Swansea Country Club named New England Golf Course of the Year

Swansea Country Club, an 18-hole semi-private golf course in Swansea (MA) was selected 2021 New England Golf Course Owner's "Golf Course of the Year."

SWANSEA, Mass – Swansea Country Club has been named the 2022 Chapter Course of the Year by the New England Golf Course Owners Association (NEGCOA).

The award was announced tat the New England Golf Course Owner’s Annual Chapter Meeting that took place on December 2 at Lake of Isles at Foxwoods. Owned by Larry and Hilda Doyle for the last 30 years, Swansea Country Club, located in Swansea, Massachusetts is a semi-private facility. The Doyle family takes great pride in the course operation, conditions, quality of the staff, and ability to provide access to the game of golf no matter what type of golfer comes to play.

“Swansea was recognized as course of the year based on four key areas,” said New England Golf Course Owner’s Executive Director Elaine Gebhardt. “Those four areas include Exceptional Quality of the Course, Exceptional Quality of Ownership and Management, Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community, and Significant Contributions to the Game.”

Swansea Country Club is a semi-private 18-hole par 72 course that features luscious green grass and a serene escape awaits golfers. Not to be mistaken for an easy course, the offerings at Swansea CC are just as challenging as they are beautiful. Built on what was once a private fishing and hunting ground, the course was designed by architect Geoffrey Cornish.


Beyond the course, the clubhouse offers some of the finest American cuisine at reasonable prices, as well as a variety of delicious drinks for those looking to unwind. Outdoor dining facilities can accommodate groups of up to 250 people, perfect for that next event.

The New England Golf Course Owners Association is an organization made up of golf course owners and operators who are dedicated to promoting the game of golf, improving course conditions, and providing fun and appealing golf experiences for our customers.

Swansea CC will now move on to the selection process for National Course of the Year, which will be determined in January at the NGCOA Golf Business Conference.



Jim got his start in golf writing with a gig at a Connecticut-based golf magazine, where he interviewed Ernie Els, among others. Since then, he’s covered tournaments for the LPGA, PGA Tour, Champions Tour and many amateur events. His work has been published in a number of magazines including GolfBoston Travel & Leisure, Southern New England Golf, New England Golf Monthly and Rhode Island Monthly. Jim ‘s favorite golf courses are Kebo Valley in Bar Harbor, Maine, Pebble Beach and Furry Creek in Vancouver B.C. and almost any Donald Ross course. Jim can be reached by email at golfer1051@yahoo.com.

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