Crumpin-Fox Golf Club in Bernardston, MA

Crumpin Fox Golf Club Bernardston MA

Autumn arrives early in northwestern Massachusetts and Vermont. One of the most enjoyable days you will ever spend on a golf course during the colorful days of fall is at the Crumpin-Fox Club ( in Bernardston, Ma., near the state’s border with Vermont.

Many of the holes at Crumpin-Fox are tree lined and gorgeous in the autumn, with ample bunkering and enough water to create a few jangled nerves as the round proceeds. Some of the greens are elevated, further complicating proper club selection, especially when a breeze kicks up. The course blends perfectly with the stunning natural landscape that this section of New England is known for. The layout plays a little over 7,000 yards from the tips and features several of the best holes in the region.

The seventh is a really good, short par-four that plays 387 yards from the back tees. There’s a fairway bunker just to the left side of the landing area that must be avoided, as the approach is to a wide green that backs up to a rise. Miss short and you’re in a pond, and send it a tad long and you are chipping downhill onto the putting surface with the water clinging to the front of the putting surface.

The eighth is super par-five and is certainly the most difficult hole on the course. It starts from an elevated tee box and a lake plays a factor on the first, second and third shots, as it must be avoided and then cleared on any approach to a rather large green protected by bunkers.

Bernardston, MA
(413) 648-9101

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