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Manny Lopes Francis
Founder Manuel Lopes Francis
and son Manuel Nathaniel Francis
circa 1975

For three generations, Green Harbor Golf Club has been a family-owned and managed 18-hole public golf course with a challenging layout conveniently located between Cape Cod and Boston in Marshfield, Massachusetts. Since its opening in 1971, it has long been known as an impressivley maintained course that the whole family can enjoy.

In 1965, the Francis family purchased the Marshfield property and created a turf farm for the development of their Vesper Velvet bentgrass. Velvet greens are unmatched for their consistent conditions and true puttability and are a preferred turf for private golf courses all over the world. Green Harbor Golf Club opened as a public course in 1971 and features the same Vesper Velvet greens and conditions that those private courses benefit from. Beginner golfers appreciate the wide fairways while the lower handicapper is challenged by the shot-making accuracy that is required; a testament to this challenge is the standing course record of 67. Water hazards come into play on seven holes, and there are many sand bunkers on the course that are designed to keep this record intact. This course is a must for those golfers who want to experience the old world feel of a walking-only course.