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4.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.9
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7006 yards
Slope 135
Rating 72.7

Red Tail Golf Club in Devens, Massachusetts sprawls across wooded hills, weaving through numerous streams and ponds. It is the first course in New England to be certified as an Audubon International Cooperative Signature. Golfers can enjoy spectacular views from every hole. Named after the Red Tail Hawks that soar above the golf course, the landscape offers classic New England golf with maple trees, birches, oaks, and pines. There are also tall grasses and sand along the fairways and greens, providing a few elements of coastal courses. The Red Tail layout offers a great amount of variety thanks to the diverse landscape. There is an interesting mix of risk-reward opportunities and link-style touches throughout the course. It is no surprise that this scenic and challenging course is one of the most popular public golf courses in Massachusetts.

Course Details

Year Built 2002
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Architect Brian Silva (2002)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted All major credit cards accepted
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Collared shirts, no denim

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Accolades

Reviews

4.6
128 Reviews (128)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 10
Patio Dining 10
19th Hole Scenic Views 9
Course Challenges Include:
Undulating Greens 14
Bunkers 12
Elevation Changes 11
This course/club is great for:
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 11
Advanced Golfers 9
A Weekend Splurge 8
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 12
In the 'Burbs 6

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Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Beautiful layout

This course is a fantastic challenging course with beautiful views and always in great condition. Various tees allow users of all levels to compete. The staff is friendly and takes care of their customers. The pace of play is adequate and there is plenty of risk/reward opportunities. You won't be disappointed.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Previously Played

Wonderful Fall golf

Played here midweek, there had been a lot of rain the previous two days, was concerned it would be very wet underfoot, but course was in great shape. Staff were great, overall a great day, great course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Always worth the drive!

Our Safari Club group, 120 strong, had a perfect day at a top-notch course! Beautifully maintained with perfect fairways and pure greens. The staff was looking out for all of our needs and the weather couldn't have been better. Always a pleasure to get to play this course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 34
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Must play

The safari golf Club played this beautiful corse yesterday .The layout is perfect the conditions were great and the staff treated us like they were thrilled we were there .
This is a great Golf destination!!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

A challenging course for a below average golfer. A typical New England style course in that should the fairway not be hit, the ball is in challenging wooded areas.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great Course, Great staff, Great time

We decided to play at red tail because a friend recommended it and told us it was the best public course in MA. We thoroughly enjoyed the views and beautifully maintained grounds. After a full 18 we all wanted to continue and revisit a few of the holes because the level of difficulty and how satisfying they were. Everyone we dealt with in the pro shop and bar was professional and friendly and Claire made sure we were set up for the second 18 by giving us with fresh carts and encouraging words! Would absolutely recommend this course if not for the unreal gameplay, the classy and professional staff! Will be back in the near future!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great Experience

We decided to play at red tail because a friend recommended it and told us it was the best public course in MA. We thoroughly enjoyed the views and beautifully maintained grounds. After a full 18 we all wanted to continue and revisit a few of the holes because the level of difficulty and how satisfying they were. Everyone we dealt with in the pro shop and bar was professional and friendly and Claire made sure we were set up for the second 18 by giving us with fresh carts and encouraging words! Would absolutely recommend this course if not for the unreal gameplay, the classy and professional staff! Will be back in the near future!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Conditions poor again!

I play here a few times a year and love the layout. However, every now and then, they stop taking care of this course. I paid $109 to play a 5+ hour round. Terrible value. Fairways were in great shape, but greens and tee boxes were beat up. Sand traps were the worst - we referred to them as gravel traps. A ranger came by several times to comment on the slow pace and how he was moving the groups along but it never improved. To pile on, they had 1 kid working the bar/restaurant. Yes, 1 person on Mem Day. They aren't even trying anymore. They need someone new to manage this place. It's too good to have poor management.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Great Track

It's always fun playing here. Despite the rain, the course was in tremendous shape and the greens were still very fast. I look forward to playing here again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

My favorite public course in MA

They care about their course and it shows. Greens are always in great shape, fast and consistent. really fun layout with a lot of unique and challenging holes, especially the home stretch. Holes 14-18 are awesome with 18 being one of the best finishing holes around. Good value for the money especially considering it includes unlimited range balls and you can hit off grass.

Bar/restaurant is good but they lack any sort of locker room/changing area, only real downside. Pace of play can get slow sometimes but they are usually on top of it, I have seen the rangers giving groups warnings and keeping them moving.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course, great condition

Very fun yet challenging course. So many bunkers! Sand all of the fairways and protecting most of the greens so our group spent a lot of time getting out of them. Overall, the course is beautiful and has sprawling fairways and greens that are all in perfect shape. No bad holes or areas that we found. Varying degrees of elevation and some awesome views. Would go back and well worth the money especially during the week.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Play here if you get a chance!

Played here with the Safari Club. What a treat! A challenging course in superb condition and with great views. The staff is welcoming and very friendly. Would love the opportunity to play this course again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Safari Club Red Tail review

What a great track, but bring your "A" game or play the green tees
A test for all levels of golfers, My only regret is i never got to play the tips when i was a real golfer
Great greens - they were just the right speed

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 41
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Enjoyable Course

Played here with the Safari Club on 10/16. Cool and breezy day, which made club selection a little difficult on some holes. Very interesting and challenging course that was in very good condition. Staff was very accommodating to all our needs. Enjoyable day!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 53
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Safari Club Outing

Very nice track. Greens were nice, just the right speed for me. Hope we play it again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Fantastic

Wow. This course is absolutely gorgeous. Huge elevation changes make for gorgeous views and a difficult time gauging distances. It is extremely well kept. Those greens were brutal though. They are all fast and have multiple tiers. The pin placements were cruel today with many on the edge of a tier making any misses fall to the next. Was hoping to play it with some bright foliage but everything was still green. If you have the chance to play this course, jump at it. I will definitely play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 47
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Fantastic Experience

One of my favorite courses I've played this summer. It was an incredible experience. The large bunkers create a difficult course, but I liked that unique aspect of it. Overall, the conditions were great. I played in the afternoon so it was significantly cheaper. The food was also very good.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Perfect conditions

What a great course! Fun layout, perfect greens, fairways, tee boxes....the grill has great food too. I would say this is a must play for anyone who lives in New England.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Poor weather
Used cart

Distinctive, lovey course

Red Tail still stands as a unique course in Massachusetts. It has many distinctive and dramatic holes. Lots of elevation changes, dramatic use of waste areas, greens perched on sides of hills--in one case an old quarry. Fairways are often wider and more generous then we typically see in New England, but there are bunkers aplenty, deep swale, steep drop-offs next to greens, and lots of large, sloping greens. There have been times when the course maintenance has seemed to slip, but today it was lovely and in good shape. And even with strong, gusting winds today, we had a great day on the course today.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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