ButterBrook Golf Club

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3.2
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5 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
3.3
Value
3.2
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
3.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
1.5
100.0%
Recommend this course
7 out of 7 reviews
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3.0
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3 Stars
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Conditions
3.0
Value
3.0
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
1.0
StaffFriendliness
3.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
1 out of 1 reviews
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3.0
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
3.0
Value
3.0
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
1.0
StaffFriendliness
3.0
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6702
Slope 133
Rating 72.5
Type Semi-Private
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6702 yards 72.5 133
Blue 72 6174 yards 70.4 128
White 72 5617 yards 68.6 120
White (W) 72 5617 yards 72.1 127
Red 72 4849 yards 69.4 120
Scorecard for Butter Brook Golf Club
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: 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
Handicap 8 14 16 6 18 4 10 12 2 13 9 7 15 17 3 11 1 5
Par 5 4 3 4 3 4 5 3 5 36 4 3 5 4 3 4 5 4 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 2004
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens A4 & L93 Bent Grass
Architect Mark Mungeam (2004) Timothy Gerrish (2004) Timothy Gerrish (2007)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole No

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate attire is required by Butter Brook Golf Club. T-Shirts, non-collared shirts, tank tops, jeans, cut-off dungarees nor athletic shorts are not permitted on the course.

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3.2
7
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
3.0
Boston Advisor
Top 25 Contributor
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

butter bing

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
Massachusetts Advisor
Previously Played
Good weather

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Boston Advisor
Top 25 Contributor
First Time Playing
Fair weather
Used cart

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

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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