Highfields Golf & Country Club

4.3823529412 4.4 stars from 5 (10)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7021 yards
  • Slope: 137
  • Rating: 74.0
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire is required. Collared shirts preferred. No blue jeans, tank tops, tee shirts or cut-offs at any time

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7021 yards 74.0 137
Gold 72 6474 yards 71.7 134
White 72 6024 yards 69.7 127
White (W) 72 6024 yards 75.7 132
Green 72 5266 yards 67.3 115
Green (W) 72 5266 yards 71.6 124

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 10 Reviews
5 stars:
4
4 stars:
5
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

10 out of 10 reviews


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"Greens a little slow"


Benedict1266's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've already played Highfields 3 times this year, and the course has really dried out since the last time I played. The areas in front of the greens, and the greens themselves were pretty hard, resulting in some big bounces. This helped me on 2, as I landed my tee shot short of the green and it bounced onto the front to about 4 feet from the hole. However, on 4, I landed my approach shot short of the green and it ran to the back. The practice green was really slow, and the greens were almost as slow, and I found it difficult to get the ball to the hole. Other than that, the course was in good shape, and the rough is starting to get really penal. If you missed the fairways, it could take a little while to find your ball in the rough. Front nine was a little slow at about 2.5 hours, but the back nine, which is usually slower, went by in about 2 hours. The Hot Deal, along with the TEEUP25 code made for a really good value.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2018
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Wide variety of challenging hole layout."


u000004890025's avatar
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The elevation change on each hole requires careful club selection. The wind frequently adds to challenge.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great day, not so great golf."


Benedict1266's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The weather was perfect, if just a bit windy. I booked 3 spots for a Hot Deal here, and unfortunately the single we got paired with was a bit of an issue. When my group got to the course, the first tee was empty, and we wanted to try to get out a few minutes early, but the fourth didn't show up until 5 minutes before the tee time. He was awful, which I don't mind, but he played slow and couldn't follow his own ball. The front nine went fairly quickly despite him, but we caught up to some groups on the 8th hole. The back nine took 2.5 hours, which seems to generally happen here. If not for the back nine the pace would have been good. Greens rolled well, and the course was in good shape. We were told cart paths only, but the course was only wet in a couple spots. The cart path only hurt the pace of play as well.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Worth the drive"


Benedict1266's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I like the layout of the course. We mostly lucked out weatherwise, although it did rain hard for the first few holes on the back nine. The weather kept a lot of people away, so the front nine went very quickly (just over an hour). However, we caught up to people on the back nine and it played slow, which seems to be the case every time I play here (total round took a little over 3 1/2 hours). The back nine is usually slow. I am an afternoon golfer, so I know that it will probably be a little slow. The conditions were good, with the greens running pretty smooth.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Central Mass Course"


troy288's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/26/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Great shape in all aspects and some interesting holes. Several dog legs, some water holes, some short par 4s, and fairways are not too narrow. Nobody was out today and the price was great. Nice practice facilities, although the driving range is iron only. Highly recommend this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Took A Second Look"


NoonanSmails's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Massachusetts Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2016
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

I played here in 2015, and came back a second time in 2016. My round in 2015 was thrown off by a single named John who joined us and caused us some angst. I am told he is a known, local character. This time I played with 2 juniors who were fine. The course can be very challenging if you go back to the tips. Most holes require precise placements, or you can be blocked out. There are a few quirky holes on the back, including a short par 5 that requires a big fade to hit the fairway or else you end up in a gulch through the fairway. I think with a few more design tweaks they could fix the quirks. The 19th hole is nice and the entire staff, especially the pro and starter are very friendly and helpful. I am not out this way that often, and there several good public course options, and this one is certainly in the mix near the top.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice layout with a few rough spots"


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 09/05/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

Highfields is the definition of a hidden gem. My golf buddies and I consider ourselves pretty well versed when it comes to New England golf but we had no idea this course even existed until last week. Having played other course in the including Blackstone National, Shining Rock and other we were shocked to find a course we had never heard of before. For starters, the clubouse is a great size and the pro shop has everything you need. Sadly, the driving range was irons only which is never good for someone was constantly working on his driver was constantly working on his driver. The course itself was in good condition with a couple of rough tee boxes and some burnt spots on the fairways but the greens were spectacular. The layout was interesting but don't be intimidated by the yardage on the scorecard as almost every long hole is downhill. With several doglegs this course will take the driver out of your hands from time to time. We enjoyed the course and will certainly make a return trip.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good challenge, great conditions"


John5806544's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

This course was a great deal of fun to play. That being said, dont expect to score your career best here. The greens are very deceiving. Take notes for your next round here, as the breaks in the greens are often opposite of what they appear. Don't Be afraid of the distance. Not only does the ball run out, but there are no straight holes, so well placed shots cut off many yards. Private conditions and a very pretty course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Track"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2013
Previously played

Reviewed on

This course is always in great shape and always a challenge. Great management too...I booked a tee time on a Monday for Friday play and they phoned to tell me the greens were aerated and a bit bumpy, but playable and I could cancel if I wished. That's never happened to me before...no surprises, I love it!<br/> I only wish it was part of the GolfNow network.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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