International Golf Club - Oaks Course

4.3867000000 4.4 stars from 5 (75)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6944 yards
  • Slope: 132
  • Rating: 73.5
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: Major credit cards accepted

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 6944 yards 73.5 132
Regular 72 6565 yards 72.5 129
Middle - Men's 72 5895 yards 69.0 123
Champ - Ladies' 72 5895 yards 74.4 130
Red - Ladies' 72 5243 yards 70.8 126

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.5 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 75 Reviews
5 stars:
44
4 stars:
22
3 stars:
4
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

66 out of 72 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views a bucket list/top 100 pick   Challenges include bunkers elevation changes plays long  

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"Great layout"


rericson's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/23/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"Challenging course with firm and fast greens"


robind's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great design"


uPKWV6339PK's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Overpriced for conditions"


tcushman06's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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 .


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"overpriced and overrated"


j1zz0's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Great golf course. Highly recommended."


CSGDuggan's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Among the best golf experiences in the Boston area"


u000007802164's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2014
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

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


"Price too high"


Omar2114601's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fantastic Fazio designed course"


eaglemaker54's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/25/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fabulous views from tees of challenging course.<br/> A must play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


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


JASONZQDING68's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"A great afternoon at the International - Oaks Course"


dreynolds81's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Plush"


jcald's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"good valve $$"


Bernie1402302's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/23/2014
First time playing Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great conditions."


Vickor33's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"In My Top 3 Favorite Layouts"


jonevegas666's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Treat Course"


friedmoose's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2014
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course"


u000007424410's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Awesome eighteen"


john3558419's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice course with golfnow price"


vipul01's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2014
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Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"absolutely beautiful"


u000005463668's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/29/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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