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1 King Rail Dr
Lynnfield, MA  01940-4210
United States
P: (781) 334-4643
King Rail Course

9 hole regulation length course

Municipal golf course

34 par | 3,420 yards

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King Rail Golf Course

The 9-hole "King Rail" course at the King Rail Reserve Golf Course facility in Lynnfield, Massachusetts features 3,420 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 34. Designed by William F. Mitchell, ASGCA, the King Rail golf course opened in 2016. Don Lyons, PGA manages the course as the Golf Professional.


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Reviewed September 30, 2020

King Rail golf reserve is a scenic public course, but it does have some serious drawbacks that would make me think twice about returning.

First off, a little bit of background. The course used to be an 18 hole country club, but the land 9 of the holes were on was sold to land developers. There used to be an old, run down clubhouse, but now the front desk is in a trailer. So, I’d suggest making plans for the 19th hole elsewhere. The course was professionally designed by William F. Mitchell

The course itself is on marshland that is actually a preserve for the King Rail bird, so it’s very scenic. There are plenty of water hazards. The course is fairly flat, with some small rolling hills and large but sparse trees.

Since the course is on marshland, it can get too wet sometimes as drainage is a problem here. Fairway maintenance is decent overall. The greens are cut too short, which makes it difficult to putt smoothly. The tee boxes are not clearly marked, which can be frustrating.

The course is a 9 hole municipal course, just off the highway (easy to find.) Hole #3 is the signature hole. It’s the only par 5 on the course and measures 369 yards from the blue tee. There’s a nice mix of par 3 and 4 holes here, and I think low and high handicap golfers would all be able to have a decent experience at this course.

The staff aren’t that friendly and the ranger does yell at golfers sometimes. I would have hoped the staff to be more welcoming because the owner and the golf pro are both PGA professionals. Unfortunately, you won’t be getting any golf tips from them unfortunately. For a course without a proper clubhouse, the price is a bit steep ($21 for 9 holes without a cart.)

Another thing to be aware of is golf balls flying over from other holes. The holes run parallel to each other, so getting hit by a ball is not an uncommon occurrence. This course takes cash only, and even though it’s a municipal course, reservations are still recommended.

All in all, I’d recommend playing this course at least once to take in the scenery and for a nice degree of challenge. It’s not a place I’d golf at regularly, but it’s fine once in a while.

Challenging Good For Beginners Scenic Walkable Well Maintained
Reviewed July 05, 2011

Course is in OK shape but not great. Course lay out is nice and the views are sweet. Just needs a nice new club house, better staffing crew, and a good greens crew. Course has a ton of potential to be great. For the condition the course is in, should be a little cheaper.


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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 stephen S. 20 46 26 08/12/10
2 richard R. 35 64 29 05/08/09
3 Robert H. 14 43 29 09/12/08
4 Josh S. 22 53 31 10/11/08
5 christopher B. 9 44 35 07/13/09
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Golf Course Information

About King Rail Reserve

King Rail Reserve Golf Course

Golf Only facility

9 regulation holes

Awards at King Rail Reserve

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Course Staff

Don Lyons, PGA, Golf Professional
Eddie Whalley, PGA, Golf Professional
Mike Johnson, Superintendent

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