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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6944 yards
Slope 132
Rating 73.5

The International Golf Club boasts two championship courses, one that is public, the Oaks, and another that is private, the Pines. Tom Fazio designed the Oaks Course, it was his first design in New England. Overlooking the lush Nashua River Valley, the course has a scenic and diverse landscape that Fazio fully utilized. The Oaks is routed alongside the Pines Course, which is known for being the longest course in the world. Fazio carefully molded the existing topography and also incorporated several waste bunkers for added challenge. Although it is considerably shorter than the club's original golf course, it is still a round that will formidably test your skills. The course finishes with a downhill par 5 that will test both your distance and accuracy with a tree-lined fairway and a green protected by bunkers, grass swales, and waste areas.

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 6944 yards 73.5 132
Regular 72 6565 yards 72.5 129
Middle 72 5895 yards 69.0 123
Championship (W) 72 5895 yards 74.4 130
Forward (W) 72 5243 yards 70.8 126
Scorecard for The Oaks
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 73.5/132 524 178 352 172 341 400 431 536 458 3392 451 215 568 155 533 429 438 203 560 3552 6944
White M: 72.5/129 494 163 330 161 325 375 405 515 436 3204 428 200 537 144 515 401 402 194 540 3361 6565
Green M: 69.0/124 W: 74.4/130 452 133 310 125 286 319 365 470 368 2828 393 180 462 129 473 356 385 171 518 3067 5895
Red W: 70.8/126 418 106 282 113 260 297 305 430 302 2513 326 161 425 115 406 330 338 130 499 2730 5243
Handicap 3 17 13 15 11 9 7 1 5 4 14 2 18 8 10 12 16 6
Par 5 3 4 3 4 4 4 5 4 36 4 3 5 3 5 4 4 3 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 3 17 11 15 13 9 7 1 5 12 14 4 18 6 10 8 16 2

Course Details

Year Built 2001
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/15 Closed: 11/15
Architect Tom Fazio (2001) Beau Welling (2001)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Major credit cards accepted
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire.

Reviews

4.4
75 Reviews (75)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 9
Elevation Changes 7
Plays Long 6
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 8
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 8
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 6
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 7
In the 'Burbs 6

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Great layout

A great layout, but the pace of pay was pretty slow. Also, the conditions were very good given that it is November in New England but I don't think the conditions were good enough for the fee of $99.

$50 - $60 would have been more in order.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Good weather
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Challenging course with firm and fast greens

Great course with firm and fast greens. Worth the splurge for a relaxing and challenging round. The only complaint I have is that the bunkers vary a lot with some too soft and some quite firm. The International has a great short game area to practice a variety of shots in addition to grass tees on the range. The practice bunker area is a bit rocky and it needs more sand.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great design

Played with my son on a beautiful Fall afternoon. For a public course this is a great design, challenging, generous landing areas for the driver, well bunkered, just a wonderful golf course. No starter so lots of twosomes might be better if they could put groups together. Greens were an 8 after aerating but will be a 10 soon.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Overpriced for conditions

This has traditionally been one if my favorite courses in the greater Boston area. I found it in tough shape this time with greens that were pretty beat up, not just from aeration but other kinds if marks and scars. The biggest problem was pace of play and a foursome that would not let us play through , and we are quick players. Very frustrating because not I be ranger ever on the course, which for the price is unacceptable. For $129 the course us hugely and magnificently overpriced, there are far better courses right in the area for a lot less. This course survives on its image, but at some point reality catches up and I'm surely disappointed because it used to be my favorite .

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

overpriced and overrated

Wasn't too impressed. The conditions were mediocre. The greens and fairways were punched recently, but we weren't made aware of that. It was a slow round, a little over 5 hrs.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Great golf course. Highly recommended.

Course was in great shape. Extremely enjoyable. Highly recommended.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Among the best golf experiences in the Boston area

I have had the pleasure of playing The Oaks course three times now, and each time it lives up to my lofty memories/expectations. It's simply a beautiful, challenging course, with fantastic practice facilities and amenities to match. Golf is becoming an expensive hobby, but when you compare the experience (playing and otherwise) of The International to most other options in the Greater Boston area, you can't find many that can match its value.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Price too high

It is obviously a great course but if it only didn't cost 129 dollars to play with a cart. That's just ridiculous.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fantastic Fazio designed course

Fabulous views from tees of challenging course.
A must play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

So far the best public course I've seen in Massachusetts

I had the luck to play the Oaks course at International Club this past Sat afternoon. I played many places before, in CA, OR, WA, TX, NM, CO, and now here in Massachusetts. The Oaks Course is definitely better than Red Tail and other public courses I've played in Boston area. Great place and very challenging course. Enjoyed it very much!

JDing from Texas

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

A great afternoon at the International - Oaks Course

Just became aware thru GolfNow that this course (the Oaks) is open to the public. Usual price is $129 but got out for $80 - it is definitely worth $80. Our foursome played in the afternoon and there were very few groups out there - so the round was quick without any holdups or anyone to push you - and the conditions were excellent. The greens are well kept but tough to read - need to play it a few times to get them down. The issues with no carts on some fairways was really not that bad. Great snack bar out on the course and the beverage cart was available several times. We all played well and had a great afternoon - and will be back - at the lower price.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Plush

The course is the best public course you can play,course is on great shape.the best thing about the course is you never have to wait on shots or tee boxes ,might be because it is expensive!! But it's worth it at least once a year!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

good valve $$

Just a great layout ..fun to play ..would travel back again to play

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great conditions.

Excellent. I wish the greens rolled a little faster and staff is great.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

In My Top 3 Favorite Layouts

I've played a ton of courses, and this by far is one of the most fun layouts I've ever played. Figuring out where to park and where the clubhouse is the 1st time your there is a bit confusing, but that's my only "complaint". Facilities are nice AND convenient as they have a "snack/ beer shack" out on course. Quality of the course compares to the courses @ Disney, The Concessions and the Ritz in Sarasota, FL.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Treat Course

Nicest course in New England. Expensive, but worth the splurge

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

I've always wanted to play The International as I've heard great things so when I saw the 50% off deal I jumped on it and was not disappointed. The parking lot set up is a bit confusing, but that's really my only complaint as the course was in great shape and everyone was very nice and accommodating. Great driving range and practice facility as well!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Awesome eighteen

Played the Oaks. Tremendous course. Greens perfect, designed with just the right amount of undulation to make them fair yet challenging and interesting played back tees and found yardage on all holes again challenging but not excessive. Loved the course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course with golfnow price

Course is way to expensive if you book it directly. They did not allow carts on many hole even though it was hot day. They should allow carts on most of there holes.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

absolutely beautiful

Doesn't much better than a day at the International. Course was in great shape

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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