Essex County Club

153 School St,

Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts 01944

  • Office

    +1 (978) 526 7311
  • Pro shop

    +1 (978) 526 7311

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Heathland / parkland.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland.

  • Designer:

    Designed by Donald Ross (1917); modifications by Tom Doak (2008).

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6503
6003
Par
70
70
SSS or slope
71.9
69.2

Location

Latitude:

42.584875

Longitude:

-70.765239

How to get there:

o.8 mi N of Manchester by the Sea / 30 mi NE of Boston.

Essex County Club

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.

Est. 1893

Essex County Club ("ECC" to its members) is located in Manchester by the Sea, one of four coastal towns (with Essex, Gloucester and Rockport) found on Cape Ann in northern Massachusetts. This original Donald Ross design has certainly stood the test of time, and is frequently listed amongst America's 100 greatest courses. Course description, images and other details to follow soon.

List of courses: Boston / Cape Cod / R.I.

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Private club - guests can only play if hosted by a member.

Green fees

Outside visitor fee not applicable; course exclusively for members and their guests.

Other information

Blue jeans are not permitted on Essex County Club property.

Did you know?

Famed designer Donald Ross actually lived here at Essex County Club from 1909 until 1913. During this time he was constantly working on the course. His former home, nicely improved since the time he lived there, sits alongside the 15th tee.

Published ranking

Massachusetts: 4th best course in Mass. (Golf Digest, 2023/24).
USA: 78th best course in the USA (Golf Digest, 2023).

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