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great day at Whitinsville. The whole course is great but #9/#18 is especially fabulous.<br/> We were disapppointed that we were not allowed to walk. The stated reason for needing to take a cart was to maintain pace of play, but as a twosome they should have seen that this was not an issue for our group. If you want to walk (and experience the course the way Donald Ross intended) you will have to go somewhere else.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"All is True"


pslota0410's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Suffice to say, that Golf Now brings an outstanding course to the table, and often with discounts.<br/> I'm not sure where to start. The staff (Frank and on course folks) were great. As a single I got right out, then played with some members on the back 9.<br/> The course conditions are outstanding. As others have said, every lie was as good as one could want. And, warnings to stay on the fairway are spot on. The rough is excellent, but in a round, it'll bite you a couple of times.<br/> The greens rolled perfectly. Fast, but not overly so. However, typical of Ross courses, pay attention to where you are. Downhill putts, yes, need attention.<br/> There's relatively new sand in the bunkers, very soft, and I had some difficulty on the couple of occasions I needed to 'sample' them. More reps would help.<br/> All in all, this course meets all the criteria for being as noted as it is. Worth a good ride to experience it. Par on the 9/18th is a great score, and caps off a great golf layout. Private for many years, we're fortunate Golf Now is on board, opening up a gem to a few more folks. Membership is reasonable if you live in the area as well.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"A great Donald Ross design experience!"


u000006507385's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was immaculate! Greens were in great shape, putting true - even with gentle undulations you sometimes didn't see. The fairways were wonderful. Rough was manageable, and bunkers challenging. What a finishing hole, with the tee shot almost all carry over water!<br/> I would gladly take the opportunity to play Whitinsville Golf Club again!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A gem"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2014
First time playing Used cart

Reviewed on

This course deserves every superlative. Friendly, exceptional maintenance and a great Ross design.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A great Donald Ross course that is well maintained."


Andover1974's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/28/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It is a well maintained Donald Ross design that is fun to play. The staff was friendly and the pace of play was under 3.5 hours.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Pristine"


arlene1941's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course has been rated #2 for the best 9 hole course in the country. It is pristine and every aspect is exceptional. The greens are fast but I like it that way. I would return.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Spectacular a"


clifff27's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/24/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Whitinsville is likely to be one of the Best courses you will ever play. It is typical Donald Ross. Sloping greens back to front, wide fairways with many options. The greens are unbelievable. Fast, undulating, etc. Only nine holes but you can't wait to play it again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"marvelous design, great conditions, friendly staff, extraordinary value"


u00000349782's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/19/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Exemplary Ross design coupled with excellent condoitioning and friendly staff. Infrequent tee times for the public but well worth the trip


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Sweet club"


None's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/29/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Gorgeous course, excellent staff, and great value with GolfNow!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nine hole Donald Ross gem!"


u000007756119's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/17/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Well maintained and playable for all skill levels. Parkland/links style course. Fairways offer great lies. Green and bunkers well groomed. Five sets of tees allow an enjoyable 18 hole round!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Incredible opportunity - a classic "must play" course"


bceaglejoe's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/10/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Whitinsville Golf Club is very private. However, GolfNow had a fantastic Saturday afternoon deal - $50 for 18 holes + cart. I took advantage. I joined a very friendly and helpful member who guided me around the course.

This nine-hole course was a gem. It plays like most Ross courses I've ever experienced - elevated greens, various approach angles, and death awaiting anyone venturing above the hole or over the green. The conditions were perfect - the members do a pretty good job of picking up after themselves and fixing their ball marks.

Playing the same nine twice wasn't an issue. Hole 1/10 in particular played quite differently with an additional 40-50 yards. Hole 9/18 is a crucible - stay on the high (left) side the entire way until you reach the green. It's a famous golf hole that is a true privilege to play, even if you don't score well on it. Hole 4/13 is a fun driving hole with a big oak tree to carry - more fun the second time around.

The club only accepts cash, and the facilities are somewhat cramped. However, people there are friendly and gracious. And, there's an ATM on-site. Pace of play is fast.

If you see a deal for this course, take it. It's very hard to get out on Whitinsville otherwise unless you know someone. Don't pass up the opportunity to play a classic course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



"Interesting Donald Ross Layout"


stevenedson's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/1/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have heard so much about this course and was looking forward to playing it. I (14 index) played it with my 17 yr old son yesterday (who out swings me for distance) and found the course to be in great shape, difficult to play, but not exceedingly punishing. If I lived in the area, I might play it more often, but the difference in playing the whites for the front 9 and then the blues for the back 9 did not offer enough variation in playing the same holes twice. That said, it did give us a chance to redeem ourselves in replaying a hole we might have not played well in the front 9. Greens ran fast and true. wide open fairways with some significant swells and false fronts. Definitely a challenge, but then again except for a pitch and putt, all courses are a challenge for me. I love playing Donald Ross designs and glad I had this chance. That said, this region offers a lot of great golf courses and based on my play at Whitinsville, I would probably play other more diverse 18 hole courses that don't repeat.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Awesome Classic Design"


robertsmithyoga's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/30/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Another great day at Whitinsville GC. I would join this private club if I lived here. I have played with nice people here, mainly members.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice conditioned course"


paulpalmborg's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/23/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played as a single, the first one off in the morning, so I finished 18 holes in just over two hours. It was a rainy day so the course was clear. The course was fun to play and in very good condition. Came within one inch of a birdie at 18, which would have been nice from over 420 yards.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"World Class"


pslota0410's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/16/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Already known as an outstanding and recognized Donald Ross gem, I can only add that the course is in every way equal to the billing. It is considered to be one of the top few 9 hole courses in the world. When the pga tour pros played at nearby Pleasant Valley years past, many would come to test this beauty.<br/> The staff was great, and I got out right away on a weekday. The condition of the course was nothing less than pristine. Every lie in the fairway, every green was/is mint. It's obvious the members and players fix ball marks, and do everything possible to maintain this condition.<br/> I listed the course as challenging, but not overly lengthy. Two sets of tees make playing the back much longer.<br/> This is a longtime private course, that takes a few tee times, only through golfnow.com. The 9th/18th in particular, makes the list of top holes in the country.<br/> What can I say, don't miss this course. It's worth driving some distance to play this one.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great 9 hole Donald Ross design ."


robertsmithyoga's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/9/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Classic design from the 1920', but dont let that fool you. This course is not easy. Did I mention it is private? The greens are fast and undulating and huge. If you're on the wrong side of the green, good luck. I'd recommend staying below the hole. I love it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Beautiful and challenging"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/8/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course, I would highly recommend playing there


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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