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Charlton, MA

Buffumville Lake - Amateur

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jmrsplatt
Experience: 1 played 1 reviews
3.00 star(s)

Gone but not forgotten 2+ years drive by

Reviewed: Played on:Jan 24, 2020 Played the course:5+ times

Pros:

This course was very quick to play, 9 or 12 holes if you play the extra. Many of the lines are challenging but completely scorable. Every hole is a birdie opportunity, but still has room to grow as a player. You can play a round in 25 minutes if you're quick!

Cons:

Very short, only 9, or 12 with extra, holes. No par 4's, it's a min 9. It used to get very very crowded; the crowd would effect the main, 18-hole course.

Other Thoughts:

With the min-9 gone, the main course is much more enjoyable. The trash and general annoyances have disappeared that you get with a small community course. That being said, the min-9 played an important role for myself learning the game, having fun, meeting people, etc. I do wish new players could experience this, but I don't miss the crowds. There is a new course in Oxford now, a 9 hole woods course to go to!
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eric_vdberg
Bronze level trusted reviewer
Experience: 41 years 1629 played 40 reviews
3.00 star(s)

Buffumville Junior 2+ years

Reviewed: Played on:Sep 1, 2019 Played the course:once

Pros:

Much quicker to play in comparison to the 18 hole Pro course.
Uses elevation and obstacles fairly well.
Most holes are reachable with one throw, increasing the birdie possibilities.
Water does not come into play (except possibly with a very errant long throw on 11A).
Unlikely to lose a disc.

Cons:

Uses several of the same fairways as the Pro course, so there will often be conflict with other groups.
Signage could be more descriptive, especially for the blind holes.
Holes 4A & 5A have crossing fairways.
Hole 8A is a poke and hope.
12A is the same hole as 18 Pro, so only 11 unique holes.

Other Thoughts:

I created this listing because although these courses overlap on much of the same land, they are numbered separately (not 19 thru 29 or 30) and have a distinctly different feel. I used 2010 as the installation date based on reviews of the Pro course which seemed to indicate that this setup was created in the 2010 redesign, even though some of the holes may be the same as the original or some other previous layout.
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