| Sutton, MA
Great Value, Great
Destination, Great Venue.
Set amongst the feeder
streams, hardwood swamps and mixed forests
of the Blackstone Valley National Heritage
Corridor in Sutton, Massachusetts,
Blackstone meanders through the Corridor’s
rolling hills just 12 miles south of
downtown Worcester. Upon a canvas
unmatched in Southern New England, Rees
Jones devised a memorable routing replete
with mystery and intrigue.
Navigating Blackstone is
a visually stunning experience, and with a
slope of 139 and a rating approaching 75,
the course is not for the faint of heart.
But while Blackstone boasts length (the
black tee measures over 6,900 yards), it
is the visual deception incorporated into
virtually every hole that serves as
Blackstone’s primary defense.
are not limited to the mental gymnastics
encountered on the tee. In fact,
Blackstone’s approach shots are typically
where the fun really begins. Considering
that most greens incorporate well defined
swales, ridges, bowls and slopes,
attacking any of the multiple pin
placement options availed by each green
from the proper position is essential.
Competing with the golf
course as the crown jewel of Blackstone is
the club’s restaurant, the National Grill.
Depending on your taste, one (or more) of
the Grill’s twenty plus beer selections
surely will complement perfectly any
post-round meal choice from the compact,
but quality-laden, menu. But what truly
distinguishes the National Grill is its
breakfast and brunch buffet.
Even if your day is not
capped off by eagle on the uphill par five
18th, your experience will surely cause
you to contemplate where Blackstone
National Golf Club places among New
England’s elite golf clubs. Order that
omelet with your coffee on your next visit
(we recommend mushrooms, tomatoes, bacon
and cheddar), and Blackstone’s rank might
then be cemented.
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