EASTON, Mass – Some of the best business’ in the world are ones that are family owned. Hard-work, dedication and commitment to succeed are key ingredients to creating a business model that thrives for generations. The pride and dedication of the Lombardi family to create an impressive legacy can be found at Easton Country Club, about 25 miles south of Boston.
Easton Country Club was once a parcel of land where cows grazed. In 1945 the Lombardi family purchased land and started a dairy farm. In 1961 they wanted to explore a new business and began construction of a nine-hole golf course that was opened for play the following year.
The Lombardi family’s nine-hole course developed a loyal following. So, the family purchased additional farm land, moving a few more cows to greener pastures. When nine more holes were developed Easton Country Club soon blossomed into one of the South Shore’s more popular 18-hole semi-private courses.
Easton Country Club sits on a mostly flat landscape making it ideal for golfers who like to walk on wide, lush fairways. The track is enjoyable for golfers of all abilities but not too demanding for low handicap players. There are five sets of tees ranging from 6,497-yards from the tips, to 4,974-yards from the forward tees. A grass driving range is only steps from the first tee.
The first hole plays 448-yards from the tips. It is a gentle fade to the right and void of any hazards. The real fun starts at the third hole, a 297-yard par 4 but there is a pond 190 yards off the tee. There is plenty of room left, but if you’re feeling ambitious a 225-yard shot over the pond will leave you in great shape.
Hole No. 6 is a 175-yard Par 3, which is the exact length of the famous Par 3 sixteenth hole at Augusta National Golf Club. This hole and course will not be confused with Augusta National but the other similarity is that a pond guards the green.
Hole No. 10 also has a pond 190-yards off the tee, so you can bail out on the left side of the fairway or cut the corner and try for a birdie.
There is water on ten holes so a little daring by low-handicap golfers can result in low scores and a lot of fun. But a high handicapper can always avoid the water with a little strategic planning.
Easton Country Club is known for being in above-average condition all season long. Weekends are booked solid and the course hosts many outings and social functions, including weddings, in the sprawling clubhouse.
Since the early 60s, the Lombardi family has hosted tens and thousands of happy golfers. If you haven’t played Easton, book a tee time soon and experience first-hand one of the finest 18-hole semi-private courses south of Boston.