ButterBrook Golf Club
|White (W)||72||5617 yards||72.1||127|
|Black M: 72.6/133||532||316||136||403||136||436||554||171||618||3302||383||249||521||370||199||447||524||416||355||3464||6766|
|Blue M: 70.4/128||507||293||123||396||132||401||492||157||551||3052||374||195||501||309||175||377||475||394||322||3122||6174|
|White M: 68.6/120 W: 72.1/127||477||286||102||373||118||377||471||144||549||2897||308||173||434||266||138||351||420||330||300||2720||5617|
|Red W: 69.4/120||408||265||94||282||111||283||401||111||498||2453||271||167||382||231||131||300||388||307||219||2396||4849|
Good layout but...
This course is layed out fine with several par 3’s that are almost all challenging. You can’t miss the greens on most holes or you end up in jail. The greens themselves and the tee boxes on the threes and short par fours where folks would hit irons were pretty beat up. Fairways were in good shape as rough was thick. I can’t believe that we played in a tournament that took over five hours and we say the cart girl one time. That’s fun in 90 degree weather.
Lovely but demanding
Butter Brook is typically kept in lovely condition, and today was no exception. The fairways are in very good shape and the greens were very nice. Often the fairways adjacent to the green were also quite tight, allowing us to use putters off the green, not always true on public courses in New England.
The front nine is tighter than the back nine. Many holes are akin to target golf--not a lot of margin for error on many holes, and twisting, narrow fairways on the front nine with a few more wider ones on the back. Finishes with two demanding holes. Interesting, testing course.
Compares well to area peers
Butter Brook delivers a lot of value, especially compared to it's pricier neighbors like Shaker Hills and Red Tail. The staff is very professional, though make sure you get there early, the rangers like everyone to start on time and keep it moving. It's a good bridge between a regular muni type and an upscale course, affordable, but they do what they can to make it close to a more upscale experience. Front nine is typical New England, tight and relatively short. Back nine is like jumping to the Carolina's, with wide open fairways and sandy waste areas.
Great Regular Play
Great course. Good variety of holes between the front and back nines. I try to play there at least once a week. Everyone there goes out of their way to make it a great experience every time.They work hard at keeping the conditions great.
very nice course, tough front nine and open back nine. decent greens, were punched probably 10 days ago. everything was very green in the places it should be.
They Truly Get It Here
Butter Brook in it's short history has made a point of doing things right and providing a great golf experience. The layout is very good and makes great use off the natural terrain, tree lines and old structures. My only complaint would be how squeezed in the first 4 holes are. Perhaps they were a little short on space and had to do it that way. Once through that, its all much better ahead, especially on the back 9. The 9th is a colossal 3 shot par 5, that is 600+ from the tips. A twisting hole that has water on the right is a real thrill ride. The 13th is a drivable par 4, where you hit it over the corner of the old pig barn. An iron takes the cavernous fairway bunker out of play and leaves you a wedge into a treacherous green. The 18th is a weak finishing hole, but the hazard down the left and at the green is a bit of an equalizer. They are still working out of a trailer, albeit a very nice one, so their amenities are limited. The Kennedy family has done a great job with their old farm and Butter Brook exudes the pride they have in it. This course is a superlative choice in Western Middlesex County which has several long standing, superb public courses. I think this one will stand for a long time as well.
Nice average course layout on great condition
This course is an average, typical New England layout with elevation changes and blind shots. The course was in great shape when we played it. The pro shop is nothing to write home about but they have the essentials