North Andover Country Club
|Red (W)||35||2232 yards||33.9||123|
|White/Green M: 65.7/127||323||153||296||307||282||446||238||140||330||2515||5120|
|Gold/Gold W: 68.0/120||310||147||291||272||221||373||213||115||290||2232||4464|
Wonderful challenging 9 hole Donald Ross gem
I am a member of this private club, so I suppose I'm biased, but I love this little Donald Ross designed course. Ross didn't build it, and over 100 years it no longer looks like his vision, but Each hole is unique and requires accurate shots. Long hitters beware, you rarely need more than a 200 yard tee shot. Straight hitters will love this place. You MUST keep the ball below the hole to keep it to one or two putts. Because there are only 200 members there are no tee times. Where else can you decide at noon to ditch the office and just show up to "drop a ball and play"? Fun fact Ross' original drawing are in the clubhouse bar and grill, and were almost lost, but were rescued by the current head pro Peter Farley, from a historical society that found them in their basement! Priceless.
My only complaint is that in summer the greens are terribly slow, the superintendent over waters and doesn't aerate and sand them often enough. After putting here, you look foolish at other courses with proper water and sand management.