Acushnet River Valley Golf Course

4.4456176471 4.4 stars from 5 (38)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6807 yards
  • Slope: 124
  • Rating: 72.5
  • Layout

  • 685 Main St, Acushnet, Massachusetts 02743, Bristol County
  • (508) 998-7777
  • (508) 998-5899
  • www.golfacushnet.com

Year built: 1998
Architect(s): Brian Silva (1998)
Type: Public
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bent Grass
Golf Season: Open: 4/01 Closed: 12/01

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6807 yards 72.5 124
Blue 72 6302 yards 70.0 122
White 72 5735 yards 66.9 116
White (W) 72 5735 yards 72.3 123
Forward 72 5099 yards 68.4 115

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 38 Reviews
5 stars:
21
4 stars:
14
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

37 out of 38 reviews


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Reviews


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"Excellent Value"


fnasser1's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Like to play fast. Got first tee time in the morning and finished round in around 3 hours 15 minutes. Held up slightly on back but otherwise smooth. Course in very good shape. Typically plays without too many difficulties...an occasional hard pin placement. Tremendous value for the money. Bare bones clubhouse...no matter. Friendly staff.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"great lay out"


u00000808126's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2018
Previously played Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

great course in great condition front is a tradition new England course the back nine is like a links course. they were doing some work around the 18th green but it did not interfere with play


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



bjm212's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2018
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u717224926's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



1Jarcel2's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Hidden Gem"


u341327894's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

While the “clubhouse” doesn’t have anything to recommend it, the course is worth the visit. The front nine plays tight and the back nine plays like a links course. Together, they make for an enjoyable round that will make you want to come back again and again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



BStowell's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really enjoyed playing this course. I hadn’t played the course in a couple years and will be back to play it soon. Great layout and conditions were excellent except greens were slow because of required aeration.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u344227729's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"nice condition"


gopher247's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

despite heavy rain for about 24 hrs course in good shape some puddles in bunkers,but rain did not stop until about 2hrs before we played. fairways& greens mowed and very nice & course cleaned up very well after storms. Just wish they would build a clubhouse


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



jrr126's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



jonnybo14's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Acushnet River Valley Golf Course on 04/20/2018:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Acushnet River Valley Golf Course, and for the 3 stars. We hope that you enjoyed playing our golf course and that you will see improvements in the course conditions the next time you are with us. It looks like you had a smooth round and a friendly experience with our staff, so we are glad to see that. Thank you for recommending our golf course, in the Acushnet area, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

"Excellent layout"


bogeyboy79's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I play Acushnet River occasionally during the year and love it most this time of year as you can get right out without a lot of people on the course. The course is always in great shape, the greens are just a little slower in Mar/Apr as the grass is just starting to grow again and hasn't been cut but the ball still rolls consistent and during the summer they are perfect! Just joined the monday night league there as well.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"nice Course"


u000005018182's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/02/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Acushnet is in great condition. Pace of play is great! Course lay out is excellent for non pro players. Very fair layout.

Value for $$$ is good. They do have a place to hit balls but it is way below average.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u000005320841's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/29/2017
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Reviewed on

This course is always in great shape!

Staff is the best!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Value, great course!"


frooggy8859's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/02/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

This gem of a municipal course is beyond great. It is without question the best public course anywhere in Massachusetts of which there are many. You will not be disappointed.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Must play Best play"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is the best course in the area for value and condition. Challenging yet scoreable. It gives you the best of a New England course and a links course. Lack of a clubhouse is the only drawback but the handheld food is top notch.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u769704165's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very Pretty & Great Design But VERY SLOW WEEKEND SITUATION"


followthesun's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/22/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

You'll love the golf course, design and condition of greens. The difficulty is not the length but the excellent design that gives you plenty of room to hit your ball but be wary of where NOT to hit it. About half of the greens have some contour, slope and ridges that make you really pay attention. Played here once before during the week and was practically empty so no slow play. But played on a Sunday mid day and was VERY SLOW with NO ONE on the course to get people moving. Also first tee was a mystery since the starter gave us a 20 minute delay information upon arrival at the tee and then disappeared ..... was gone for quite a while while people continued to come to the first tee, gather and wonder what we were supposed to do. So we figured it out among ourselves and just started teeing off. Very typical of other public courses I've been to where the first tee is just not managed properly .... especially for a weekend. Don't come here on the weekend ... this approached a 5 and half hour round.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Acushnet River Valley Golf Course on 10/25/2017:

Hi, thank you for taking the time to review our course and for the 3-stars. We are sorry to hear that the pace of play was not up to its normal standard that day, however we do hope that the course layout and sloping greens were able to make your round more enjoyable. Thank you for recommending our course and we hope to see you again soon!


Michael5940088's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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