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Round 60: Bungay Brook Golf Course

Round 60 was at Bungay Brook in Franklin today. On a whim I pulled into the driveway and asked if I could play. They sent me out right away on my own. This nine holer was a lovely walk with a few great spots.

The course is wide open, with very few places to lose a golf ball.

Highlights include the par 3s. Both are charming one shotters. The second hole has an incredible green (pic 3) that has two tiers with a ridge running down the middle from front to back.

The 94 yard fifth hole is tucked in the woods. There was a second tee box that offered a second angle. Just a great little hole.

The stretch of 4,5,6 is the strongest on the course. Four has a double green with the seventh hole. Both are short par 5s.

The sixth is a big dogleg par 4. OB runs down the left after a tee shot through a tight alley. The green is back in a little corner surrounded by woods.

Overall, Bungay Brook is a solid nine holer. The land is somewhat flat, but the mounding and bunkering gives the course some character and shape. The greens were incredibly soft and punched, but the shapes and slopes had potential. The green surrounds, namely the bunkers, are prevalent on every approach shot.

This is a great place to bring a beginner or go and try to shoot a score. Their weekday walking price for 18 holes is 36 bucks, and it’s not a bad place to loop around twice.


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