In honor of Walter Hagen’s 125th birthday this December, tune into Kernwood’s Social Media (Instagram: @kernwoodcountryclub, Facebook: KernwoodCountryClub, and Twitter: @KernwoodCC) to follow his journey around Kernwood. Walter will be in a new location every other week starting the week of June 12th through the first week in October. The first person to answer his mystery question will win a Kernwood prize. To win, you must like the photo on social media and be the first person to email caroline@kernwood.org the correct answer.

Who Is Walter Hagen?

Walter Hagen was born on December 21, 1892. He was an American professional golfer and an icon in golf the first half of the 20th century. His tally of 11 professional majors is third behind Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods. He won the U.S. Open twice (1914 and 1919), and in 1922 became the first native-born American to win the British Open. He also won the PGA Champion a record-tying five times (1921, 1924, 1925, 1926, and 1927) and the Western Open five times (1916, 1921, 1926, 1927, and 1932). Hagen was a six-time Ryder Cup captain and totaled 45 PGA wins in his career. Also, Hagen played in the first opening day at Kernwood Country Club in 1915! Walter Hagen passed away on October 6th, 1969.



Masters Viewing Party

masters_txt_001Master’s Viewing Party
Saturday, April 8th from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Join us for a fun watch party and celebration of the completion of our newest club renovation! There will be a themed menu & specialty drinks!

On the menu:
Grass Fed Beef Tenderloin
Mini Grilled Cheeses
Pulled Pork Sliders
Assorted Salad Station
Masters Pimeno Cheese Sandwiches
Pecan Glazed BBQ Ribs
Forrect Gump Friend Shrimp
Oysters, Shrimp & Clams
Assorted Dessert Station

$25 per person

The Grille Room will be open on Sunday for lunch from 11:00-3:00 and the Bar Menu will be available until 8:00. Join us to watch the Finals of the Masters.

Update from the Greens (March 28, 2017)


Update from the Greens

This is my first letter of 2017 and it explains what has been accomplished over the winter months and my best guess as to what the opening date will be for the golf course.  The weather will dictate the actual date but my guess right now is the 15th of April. Last year we removed all the covers from the greens and tees on March 7th. This year we might be able to remove them by  April 1st and begin mowing the greens by the 8th of April. We experienced an unusually warm February this year, so I was able to inspect most of the greens and they appeared to be healthy and winter injury free. We then experienced more snow and colder weather so the greens are still covered under snow and ice at the time of this letter.

The tree work was the focus of the green department this winter. We were able to accomplish removing the majority of trees that the USGA agronomist, Jim Skorulski and golf course architect, Rob McNeil outlined in their reports. There were also trees that were removed for safety reasons and I have included pictures showing how hollow and rotted they were after cutting them down.

Green chairman, Frank Cole continued to monitor the project which started last year and he continues to adhere to the green committee’s main objective, which is to make Kernwood a more playable and safer golf course for the entire membership. In addition to trimming and cutting trees on the golf course we addressed areas around the clubhouse, pro shop, pool area, entrance and exit roads.

We look forward to opening the course this year and highlighting the improvements that we feel are long overdue.  Because the majority of the work was accomplished by our own staff the cost was kept to a minimum.  We look forward to having Rob McNeil visit Kernwood again in early May for another town hall meeting to hear his comments on past and future improvements to the golf course.

I will be posting updates on the club’s website and also on my twitter account @KernwoodGreens, to keep the membership updated on golf course information pertaining to  course closings, cart path restrictions and cultural practices important to maintain the golf course in great shape. Looking forward to warmer weather and  seeing you on the course this season.


Best regards,

John Eggleston




Grille Room Opening Information


Grille Room Opening Information

We are excited for our entire membership to experience the grille room renovation! Below is a schedule of hours and opening activities. We hope to see you around the club!

Friday, March 31st– First Friday evening dinner (Seafood Buffet), menu to follow!

Saturday, April 1st– NCAA Final Four Viewing in the Grille.
Game 1- 6:09 p.m. (South Carolina vs. Gonzaga) and
Game 2- 8:49 p.m. (Oregon vs. North Carolina)

Saturday, April 8th– Masters Party & Grand Opening, come join in the fun and celebrate the completion of our newest club renovation!

April Dining Hours

Below are the dining hours until the course is open (subject to change).
Please call the Main Office for reservations on all dinners (978-745-1210)

Monday’s– closed
Tuesday’s– closed
Wednesday’s– closed
Lunch 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Bar Menu: Available until 10:00 p.m.
Bar Open until 11:00 p.m.
Lunch 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Bar Menu: Available until 10:00 p.m.
Bar Open until 11:00 p.m.
Lunch 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Bar Menu: Available until 10:00 p.m.
Bar Open until 11:00 p.m.
Lunch 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

April & June Book Club


April Book Club
April 4, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.


Meticulously researched and beautifully written, the true story of a Japanese American family that found itself on opposite sides during World War II—an epic tale of family, separation, divided loyalties, love, reconciliation, loss, and redemption—this is a riveting chronicle of U.S.–Japan relations and the Japanese experience in America.

 Please R.S.V.P. to Sharon Fermon, 978-532-1605 or sharonfermon@comcast.net.

June Book Club
June 27, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.


Few figures in American history have been more hotly debated or more grossly misunderstood than Alexander Hamilton. Chernow’s biography gives Hamilton his due and sets the record straight, deftly illustrating that the political and economic greatness of today’s America is the result of Hamilton’s countless sacrifices to champion ideas that were often wildly disputed during his time. “To repudiate his legacy,”

 Please R.S.V.P. to Sharon Fermon, 978-532-1605 or sharonfermon@comcast.net.

Valentine’s Day Brunch


Valentine’s Day Brunch
Sunday, February 12th
10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Kick off your Valentine’s Day to a “sweet” start by joining us for a brunch and family fun!

On the Menu:
Seasonal Fresh Fruit, Ripened Berries, Bakery Display, Caesar Salad, Tomato Cucumber Salad, Home Fried Potatoes, French Toast, Smoked Bacon, Country Link Sausage, Eggs Benedict, Sauteed Chicken Breasts, Cheese Blintzes, Chicken Fingers, French Fries, Slow Roasted Prime Rib, BBQ Salmon, Smoked Salmon Display.
Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Assorted Pastries & Cakes, Teas & Coffees.
Bloody Mary Bar & Mimosa Bar.

Adults- $40, Children- $1 Their Age, Children Under 5- FREE

Please R.S.V.P. to  978-745-1210 or to caroline@kernwood.org!