Golf FAQs

What golf renovations have been completed by the new owners?
Within 24 hours of purchasing Ferncroft CC, Affinity Management began large-scale renovations that inspired 118 founding members to apply within six days. Golf course projects since February 2006 include lengthening the driving range, adding a short game area and chipping green, and creating a 40,000 square foot grass practice tee. Drainage work was performed on 14 holes. Affinity also renovated and reopened the 19th Hole restaurant.

Are guests allowed to play?
Members are not limited to the number of guests they may bring annually. Guests must be accompanied by a member and play during non-prime times. Guests are not permitted to play Saturdays or Sundays before noon or Fridays between 11:00 am – 1:00 pm (earlier or later on Fridays is permitted.) A guest is welcome to play up to six times per season.

On what days does Ferncroft CC host outings?
Outings are available Mondays and on Tuesdays following a Monday holiday. Please see the golf outings FAQs for more information.

What is the dress code for playing golf?
Proper golf attire is required. Golf shoes must have soft spikes. Collared golf shirts, golf mocks and turtlenecks are acceptable, as well as Bermuda shorts. Jeans, cut-offs, tank tops, and running shorts are not permitted.

What is the tee time reservation policy?
Members may reserve starting times up to seven days in advance.

Is the course amenable to walking?
Walking is encouraged at all times unless otherwise specified, and pull carts are permitted.

Are there golf associations for men and women?
Both men and women have active golf associations. The cost to join is nominal.

Does Ferncroft CC offer golf tournaments for members?
There are active tournament schedules for men, women, and mixed groups throughout the golf season for those in the golf associations.

When may couples play together?
Couples may play together anytime during the week. On Saturdays and Sundays, either member of the couple may play before noon, but not both. After noon on Saturday and Sundays couples are welcome to play together.

Are there any groups that I can join for a regular game on Saturday morning?
We have many groups that play from different tees (blue and white) at different times that welcome new players. Members commonly change groups depending on their schedules.

What golf instruction programs are offered for members?
We offer private, semi-private, and group programs to all levels of golfers, men, women, and juniors. These programs cover all aspects of golf – some examples include the Short Game Clinic, Putting Clinic, Comprehensive Clinic, Full-Swing Clinic, and Tip Clinic. Members can take part in private lessons, on-course instruction, women’s clinics, and junior clinics.

Are there programs for older children to learn the game?
Several types of Junior golf clinics are mostly available in the summer. In the past we have held weekly junior golf clinics, competitive golf clinics, and the All Sports Fun Kid Club. Inquiries and reservations can be handled through the Pro Shop – (978) 739-4040 x231 or by contacting Phil Leiss.

When may juniors play golf?
Please refer to the Junior Member guidelines.

Does Ferncroft CC support any high school golf teams?
Ferncroft CC supports Danvers High School and St. John’s Prep School.  As the home course for Danvers HS, Ferncroft CC hosts 8-10 matches total over the months of September and October.  Matches are typically held Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning at 3:45 pm. 

Does the Club offer rental clubs?
We have Titleist and Cobra clubs available for daily rental. These include clubs for men women, and juniors and both left and right-handed golfers.

What is the Club’s tipping policy for golf staff?
Gratuities are at the discretion of the member or guest.

Does the Club offer bag storage for members?
Yes, bag storage is available as an option for a nominal annual fee.

Does the Club offer club fitting?
Our golf professionals offer Callaway and Titleist fitting systems. Fittings are made by appointment and conducted on our newly renovated practice range.

Can a guest purchase items in the pro shop without charges being billed to the hosting member?
Guests are welcome to purchase items in the pro shop with a credit card.

May I make a special order purchase in the pro shop?
Ferncroft CC is happy to work with you on any special order.

What methods of payment are accepted for guest fees, club rental, etc?
The golf shop bills charges to member accounts but also accepts MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express. Outings may be paid for with checks or credit cards.


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