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From the Editor Fairways of Life Links Living and Lifestyles The best of both worlds with golf and life is to live where you play and enjoy all the amenities of living on a golf course. We are all linked to the new age initiative of living green and what better way to do just that then making your home at one of the most beautiful testaments to open space in the world today, a golf course. There are great golf course communities throughout New England and also in almost every region of the country for a second home or retirement property. Links living is closer to more of us then ever before with real estate prices and mortgage rates at all time lows. The second home market is leading best value indicators in the U.S. for consumers who have been searching for that perfect second home or retirement home. Right now consumers are able to purchase a mid size home in a golf course or resort community for 30% less than 6 years ago with great amenities including golf and a host of other incentives. The high-end facilities hold the best opportunities for across the board equity gains in 5 year trending. New construction custom homes and existing homes over 3000 sq. ft. in some of the most sought after regions will see the largest value gains as the market trends upward. $300,000 buys a lot of home in many elite private communities where this same amount was going rate for a lot only 6 years ago. This market presents obvious opportunity that rarely exists in real estate history, buying below the bottom. This summer we will launch “Fairways of Life” a publication dedicated to links living and all the lifestyle has to offer. We will cover the entire eastern region of the U.S. and international golf course communities as well. We bring the vision of golf course living to our readers and engage their senses with a taste of lifestyles and living in a place where they play the game they love so much. See You on The Links,
Timothy R. Branco
The Perfect Life by Katherine Dyson
Good Looks on the Course
by Elle Brec
Couple of Travelers
by Alice and Danny Scott
by Leigh MacKay
Donald Ross by Barry Palm
by Jack Ross
by John Molori
Two Good Rounds
by Elisa Gaudet
by Ed Travis
Kay’s Corner by Emily Kay
Gorman vs. Geary
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New England Golf Monthly The New England Publishing Group, Inc.
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The Perfect Life by Katherine Dyson
The Lifestyle of Links Living in the Northeast At Pine Hills in Plymouth, Massachusetts, you wake to the sound of birds chirping, trees rustling and views of Great Island Pond and Plymouth Bay. After indulging in a latté from a café on the Village Green, you meet your pals at the clubhouse where you have a choice of golf on two designer courses, one by Rees Jones, the other by Jack Nicklaus. Named the “Best Master Planned Community in the Nation” (2003 National Associaton of Homebuilders) two thirds of the land has been preserved as open space while homes are clustered in tidy neighborhoods. Yes, you have finally found your Promised Land where living is about as good as it gets. roughout the Northeast, there are so many choices of places to live where golf along with other good things to do like fishing, hiking and tennis are
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part of the deal. Where you ultimately settle depends on what you are looking for. If you aspire to a casual laid-back life island-style, you might check out Farm Neck Estates, an attractive neighborhood in Oak Bluﬀs on Martha’s Vineyard bordering beautiful Farm Neck Golf Course. Just as the golf is pretty special, so are the beaches, the fishing, the sunsets. Perhaps you covet a life in Maine with its independent spirit and many beaches tucked along the state’s rugged coastline. Could be Dunegrass, a private gated golf community in Old Orchard Beach is your perfect place or you could opt for Highland Green in Topsham, Maine’s first adult resort where along with golf on a Scottish style golf course, you can play croquet and hike the network of trails.
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Near the Sea On the North Shore of Massachusetts, the Renaissance Golf Club’s Brian Silva-designed track, is the centerpiece for e Overlook a modest-sized community on 65 acres atop the former under Hill Ski Area, overlooking the Merrimack River. Here you are above the course so you will have no golf carts running by your back yard. Heading south no grass will grow under your feet when you live at e Bay Club at Mattapoisett nearBuzzards Bay. In addition to playing the Brad Faxon/Brad Booth golf course there is a 10,000 square foot Sports and Activities Center and a demo kitchen where celebrity chefs share their cooking
skills. You are mere minutes from Cape Cod with its great beaches and dunes, super courses, seafood restaurants and lazy days on the water. And did we mention whale watching? If living right on the Cape appeals, New Seabury in Mashpee targets aﬄuent residents who covet a low key yet luxurious lifestyle with golf on two fine golf courses, Ocean and Dunes, 16 tennis courts, a beach and pool club, fitness center, marina and miles of white sand beach and hiking trails. As with many golf-oriented communities, New Seabury oﬀers a number of diﬀerent membership options. Rhode Island may be the smallest state in the Union, but clearly it’s no shirker when it comes to beaches — 100 plus to be more precise. ere are white beaches, tawny beaches, pebbly beaches and wind-swept dunes topped by waving grasses. So it’s no surprise real estate communities like e Carnegie Abbey Club near Newport celebrate the seashore in
its master plan. Its golf course designed by renown British architect, Donald Steel, evokes Scotland with sod bunkers and native grasses. Several holes run along the water oﬀering stunning views of Narragansett Bay. Simply spectacular. Attracting well-heeled buyers, neighborhoods featuring custom-designed homes appeal to a variety of interests. Golf-oriented buyers may choose to move into a custom-designed Royal cottage in Carnegie Village; horse enthusiasts may prefer a home near the Equestrian Center; and those who want to be close to the water can move into the Yacht Club neighborhood. Heading out to Long Island stretching 118 miles from Manhattan into the Atlantic, the island’s south coast is a summer haven for upscale New Yorkers who migrate from the city to the Hamptons and Sag Harbor to enjoy the soft sandy beaches and dunes while the more rugged north coast around Glen Cove and Great Neck, is known as “e Gold Coast” because of its exquisite mansions. ink “Great Gatsby.” You too can experience the panache of toney Long Island living if you move into e Estates and join
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Olde Vine Golf Club on the north fork. Olde Vine also oﬀers its members play on Cherry Creek Golf Links and e Woods at Cherry Creek. Outside the gates, in addition to mansion hopping, you can tee up at Bethpage State Park’s five courses where heavy hitters will want to tackle Black, an A.W. Tillinghast design and the first public course in the U.S. to host a U.S. Open Championship. With that one checked oﬀ your list, there are Bethpage’s other fine tracks and more. e Jersey Shore attracts summer visitors to places like Long Beach Island popular with families and to exclusive enclaves like Mantoloking and Bay Head at the top of the food chain. e Village at Crystal Springs in the Sussex Skylands just 47 miles from Manhattan is especially appealing to golfers with seven courses, two luxury spas, world-class restaurants and a variety of homes from condos to single family estates.
In the Mountains As the snow melts in Vermont’s Green Mountains, New Hampshire’s White Mountains, New York’s Adirondacks and Catskills and Pennsylvania’s Poconos, golf courses spring to life. Many like Sugerbush and Stowe in Vermont and Lake Placid in the Adirondacks lie in the shadows of ski lifts. Teeing oﬀ, sometimes at elevations close to 2,000 feet, is like driving from the top of the world. Living in the mountains gives outdoor enthusiasts the best of both worlds: a four-season lifestyle where you can ski in the winter, hike and golf in the summer.
In the Green Mountains of Vermont, it doesn’t get much better than calling a place like Quechee Lakes in Vermont, “home” where you get to play Geoﬀrey Cornish-designed tracks, e Highland Course and the Lakeland Course. Oﬀ-course the fishing is superb in the Ottaquechee River and when you go into town, you usually see people you know. Goof stuﬀ. en there is Spruce Peak in Stowe, another splendid year-round community. In New Hampshire Owl’s Nest Resort & Golf Club presents a variety of real estate opportunities from condominiums to single family residences and Hale’s Location with an Al Zikorus-designed golf course of the same name in the Mount Washington Valley, is home to contemporary style homes and condomini-
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ums with the White Mountains ever in sight. Nearby are the White Mountain National Forest, Pemigewassett River Valley, the Lakes Region, Franconia Notch and Mount Washington River Valley.
Nestled in the aged Adirondack Mountains on the west shore of Lake Placid with Whiteface Mountain looming in the distance, many of the custom homes at the Whiteface Club & Resort recall the Great Camp era, in particular the Lodge homes featuring rustic details like stone, log siding, high pitched roofs and plenty of wood paneling. John Van Kleek has redesigned the Whiteface Mountain course, a historic track cut through tall trees dating from 1898. ere is also a beach, marina, and a tennis center. e Pocono Mountains and Blue Ridge Mountains farther south in Pennsylvania reveal attractive lifestyle options like Penn National, an adult community in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains with two courses, e Founders and e Iron Forge. e St. Andrews neighborhood is an ideal address for golfing residents. Courses at Penn National are available to residents initiation-free and amenities like tennis and the pool are a la carte with no master association fees. Additional perks for residents include nature trails and even a community vegetable garden.
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Country Life Anchored by small villages with real downtowns and a couple traﬃc lights, places like Brattleboro, Vermont, Stockbridge, Massachusetts, New Canaan, Connecticut and Tarrytown, New York are treasured places to live and visit. In northeastern Connecticut, central New York and Long Island, a winning combo of soil and microclimates has been conducive for growing grapes. Local wineries mean those who live in golf course communities can take a day oﬀ from golf to visit one or more of the wineries practically out their back door. Such communities include Connecticut’s e Residences at Fox Hopyard in East Haddam; River Highlands set at the edge of the Connecticut River in Cromwell where you can live the PGA Tour experience playing the TPC River Highlands course; and e Greens at Gillette Ridge in Bloomfield.
e Hudson River Valley often called “e Hamptons of the North” or “America’s Rhine” because of its great scenic beauty is home to Trump National Westchester, a private gated golf community located in Briarcliﬀ Manor for those who want posh living
near the Hudson along with golf and an easy commute to New York City. Just 30 minutes from the Big Apple, the residences at Trump National Golf Club are designed with luxury features like high ceilings, large windows, marble baths and state-of-theart kitchens. For sure there is a huge variety of living options in the Northeast for those who want to enjoy both golf and a fulfilling lifestyle. e hardest thing will be making a decision. Shall it be the sea, the mountains or the country? Or shall it be in a city like New York, brash and full of attitude with warm weather bringing everyone outdoors to the parks, gardens and sidewalks, where vendors sell $5 watches and chess players move their pawns? Or what about Boston, home to the Red Sox and Patriots where outdoor concerts play to crowds under the stars and farmers markets are brimming over with colorful fresh produce? To help sort it all out there is an exciting new comprehensive magazine and website focusing on living in residential golf communities in the Eastern U.S. from Maine to the Caribbean be launched by our team this summer.
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Villages at Fox Run by Tim Branco
New England Links Living at Owl’s Nest Resort & Golf Club
You wake up with sun slashing through your window overlooking one of the best ranked golf courses in the state and slip into your golf shoes for a great round with friends. You are at the Owl’s Nest Resort & Golf Club, one of the best stay and play destinations in New England. e great news is you don’t have to leave today or call the resort desk to extend your stay; you’re already home. In our busy and ever pressured lives, we all need to get away as often as possible to decompress from ever demanding challenges; it’s just not as easy as it once was. With single season destinations, airline security issues, extra baggage fees, rental cars etc; travel is tiring, expensive and its impossible to guarantee great weather for your trip. is is why a four season home a few hours away makes a lot of sense and oﬀers families a place to celebrate and share special times. With real estate prices and mortgage rates at all time lows it is a great time to buy that second home. Owl’s Nest oﬀers an abundance of options to fit almost any budget. From building lots to townhomes to condos to beautifully designed single-family homes such as those at the Village at Fox Run. e residences are constructed to the National Association of Home Builders’ Energy Star Certification program. Energy Star building specs are just the beginning! An optional package that includes solar panels for supplying do-
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mestic hot water and ultra- eﬃcient, air to air heat pumps that can cost eﬀectively draw warmth out of zero degree Fahrenheit outside air for heating in the winter and then reverse cycle itself for inexpensive cooling in the summer months. e Village at Fox Run is a development of 8, super energy eﬃcient single family homes sited within the Owl's Nest Resort, in ornton NH. Garage bays are also available for purchase in the planned adjacent garage buildings. Surround yourself with abundant four-season recreation and breathtaking mountain views! Create the perfect place for your year-round or vacation home in the spectacular White Mountains of New Hampshire. is premier golf course home community oﬀers exceptional value in New England resort living. In addition to the golf course, other amenities include the Activities Center (with outdoor pool, indoor moving current exercise pool, gym and great room with game tables), access to the Pemigewasset River and a year round restaurant (open weekends when the golf course is closed). Our real estate staﬀ is on-site seven days a week to introduce you to our premium golf resort community. If you are in the neighborhood just stop by our real estate oﬃce at the GreenScapes Activities Center! Contact the Master Developer at Owl’s Nest, Tom Mullen, at 603726-3076 ext 219 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
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Southworth Purchase of Willowbend Leads to Renewed Interest in Premier Cape Cod Club Community
When it was announced in early March that Newton, Mass.-based Southworth Development had agreed to purchase Willowbend from Paul Fireman, the former Reebok mogul, the reaction was overwhelmingly positive. For David Southworth, President and CEO of Southworth Development, it was a chance to return to the Cape Cod club community that had spawned his career in residential real estate back in 1992, when he and Fireman teamed up to create this extraordinary place – and many other luxury lifestyle communities and resorts around the world. “Willowbend has always been regarded as one of the most outstanding club communities in the country,” Southworth said. “As someone who was there at the very beginning, having the chance to build on that legacy going forward is an opportunity that I value dearly.” Response to news of the acquisition wasn’t long in coming. Community residents and club members were quick to embrace the new ownership and its plans for Willowbend. Membership applications from former club members and prospective new ones have been flooding in faster than the Willowbend membership team can keep up with them. ere’s similar interest on the real estate side of things. Willowbend’s luxury
estate homes and villas have always fetched top dollar and been in high demand, but with Southworth in control, that interest has spiked just in time for the summer season on the Cape. “Willowbend is a perfect fit for Southworth Development,” said Joe Deitch, Chairman of Southworth Development and David Southworth’s friend and partner. “It’s an extraordinary property with phenomenal amenities and a truly passionate group of members and residents. Joining together with the Willowbend community to chart a new course for its future is going to be a real pleasure. We’re delighted to be helping to write the next chapter in the story of this dynamic community.” For More Information: Memberships & Real Estate Eileen Peros 508.539.5311 email@example.com Patrice Hovenesian 508.539.5200 firstname.lastname@example.org Willowbend 130 Willowbend Drive, Mashpee, MA 02649 508.539.5000 | WillowbendCapeCod.com WillowbendRealEstate.com
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Good Looks on the Course
by Elle Brec
Bonobos Bonobos is a unique clothing company focused on delivering great fit, high energy, world-class service, and a superb customer experience. Launched in 2007, Bonobos grew to the largest Internet-only clothing brand in the United States. Excited to introduce e Guideshop in Boston this May, located in the heart of the Back Bay’s famed shopping district on Newbury Street, its Bonobos first store outside the company’s New York City headquarters. Evolving the traditional brick and mortar model toward in-person service, e Bonobos Guideshop is a direct service experience for those who want to see, touch, and try-on the clothing in person. Leading the experience are Bonobos Guides, experts trained in fit and style that provide the hybrid service of a personal shopper, tailor and stylist in a relaxed, one-on-one private shopping environment without the lines, crowds and hassle of a traditional retail store. e Guides walk customers through Bonobos’ range of oﬀerings, from golf apparel to Italian suits, colorful chinos, comfortable denim, and fun buttondown shirts. With its signature line of better-fitting men's pants, the flattering cut is neither too tight nor too loose with some magic in the seat to be comfortable but not frumpy. Unique scorecard print in pocket liner demonstrates Bonobos playful personality, with functional grip insert in waistband to keep shirts tucked, proving their designers really have thought of everything.
The next innovation from Bonobos is eliminating shopping bags, not only ‘green’ but allowing you to avoid carrying your new wardrobe all around Boston, as their direct shipping service is extremely fast, you can expect your items at your home in the next day or two. Followed by a personalized service known as the Bonobos Ninjas, who welcome customer feedback, change the way people shop for clothes online, treat everyone involved with courtesy, respect, and just a touch of awesome. ey encourage their customers to be straight with them if they are pleased with the apparel, if they have suggestions to make it better, or if they haven’t lived up to their expectations. “We chose Boston as our launch city because we have a vibrant and amazing group of customers here. Guys in Boston wear color well, love our fit and sense of humor, and have been incredible brand advocates for us since our first pants parties here in 2008,” says Andy Dunn, Bonobos CEO and founder. "We feel lucky and excited to share with them what we at Bonobos think is the future of retail.” Advertising Age named Bonobos “One of America’s Hottest Brands” and New York Magazine awarded them the title of “Best Men’s Pants.” Bonobos Boston is located at 85 Newbury Street, Suite 2E is open 10am-7pm for walk-ins or appointments can be booked by visiting www.bonobos.com/guides. If you prefer virtual shopping, to read customer reviews, view many photos, and to check out all that Bonobos has to oﬀer visit www.bonobos.com. June 2012 | Subscribe at myNEGM.com | 15
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In a bold 360 degree change in direction the Antigua brand of genuine performance golf apparel incorporates a contemporary updated bright color palette and compliments it with innovative golf apparel styling. All over solid tones, engineered chest stripes, modern rib treatments, and filament cover stitching add detail to base layers to water resistant wind garments. ese fresh bright colors introduced first this Spring include Key lime, Berry and Wedgewood, colors that are following for Summer shown here the Melon color story highlighted by a bold summer orange paired with shades of grey and neutrals to form an unexpectedly pleasing palette, an essential component of the single color stories of the 2012 performance collection. An example of the Azalea color story is shown here in the
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Eclipse polo with a black accent piping. Pop accents on argyles Turq color story demonstrated here in turquoise and gray argyle vest, brighter colors are perfect for summer strategically coordinated with darker, richer shades making each piece versatile to be worn any time of year, on and oﬀ the course. "e philosophy during the development cycle is that each garment be built to stand alone – as though you were creating someone's 'favorite' piece – and build those pieces out to assemble a full collection of favorites," says Sean Gregg, Director of Product Development. "With the wide selection of shirts, shorts, outerwear and hats oﬀered in each group, any piece may be combined with any others to create a fashionforward golf ensemble that's both simple and stylish."
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e fashion golf styling of Antigua’s Women’s 2012 collection features a brighter more playful approach to performance clothing. e color palette has been expanded with a total of six hues ranging from rich jewel tones to soft brights. Color names such as honeysuckle, tide and lilac bring about connotations of relaxed summer days while the softer bright colors make any woman feel instantly feminine and comfortable. Antigua’s uniquely developed, well-established Desert Dry Xtra-Lite fabrics are not sheer and wick moisture quickly away from the body to allow for superior cooling functions. Featured in several styles such as the sleeveless ‘Capture’ and ‘Lyric’ are excellent examples of the super- lightweight jacquard texture & patterned fabrics Antigua has to oﬀer. Short-sleeve polo
styles ‘Vibe’, ‘Fit’ and ‘Adore’ features a subtly feminine styling detail. Based on previous success with the micro-flat pique fabric used for the women’s Exceed polo group including a short sleeve, sleeveless and longsleeved polo the new fashion shades are now also part of Antigua’s essential product oﬀering. Antigua has continued to bring further innovations in fabric technology expanding on with newness in construction, a softer fabric while maintaining focus on the drape of the piece and how it correlates to the fit of the garment, according to Danielle Dellios, Antigua's Women's Senior Designer. Add to that some simple but elegant style detailing in the way of pop color piping or contrast stitching and the finished garment appeals to each golf style.
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Cobra - Puma
On June 1, PUMA COBRA golf in conjunction with FERRARI will be announcing a luxury line of golf equipment, footwear, apparel and accessories. e Ferrari Golf Leather Shoe is handcrafted in Italy with genuine full grain leather upper and sole. Golf essentials that fuse innovation and performance coupled with impeccable design and handcrafted elegance to fashion the next evolution of golf as a lifestyle. e products, available in July, can be purchased at selected Ferrari locations, online store Trendy Golf, and a range of golf retailers across the nation. e delicate stitching in the shoe is designed after the interior of a Ferrari car and the sleek silhouette is an understated, luxury look that will have heads turning all over the golf course. Available June 1, PUMA has launched its groundbreaking performance collection evoSPEED, designed under the criteria of light and highly functional materials, increased flexibility, and an optimized fit that en-
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ables a greater freedom of movement without compromising support. With golf footwear providing maximum comfort and the outsole improves balance and lateral stability, combining directionally molded S2Quill spikes for ultimate grip on the course. ese deliver unmatched protection through extremely durable waterproofing, taped seams and high breathability to shield the athlete from external forces. e first time in the sport lifestyle brand’s history a single product will be released with oﬀerings across all categories. Inspired by the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, and key athletes’s in each category, the collection takes performance technology innovations and incorporates them in footwear developed for golf (Rickie Fowler), running (Usain Bolt), football (Sergio Aguero), motorsport (Fernando Alonso), cricket (Yuvraj Singh) and indoor sports (Luc Abalo). To check them out visit www.puma.com/golf.
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Danish brand ECCO maker of comfortable, stylish and technically-advanced footwear is season’s oﬀerings merge comfort, quality with the latest advancements in golf shoes. For Men, shown here is the BIOM Hybrid Performance Hybrid Shoe combining Natural Motion Technology with the award-winning Golf Street outsole. e result is an extremely lightweight shoe with excellent traction and swing power that remains durable,
comfortable and weather resistant. BIOM Golf, shown here for women but also available in men’s, the ECCO-pioneered Natural Motion shoe that applies the same “barefoot running” principles seen in the performance industry. is shoe provides superior traction and support while bringing players closer to the ground for unmatched feel and traction. For great shoes on and oﬀ the course visit www.eccousa.com
TRUE linkswear founders are dedicated golfers who share a passion for the game walking the fairways with friends, and knocking down pins, while truly feeling the course. PGA Tour player, Ryan Moore, an investor and co-founder in the company, wears the TRUE tour shoe. TRUE footwear is designed to oﬀer a "barefoot"
experience by providing the lightest shoe with the thinnest sole in golf. Crafted for the devoted walking golfer, the TRUE HHH limited-edition stealth available black + electric blue and white + electric blue for $199 per pair available starting this month exclusively www.truelinkswear.com/shop.
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Couple of Travelers by Alice and Danny Scott
Coasting Along Southern Cal
Elegant swans along the 18th green symbolize luxury at the Grand Del Mar. A hidden gem in Carmel Canyon, minutes from San Diego or the beach, Tom Fazio leveraged nature’s elevation through the lush terrain to make a dream like state of golf until the awakening of the last 3 holes. 16 is a long downhill par 5 lined by dense brush with a lake behind the green that illuminates at dusk. Tee over the water on 17’s par 3 and steady yourself for one of the most beautiful and challenging finishing holes. e fairway rolls into the swans’ stream with cascading waterfalls above the green. Diﬃcult to reach in two, M Club patrons above are entertained by attempts. e sports mix is completed by hiking trails, tennis courts, and an equestrian center. After all that, get stoned at the spa. e 90 minute “Stoney Silence” is a massage treatment with
warm rocks slipped into pockets between sheet and skin, left to transfer heat to muscles. It’s the best rock collection ever. Chaise lounges with soft blankets and a fireplace further relax the body and spirit. Someone is always whispering an oﬀer of a warm neck wrap, tea, fruit or truﬄes. For a hearty meal, Addison is famous among locals for special occasions but Amaya’s is also exceptional, from the lump crab eggs Benedict with chipotle sauce for breakfast to fruits de mer for lunch, lobster for dinner. Wine sommeliers assist in pairing one of 3600 labels with every exquisite morsel. Listen to live music in the lounge and retire to your lovely palazzo suite, large enough for a family reunion overlooking the golf course and statues. At turn down, rose petals are sprinkled throughout. Up the coast, La Costa Resort and Spa is a coveted
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destination - close to the beach yet tucked away. Home to the LPGA Kia Classic and PGA history, tournament memories are etched in wooden signs on tee boxes. Each hole on the south course has special character, with floral, topiary designs and bridged water features. A pear alliance martini pairs with an extensive menu and views after the round. “Spa-tacular” in the Spa at La Costa is the variety of amenities – therapeutic shoulder falls, reflexology path, pools, saunas, café and boutiques. A slide pool, workout room, tennis and golf provide plenty of exercise or zip down to the beach for a hike in the sand. A few miles north, the realty mantra, “location, location, location” is epitomized by Pelican Hill. Palladian style architecture throughout the Newport coast complex brings nature inside and coziness out. e largest circular pool in the world is accented by chaises and custom equipped cabanas for ocean view lounging. e Pelican Grill gives new meaning to “see and be seen”. People, ocean or sports watching on the largest of screens make this the happening place. Voted the number one golf resort in the world, these Fazio courses are perhaps his most fabulous, laid out so that every one of the 36 holes has at least a glimpse of the Pacific Ocean on 500 acres in one of the most aﬄuent zip codes of southern California. Golf concentration is challenged by the question of where the ocean will be seen if not from the tee box, then greenside, or a point along the fairway - mesmerizing views of Newport Harbor, Catalina Island and full crashing waves with real pelicans. One on course home is listed for 18 million dollars, making a one month stay in a 2bedroom bungalow for $8500 a bargain, special services included. If you are bent on ultimate luxury, a resort Bentley awaits as well as a personal butler. Sold out for the week, we stayed at their sister property, the
Island Hotel in Newport’s Fashion Island with balcony views of the marina and Catalina Island. Where else could you say the Brussels’ sprouts were to die for along with the Kansas City Steak and Barramundi.
Saiko (pronounced like psycho) means best in Japanese. Saiko performs massage treatments on professional athletes, cirque du soleil stars and you! She is indeed the best in the business with the spa’s “travel rejuvenation treatment.” Pelican Hill’s sister course is Oak Creek in nearby Irvine, half the price without the ocean but another fully satisfying Fazio design. Drive beside Lamborghinis, maseratis and more exotic cars along the Newport Coast. is playground of the rich and famous is welcome to every wallet worldwide. Reasonable or outrageous packages abound.-
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by Dave Irons
Early spring brings mid season conditions ahead of schedule
Most golfers in New England's three northern states consider any golf by the end of April as a bonus and the courses in the far north and mountains are most likely to open in mid to late May. is season is completely diﬀerent. Following a low snow season, spring arrived with mid summer temperatures in March. When temperatures soared into the eighties golf courses began opening and by mid April most were in operation. Obviously, the courses always early in southern Maine got oﬀ to a fast start and were in mid season form by the end of May, e Ledges, Old Marsh and the Links at Outlook. Dan Hourihan reported that Nonesuch in Scarborough was in top shape and the other course they are now managing, Dune Grass in Old Orchard was rapidly coming around. One of the highest rated courses in the entire region, Belgrade Lakes, got oﬀ to an early start along with the rest of the state. Even the ski resort layouts, usually the last to open in mid to late May, had record breaking early openings. Better yet, the mild winter was easy on the fairways and greens, with very little winter damage. e result was mid summer conditions by mid May throughout the region and golfers heading north this year will find the best conditions in years. One course opened as scheduled with its annual Memorial Day Scramble. Sugarloaf was forced to open with
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just 16 holes, not because of winter, but because of two bridges lost to hurricane Irene leaving two holes cut oﬀ by the Carrabassett River. e bridges were expected to be replaced by mid June and the course fully open for the summer season. Seven time Maine amateur champion and Maine Golf Hall of Famer, Abby Spector has joined the club as Head Professional. Sugarloaf's sister resort, Sunday River had a record early opening and has a variety of stay and play packages, some right on the mountain and others nearby. At the Bethel Inn Brad Jerome reported the course, "in outstanding shape, really no winter damage to speak of". ey have a variety of golf packages and looking ahead July 27-29 is the date for their 12th New England Couples Golf Championship, with a special package for the weekend.
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In New Hampshire news was good with the Mount Washington reporting the course in good condition after an easy winter. Further north, another course hit hard by hurricane Irene, Androscoggin Valley CC in Gorham had received the necessary repairs and was in full operation. Here's a novel idea. e Mount Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce annual fund raising tournament at Province Lake will feature a hypnotist who can help your game. For details contact Mary Seavey at 603-3565701, ext. 305. e ten courses under "Follow the Road to the Links" golfmv.com all reported coming through the winter well. e Omni Mount Washington Hotel reported both its courses, including the 18 hole Donald Ross in top shape. News from Lake Morey in Vermont is that the resort escaped damage from Irene and came through the winter in great shape. e course is in prime condition for the Vermont open June 10-13, an event this challenging layout has been hosting for over 50 years. Else where in the Green
Mountains, the ski resorts with golf were all open by the end of May and reporting excellent course conditions. e mild winter was tough for skiing but easy on the greens, tees and fairways. Look for stay and play packages at the major resorts, Mount Snow, Killington, Stratton, Okemo, Sugarbush, Stowe and Jay Peak. ese resorts have plenty of beds so lodging is never a problem. Another well known resort the Woodstock Inn was actually cut oﬀ by hurricane Irene last year but the roads have been rebuilt and all is ready this summer. e Trent Jones Sr. course was aﬀected by the storm but has been refurbished with 51 new traps and six new golf cart bridges. at same storm did major damage at Killington, but not on the golf course. Nearby Green Mountain National is also a top layout with packages available. ese and a number of other clubs are ready to welcome golfers from points south, and over the next three months Northern Exposure will take a closer look at some of the key destinations.
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Celebrity Golfer: Dave Pelz
by Leigh MacKay
The short-game woes of a young Dave Pelz should be celebrated by all those golfers whose short-game woes have been assuaged by his expertise. For, had Pelz succeeded on Tour as was his dream, the world of golf would undoubtedly be bereft of his teachings. Pelz attended Indiana University—majoring in physics—on a golf scholarship and played well, except when he lost to Jack Nicklaus 22 times. Although Pelz was a quality amateur, he realized that his short game fell, well, just short. So, Plan B in 1961 was to work for NASA at the Goddard Space Flight Center in MD, where he became a senior scientist in the Explorer program. In his spare time, Pelz also used his research methods and physics to learn exactly how the mechanics of the putting stroke influence the roll of the ball. In 1976, Pelz resigned from NASA to form his own company, Preceptor Golf, which marketed his first innovation, the Teacher Putter. He then invented “The True Roller,” which makes a perfect stroke, and was the basis for his exhaustive study of putting. In 1977, he started a three-year analysis of every shot in golf and concluded that 60% of a player’s score comes from within 100 yards, hence the short-game emphasis. This scrutiny of the game encouraged Pelz to begin teaching, to write articles for “Golf Magazine,” to publish books, to appear on the Golf Channel, and to produce videos. In 1982, he developed his first Short Game and Putting facility, and today he has his Scoring Game Schools located throughout the country and abroad. Pelz’s methods paid off first for Andy North, who won the 1978 US Open. Other Major winners who sought his advice include Lee Janzen, Tom Kite, Vijay Singh, Payne Stewart, and Mike Weir. His most recent student has been Phil Mickelson, of course, who said to his mentor, “I couldn’t have won my Majors without you.” Pelz has written several best-selling books including his “10 Minutes a Day to Better Putting,” “Damage Control,” “Golf Without Fear,” “Putting Bible,” “Putt Like the Pros,” and “Short
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Game Bible.” Pelz holds 17 patents on golf equipment, but his most recognizable creations are the 2Ball and 3-Ball putters that he has licensed to Callaway Golf for the Odyssey line. With more than 5,000,000 of these on greens around the world, they are the best selling golf club ever. NEGM: What were your responsibilities with NASA? DP: Basically, we were studying the earth’s atmosphere based on the sun’s radiation and behavior. Weather forecasting was in its infancy in the 1960’s, with an accuracy rate of 7-8%. Today, because of these and continuing studies, it’s around 70-80%. NEGM: Did losing to Jack 22 times have an impact on your career? DP: Yes, he helped convince me that Goddard needed me more than the Tour. Of course, I did not know how good Jack really was. I just knew I was not good enough. NEGM: When you are not doing your research at the Pelz Golf Institute in Spicewood, TX, (near Austin) what else keeps you busy? DP: I visit all seven of my schools. I get great pleasure from the teaching I do and from watching players improve their short games. I also spend a lot of time interviewing Tour players. Phil and I work together frequently, and currently we are preparing for the US Open. NEGM: What is your next project? DP: A book, planned for 2013, that will be on how to read greens. Too many golfers, Phil included, often don’t see what is really there and under read the breaks. I’ve been doing a lot of research and am excited about the prospects of what I am learning. NEGM: Which one of your patents or innovations is your favorite? DP: The two-ball and three-ball putters. Because the ball images on the club’s head are easy to align with the ball itself, golfers are almost automatically better putters. Aiming is the first major step in the putt’s success. NEGM: How often do you get to play golf now? Do you belong to a club?
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DP: Rarely in past years because I have been so busy. is year my goal has been to play once a week, and I have played about 16 times so far. My short game is OK, but my driving is too wayward. I belong to Summit Rock and Escondido, both near Austin. NEGM: What are your favorite golf courses.? DP: Augusta National, Pebble Beach, and Pine Valley. NEGM: Who would be in your Dream Foursome today? Of any time period? DP: Whenever my three sons—David, Eddie, and Mark—can play, that’s a dream for me and lots of fun. Walter Hagen, Ben Hogan, Gene Littler, and Jack Lemmon. Peter Jacobsen and I so wanted Jack to make the cut at the Crosby Pro-Am. He missed it 30 straight years. NEGM: Which pros are the best putters? DP: Aaron Baddeley, Luke Donald, Brad Faxon, and Brandt Snedeker. NEGM: Is putting an innate ability? DP: No, putting is not a God-given talent. It can be a learned skill. e most common flaw is that players tend to rotate their forearms and/or break their wrists through impact, preventing the clubhead from being square at impact. is flaw is why the Belly Putter and the Long Putter have become so popular.
By locking the club against the body, the golfer’s stroke flows through impact without any breaking down. e ball rolls where it is aimed. NEGM: Any regrets that you didn’t get a chance to play on Tour? DP: No, not at all. Once I started to do my research, my niche in golf became evident to me. My calling is to teach the short game as eﬀectively as I can. I want players to score better and enjoy the game more.
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Donald Ross Is Alive & Well and Living in New England by Barry J. Palm Why is it that famed golf course architect Donald J. Ross’ courses continue to both enchant, challenge, and befuddle golfers of all levels today 63 years after his rather unceremonious death? It could be he left a catalog of 412 courses in the USA, Canada, and even Cuba and remains among the most popular and emulated designers the game of golf was blessed to have. Often imitated but never duplicated, Donald J. Ross layouts are considered by many to be the benchmark of golf course design from the so-called ‘Golden Age of Golf Course Architecture.’ Donald J. Ross was born in Dornoch, Scotland but spent most of his adult life in the United States. Ross served an apprenticeship with Old Tom Morris in St Andrews before investing his life savings in a trip to the U.S. in 1899 at the suggestion of Harvard professor, Robert Wilson, who found him his first job in the America at Oakley Country Club in Watertown, Massachusetts. In 1900 he was appointed as the golf professional at the Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina, where he began his course design career and eventually designed
four courses there most importantly Number 2 for which he is best remembered. He had a moderately successful playing career, winning three North and South Opens (1903, 1905, 1906), two Massachusetts Opens (1905, 1911), and finished fifth in the 1903 U.S. Open and eighth in the 1910 Open Championship. He later gave up playing and teaching altogether to concentrate on course design running a substantial practice with several assistants in Pinehurst and a summer oﬃce in Little Compton, Rhode Island. Ross’ most widely known design is the aforementioned Pinehurst No. 2, as well as courses like Seminole in Juno Beach, Florida, Oak Hill in Rochester , New York, Michigan’s Oakland Hills, and East Lake Country Club in Atlanta. Closer to home here in New England, Ross’ imprimatur is seen on 90 courses he constructed or re-designed during his career including 49 courses in Massachusetts alone. Among his best and most revered courses are Salem CC in Peabody, Mass., Worcester CC, Brae Burn CC in Newtonville, Wannamoisett in Providence, and Wentworth-by-the-Sea in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Babe Zaharias at Salem CC 1954 U.S. Women’s Open
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Shennecossett 16th, CT
New England members of Ross courses being the chauvinistic lot they are might take exception to any “best” or “most revered” list when it comes to Mr. Ross. So be it. Opinions are like noses – everybody has one. What is certain, however, is that the United States Golf Association thinks highly enough of Ross to have conducted no less than 30 Championships at his New England designs over the years. Surly that stands as a testament and tribute to his greatness as a course architect. [See Table] Ross often created challenging courses moving very little earth, as he observed the lines of nature are never straight. According to Jack Nicklaus, "his stamp as an architect was naturalness." His widely known trademark is the crowned or "turtleback" green, most famously experienced on Pinehurst No. 2, though golf architecture writer Ron Whitten argued in Golf Digest in 2005 that the eﬀect had become exaggerated compared to Ross's intention because greenkeeping practices at Pinehurst had raised the centre of the greens. No matter. Anyone fortunate to putt on Rossian greens and experience the simultaneous feeling of sheer frustration and elation they bring realizes their true genius. One of the game’s greatest putters, Ben Crenshaw, said Wannamoisett has “fascinating greens.” He should know as a past champion at the prestigious Northeast Amateur which has been contested there for more than 50 years. Ross frequently fashioned holes which invited runup shots but had severe trouble at the back of the
green, typically in the form of fallaway slopes. In the 1930s he revolutionized greenskeeping practices in the southern United States when he oversaw the transition of the putting surfaces at Pinehurst No. 2 from oiled sand to Bermuda grass. Ross was a founding member and first president of the American Society of Golf Course Architects, which was formed at Pinehurst in 1947. He was admitted to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1977, a rare honor seldom awarded to anyone other than golfers (mostly PGA Touring professionals) who meet stringent HOF criteria. Donald Ross is most closely compared to two other leading architects of the early 20th century, Alister MacKenzie and A.W. Tillinghast. Some proﬀer that Ross's work does not consistently carry the same standard of quality as Mackenzie and Tillinghast. Evidence supporting this argument includes the fact that a much higher percentage of Ross's courses have been altered, redesigned, or destroyed than either Mackenzie or Tillinghast. Ross is unmatched in the quantity of courses he completed, however. It must be stated, though, that much of the ‘blame’ for that criticism lies with the myopia of self-appointed green committees at Rossian clubs where they thought they knew better than Mr. Ross and set about to “improve” and “modernize” his work over the years. With the improvements to equipment over time, for example, it was believed that fairway bunkers became obsolete and no longer in play, for
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John F. Kennedy at Hyannisport 1960
Worchester CC instance. What was not taken into account in some cases was the stunning visual eﬀect these bunkers created. In recent years on the other hand, the recent resurgence in faithful restoration to Ross’ original plans at many of these same courses demonstrates why enlightened members at clubs today want their Ross layouts returned to their original glory albeit with modern updated improvements. Nevertheless,
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New England – Massachusetts in particular – is blessed with a plethora of great Ross designs both municipal, resort, and private. Ross died in April 1948 while completing his final design at Raleigh Country Club in North Carolina. In future issues of NEGM, we’ll take an in-depth look at some Donald Ross courses of note especially ones that have hosted USGA and prestigious amateur
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Oyster Harbor Golf Club, Cape Cod
Hyannisport CC, Cape Cod
Sakonnet Golf Club, RI
To View a List of the Donald Ross Golf Courses in New England visit:
mynegm.com/ross-courses To View a List of the USGA Championships Held at Donald Ross Courses in New England visit:
championships. If you are a member of a Ross course – or play on a regular basis – we’d like to hear from you with your thoughts about your course. Tell us your opinion of Mr. Ross and your club by posting a comment on [Face Book or at www.xyzxyz,com.] Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “To be great is to be misunderstood.” erefore, if Donald Ross was indeed great, it figures that his work might be misun-
derstood as well. What do you think? Let us know. Barry J. Palm is a writer and communications consultant in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. He is the founder of the Donald Ross Society and was its past president from 1988 to 1998. He also consults with golf industry clients on public relations and marketing strategies. He can be reached at email@example.com or visit www.bjpalm.com
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A Unique Symbiosis Of Golf And Disc Golf In Petersham
Tim Bishop - Petersham CC, Head PGA Professional In 2011, the PGA of America hired the prestigious Boston Consulting Group to study the challenges facing the game and help develop its Golf 2.0 initiative, which is intended to resuscitate the stagnant golf industry. Perhaps the PGA should have consulted with Tim Bishop, the professional at Petersham Country Club. Bishop and his staﬀ have embarked upon a bold and innovative strategy for generating additional revenue necessary for the survival of the club: the creation of a disc golf course at the 9-hole Donald Ross layout. e course, Ross’s Run, is the only disc course in New England to share space with a golf course. e 18-hole course, which utilizes space in the woods on the periphery of holes and shares some of the fairways of the golf course, opened in April and has received rave reviews from “discers” (disc golf enthusiasts). e course is also meeting revenue targets. Bishop explained that the name of the course reflects Donald Ross’ influence and also honors a longtime member of the club, Ross Yanco, who passed away last year. He said that the famed designer would probably like the disc course, which incorporates his philosophy of working around natural elements of the landscape. Some holes on the front nine wind through narrow gaps in the trees. “e
front nine is tight and technical, but the back nine opens up and uses more of the golf course,” said Bishop. Ross’s Run plays to a par of 57 (most of the holes are par 3s). e notion of creating a disc course occurred to Bishop last year when he heard about a large disc golf tournament, the Vibram Open, which is held at Maple Hill in Leicester. He consulted Kevin Donahue, a member and the CEO of Quabaug Corporation in North Brookfield, which manufactures discs for Vibram. “I said to Kevin do you think we could build a disc course here at Petersham? We’ve been struggling to attract golfers.” Bishop was not in a position to pay the $10,000 a disc course designer demanded to design a course. So he and Glenn Hause, the superintendent at the club, tackled the job themselves with advice from Steve Dodge, who had experience with disc golf. “Glenn and I laid out the basic tract. Steve liked some of the holes but gave us a blueprint of what discers are looking for,” said Bishop. He credited Hause’s enthusiasm and energy for sustaining the project. “We had a mild winter so we were able to clear some trees and brush,” noted Bishop. Serious disc golfers carry backpacks with as many as 24 discs of different sizes and performance char-
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acteristics; some are used for long throws from the tee, others for short “putts.” The holes are baskets with suspended chains that trap accurately throw discs and allow them to fall into the basket. The rules of disc golf are adapted from regular golf. A lost disc (a not uncommon occurrence) results in a stroke-and-distance penalty, while a disc that travels out of bounds may be played from the point of exit with a penalty stroke. Bishop said that his members have enthusiastically supported the advent of disc golf. “It was an easy sell, because they understand the need for revenue if the club is going to survive,” said Bishop. “ey think it’s great – they like seeing the place busy, with more people hanging out on the deck. e attitude here is what makes this possible. We try to think outside the box, and do things that are diﬀerent and unique.” Golfers and discers appear to be coexisting harmoniously. One couple
playing golf seemed intrigued by the discers, and were curious to learn more. A number of signs warn golfers of “disc crossing.” Bishop hopes to host a major disc tournament at Ross’s Run. Other ideas are “ball and chain” tournaments, in which contestants play nine holes of regular golf and nine holes of disc golf, and a “no sweat triathlon” consisting of golf, disc golf, and curling (the Petersham Curling Club adjoins the course). Bishop noted that one of disc golf ’s attractions is that it is less expensive than regular golf. A round on Ross’ Run costs $6 ( $10 for unlimited play). Disc golfers may also rent golf carts for $10. Playing 18 holes of golf with a cart costs $25. On the other hand, losing a disc (which can Ross’ Run - Hole 1 cost $16) is more expensive than losing a golf ball.
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Lyman Orchards to Host Grand Opening Event for The Golf Center and Apple Nine Course on Saturday, June 16
MIDDLEFIELD, CT – Lyman Orchards – home to two celebrated 18-hole golf courses – will host a Grand Opening event for the new e Golf Center and Apple Nine Course on Saturday, June 16 in conjunction with the Lyman Orchards’ annual Strawberry Festival. Open to the public, festivities for e Golf Center at Lyman Orchards kick-oﬀ with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10:30 a.m. followed by dazzling trick-shot artist Peter Johncke from 11 a.m. to noon and free golf clinics from noon to 3 p.m. Live music, food and beverages run through 4:30 p.m. Prize winners will be drawn throughout the day and complimentary shuttles will be provided between e Golf Center and Strawberry Festival. e Apple Barrel market at Lyman Orchards will host the Strawberry Festival beginning at 8 a.m. with breakfast on the deck. Horse-drawn wagon rides with Foxglove Farm, pony rides, pie-eating contests, face-painting, food sampling, strawberry treats and live music are among the family-fun activities scheduled. Imagined by the Lyman family, managed by Billy Casper Golf and designed by Mark Mungeam of Mungeam Cornish Golf Design, e Golf Center at Lyman Orchards features Apple Nine, a nine-hole, 1,600yard, par-29 course and the only new layout to open in
Connecticut to date in 2012. Holes are 85 to 314 yards with bentgrass greens built to USGA specifications. Built for practice and PGA instruction, e Golf Center at Lyman Orchards showcases a 40-stall driving range (grass and artificial turf ) with target greens and sand traps, short-game practice area and 2,000-square-foot clubhouse. “We’re ecstatic to open e Golf Center,” says Steve Ciskowski, President and CEO of Lyman Orchards. “It goes hand-in-hand with our two courses and reinforces the Lyman family’s commitment to promote the game of golf and attract new players.” Kevin Cloud has been named Director of Instruction for e Golf Center at Lyman Orchards and will incorporate state-of-theart technology in private, semi-private and group lessons: • Foresight GC2 Launch Monitor measures ball velocity, vertical launch angle, back spin, side spin, total spin and carry distance • V1 Golf Video Swing Analysis Software captures and analyzes students’ swings and develop plans for improvement • Tomi Putting Analysis measures path, face angle and stroke tempo For more information about Lyman Orchards or to book a tee time: www.lymangolf.com, 860.349.6031.
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Family Time. Tee Time. In Less Time.
Both novice and avid golfers can improve their skills at Lyman’s new Golf Center, a 9-hole, par-29 course. Fine-tune your swing at our new driving range and short game practice area. When you’re ready to put your skills to the test, our famous Robert Trent Jones and Gary Player courses are both ZagatRated® among the best in the US. These picturesque and challenging courses make every round of golf a thrill.
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FALL RIVER COUNTRY CLUB From the Ladies’ Tees by Pam Borges
It’s hard to believe, that in the midst of the busy manufacturing city of Fall River, Massachusetts lies a ‘golfers’ paradise’. Secluded in nature with unique architectural style, Fall River C.C. is a private 18-hole hidden gem, located along the banks of the scenic Taunton River. If you’ve never played this course, you need to add it to your bucket list, as it is one of the most fun yet challenging courses you’ll play. Like an amusement ride, it will entertain you with its sudden twists and turns, dramatic rises and drops in elevation, and stimulate your senses with water views on 14 of the 18 holes. Built in 1895 as a nine-hole course, it is one of the oldest golf courses in Massachusetts where golf legends like Bobby Jones and Harry Vardon have played. In 1975 it was expanded to a par 70 (par 72 for ladies) layout containing the original nine. e dramatic drive into the country club property awakens your senses as you weave through federally designed wild, over an old wooden railroad-tie bridge leading you to the historic full service clubhouse that oﬀers indoor/outdoor seating, pro-shop and outdoor snack bar. e course features a fun run of fairways that oﬀer layout variety and several distinctive, memorable holes.
For ladies, it’s a long course measuring 5,601 yards with little distance advantage from the ladies’ tees. e front nine starts out tough with back-back par-5s (435-520 yards) and finishes with a 440-yard par-5. Despite the many layout challenges…rolling, sloping fairways, steep uphill fairway shots, elevated tiered greens and blind tee shots, the beauty of the course will distract you and help you forget how badly you may be playing! e surprise vistas and challenges that continually pop-up demand carefully thought-out shots and precision. Memorable holes? To name a few… the signature par3 third hole features a downhill tee shot over water to a well guarded elevated green. e tenth and eleventh holes meander alongside captivating views of the Taunton River. e par-3 twelfth with its narrow, severely sloped terrain, demands a precise downhill tee shot to the pint-sized green. is lush, well maintained course oﬀers superb playing conditions. It’s the kind of course that once played, begs for replay. Great Membership programs starting at just $1200.00 make Fall River Country Club very accessible and one of the best deals in the region. For more information FallRiverCC.com.com
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