|Blissful Meadows GC Uxbridge, MA
|By Tom Landers |
Blissful Meadows GC Uxbridge, MA
Blissful Meadows Golf Club has been a favorite of
daily fee golfers since it first opened because of its conditions, superior
routing and playability for golfers of all abilities.
Blissful Meadows, a Cornish & Silva design, plays to around
6,700 yards from the back markers and has won plaudits for its overall
condition from a number of publications. The front nine is more open than the
back, which features several dramatic elevation changes and two of the best
par-threes you’ll find anywhere.
The opener, a 353-yard par-four voted by Golfing Magazine as one of the
best holes in Massachusetts, is called “Prelude” and demands a precise downhill
tee shot to find a fairway that bends slightly to the left. The approach is to
an elevated green with bunkers guarding the right side.
The par-three 13th and 15th holes are visually stunning and demand
accurate mid to long irons off the tee in order to clear nasty waste areas below
and in front of the greens. Rock outcroppings lend a natural feel to the design
of the two holes.
Number 17, a 400-yard par-four, is a perfect set up to the finishing
hole. The toughest shot is the approach, with a pond guarding the green to the
left. When the super tucks the pin close to the water he’s begging you to pull
off a hero shot and risk making bogey or worse.
Blissful Meadow has a splendid finisher. The par-four measures 420 yards
from the tips and calls for a nervy approach shot over a pond that guards the
front left side of the putting surface.