Crumpin-Fox Club

Parmenter Rd, Bernardston,Massachusetts,01337
Type: Semi-Private, open to the public
No. Holes: 18
(413) 648-9101
Detailed description

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."