GPS Leads Drivers Onto Golf Course in Massachusetts

April 8, 2015

On Easter night, GPS devices directed drivers through an alternate route that they soon found out was discontinued and led them directly onto Heritage Country Club in Charlton, Massachusetts, according to WBZ-TV.

Apparently, The Mass Pike was packed with traffic, so the drivers checked for alternate routes on their GPS and ended up on Sampson Road, which comes to a dead end at the golf course. After driving about 600 yards up hole 12, one car got stuck near a pond on the course and another was stalled near a green.

There was no damage to the grass so drivers were not issued citations and the club is considering putting up a sign.

“It’s a discontinued road,” Bill Plante, the course’s owner, told WBZ-TV. “It used to go all the way through, back in the 60s, and I don’t think they ever discontinued it officially.”

Heritage Country Club is an 18-hole championship course and has long been considered one of the top courses in the area.

Club member Sandy Terlizz told WBZ-TV that this was not the first time it happened at the club, but never this many cars.

“The incident became the talk of Charlton,” she said.

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