With eight distinct courses etched into the New England countryside, Sterling Golf Management promotes pin-hunting recreation for Boston-area golfers of all abilities. The longest and most difficult of the eight, The Shattuck Golf Club's 18-hole course kicks off with a 409-yard par 4 where players hack their way toward a green that is visually wreathed by the rising red rocks of Mount Monadnock, setting the tone for a scenic, 6,764-yard round. Groves of trees ensconce the fairways and barter over carbon dioxide at Norwood Country Club's recently renovated course, a relatively flat layout characterized by smallish greens and flanked by a lighted driving range. The newest members to the Sterling Golf Management team is the Winchendon Golf Club, which originally opened in 1926, was designed by Donald Ross and features 18 holes, and the Unicorn Golf Course, originally designed by Stiles and Van Cleek as a private course in 1928, features a nine-hole course. Lying between tall oaks for a picturesque par-54 round is the Rockland 18 par-3 holes course. Designed in 1921 in the Donald Ross tradition is the Maynard Golf Course, a picturesque par 70, 9-hole course with a full-service clubhouse. The same sylvan makeup returns at Newton Commonwealth's course, where lush tree lines cast shadows over a creek as it snakes across the fairways of seven holes. Rounding out the grassy octuplet, Chelmsford's nine-hole course takes golfers careening across 2,467 yards of narrow fairways, placing straight drives or skilled golf ball pilots at a premium.
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Gardner Municipal’s par 71 course takes golfers on an 18-hole odyssey through immaculate, well-maintained fairways hugging the north end of Crystal Lake’s waters. Astride a whirring golf cart or advancing on foot, golfers bob and weave through the course’s tight tree lines, rein in wayward balls, and bribe woodland creatures to improve their lie. Rounds reach their crescendo at the 538-yard, par 5 seventh hole, where drives must trace the fairway as it doglegs to the left while avoiding a vanguard of towering trees along the left side of the fairway.
A multifaceted training area fosters straighter swings and confident putts with a three-tiered practice green and a two-level driving range with space dedicated for long drives, shorter iron shots, and blindfolded sprints through the barrage of practice shots.
Gardner Municipal Golf Course showcases the latest golf styles and equipment in Dan Berry's Golf Shop, which is run by a savvy staff that will help golfers find the clubs and clothes that best suit their style. Zoe's 19th Hole Restaurant and Bar awaits greenside, where golfers can peruse a menu of savory grill fare while deciding whether or not spinach leaves would make a good putting surface.
Course at a Glance:
18-hole, par 71 course
Length of 6,131 yards from the farthest tees
Course rating of 69.8 from the farthest tees
Slope of 128 from the farthest tees
Four tee options for golfers of all abilities
First laid out in 1926 by influential course architect Donald Ross, whose 413-course resumé includes Pinehurst No. 2 at Pinehurst Resort, Winchendon Golf Club’s 18-hole course stretches over 5,512 yards of tree-dotted New England countryside. The par 70 layout remains true to its original design, with narrow fairways cut through thick curtains of trees that part intermittently to reveal scenic views of Mount Monadnock and squirrels changing clothes. Small, undulating greens await at the end of each hole, offering a slick blend of bent and poa grass that presents more challenging putts than golfers may expect upon their first visit. Golfers can prepare for their rounds with a bite at the onsite bar and grill or by loading up on golf balls at the pro shop, which sells an array of golf equipment and apparel emblazoned with the Winchendon Golf Club logo or pictures of clients’ favorite mini-golf obstacle.
Course at a Glance:
Designed in 1926 by Donald Ross
18-hole, par 70 course
Length of 5,512 yards from the farthest tees
Course rating of 67.8 from the farthest tees
Slope rating of 122 from the farthest tees
Bent- and poa-grass greens
Home of the most innovative golf course, 202 Driving Range in Orange is a popular place for golfers of all levels.
Head on over to the in-house restaurant for a delectable meal.
Save money on a sitter — kids are welcome to join in the fun at this course.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
So if you want to work on your putting or swinging skills, stop by 202 Driving Range in Orange today and test your moves on the golf course.