Founded in 1899, Bellevue Golf Club features a private course in Melrose, Massachusetts. The rolling land, lying between Porter Street and Lynn Fells Parkway, on the slope of Pine Hill, is admirable adapted to the purpose of giving ample scope for this exceptional nine-hole golf course. The Wayne Stiles & John Van Kleek design is among the best-groomed layouts in New England. Although the par 70 golf course is relatively short at 6038 yards, it provides a challenge to all levels of golfers.


Explore the Hole-by-Hole Course Tour

Hole #1 - "Long Tom"

Par 4 - 328 yards

Handicap - Blue/White 16, Green/Red 7, Red/Green 11

Hole Description
The first hole is a short downhill par 4 with out of bounds defined by the inside edge of roadside curb along entire left side. There are bunkers strategically placed on each side of the green. Longer hitters may reach this putting surface that is sloped severely back to front.  

Hole #2 - "Elbow"

Par 4 - 339 yards

Handicap - Blue/White 10, Green/Red 9, Red/Green 9

Hole Description
The second hole demands a right to left tee shot to take advantage of this short par 4. The pool complex is on your right-hand side.  The woods, stone walls, and fences along the left side are out of bounds.  The putting green is tilted back to front.

Hole #3 - "The Birches"

Par 4 - 403 yards

Handicap - Blue/White 1, Green/Red 1, Red/Green 5

Hole Description
The longest par 4 on the course greets you on the third hole with out of bounds on the left (Lynn Fells Parkway). Named "The Birches" since birch trees line this hole on each side. There is a stream running through this hole. The approach shot is to an elevated green that will need an extra club. The green is sloped from back to front.

Hole #4 - "Grove"

Par 4 - 389 yards

Handicap - Blue/White 4, Green/Red 3, Red/Green 3

Hole Description
The fourth hole is a downhill par 4 which is rocky land with bushes, a hill, and a ditch. You are considered in Melrose when you tee off and then it changes to Saugus on the fairway.  Two solid shots are needed to reach this relatively flat green.

Hole #5 - "Over the Garden Wall"

Par 3 - 158 yards

Handicap - Blue/White 15, Green/Red 13, Red/Green 17

Hole Description
The fifth hole is a medium length par 3 that is protected by three green side bunkers and a water hazard the entire right side. A stream runs through this hole with a man-made pond on the right fed by wells to provide a watering system for the golf course. The putting green is sloped from back to front and is the largest green on the golf course.

Hole #6 - "The Pines"

Par 5 - 496 yards

Handicap - Blue/White 5, Green/Red 11, Red/Green 1

Hole Description
The sixth hole is the lone par 5. Named "The Pines" since you are making your way back to Pine Hill. The tee shot is to a generous fairway and the second shot is uphill. The approach shot is to a two-tiered green that demands accuracy.

Hole #7 - "Lookout"

Par 4 -356 yards

Handicap - Blue/White 13, Green/Red 15, Red/Green 13

Hole Description
The seventh hole is a short downhill par 4 with a stream down the entire right side. Named "Lookout" for its extensive and excellent view of the surrounding country. You tee off on the top of Pine Hill.  A good drive will leave golfers with a short approach shot. The green is tilted from back to front and is the slowest green going uphill.

Hole #8 - "High Ball"

Par 3 - 197 yards

Handicap - Blue/White 12, Green/Red 17, Red/Green 15

Hole Description
The eighth hole is a lengthy par 3 that typically plays into the prevailing wind. There are sand traps before the hole on both sides. The green is sloped back to front with the most severe slope on the front part of the green. Par is a good score here.

Hole #9 - "Home"

Par 4 -334 yards

Handicap - Blue/White 8, Green/Red 5, Red/Green 7

Hole Description
The ninth hole is an uphill par 4 and is protected off the tee by a fairway bunker known as “Big Mouth". Named "Home" since it's the last hole and you are back to the Clubhouse.  The devilish putting green is tucked close to the Clubhouse and creates a great finishing atmosphere.  Many members will be on the patio watching you finish and welcoming you home.