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4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
90.6%
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40 out of 45 reviews
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5.0
Pace
5.0
Amenities
3.7
Conditions
5.0
Value
4.7
Layout
5.0
100.0%
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3 out of 3 reviews
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4.7
Pace
4.6
Amenities
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Conditions
3.8
Value
4.2
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4.8
92.3%
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7130
Slope 150
Rating 75.3
Type Public
Located just three hours outside of Boston, Sunday River Golf Club, designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., is worth the short trip, especially if you are coming from Portland, which is less than two hours away. It is one of New England's must-play golf courses. The layout is nestled in the foothills of the Mahoosac Range, overlooking the beautiful Sunday River Valley. The course itself is perched on a sloping hillside, offering panoramic views that stretch all the way to Old Spec, Maine's third highest peak. The spacious course measures in at 7,130 yards from the tips. Jones fully utilized the naturally dramatic elevation changes, so be prepared for some uneven lies and the occasional blind shot. The course's challenges are nicely balanced by generous greens and wide fairways, making Sunday River Golf Club accessible for a wide range of skill levels.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7130 yards 75.3 150
Blue 72 6558 yards 72.3 139
White 72 5851 yards 68.7 129
Green 72 5006 yards 65.0 120
Scorecard for Sunday River Resort
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 75.2/146 523 410 371 206 448 195 506 435 422 3516 410 583 437 351 213 518 163 496 443 3614 7130
Blue M: 72.3/140 499 384 332 175 425 178 440 410 339 3182 385 565 412 316 185 483 142 474 414 3376 6558
White M: 69.5/129 481 353 304 147 402 164 424 334 320 2929 252 492 366 300 138 449 106 428 391 2922 5851
Green M: 65.2/118 W: 71.2/126 407 331 192 132 342 113 361 238 302 2418 241 458 302 256 113 415 95 338 370 2588 5006
Handicap 14 10 18 16 2 12 8 4 6 3 5 13 15 11 9 17 1 7
Par 5 4 4 3 4 3 5 4 4 36 4 5 4 4 3 5 3 4 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 2005
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr. (2005)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code No Denim, Collared Shirt Required

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4.4
45

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 6
19th Hole Scenic Views 4
Patio Dining 3
Course Challenges Include:
Forced Carries 16
Elevation Changes 14
Bunkers 13
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 17
Advanced Golfers 13
A Weekend Splurge 12
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 14
At a Resort 11
In the 'Burbs 1
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
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5.0
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First Time Playing

Beautiful, tough course

We had a thoroughly enjoyable, albeit challenging round at Sunday River. The staff were particularly friendly and accommodating, adjusting our tee time to get us in before a storm and getting us right out on the first hole. The course is spectacular, with big elevation changes and mountain vistas in the background. It’s a must play for any golfer in this part of New England.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent
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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
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Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Beautiful Views!

This is a beautiful course but it can be a challenge with all the hazards. It was not overcrowd so there was no waiting to hit. The carts have bottles of water, tees and hand towels for you already stocked. A round of golf also includes the range. This is the second time I've played this course and I can't wait to play again.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Happy customer

What a great course!!!! Some of the prettiest views I have ever seen. The fall foliage was going, which just added the the views. This is one the best I have ever played. Was a hard but playable course. If in the area you better play or you will regret it!!!
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Wonderful birthday gift!

We played this course on a vacation to Maine and were excited to experience such a picturesque and beautiful panaroma along with playing a challenging course! I could not have asked for a better way to spend my birthday!!! Thanks GolfNow for including this course! We hope to play one more time before returning home!
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

annual golf trip with the guys

This was the 9th year playing Sunday River with a group of friends. Weather was actually hot for Maine in mid September(Thurs - Sat)- shouldn't complain. The atmosphere: the layout, design and vistas are amazing. The course: the greens have always been in great shape - consistently challenging and true rolling. However, this year they were recently top dressed with sand. Tough putting in the morning rounds with the dew causing the sand to stick to ball - call it bad timing, but noticed a similar comment in an earlier review. Curious why they would sand the greens before what I would expect to be a busier time on the weekend. The multiple tee boxes were in great shape, but could've used a mowing. The fairways have seen better days - probably the worst shape we've seen them in the 9 years we've been coming here. The fairways were aerated and sliced in a effort to recover them. The sand traps with the new white crushed limestone are pristine, however the traps yet to get the new sand tended to be neglected a bit (rocks). I understand the course is under new ownership and have heard the prior owners let the place (fairways) go due to financial difficulties. The new owners have begun to make changes - including safety improvements on some of the dangerously steep cart paths. The carts no longer had GPS monitors, but I'm told they're replacing all the carts next year including new GPS. Due to the reliance on the GPS - the sprinkler heads aren't marked with yardage, however, the starter was kind enough to provide us with free yardage books - a must. The course was not nearly as busy as years past. Previous owners offered a membership package which was not offered by new management, less people resulting in a faster pace of play. The people were great. Pro Shop, bar, kitchen, starter and cart staff were kind and accommodating. Very appreciative of our business, in what must have been a slow year compared to years past. I'm guessing it has been a tough transition year with new management bringing new people all around. Our group is willing to give them the benefit of the doubt this year and look forward to returning to this award winning course from tee to green.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Sunday River, great greens, rest in need of care and good weather

We played as a twosome and flew on the front. Never saw anyone. Came to a standstill on #ten. Two foursomes on the hole, second group just went on by and ignored us. I would guess the eight knew one another. Perhaps they had stopped for lunch at the turn as I cannot imagine where they came from . It made for a very long back nine.
Staff Friendliness Fair
Pace of Play Fair
Course Conditions Fair
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

beautiful views, especially in the fall.

I have played the course several times...and although the weather and views were beautiful, I have to say the course was probably in the worse shape I have ever seen. And as we were playing, probably on 75% of the greens they were just sanding as we were approaching. Still, it was better than a day at the office. I do plan on going back in the fall if I can get the same deal.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Poor
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Good

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