One of the most frustrating things about the release of the updated Massachusetts COVID safety rules is the focus on the allowance of  “100 people inside or 150 people outside.”

While this may be technically true, there are certain regulations that need to be in place in order to accommodate that many people. For example:

  • Face coverings are still required, indoors or outside during gatherings
  • Six feet of separation between tables (this prevents us from reaching the 100 or 150 person maximum)
  • Buffets remain closed
  • Rooms and hallways need to be marked to indicate six feet of separation

There is only vague guidance on what will change on May 29, but I have seen no mention of a loosening of the mask requirement.   As we have said before, we do not anticipate hosting shotgun events until the mask mandate has been lifted.  We want every person who steps onto the property to have a wonderful experience, and we don’t want to be put in the position of having to settle disputes between those guests who are behaving as if it’s business as usual and those guests who prefer to be more cautious.  In a large group there will definitely be both.

https://www.mass.gov/info-details/reopening-massachusetts

https://www.mass.gov/info-details/safety-standards-and-checklist-restaurants

https://www.mass.gov/info-details/safety-standards-and-checklist-indoor-and-outdoor-events

https://www.mass.gov/doc/indoor-and-outdoor-events-protocol-summary-051021/download

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience; we are just trying to go about this appropriately and not put our guests, employees and our business at risk.

Thank you,
Willie, JD, Tanya, Mike, and the rest of the Southers Marsh Staff

As is our tradition, all ladies play for free on Mother’s Day.  We’re expecting it to be busy like every other day, so tee times are required.  No catch – no charge for the cart, no need to play with a paying customer!  Just enjoy the day!

Updated April 12

Here are the answers to some of our frequently asked questions.

When are golf leagues starting?

The Monday League (ages 55+), Tuesday League and Thursday League are underway.  This is a great chance to establish a quota if you are new to the league.  No commitments or registration fees required, just make a tee time and come when it is convenient.  In April the price will be $5 cheaper than in-season but will not include a lunch credit or evening meal.  The Tuesday and Thursday League will start for real in May.

The Women’s League will start on Wednesday May 5.

Tee times will be required for the 2021 season.  We are anticipating high demand again.

What are the Barn hours?

The week of April 12 the Barn will be closed on Monday and Wednesday.  Starting the week of April 19, the Barn will be open Monday-Thursday 3-8 PM, Friday-Saturday Noon-8 PM, and Sunday Noon-7 PM.

Am I able to walk into the Barn without a reservation?

This winter due to demand we were not able to accommodate walk-ins, but now we can.  Of course it depends on availability, but now that courses in the area are open we are not selling out all the time any more.

You can still reserve 2 hour blocks in the Barn at $40/hour or you may now purchase balls by the bucket again.
(Buckets must be used at the time of purchase, i.e. you can’t come in with tokens and use them in the Barn)
The Barn – $20/full bucket, $10/half bucket
The Barn (Mon-Thurs before 4 PM) – $15/full bucket, $7.50/half bucket

Outdoor Range – $7/full bucket, $3.50/half bucket

How long will the Barn League continue?

The Barn League will continue through April.

What’s the golf cart situation?

Golf carts are available and the rules are the same as the end of last year.  Single rider carts are no longer required, so there will be a $5 surcharge for requesting an individual cart rather than sharing a cart.  Leagues and super-twilight times will not be exempt like last year.

The Golf Course is Still Closed

March 12 Update – March 26 is opening day.  We will release tee times starting on March 19.  The outdoor range will open on March 26.

The Barn is Open

Please make a reservation if you would like to play.  Due to high demand we can’t accommodate walk-ins.
How to make an online reservation
Straight to online reservations

Monday/Wednesday – Closed
Tuesday/Thursday – 1 PM-8 PM
Friday/Saturday – Noon-7 PM
Sunday – Noon-6 PM

Last Bucket sold 30 minutes
before posted closing time

Golf Outing Update

Unfortunately, we have no concrete information regarding the gathering rules for the upcoming golf season.  While things generally seem to be loosening, there is no guarantee that today’s rules will still be in effect by the time your tournament comes around.

Additionally, just because we are allowed to operate in a certain way doesn’t necessarily mean that’s how we are going to handle it at Southers Marsh.  We want every person who steps onto the property to have a wonderful experience, and we don’t want to be put in the position of having to settle disputes between those guests who are behaving as if it’s business as usual and those guests who prefer to be more cautious.  In a large group you will definitely have both.  We probably will not host shotgun events until the mask mandate has been lifted.

That being said, we will continue to monitor the rules and regulations.  If your event is scheduled in June 2021 or earlier, I would definitely plan on tee times rather than the traditional golf outing experience with a shotgun start and a meal afterwards.  Those of you who are familiar with our operation know that we are very flexible, but the safety of our guests and employees is our number one concern.  The groups that held their tournaments last year by utilizing tee times were pleasantly surprised with the success of their events.

We will continue to update our policies as the situation changes, and we appreciate your cooperation.

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone on the course sooner rather than later!

Thank you for your continued support,
Big Will, Willie, JD, Tanya, Mike, and the rest of the Southers Marsh Team

The Golf Course is Closed for the Season

The pro shop will be open daily 10 AM-3 PM until December 23 for the sale of gift certificates, memberships, and Southers Marsh apparel and accessories.  We will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  If you prefer you may buy gift cards, multi-round passes, and memberships online. There is no charge for shipping and handling, but if you are ordering a 6 or 10 round pass, please place your order by December 21.  Gift Cards can be emailed if your order is placed by December 22.  

Purchase your 2021 golf memberships by January 3 for the best pricing.

We usually are able to reopen the golf course in mid-March when things dry out.

The Barn is Open

Please make a reservation if you would like to play.
How to make an online reservation
Straight to online reservations
Hours Until December 23 – Mon-Thurs 3-7 PM, Fri 12-8 PM, Sat 11-7 PM, Sun 11-6 PM
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day – Closed
Christmas Break (Dec 26-Jan 3) – Noon-7 Daily.  Closing at 5 PM on 12/31.

Our plan is to keep the Barn open this winter unless we run out of balls in the snow.  Usually snow doesn’t stick around that long here, so we should be ok.   Our winter hours will be announced January 4.

 

To say the least, 2020 was a trying year.  We truly appreciate your support as we continued to adapt to changing regulations.   Have a safe and happy holiday!

Thank you for your continued support,
Big Will, Willie, JD, Tanya, Mike, and the rest of the Southers Marsh Team

 

Updated November 23

The Barn
Updated November Hours

Monday-Thursday – 3 PM-7 PM
Friday – Noon-8 PM
Saturday – 11 AM-7 PM
Sunday – 11 AM-6 PM

Last Bucket sold 30 minutes before posted closing time

Tuesday Barn League

Introductory Pricing – $15 per player for a 2 hour bay rental which will accommodate up to 4 players.
Prizes – $5 cash for low net score, and $5 for the birdie pool, similar to the regular Southers Marsh Leagues.

2 hours should give you plenty of time to warm up and play nine holes.  Every week we will play a different course.  Please sign in using the TopTracer Range app so your name will appear on the leaderboard.  Please make a reservation to hold your bay so no one gets shut out.

Thanksgiving Schedule

The golf course will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.  There are benefits and drawbacks to dealing with a “Mom and Pop” business.  One of the drawbacks is that we’re taking the day off so we can enjoy the holiday with our family.

The Friday after Thanksgiving is a very busy day.  Holiday rates will be in effect.  ($35 to walk, $50 to ride if you are sharing a cart, $55 if you take your own cart)  We will start accepting tee times on Thursday November 19 for the general public.  If you want to play, make a tee time early, it will sell out.

 

Updated 11/11 – Weather report is improving

Format: Two Player Scramble.  Handicaps are calculated by adding 35% of the better player’s handicap and 15% of the higher handicap player.
Sign-up: Call 508-830-3535 to be added to the waitlist
Entry Fees: Season Pass Holders – $10, Associate Members, Weekday Pass Holders – $35, League Members and Guests – $40, includes greens fees and turkey dinner after golf.  No charge for cranberry sauce.
Carts: $15 per player if sharing, $20 if riding in a single cart
Prizes: $10 per player for prizes (prizes and birdies)

Team 1Team 2
Start TimePlayer 1Player 2Player 1Player 2
7:30 AMChad JordanTravis PicklusMatt BallardChris Ballard
7:40 AMDave Thompson Larry SheeleyDoc BobDave Harlow
7:50 AMAndy RosenGreg GarberPaul RodriguesKim Rodrigues
8:00 AMEric FernandezJohn HarkinsSteve BuffingtonSteve Kenyon
8:10 AMKen MichaelsDennis MelloWalter HartleyMike Sullivan
8:20 AMReed BacchiocchiMary LevensonStan MagnerBobby Henderson
8:30 AMTom AudetteMark PanasukBruce KannenbergRich Bracchi
8:40 AMDick DuddyBrian HitchingsJim O’ConnellBobby McCormick
8:50 AMBrian AndersonDon AndersonAshley TaylorBill Taylor
9:00 AMTim WrightDaraugh McCannJason RowlesCraig Donnelly
9:10 AMMark CluffDick JohnsonBob TorracoFrank Mazzarella
9:20 AMBill MacNevinGene HaenAndrea SooPaul Soo
9:30 AMJohn HallisseyEvan HallisseyColin DillonNick Baker
9:40 AMCam McFarlaneLuke MulkernJoe DwyerBrian Maddock
9:50 AMPaul LapsleyLapsleyLapsleyLapsley
10:00 AMSteve HatchJane HatchHatchHatch
10:10 AMJim MillikenDave LaRoseSteve AlixPaul Landon
10:20 AMQuinton LowellMike AlbaneseSteve MaroneyTim McCullough
10:30 AMSteve O’BrienDon WelinskySteve KellyRobin Franceshini
10:40 AMSteve MillerJay KingDennis JoyceMike Barthel
10:50 AMJohn GreyTom HawesMark RobertsonMark Nutley
11:00 AMJim GoldieRay BeaneJohn PatroliaBobby Sullivan
11:10 AMRob KaneSean BurkeMatt GiordaniMatt Fratulilto
11:20 AMGordon CassGordy Leighton, Jr.Jim VinciMark Dunn
11:30 AMAl LabelleJohn LabelleKevin CarrozzaFusako Seaver
11:40 AMMike ConwayDan LooneyFrank HommelMark McPherson
11:50 AMRoger JuholaLaurie JuholaGlenna GoodnowBarbara Kelley
12:00 PMJohn LenociLenociLenociLenoci
12:10 PMDan JenkinsDoug JenkinsJohn PerryGlenn Riskin
12:20 PMLou ParessKelly ParessJim RochePat
12:30 PMJeff HaglundBrian GagnonJohnny AndrewsBilly Delorie
12:40 PMChris ArthurNoah ArthurJean JonesBrandon Jones
12:50 PMBob AdamsShawn GriffinPaul VarneyDavid Wells

Closest to Pin Prizes: You may only win once, but if you are closest on more than one hole you can have your pick
Hole 2 – Choice of Booze –
Remy Martin 1738, Don Julio Tequila, Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka,
Absolut America Vodka, or Del Maguey Vida Mezcal
Hole 3 – Dozen Pro V1s
Hole 5 – Choice of Booze
Hole 7 – $25 Southers Marsh Gift Card
Hole 9 – Choice of Booze
Hole 10 – Foursome with Carts
Hole 11 – Choice of Booze
Hole 14 – Southers Marsh Golf Polo
Hole 16 – $50 Southers Marsh Gift Card
Hole 17 – Two Hour Bay Rental in the Barn

Sunday, October 18

Start TimePlayer 1Player 2Player 3Player 4
9:30 AMMark DunnJames VinciJim Flaherty
9:40 AMFrank HommelJoe HeustonMark McPherson
9:50 AMKen MichaelsWalter HartleyDennis MelloBob Henderson
10:00 AMPaul LandonBob LandonNorm LacasseKevin Shanahan
10:10 AMSteve AlixBill ShaulKeith PenaKevin Radke
10:20 AMMarc PanasukTom AudetteBruce KannenbergRich Bracchi
10:30 AMJack MonohanHarry KutzyStanley Wawrzynowicz
10:40 AMJim MillikenDave LaRoseSteve MaroneyPaul Lapsley
10:50 AMDave WellsPaul VarneyRich StarsiakFrank Mazzarella
11:00 AMTim McCulloughBob TarracoJack OlsonDennis Bortoni
11:10 AMBob ManningJoe ElyPaul CrimminsHank Askew
11:20 AMJeff KennyTom LaxtonDarren GurryChris Leslie
11:30 AMAndy RosenSteve BuffingtonPaul Rodrigues
11:40 AMEric FernandezJohn HarkinsSteve Kenyon
11:50 AMDennis DiegoliTim O’ConnorBob WilliamsGary Machado
12:00 PMJim JudgeWayne DelloRussoDrew RamboChris Sprague
12:10 PMLarry SheeleyDavid ThompsonJim Barr
12:20 PMCarl DitmarsMike GlowkaJames MasonTim O’Hara
12:30 PMAl MaughanCraig ProvoTony D’AngeloPat Capella
12:40 PMGordon CassGordy Leighton, Jr.
12:50 PM
1:00 PMDick JohnsonMark CluffRoger CluffDick Howard
1:10 PMRobert SilviaRudy Cabral
1:20 PMGeorge FerryJamie SilviaJoe Silvia
1:30 PMTim WrightDaraugh McCannMatt BeaneJohnny Sheehan
1:40 PMBob AdamsBrad QuinnArt KeddyBen Quinn
1:50 PMSteve KelleySteve O’BrienDon Welinsky
2:00 PMColin DillonKenny GehlJeff ChevalierNick Baker

As we feel our way along with demand for the Barn into the Fall, we have new hours to announce.

Starting October 1
Monday-Thursday – 1 PM-7 PM
Friday – Noon to 8 PM
Saturday – 11 to 8 PM
Sunday – 11 to 7 PM

Columbus Day, Monday, October 12 – 11 to 7 PM

On Halloween, Saturday October 31, we will be closing at 5 PM.

Pricing – Bay Reservations
Reserved in 2 hour blocks, including sales tax
Each bay accommodates up to 4 players and includes range balls
Monday-Friday Before 3:00 PM – $25 per hour
All Other Times – $40 per hour
If you start your reservation at 2, you’ll pay $25 for the first hour and $40 for the second hour

Pricing – Walk-in Buckets
We will still have 2 bays reserved for walk-in buckets. If you want to hit a bucket in the barn, please do not reserve a bay for 2 hours. Buckets are for walk-ins only. The last bucket will be sold half an hour before our closing time.
Pricing (including sales tax)
Monday-Friday Before 2:30 PM – Full Bucket – $12, Half Bucket – $6
All Other Times – Full Bucket – $20, Half Bucket – $10

We plan on offering golf leagues in the Barn on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting in November!

Thank you to everyone for your understanding as we try to make the best out of a difficult situation.

A couple of reminders….
– Please no coolers on the day of  the tournament.  We will have the beverage carts out to keep everyone hydrated.
– Please no tailgating afterwards.  We understand that this is a reunion of sorts, but unfortunately this is a different year.

Tee TimePlayer 1Player 2Player 3Player 4
9:40 AMChris ColemanDick JohnnsonWayne Maynard
9:50 AMGreg NolanKevin LeahyBrooks MarstonTim Murphy
10:00 AMPaul HusseyJay RabeniJosh StuartPeter Vanhauer
10:10 AMMichael BridgettBob CerowFrank GallagherKevin Kavanagh
10:20 AMDon FoleyDan Romanelli TBD TBD
10:30 AMMatthew Leahy TBD TBD TBD
10:40 AMJohn ArnoldBernie HaffeyBob PhinneyScott Shaugnessey
10:50 AMAdam BrownGary DelvecchioChris SeelyJohn Shower
11:00 AMJaime AsbedianRob AttalahChris IgoRyan Murray
11:10 AMJay BrennanChris BrennanJake BrennanSteve Kennedy
11:20 AMNed FlahertyRonnie KossScott Shorer TBD
11:30 AMMike CiceroneSteve GarrettMike HulettDamon Sparrow
11:40 AMMichael BonnerKurt HollowayBrian MurphyGeoff Wilkinson
11:50 AMTom MackinnonConnor McDavittShawn McDonough
12:00 PMBerman JoshChris KullakCoppens MikeChris Nelson
12:10 PMMichael PaynottaDave RakauskasDan RakauskasGreg Roche
12:20 PMPatrick Fitzsimons TBD TBD TBD
12:30 PMCraig FairfieldMatthew Leonard
12:40 PMJessica EricksonAndy EricksonCourtney MottauMike Mottau
12:50 PMPeter VenturelliJack Venturelli Venturelli Venturelli
1:00 PMBobby Farrelly TBD TBD TBD
1:10 PMChris FestaTodd JonesMatt JonesMike Kenney
1:20 PMJason LearyBrendan OkeefeAndy ReardonJoe Reardon
1:30 PMAnton ArapoffDon ChristensonGutsche KarDon Yucius
1:40 PMLou BallereneGreg BarkerAndy JohnsonDan Pittenger
1:50 PMJerry AbbanMatt LandolfiChris MagwoodJack Smith
2:00 PMJoe CheneyBen CraigJim CurtinBill Schmitz
2:10 PMTim DriscollStephen KenneallyChristopher Sherwood TBD
2:20 PMDan Najarian