6 Helpful / 1 Not
The first of its kind in MA!!!
Pros: Defiantly one of the cooler courses in Central/Western MA. It has quite a few of nice add-ons that defiantly make this course unique. The pro shop on site is fully stocked with cold drinks and snacks, plus a liquor license!!!! There is also a curling club that is on the property is you are into that sort of thing.
The course is defiantly a good mix of all kinds of shots and varied distances. There are a couple of nice long holes that you can bomb it on, some short ace runs and several in between. One hole even has a pond the throw over. The tee pads are evolving and most should wind up being made of some snap together Vibram material which is nice and grippy. The other ones will be grass. They are all in really nice shape. There is a practice basket near the putting green right before hole 1. The signage is pretty impressive for such a young course. There are tee signs on every hole, next tee signs when needed and "Kamikaze" signs (aluminum squares with red dots) guide the way on longer holes. There are water jugs full of ice cold water on 8 and 16. There is also a retrieval device on the water hole. Maps/scorecards are available in the clubhouse. Golf carts are available for rental for you old/lazy guys:)
Cons: Some of the tees are narrow. A few areas need some clearing and brush dragging. Thorn bushes are abundant in and near the rough. There are a couple of switchbacks and crossing the ball golf fairways; but as long as you pay attention it shouldn't be an issue. There is no parking lot so you have to park on the road, but there is a wide breakdown lane.
Other Thoughts: The designer of the ball golf course was the father of design (it has been here since the early 1900's). There is also some of the old equipment that they used when building it scattered on the course which is pretty cool. I am not a fan of the Discnation baskets here: Portables are necessary but I would have preferred another type.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: * Ross's Run plays around the edges and fairways of an existing ball golf course. With that said the course is very clean and the fairways on the open holes are the best I've ever played. They are great fairways for rollers.
*Good mix of open bomber holes, tighter wooded shots and a couple ace runs thrown in.
*Clubhouse with proshop. They got food,drinks and I believe they serve beer there aslo. What more do you want between rounds?
* The obvious, the 9 hole golf course. You can play a round of disc and ball golf in the same day.
* Golf carts are available for disc golf.
* Flat level tee boxes. Some have gravel, a new rubber compound, all weather carpet and dirt. I list this as a pro as they were level, flat and large. I believe when they are done experimenting with material they will have it all as one type(I'm hoping that vibram rubber).
* With it being private property theft is something not to worry about as much so the baskets are not sleeved into the ground. With that being said the course designers can move them around to change up pin location.
Cons: *One real con that comes to mind on this course is that since it is played around the fairways of a ball golf course is errant shots from the ball golfers.
*The course is still a little rough around the edges, this isnt my con though as this course is new. The pickers are my con here. They are huge and sharp.
Other Thoughts: Ross's Run is a brand new course on a 9 Hole golf course. This is a pay to play course. They got a special going for April $6/round, $10/day. After that it goes to $8/round to $14/day. While the average disc golfer may find this a con I believe you get what you pay for and with Ross's Run your getting something good. I may even try my first round of ball golf soon.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Great New Course
Pros: This course is played on and around an existing Ball golf course. Carts are available. Wide open back with a mix of shots on the front. Beautiful property and enthusiastic staff.
Cons: Prickers (course is still new, needs more traffic)
Other Thoughts: This is a MUST play course.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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