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581 Hathaway Rd
New Bedford, MA  02740-1911
United States
P: (508) 996-9393
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Whaling City Course

18 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

72 par | 6,544 yards | 126 slope

70.2 rating

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Whaling City Golf Course

The 18-hole "Whaling City" course at the Whaling City Golf Course At New Bedford facility in New Bedford, Massachusetts features 6,544 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 70.2 and it has a slope rating of 126. Designed by Donald Ross, the Whaling City golf course opened in 2001. Bruce Carlson manages the course as the Co-Owner.


Time5am - 9pm
Price $0 - $500
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Reviewed October 31, 2018

This course is under new management and looking great! Significant improvements, reasonable rates, and new carts. The new management team is really invested in the course’s future. The clubhouse and kitchen have also been improved. You should take the time to check it out, for those of you who were unhappy with your experience you should give them another try.

Beverages Available Challenging Club Rentals Food Available Friendly Staff Great Deal Pro Shop Putting Green Quick Pace Scenic Well Maintained
Reviewed October 07, 2016

I just got raped at Whaling City Golf Course!
They should've paid me to play.
I cannot believe what has happened to the Donald Ross course.
A terrific layout and a challenging track has been pissed upon by the current management company.
How does this happen to what should be a gem for the New Bedford people?
I'll tell you how.
Greed, avarice and ineptitude with a healthy helping of disdain for the game of golf, that's how.
Johnson Golf marking their territory with their own odiferous scat!
A real bunch of pukes.

Reviewed October 04, 2016

The Whale, as it is called by the locals is more like a Dinosaur!
You've got to be kidding. I guess the course is owned by the unfortunate people of New Bedford. "A Donald Ross inspired course..." Super, were the stones in the bunkers also inspired? The Johnson ?management company really has put its bad name on this one. And, if you would enjoy a time travel to see the Flintstones, just head into the "clubhouse". It is like walking back in time, a time that should be forgotten. The bar was enlightening. The bartender greeted me and my friends with: "You're gunna have to wait...I'm busy" We left after 5 minutes of her boisterous profane language.

Reviewed September 19, 2010

Reviewed July 19, 2009

Nice course, very friendly people. Great for vacation golf!

Reviewed September 08, 2007

Have been playing this course for 50 yrs. on and off it is in the best shape ever. It is a great Ross design, it is a good price and a good play.

Reviewed July 30, 2007

nice course i recently played 9 holes there & its a very long wide open course with some water ponds on some holes & you should like this course i do & i deffinitely will be back.

Reviewed July 09, 2007

I nice course for the price. Get the driver ready. There are nice wide fairways that most players will want to use drive onto.


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  • Latest Scores
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Ray M. 15 45 30 10/07/10
2 Bill R. N/A 48 48 07/26/10
3 Derek N. N/A 52 52 05/07/08
4 gerry L. N/A 61 61 07/29/07
5 Christopher G. N/A 62 62 08/22/07
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About Whaling City Golf Course At New Bedford

Whaling City Golf Course At New Bedford

Golf Only facility

20 tees driving range

18 regulation holes

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Course Staff

Bruce Carlson, Co-Owner
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