Course Tour

The original Cohasset course consisted of six holes laid out by noted golf professional and architect Willy Campbell. Around 1909, the club hired Donald Ross to redesign the course which included increasing the course to nine holes. In 1920, the club contracted with Donald Ross to revamp the layout and expand it to eighteen holes.

 As with most clubs over the years trees had been planted and hazards removed or added. Cohasset was no different. In 1999, the club embarked on a major restoration of the course to return it to its original intent as envisioned by Ross. Ron Pritchard was hired as an expert on "Ross restoration". Under his guidance the club undertook a major removal of trees, returned the green complexes to their original shapes and altered the bunkering, including removing some non-original bunkers and re-establishing some that had been removed.

In 2014 Ron Forse, with over fifty "Ross restorations" to his credit, was hired to oversee the completion of the restoration process which included rebuilding the 12th green along the original shape and contour as well as modifying two of the more severely sloped greens to accommodate the modern game's increased green speed.

Future work to complete the restoration includes rebuilding the remaining existing bunkers, reinstalling bunkers present in the original Ross design and adding selected bunkers in the "Ross tradition". Also the rebuilding of existing tees and adding selected back and forward tees are planned as well as finishing implementation of the tree master plan.

The Cohasset layout of today retains most of what Donald Ross left in place when the 18-hole layout opened in 1922. It contains a variety of interesting short and long par-3, par-4 and par-5 holes. While not long by today's standards, it continues in the Ross philosophy of "defending par at the green" challenging golfers of all levels.  It's superb conditioning adds to the enjoyment of a round by all.

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Hole #1

Par: 4 | Men's Handicap: 9 | Ladies' Handicap: 7

Men's Championship: 382 | Men's Members: 362 | Men's Forward: 350 | Women's Members: 361 | Women's Forward: 350

Hole Description

The 1st Hole is a 372 yard par 4. The elevated tee gives a very scenic veiw of a generous landing area. The second shot is often a blind shot to an elevated green. The terrain around the green drops off sharply on three sides. This is one of the toughest putting tests of the day. Par is always a good score on this seemingly simple hole.

How To Play This Hole

Tee shots up the right side offer a view of the green on the second shot, however avoid the right fairway bunker at all costs. Watch the hazard on the left because it's closer than it appears. Never miss this green right or long! It will most certainly lead to a bogey or worse. Over the green leaves an uphill pitch to a green severely sloping away from the player. Right will find a bunker or deep rough with a green sloping away as well.

 


Scorecards


Men

Championship (Blue) | Rating: 71.1 | Slope: 133

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Yardage 372 165 430 576 302 138 501 413 334 3,231 384 377 225 267 443 178 376 357 430 3,037 6,268
Par 4 3 4 5 4 3 5 4 4 36 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 4 4 34 70
Stroke 9 15 3 1 13 17 7 5 11   8 10 16 14 2 18 6 12 4    

Members (White) | Rating: 70.2 | Slope: 131

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Yardage 361 150 415 553 301 132 493 372 328 3,105 377 374 210 260 491 165 363 345 414 2,999 6,104
Par 4 3 4 5 4 3 5 4 4 36 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 4 4 35 71
Stroke 9 15 3 1 13 17 7 5 11   8 10 16 14 2 18 6 12 4    

Forward (Yellow) | Rating: 67.5 | Slope: 122

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Yardage 350 132 364 364 298 127 403 312 322 2,787 353 373 175 254 401 135 344 335 401 2,771 5,558
Par 4 3 4 5 4 3 5 4 4 36 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 4 4 35 71
Stroke 9 15 3 1 9 13 17 7 5   8 10 16 14 2 18 6 12 4    

Women

Members (White) | Rating: 76.6 | Slope: 138

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Yardage 361 150 415 553 301 132 493 372 328 3,105 377 374 210 260 491 165 363 345 414 2,999 6,104
Par 4 3 4 5 4 3 5 4 4 36 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 4 5 35 71
Stroke 7 17 5 1 9 15 3 13 11   8 4 16 14 2 18 6 12 10    

Forward (Yellow) | Rating: 73.2 | Slope: 130

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Yardage 350 132 364 479 298 127 403 312 322 2,787 353 373 175 254 401 135 344 335 401 2,771 5,558
Par 4 3 4 5 4 3 5 4 4 36 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 4 5 35 71
Stroke 7 17 5 1 9 15 3 13 11
8 4 16 14 2 18 6 12 10    
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