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4.4
362 Reviews (362)
5 Stars
170
4 Stars
145
3 Stars
28
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
7
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.7
93.4%
Recommend this course
334 out of 362 reviews
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4.3
73 Reviews (73)
5 Stars
39
4 Stars
26
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.4
93.2%
Recommend this course
68 out of 73 reviews
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4.3
87 Reviews (87)
5 Stars
46
4 Stars
32
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.4
93.1%
Recommend this course
81 out of 87 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 71
Length 6521 yards
Slope 130
Rating 71.7

Cold Spring Country Club is situated halfway between Springfield and Worcester. Opened in 2010 in an effort to bring world class golf to western Massachusetts, the club has since garnered a local following. The par-71 layout is unique in that it has six par 3s and five par 5s. There are also some par 4s in the 450-yard range. The 6,521-yard length indicated on the scorecard can be deceiving since it feels much longer when you're playing it. The golf course has plenty of variety, including dogleg lefts, doglegs rights, short holes, and long holes. Thanks to its mountaintop locale, Cold Spring C.C. offers stunning views that are as diverse as the holes. The vistas from the elevated tees and greens stretch to the Berkshires, Connecticut, and Vermont. From the golf course's highest tee box on the par-3 10th, you'll have a panoramic view of central Massachusetts.

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Course Details

Year Built 2010
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire is required at all times. Shorts must be no shorter than mid thigh. Jeans, jean shorts, gym shorts, sweat pants and tee shirts are not permitted. No denim.

Food & Beverage

Bistro, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Lounge, Locker Rooms

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in New England (2015 #8)

Reviews

4.4
362 Reviews (362)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 42
19th Hole Scenic Views 37
Patio Dining 35
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 51
Bunkers 39
Undulating Greens 27
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 43
Advanced Golfers 34
Locals 31
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 45
In the 'Burbs 25
Convenient to the City 12

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Reviews 27
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

All to ourselves

Great fall day and we had no one in front or behind us. Course had workers out clearing leaves from tee to greens. Excellent conditions.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 74
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Layout and Condition

It's October but the condition of the course was perfect. Greens smooth and quick, traps raked meticulously, fairways nice. Even at their regular rate this is a must play course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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First Time Playing

No staff, no carts, no food service, decent track!

Liked the golf course but the staff and service were atrocious. Don’t open if you cannot afford staff.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 10/05/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are sorry to hear your customer service experience was not up to par. Please reach out to our management team at (413) 323-4888, and thanks for visiting. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Awful pace and rude staff

Person in golf shop checking us in was rude, and he was rude several other times on course. No marshal or any attempt at maintaining pace of play by the club. With packed course, let out a group of five who were clearly locals or friends with the staff. They wouldn't allow groups to play through and when mentioned to the pro, he only said "too bad." Course didn't serve alcohol but didn't mention this on their website. Layout and conditions are very nice, but staff and atmosphere are some of the worst I've experienced in the area.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 09/27/2021

Hello,

We’re sorry to hear of your less-than-satisfactory experience and hope you will accept our sincerest apologies.

We value our customers' opinions and would like to make things right and determine how we can provide a solution that makes you smile.

Please contact us directly at the pro shop. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

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Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Much improved

Course conditioning has improved over past years, due to a rainy summer and repair of the irrigation system. As usual, the staff was friendly and made us feel welcome. We got behind a slow group however and didn't observe a ranger trying to move things along although there was a hole open ahead of the slow foursome. In general, we had a fun golfing experience and will certainly come back and play the course again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 49
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A nice, challenging golf course.

It’s an enjoyable and challenging golf course. The elevation changes will will keep you on your toes from 1 through 18. It’s a well maintained course in every aspect and you certainly get your money’s worth.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
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 Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Cold spring weekend

Great for first time for us.

We did not know restaurant and bar was closed and course would allow outside beverages on the course.

Very nice course and facilities.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

I’ll get the complaints out of the way first because I really liked the course overall. We showed up about 1/2 hour early and we’re immediately rushed out by a staff member to get ahead of a senior league without even setting foot in the pro shop or even getting the chance to take a score card. While I appreciated getting out before a large group, it is always unnerving to be rushed out onto the course and literally told to “hurry up”. We also had the grounds crew ahead of us on several holes and while this happens on many courses, here they totally ignored us and made us wait to tee off or on our approach shots. There was even a time where they left a maintenance cart right next to the green we were hitting our approach shots onto, blocking a portion of our shots. Lastly and more annoying than an actual issue, since we didn’t have score cards we relied on the sign at each tee box to see what the hole looked like. A lot of them were facing the wrong way so we had to walk up, read the sign and then go back to the cart to select the club.
Other than these issues it was great. Things were in good condition, and overall we had fun. This is a long course. Great for people who like to hit the ball far. I’d recommend it and hopefully we just had an off day with the staff issues.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

cost

I was extremely upset at the price we were charged! Consequently will most likely never go back! The two of us had a 9hole rain check that we paid full price for. We were charged a "special" nine hole rate rather than half of the 18 hole rate. So instead of paying half of the $47.50 senior rate each ($47.50) the person charged us the special" nine hole rate of $30 totally $60... In essence the rain check was reduced in value from $47.50 to $35. Its not the money difference that upsets me but the principal of the entire situation. Are things that bad that you have to take advantage of your golfers. In addition the greens were just aerated and we were never told when booking our tee time! We love this course and play many times a year, not any more!

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/30/2021

Your staff obviously needs to be trained better in customer service?

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Commented on 08/30/2021

Hello, thank you for leaving us a review. We are sorry to hear your experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you will give us another try in the future. Thank you for choosing Cold Spring Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course was decent

First time playing the course. The layout was pretty nice, the greens were pretty good, but some of the other things made the experience so-so. Had a problem with my cart on the front nine and changed it on the back nine. That golf cart died six holes later. The restaurant was closed and there was no beer. Not going back anytime soon

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 08/23/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the team. Thanks for visiting Cold Spring Country Club, and we hope to see you again in the future.

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