624 Webster St, Marshfield, MA 02050, USA
Owned By: Green Harbor Golf Course
Family-owned, challenging 18-hole public golf course on the Green Harbor River. Also features Winslow’s restaurant and a 16-bay covered driving range.
The Green Harbor Golf Club opened in 1971, after years of development. According to the club website, “In 1965, the Francis family purchased land in Marshfield and created a turf farm for the development of their propitiatory Vesper Velvet bent-grass. Velvet greens are unmatched for their consistent conditions and true putt-ability and are a preferred turf for private golf courses all over the world. In 1971, Green Harbor Golf Club opened as a public course featuring the same Vesper Velvet greens and conditions that private courses benefit from.”
The website continues: “Beginner golfers appreciate the wide fairways, while the lower handicapper is challenged by the shot-making accuracy that is required; a testament to this challenge is the standing course record of 67. Water hazards come into play on seven holes, and there are many bunkers and challenging pin placements on the course that are designed to keep this record intact. This course is a must for those who want to experience the old world feel of walking-only golf; golf the way it was intended.”
This land is within the region of the Massachuseuk (or Massachusett) Native American tribe.
Habitats and Wildlife
The Green Harbor River flows through this property. The river finds its source in springs and ponds in Duxbury. It twists and turns through Marshfield via large cranberry bog complex, the Green Harbor Golf Club, the Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary, property owned by the Marshfield Municipal Airport and Peter Igo Park. Just downstream of the Dyke Road bridge (and dike) it flows into the Atlantic Ocean at Green Harbor.
Historic Site: No
Boat Launch: No
Size: 157 acres
Hours: Hours vary.
Parking: Ample on-site parking
Cost: Rates vary
Trail Difficulty: Easy
16-bay covered driving range, restaurant
Boat Ramp: No
ADA Access: Yes
Scenic Views: Yes
Waterbody/Watershed: Green Harbor River