Veterans Memorial Golf Course

1059 South Branch Parkway, Springfield, Ma.

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Architect: Geoffrey Cornish

Terrain: Parkland

Type of Course: Municipal

Driving Range: No

Year Opened: 1961

Green Fee: flag in hole

Par: 72

Lodging: No

Tel: 413-787-6449

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Muni that bites back


A nice welcome to the game for novices with more than a few stern challenges for the seasoned golfer


Terrific variety of holes, which seldom double back on each other


If you’re not careful, you’ll be putting downhill all day


The short holes are sneaky tough


Scorecard

Tee Station Yardage Slope Par Rating
Blue 6433 125 71.0
White 5901 121 67.8
Red 4810 120 67.9

Beyond The White Stakes

Brewskies Smith’s Billiards, Craft Brews (5.6 miles)
Post-round meal Ginger Blossom Chinese, Sushi  (1.1 miles)
Make a Day of It Springfield Armory (5.2 miles)
Splash! Scantic River – Scantic River State Park, Enfield (11 miles)
Sundae Golfer J B’s Ice Cream Factory, East Longmeadow (3.3 miles)
Native Mike Scully, Writer and Showrunner for The Simpsons (alas, not a clue; he joined the show in 1993)

Pros:

  • Easy to get out weekdays between the leagues
  • Greens – though slow – are far from submissive
  • Have to really work from the fringe

Cons:

  • Confusing perspective from back tees on No. 6
  • 13th hole fails to protect the integrity of its dogleg
  • Sand traps will leave you in a hardpan-ic

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