Glad I filled up yesterday.
Got my first Tick that was successful today, got him right away hopefully no Lyme disease.
Princeton, MA- Goodnow: This course is not so good, now. It looks like no one has seen it in 15 years, couldn't find many hole, even passed the entire first hole thinking it was just a 3' trail up to the course, but no it was a 3' wide fairway, overgrown and nasty and blind. Signage is colored wood posts, some without number. Mixed baskets, all rusting and collapsing. Can't comment on design because I'm not sure I played anything right. Skip this one!
Barre, MA- Barre Falls Dam:Built by Army Corps of Engineers on the side of a dam and in the floodplain. Mostly long, not many deuce opportunities or tough par 4's. Plenty of elevation, several water hazards. Easy to navigate, good rubber tees and baskets. Grass wasn't mowed, 2' high on some holes. Good design but on the basic side. Overall good.
Royalston, MA- Tully Lake:
Another army corps dam course, this one is a bit nicer. More technical shots, starts with a tempting rhbh hyzer spike toward a basket near the edge of the water, or turnover over water around main tree. Has some true par 4's. Also has some real easy deuces. The tees are rough but not all bad, and being replaced soon, they were even working on them today on Memorial day. The baskets are installed 4-5" higher than they are supposed to be. Great design and a real good course.
Conway, MA- The Highlands of Conway:This is the best course I've played in several days. Very short in steep mountainous terrain, with pine forest and big boulders. Nice views. Decent teeing areas, very mixed set of baskets. Signage is not impressive but it's there and informative. 5$/round 8$/day. Some killer shots/holes. Very fair but also very tight. Nothing too rough off fairway, yet thick. Two holes on one of the steepest hillsides in the game. Be careful pulling in, the tight drive to the lot is apparently two ways, but not wide enough for even one truck, so someone has to back up if the timing is bad.
Northampton, MA- State Hospital:This course is well designed and nice besides the fact there is little to no maintenance/mowing. The grass on the open holes hasn't been mowed this year, except a path to walk on. Easy to lose a disc here. The woods holes are tight, with overgrowth and very blind. I'd like to come back in winter or fall. Mostly short but some holes over 500'. Very steep yet small hills in play, one creek on one hole in play. Easy to navigate.