Though several hundred yards shorter than No. 1, many feel Ponkapoag No. 2 is a better tract, easier to navigate and more interesting than its big brother.. Overview Ponkapoag annually hosts the New England Junior Open, one of the oldest and biggest junior tournaments in the country.The front 9 maintains the classic Donald Ross feel with the added intrigue of a number of MDC trails crisscrossing the course. This provides the consistent challenge of playing around hikers, bikers and even horse riders who plod through, seemingly oblivious to the danger posed by hackers. The back 9 is actually designed by Bill Mitchell (of New Seabury fame), but only the most sophisticated golfer will really notice the subtle design differences, as Mitchell is a Ross protégé.
Features The back 9 is considerably more open than the front. The troublesome woods, which seem to line every hole, almost disappear as you emerge from the par-3 11th, not to return as a factor until you head for home at 17 and 18.
diamond in the rough. VERY rough..
#1 compares to #2, even tho everyone seems to play #2. must be b/c of the bombed out fairways straight from saving private ryan--unexplicable mud craters in the middle of the fairway, with tire tracks thru them. greens were stimping about a 2, like shag carpet. you get what you pay for.