ButterBrook Golf Club

4.0000000000 4.0 stars from 5 (6)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6702 yards
  • Slope: 133
  • Rating: 72.5
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Practice hole: No
Simulator: No
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
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.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 6 Reviews
5 stars:
1
4 stars:
4
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

6 out of 6 reviews


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Reviews


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"Lovely but demanding"


u000007984788's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Compares well to area peers"


ohnolan's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Regular Play"


HankeyPankey's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/06/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"butter bing"


dadrik's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"They Truly Get It Here"


NoonanSmails's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2014
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice average course layout on great condition"


BostonGolfTraveler's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Boston Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2013
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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