Amherst Golf Club

4.1000000000 4.1 stars from 5 (10)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 35
  • Length: 3075 yards
  • Slope: 117
  • Rating: 34.3
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper attire is required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 35 3075 yards 34.3 117
Blue 35 2983 yards 34.4 117
Red (W) 36 2724 yards 36.3 117

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 10 Reviews
5 stars:
5
4 stars:
3
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

8 out of 10 reviews


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Reviews


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"This course has great conditions."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great golf course to play at any level.


Pace of Play: Good

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


"Amherst Golf Club not impressive."


u000007923229's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/12/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My friend Tom and I played this course very late in the season on a warm Saturday afternoon in December. Since it was challenging to find each hole, it provided for an awkward golf experience on this 9 hole layout. If your looking for a quick 9 hole game this place is not too bad.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"THE BEST GREENS in Western, MA."


RexHuncek's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

Terrific 9 hole course. Excellent shape, the greens are true, slick & challenging. This place was so much more than we anticipated.... We'll be back


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice little course, good value"


rjb4standards's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Just a nice place to get in 9 holes. Course is well groomed carts are clean and reliable. Not a difficult course to play. Does have some climbing.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Amherst"


thekeltic1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2015
First time playing Played as a single Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course to get out and play. Very straight forward but the green are super challenging.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Great 9 hole gem"


wayne3971847's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/19/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Perfect conditions fairways, greens...the Pro was also very helpful with information...great place!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Great Experience"


mizman's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Conditions were nearly perfect, the fairways neat and trimmed, the greens fast and true, even the rough wasn't so rough. Staff very helpful and friendly. Course was not crowded at all and pace of play was quick.


Pace of Play: Excellent

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


"Great value"


Chris6190463's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course conditions and beautiful views. Very fun course layout.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Amherst: the Real Deal"


OldRaisin's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2014
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

The consensus among experienced golfers in western Massachusetts, is that the Amherst Golf Club has the best, and fastest, greens. Hands down. In my opinion, it also has the most consistently good conditions of any course in the area. The layout is 9 holes, yes, but alternate tees on the back make it play quite differently. The club is over 100 years old, and it has all the qualities, and challenges, of classic courses of the golden age of golf. You have to be below the pin on most of your approach shots...or pay the consequences...especially the 190 yard par 3 ninth, which is extremely demanding. Three of my playing partners today were above the hole and putted off the surface. I was under the hole and made my par, which usually means they're buying.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Overpriced and poorly laid out."


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

We tried this course because Cherry Hill was being aerated. For a nine-hole course it is difficult to get around because several holes converge tees and greens in the middle and there are no signs or paths to guide you. There is nothing special about any hole. The par four 8th and long par 3 9th holes actually share a fairway so you are warned not to tee off until the 9th fairway clears. So for this experience my threesome was charged more than $100, including carts.


Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



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