WEDNESDAY JUNE 3, 2020. COURSE OPEN 7am-6pm. ONLY FRONT 9 PLAY TODAY.  CARTS ARE AVAILABLE. MEMBERS MUST BUY CART GIFT CARD ON WEBSITE.  CLICK ARROW FOR TYPE OF GIFT CARD AND CHOOSE CORRECT CART FEE. NON-MEMBERS MAY CALL THE PRO SHOP WITHIN 2 DAYS OF PLAY TO BOOK TEE TIMES.  PAYMENT FOR TEE TIMES IS REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF BOOKING.   THERE WILL BE NO WALK-UPS OR DAY OF PLAY BOOKINGS AT THIS TIME. THE DRIVING RANGE, SHORT GAME AREA AND PRACTICE GREEN ARE CLOSED.  REFER TO INSTRUCTIONS ON OUR WEBSITE: CRANBERRYVALLEY.GOLF (UNDER MEMBER RESOURCES) FOR INFO ON BOOKING TEE TIMES.    MEMBER REMI THIBODEAU (AGE 77) SHOT A 74 AND JOHN MIZORAS (AGE 73) SHOT A 72.  CONGRATS REMI AND JOHN!!!!

 
Should You Tip Cart Guys?

We have all been in that situation at a private course, or even a public course.

The annoying kid who cleans your clubs and takes the cart away small talks his way to maybe a few dollar tip.

For the record, I can call those guys annoying because I’m one of them. I flip carts and wash clubs for some extra cash on the weekends.

But here is the great debate.

Should you tip them?

Here are rationales for both sides, and then my obvious thoughts on it.

Don’t Tip:

Well, it is their job. They get an hourly wage and they are doing exactly what their job description says. Why does this kid need to be fake nice to me? Just talk to me like a human and have a good conversation. I think it is so weird when they are quiet and or shy and the whole experience of you trying to put stuff away, while they clean your clubs is the worst.

Tip:

They are going above and beyond for you. When you tip them, they remember you and make sure to treat you well. People do this regularly get the most attention and washed the best. You talk to them more and feel more connected to the for some reason or the other.

At the end of the day, just tip them. At a private course, it is worth it for many reasons. 1. They could remember you didn’t tip and not even clean your clubs. They remember who tips, so get on their good side early. Throwing 3-10 bucks at someone flipping carts isn’t going to break your bank,

Plus, most of the time, like myself, they are doing it as college kids looking for some extra money to spend on the weekends. The older guys working just want the free golf.



  • Effective Saturday May 23rd, the tee sheet will be open from 7am until 3:45pm.
  • All persons will need to be off the property by 6pm.
  • Guests will be allowed to book tee times two (2) days in advance by calling the Pro Shop at (508) 430-5234 between 8am – 4pm.
  • Guest making the reservation will need to pay for the entire group at time of reservation. No refunds will be given. Rain checks will apply if course is closed due to weather.
  • Single person carts are only available with a handicap plaque or doctor’s note on letterhead.
  • Cart use for all players expected to start Tuesday May 26th.
  • MUST purchase a cart online at cranberryvalley.golf Click on gift cards in top right corner. Use dropdown menu to choose correct amount (cart member 9H, cart member 18H, cart guest 9H, cart guest 18H)
  • Print gift card from your email and present gift card and copy of handicap plaque or doctor’s letter to the Gate Attendant upon arrival.