When you pay your dues to join a top-rated country club you expect a number of perks. Well-manicured golf course? Check…. Perhaps a pool for those hot summer days and an experienced golf professional to help you master the game? Check… But Norton Country Club in Norton, Mass. is able to provide its members with the ultimate package.

  Norton Country Club is a challenging golf course for all. Most of the holes are carved out of a pine and maple tree forest that makes you feel like you are taking a walk through a state park. I have played Norton Country Club a number of times, and have always enjoyed the superior conditions, fast greens, and the sincere welcome that its long-time members extend to guests at their country club. But let these members tell you in their own words why they are proud to call Norton their home course.

  Mark Minton has been a loyal member for 30 years. “What has kept me coming back for the last 30 years is simply the following three must haves,” said Mark. “First, the constant challenge of the layout reminds you “no days off on this course.” Secondly, the superb private course conditions, and lastly the accommodating and friendly staff year after year.”

  Brian Kidder is also a 30-year member of Norton. “When I joined 30 years ago I thought I might tire of playing the same course, but Norton continues to challenge me and provide an exciting experience during every round I play,” said Brian.

  And Tom Larrobino has also enjoyed 30 years of golf at Norton. “ Walkable, playable, challenging, but still fun, pretty much sums up what I have enjoyed about Norton. “ Four sets of tees and great conditions is great for golfers of all levels,” said Tom.

  I like a challenge also, which is why I list the 2nd hole playing 390 yards from the white tees and surrounded by dense woods on both sides of the fairway, as one of my favorites. Try a hybrid off the tee and then hit a high approach shot to hold the slippery green.

  The 13th hole calls for a lot of strategy if you want to score well. It is only 298 yards from the white tees, but a large tree and a deep bunker guard the green. An iron or hybrid is a good call, or you can try to blast a driver if you dare.  Or, how about the 125 yard Par 3 12th hole?  It is considered short as par 3’s go, but you have to carry a large pond to keep it on the dance floor.

  Norton is one of four country clubs owned by the Jan Companies of Cranston, Rhode Island. The owners began with one Burger King in Cranston, Rhode Island. Today the Jan Company owns 82 Burger Kings in five states along with a number of other fine restaurants in our area. The tremendous growth and experience in hospitality and golf course management provides members and public golfers a stable and professional experience at Norton.

  There are no hidden fees when you join as a member at Norton. No assessments costs, or minimum food purchasing is required. And, as a member you will receive reciprocal golfing privileges at an additional four country clubs.  The opportunity to play at Sterling National, Shining Rock, Hopkinton and Quidnessett Country Clubs are another benefit with your membership. Members need only to call the Norton Pro shop to set up a tee time for your visit to these exceptional golf courses.

  If you have not had a chance to play at Norton, now is the time to play a round at this special golf course. Every Tuesday and Wednesday, you get 18holes, a cart and lunch for only $51.95.  And if you want to become a member for the 2019 season, just make a deposit now and you can play the remainder of 2018 for free. Fall golf provides some of the best golfing conditions of the year. Give them a call at 508-285-2400 or visit their website at www.nortoncountryclub.com for more information.

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