The Meadow At Peabody

4.8407333333 4.8 stars from 5 (47)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6708 yards
  • Slope: 135
  • Rating: 73.7
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Pitching/chipping area: No
Putting green: No
Practice bunker: No
Practice hole: No
Simulator: No
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared golf shirt and appropriate pants or shorts. NO T-SHIRTS or JEANS are allowed to be worn if golfing the course.
Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 71 6708 yards 73.7 135
Blue 71 6215 yards 71.1 128
White 71 5795 yards 68.7 124
White (W) 71 5795 yards 75.0 131
Red 71 5136 yards 71.2 126

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 47 Reviews
5 stars:
10
4 stars:
32
3 stars:
4
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

43 out of 47 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city   Great for locals wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers   Challenges include elevation changes narrow fairways  

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"Favorite course in the North Shore"


mgblair's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I play this course multiple times a year. The course is my favorite in the North Shore. Definitely has the best greens for a public course in the area. The course is challenging with elevation changes and blind shots. Helps to play the course multiple times to get a feel for the course. The course has a great practice green for chipping and putting before the round. Only issue is the pace of play sometimes.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"A top course within I-95"


swingez3's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/05/2016
Previously played Walked

Reviewed on

I love how challenging yet affordable this place is. Lots of tricky holes, but nothing that an intermediate golfer can't enjoy. This place is very hilly, which sets up for some cool tee shots, but also quite the workout for walking. For less than $50 it's my favorite layout to play near Boston.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A must play in the North Shore of MA!"


jkduke33's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/26/2015
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

You get it all on this course. Some holes where you can let the drive loose and some you need to holster it. One of my favorite courses in the area next to Black Swan. I'd play here more if I could walk the course. It's a tough walk!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Kind of fun..."


Brett8505896's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2015
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Average weather

Reviewed on

I got a steal of a deal on GolfNow via the HotDeal of $24.00 for 18 and a cart. From a lot of the previous reviews, I knew that this course was going to be difficult for a first timer and that sure proved to be true. I found myself hitting great shots, but often was in trouble due to a lack of course knowledge. Not the golf course's fault.

Overall the golf course was fun. It has SERIOUS elevation changes, but feels so much like a mountain course. I rolled my eyes and kind of chuckled when other reviews said you will need every club in your bag, but surprisingly it was true.

If the price is right I will return, but may be a little too quirky of a golf course for me to take seriously.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"fun course"


hotshot999's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/01/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

it was well maintained considering it was Dec 1, staff friendly, no leaves around, so I was not looking all over for my ball like you can at other course's in the fall in new England.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Best value I've ever had in my 35 years of playing golf"


Timothy2373498's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/11/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I played the course for the first time with my buddy. We got paired up with two guys. One of the men knew the course, which was very important as there are many blind shots. There are many elevation changes and some beautiful views of the surrounding area. The conditions were great for a municipal golf course. The carts were new, they had ball and club washers and divot mix bottles on them. This is not a walkers course. Besides the elevation changes, there are many long walks between green and tee. By the time you walk to the tee the group behind you will be there with you. Birdhouses are the 150 yard markers. Never leave a birdie putt short. Have Fun!!!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"My favorite greens"


Nate5093756's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens are quick, but in perfect shape always. The greens are some of the best I've found in the area, they seem to rival the international oaks course condition and speed-wise. Lots of slope and blind shots make this course a tough the first time, but play it several times and learn from your previous mistakes and be happily rewarded


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Challenging and enjoyable"


u000003230896's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/29/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Carved out from steep hills with large trees, the front nine is more enjoyable than the back nine. On the whole a very good day on the course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice Golf Course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Meadows at Peabody is a very nice and challenging course. You need to play a couple times to appreciate it. Course knowledge is a big advantage. Lots of hills. Difficult to walk. Great value on weekdays.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"The Meadows"


skarpowich's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tough course for average golfer<br/> I must have fixed 50 divots on greens left by other golfers


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice course but too gimmicky"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/12/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is a very pretty course and well-maintained, but it's too gimmicky and not well marked enough which makes for a frustrating round. Countless blind shots and hardly any distance markers is not a good combo and contributes to the somewhat slow pace of play with people seemingly always a bit lost on the course. I would recommend buying the course booklet for $1 as it gives a better idea of how to play each hole. Overall it's a nice course for a decent price but the layout and lack of distance markers makes it very frustrating to play.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Meadow"


Lancer05golf's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I have to say that I really enjoy this course. Its one of my favorite courses. I cant complain. Enough said!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Challenging course"


jkduke01945's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For the money, I would definitely play here again. The Meadow is always in good condition. Greens are a bit on the slow side, except for hole 9. For some reason that hole is always twice as fast.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fun, challenging course"


TJ106's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I had a great time here even though I shot my worse round since my first year playing.

It was a challenging layout, not overly long but a lot of hazards to consider. A lot of elevation change, blind shots, forced carries and out of bounds lead to a tough round.

Everything was in great shape, the manager was a great guy.

I look forward to tackling this course when I get my handicap down.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Public Course in the greater Boston Area"


aahalls41's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I believe The Meadow At Peabody is an excellent value for a course in the greater Boston Area. For only $46 you can walk the course, although I do not recommend walking more than 9 holes as the course is a bit hilly. Overall the greens were in very good condition. The course is fun yet challenging.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"OK Course"


Benedict9997017's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/29/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a course you'd have to play a few times, as there were a number of blind shots and holes where driver is taken out of your hands. Conditions were fair, and pace was a little slow. Greens were fast and pretty tricky.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"This course fairways and greens in great conditions"


u000007236433's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is great play here often and staff is very polite and helpful.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape, greens were very nice. A lot of blind shots, so playing the first time you might have some surprises. They do not serve alcohol on the course or in the clubhouse - the only way the town would let them build the course. Overall good experience for my first time on the course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Hidden Gem"


RonS58's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is very challenging. The course was in great shape. Staff was friendly and very helpful. Bring plenty of balls.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Excellent shape with great views"


JohnWEldridge's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Surprised by the tightness of the course. Must find the areas to land the ball. Lots of blind shots that will make you use every club, especially off the tees


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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