Crumpin-Fox Club

Parmenter Road, Bernardston, Ma.


Architect: Roger Rulewich

Terrain: Rugged Woods / Wetlands

Type of Course: Semi-Private

Driving Range: Yes

Year Opened: 1978

Green Fee: flag in holeflag in holeflag in hole

Par: 72

Lodging: Yes

Tel: 413-648-9101

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Diamonds from the Rough

Firm, fast greens roll true

If you use your driver even once, that’s a lot

8-iron lies are the best you can hope for from the rough

Holes are all intriguing, and intermittently spectacular

Pace of play good, in spite of the woods: when it’s gone, it’s gone

Even after you’ve hit these fairways, your troubles are far from over

No exaggeration to say this difficult course was carved out of a hillside forest

If you’re aquaphobic – or afraid of snowmen – skip 8 after the 7th hole and go directly to 9

Holes are very secluded from one another, but link together nicely for the walker

You’ll love many holes here – trouble is, not many love you back

Beautiful hills, where Massachusetts approaches Vermont

Slope ratings equally severe for ladies as men

Both 9s finish with challenging tandems

Superb conditioning


Tee Station Yardage Slope Par Rating
Black 7023 145 74.6
Blue 6508 141 72.2
Gold 6095 136 70.4
Red 5432 132 72.4

Beyond The White Stakes

Brewskies Lefty’s Brewing Company, Brewery – Greenfield (8.4 miles)
Post-Round Meal Four Leaf Clover Diner fare, Seafood  (1.7 miles)
Worth a Detour Glacial Potholes, Shelburne Falls (17.7 miles)
Splash! Green River – Greenfield Beach, Green River Conservation Land, Greenfield (7.7 miles)
Sundae Golfer Townline Ice Cream (3.2 miles)
Native Adam Harrington, NBA player in the early oughts

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By | 2016-10-17T15:18:53+00:00 May 4th, 2016|Birdie, United States, Pioneer Valley, Massachusetts, ~Bernardston, Course|1 Comment

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  1. matthew dallai September 25, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    A top notch and difficult course that carves through the woods. Some of the comments above about not using driver all depends on the tee’s. Agreed there are many 3 wood/hybrid tee balls from the gold tees. I normally play the blue tees and certainly more room on holes to let the driver out. Recently played the tips and there was plenty of distance to let it go and work the ball both ways. But as stated above, if its gone its gone. The course is very penal if you go through the rough into the woods on many holes. It is fair but can seem tight when your tee ball is not at least at B+.

    That being said it is a wonderful design. Beautifully routed through the woods with well thought out strategy in mind on every hole presented and every shot required. The greens complexes are well thought out and visually very nice when picking a club for approach. This course is one I have travelled to from years from the New Haven area and never felt it wasn’t worth the trip shooting 76 my best round from the blues to low 90’s on a not so great day.

    Rating: 4.5. From 1 vote.
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