The Ranch Golf Club in Southwick, Massachusetts, USA | GolfPass
A fall view over the water of green at Ranch Golf Club
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4.6
362 Reviews (362)
5 Stars
254
4 Stars
79
3 Stars
20
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.4
94.7%
Recommend this course
346 out of 362 reviews
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4.5
36 Reviews (36)
5 Stars
22
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.1
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
94.4%
Recommend this course
34 out of 36 reviews
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4.6
63 Reviews (63)
5 Stars
42
4 Stars
18
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
93.7%
Recommend this course
59 out of 63 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7174 yards
Slope 139
Rating 75.0
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The Ranch Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 2001
Fairways Providence, Putter, Imperial and Southshore Bentgrass
Greens L-93, G-2, and A-4 Bentgrass
Golf Season High Season: 06/01 - 10/14
Architect Damian Pascuzzo (2001)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes - 20 grass stations
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Amex
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Bathing attire, cut off shorts, halter-tops, tube tops, tank tops, and similar types of recreational wear are not considered proper dress on the golf course.

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Beverage Carts

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities, Locker Rooms

Accolades

Reviews

4.6
362 Reviews (362)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 24
Patio Dining 21
Dinner 11
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 43
Bunkers 38
Undulating Greens 27
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 33
Advanced Golfers 30
A Weekend Splurge 25
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 38
In the 'Burbs 23
Near the Airport 6

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Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

A Must play

This is a fantastic layout and a great day fee facility.
Conditions were "private course" or better. The layout has a combination feel of a links course on early and finishing holes and a Mountain course on the interior. Wide open fairways early followed by elevation changes and tree lined level fairways on the top of the rise. I turly think this is one of the very best layouts in Western Mass including Taconic and by far the best day fee course. This is a must play for any serious golfer and worth a trip as a destination course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Response from on 02/14/2017:
Hey "u000005597379" thank you so much for the endorsement! We sincerely appreciate all of the kind words about the course and we hope to see you again soon!
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Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Excellent course but expensive

Beautiful location, big greens tough to read. From whites not long but from blues a good challenge. Quite a few blind drives which makes things more difficult than it needs to be.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Love it

I’ve played this course 3 or 4 times previous.First time for my wife. Never disappoints. Staff is super friendly, and the course was in great shape. If it was a little less expensive, I would definitely play there more often. That said, I’m sure the price keeps everything more manageable.
We were behind a group that was pretty slow, but we still managed a 4 hour round.
We will definitely be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Great place

I’m lucky I live close to the ranch in Springfield I’ve tried to play up here as much as I can as far as I’m concerned it’s one of the most beautiful pieces of real estate in our area if you have never played the ranch definitely make yourself a tee time you will not be disappointed

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
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Previously Played

waited on ever tee box and every shot slow pace of play . The ranger did nothing to speed up the pace of play. Almost 5 hr round Spoke to the golf pro he did nothing to help us or compensate our group for the terrible experience

Conditions Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course Setup

Course is in great condition, good choice of tee's depending on your skill level. Greens rolled very nice. Good day with family playing golf, having fun on the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Needs to improve for the rate

Great track with variety. Sand traps need improvement as the sand was thin and many pebbles. Greens were slow by Ranch standards and looked to have been aerated recently. Very good course but should address these two points for what they charge. I have played many times but this was first time this year.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

The Ranch

This was my 2nd or 3rd time playing "The Ranch" . I had been prompting my Daughters Boy Friend, his Father & Brother who have never played and we all had an awesome time. The greens were extremely challenging and the signature holes #9 & #16 where the holes are very elevated and the views are incredible. To drive 1 1/2 hours to play golf was well worth it. I would definitely go back in the near future.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Overpriced

The Ranch is overpriced. It was not worth $100.. It is a good layout with elevation change, reachable par 5's, different style holes, and is not overly difficult. However, the greens were very slow and did not roll well at all. I also didn't see the beer cart until hole 8. The course was crowded and it was not worth it. I did not enjoy my experience.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Still the Best

The Ranch still rocks. I love this course. It’s in my top 15 all time.
Course - It’s in excellent shape. The fairways are trimmed, the rough is a minor penalty, the bunkers are in excellent shape, and the greens are very fair and are in excellent shape.
Beverage cart - I saw it 3 times. It was well stocked and the cart person was friendly.
Water- There was plenty of water on the course. Bring your bottle.
Practice area - The range was in very good shape and the practice green was the same speed as the course.
Clubhouse - Not as well stocked as I’ve seen in the past, but not bad.
Pace of play - There was a small tournament in front of me. They played in under 4 hours, so no complaints from me.
Value - If you’re a cheap golfer, don’t play here. If you want to play a great course for the value, play here. I live in Tucson and come to Western Mass to visit relatives. If it’s golf season, I bring my clubs. This is a great golf facility.
GO PLAY IT!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

It is a great course and layout. However I was not satisfied with the green speed when playing in May.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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