The golf course is a compact, exceptional nine-hole course. Among the best-groomed layouts in the state, Bellevue Golf Club is designed in the classic Donald Ross tradition with small greens and reasonably tight fairways. Although the course is relatively short at 6100 yards, it provides a challenge to all levels of golfers.
Bellevue is a member-owned private golf club with rich history and is one of the founding members of the Massachusetts Golf Association.
Bellevue offers a wonderful mix of both competitive and recreational golf. If you are looking for a casual game amongst close friends or a highly competitive game amongst skilled golfers, you will find that game at Bellevue.
Pace of Play
With everyone’s busy schedules, pace of play is of utmost importance. A 4 hour 18-hole round (2 hour nine-hole round) of golf is the expectation at Bellevue and not the exception to the rule.
Bellevue has two men’s golf leagues that place fun and camaraderie first and foremost. They play in the evenings on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Bellevue also has a weekly “Scotch” event where husband-and-wife teams compete with others and enjoy fine dining on the patio after their round of golf.
All of our “nine and dine” league evenings are extremely popular and a great way to meet people and build lasting friendships.
If you are a newcomer to the game, our PGA teaching professionals run a full slate of instructional programs throughout the summer to introduce you to the great game. They can also help the more experienced golfer perfect their swing.
The kids take over Bellevue on Monday mornings throughout the summer. It is a safe, fun, and educational place for children of all ages. Many members of local high school golf teams get hooked on golf during summer fun at Bellevue.
Melrose High School calls Bellevue home for its Middlesex League matches from September through late October. Bellevue has proudly hosted Melrose High for the past half century.
Women’s golf has a long and storied history at Bellevue, which was the golfing home of Anne Marie Tobin, the only seven-time Massachusetts Women’s state champion.
Women have 9- and 18-hole leagues on Tuesdays and Wednesday mornings and play a variety of tournament formats.
Bellevue was pleased to host the Women’s Massachusetts State Open Championship again in 2011 where Ellie Dutch of Moodus Ct defeated 13-year -old phenom, Megan Khang of Rockland, Mass. Bellevue hosted the inaugural Women’s Open in 1990 and continued hosting the event through 1994.
On the competitive side, there is a full slate of tournaments for both men and women administered by a member-governed tournament committee. There are a variety of formats including stroke play, Ryder Cup-style, team match play, and member-guest events.
Additionally, numerous members compete in annual Massachusetts Golf Association amateur events matching their skills against other top golfers in the state. Bellevue has been represented in recent years by multiple teams and individuals in the following state championships:
- Massachusetts Amateur,
- Massachusetts Open,
- Massachusetts Four Ball,
- Massachusetts Mid-Amateur,
- Massachusetts Father-Son, and
- Women’s Golf Association of Massachusetts events
Traveling Teams and Reciprocals
Bellevue was a founding member and fields a highly competitive men’s traveling team in the Northern Twileague each year. Top women golfers regularly compete in WGAM events.
Bellevue members now have reciprocal privileges with two other area private clubs: Bear Hill in Stoneham and Meadowbrook in Reading. On select days, you have privileges on the golf courses and in the restaurants and bars of these fine sister clubs.
For information about becoming a golf member, please visit our membership page.