Crumpin-Fox Club, is a Semi-Private, 18 hole golf course located in Bernardston, Massachusetts.
The Crumpin-Fox golf course dates to 1977 when the back nine holes opened for play. The property was sold in 1987. Under the direction of Roger Rulewich, the front nine holes were built along with extensive renovations to the existing back nine holes, the driving range and the irrigation system. Bent grass fairways were planted and the course opened in June of 1990.
This course sit in the middle of the Pioneer Valley on the eastern edge of the Berkshires at the foot of Vermont's Green Mountain.
The course's unique name was derived from Bernardston-based Crump Soda Company that was sold in 1853 to Eli Fox; thus becoming the Crumpin-Fox Soda Company.
Each hole on the course has been cut through thick stands of trees and sits in isolation from every other. Streams meander through the grounds, and an old red barn and horse farm adjoin one hole on the front. No two consecutive holes run in the same direction. There's modestly uphill holes, dramatic downhill par 3's, par 4's both long and short, and a memorable collection of par 5's.
#8, a 592, par 5, starts from an elevated tee nestled deep in the forest. Dark woods impose themselves on the right, the fairway cants modestly to the left, and a massive lake runs entirely down the left side of the hole. The putting surface, the largest on the course, sits on the other side of the water.
"GOLF Magazine" rated Crumpin-Fox 57th under the 1996 category of "Top 100 Courses You Can Play in the U.S."
$41 (cart included), played on Tuesday, July 2012 at 2pm
Great course but bring your A game. It is target golf at its best. Leave the driver in the bag if you can. Greens will challenge even the best putter but the roll true and fair.
$76 (cart included), played on Wednesday, October 2007 at noon
Very good course near Deerfield, MA. ok range, short game area, good putting green. Beautiful course to play in the fall after the foilage has changed. Never crowded. Friendly staff. One of the best supplied pro shops- full line of clothing and equipment from the best in golf.
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