Mill Valley Country Club

3.2028941176 3.2 stars from 5 (64)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6583 yards
  • Slope: 131
  • Rating: 72.0
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Putting green: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: None

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6583 yards 72.0 131
White 72 6186 yards 70.5 125
Gold 72 5546 yards 72.0 131
Red (W) 72 4925 yards 70.2 123

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.6 stars from 5
Value: 3.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 2.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 64 Reviews
5 stars:
12
4 stars:
24
3 stars:
16
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

49 out of 63 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive   Great for wildlife/ scenic views locals advanced golfers   Challenges include elevation changes narrow fairways bunkers   Great for drinks  

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"Take your $ elsewhere"


Samsod7's avatar
Age:  Under 25

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Very bad experience overall at Mill valley, staff in the pro room was not friendly or welcoming, failed to mention there were greens under repair and you would be putting from the fairway (2 closed on front nine, who knows how many on back). Group infront was extremely slow and people are not willing to let you play through, became extremely windy and cold during our round and we had purchased 18 with a cart. 41$ and after the first 9 went into the shop seeking a credit for the other 9 and come back another day to finish are round. Apparently “they don’t make money” on rain checks and we’re refusing to give any sort of refund. Be warned and there are plenty of other courses in western mass area who offer credits to finish your round including cherry hill, Northampton cc , east mountain etc. would definetly not recommend going to this course. Which is a shame because I would of came back as my friend is a member there (no idea why)...


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Second Times a Charm!!!"


HackScratch69's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Wow!! Had not played this course in I'm guessing 3 or 4 years and trust me I never thought I'd be back...What an improvement! Somebody dumped some money into this place! Greens were perfect. Fairways trimmed nicely.The course was fairly busy for a Monday but they were alternating people off the front and back nine which seemed to work perfectly. Ran into the "owner" who seemed pretty harmless to me. Saw him washing down carts which earned him instant respect in my book. That's the type of owner you want. Hands on. I felt like mentioning but didn't the fact that there didn't seem to be a dress code. I'd say about half the patrons looked good the other half looked like Alaskan bush people. Granted that doesn't effect my play at all but could certainly deter me from getting a membership. The difference between the word Links and Club must have something to do with dress code. All in all 4.5 out of 5 stars. This course is certainly on its way!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Amazing Value!"


MellowYellow77's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Golfed here again for the fourth time this year. The conditions were great! It's like night and day from a few years ago. The owner has remained true to his word. Decided on the membership option. It was only $445 to join for the rest of 2017 and all of 2018!! WOW. Happy to be part of the club!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course, Beautiful prices"


MellowYellow77's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Cant believe I'm the first person to write a review in almost 4 years!!! Anyway. I've golfed here 3 times this year so far. Headed there again next Wed. Love this place!! Both Challenging and fun. Will not find another layout like this anywhere. They could easily justify charging much more but they want to keep the sport affordable while simultaneously raising their own bar. If your up for a challenge give this place a try! Youll be glad you did!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Once was enough"


IPlayGolfUSA's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Greens were in very good shape and rolling very well; best part of this golf course. Staff was very friendly. Only paid $25 for a weekend morning tee time with a cart. Truth is, it wasn't even worth the $25.

The course is (hate to use the words) a cow pasture. Tee boxes and many fairways were dry, cracked, and not maintained.

Mill Valley claims to be the toughest course in WMass, and that's probably true.

Fairways are tree-lined and narrow. On many slight fairway misses, the contour will take your ball to the woods.

Several tee shots are to a 90 degree dogleg, requiring a well placed iron shot. To me, not too interesting.

Par 5's requiring an iron shot from the tee; even an iron for the 2nd. To me, not too interesting.

Many of the greens are severely sloped. I was below the hole; putting uphill about 25 feet; and once the ball stopped near the hole; it rolled back to me. Would we call that difficult? ... unfair? ... dumb?

#8 is the crown jewel; a 430+ yard par 4, twisting left a couple times. Unless you are a PGA tour player, there is no chance to get to this green in 2; might take 3; or even 4. Difficult? Unfair? Dumb?

Apologize for the negativity, but just trying to provide ample feedback for anyone thinking about playing here. Once was enough for me.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Nice track"


None's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Mill Valley is def a challenging course. Some tight fairways and a lot of doglegs make track fun to play but course conditions not great at all. It was mid October so there was lots of leaves and pine needles totally covering a lot of the greens. Staff should be out early with leaf blowers in AM like other courses. Overall, it's a decent course for the money. Will play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"pace of play was terrible"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/08/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pace of play was horrible. They had players stacked up just waiting to tee off on the first tee. It was obvious that they were trying to jam as many players as possible . Obviously this was to make more profit, but it made playing an extremely frustrating experience. This was on a weekday, so I cannot imaging what it would be like on a weekend.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Worth Trying Out"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

As an intermediate senior golfer I found the course to be challenging and fun. You have to be pretty precise with your shots or you can get into a lot of trouble with narrow fairways and thick woods. The course is very hilly and has some pretty views. For me a cart was a must, not a course for walking unless you are very fit. It is the type of course that makes you want to come back because you just know you can do better. I recommend trying it out. At Golf Now's price of$10 for 18 holes with a cart how can you beat it?


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"2015.10.04"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/04/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall not satisfied. The course was overbooked. No course management. Should have been a starter and some golfers should have been sent off the back.

Walked off the course after 12 holes and won't be returning any time soon


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"fun at mill valley"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/09/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

GREAT VALUE FOR THE PRICE. A NUMBER OF UNIQUE HOLES. A GOOD DEAL OF IMPROVEMENTS BEING MADE, MOSTLY NEW TEE BOXES WHICH WEREN'T OPEN YET BUT LOOK LIKE THEY WILL BE SOON. BIG FUN TO PLAY, ALTHOUGH BEST TO PLAY WITH SOMEONE FAMILIAR WITH THE COURSE AS KNOWING WHAT CLUB TO HIT WILL HELP.


Pace of Play: Good

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


"Great track"


eburke9987's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2015
Previously played Played 18 holes

Reviewed on

Took yearly trip up to central Mass and played this course 10 years ago.

Well worth the 45 minute drive and best golfing experience ever.

Scenic views, great pace of play, lush rough, and greens that rolled well.

Hats off to the staff and cannot wait to come back and play this course again on my next vacation


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great place to play"


Chad4101783's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/22/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played Mill Valley for a couple of years now. The course is always in good condition and the staff is always friendly. The food is great and for the cost you cant beat the deal.


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


"Rock Valley"


u716186445's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tee boxes were terrible, greens were inconsistent. Some spots heavy wetness but to be expected at this time.

Can't beat $15 for 18 and a cart, but be prepared to be treated poorly for booking through Golfnow, Had to wait 20 mins for a cart key for no apparent reason; had to wait for other groups with no tee time to tee off, who arrived after our group. Got on course 20 mins after our reservation as a result of both factors


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Very challenging course"


jtschuder1's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/09/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

After reading many reviews on Golfnow.com about their bad experiences with the staff here at Mill Valley, I must admit I was a bit hesitant when going into the pro shop.

Unlike many of the reviews, the pro was very friendly and quite helpful. In fact, we got there early and he let us go off right away.

The course is in very good condition - especially the greens - and was a difficult, yet fair test of golf.

I will definitely come back next year when it's warm and not quite so cold.

I strongly recommend this course to all golfers as this course will make you use all of the clubs in your bag and test your putting skills on greens that are big, fast and undulating.

PS - It's a "family owned" course that makes it even more special as too many courses these days are "corporate-like" in nature.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Course has a lot of scenic views"


Gary6869360's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is very tight so you have to hit the fairway or loose your ball in the woods but the views are amazing the only thing I would complain about is there isn't much for a pro shop and some spots on the course the ground is kind of hard


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Hidden Gem"


fog2taz's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Tucked away in Belchertown Mass is a hidden gem of a course. Some really beautiful holes with very tough greens - very fast and anything but level. Some of the tee boxes were being rebuilt but other than that in very good shape. This is the second time I've played it and enjoyed it both times. Definitely inexpensive. I'll be back!! By the way they flip-flopped the front and back . I have no idea why.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"tale of two courses"


edwojcik1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing course. Like reviews say. Front and back are like playing two different courses. The back has excellent fairways, but you have to hit them. Few holes you have thinking about what club you should be using. I think next time will even be better because I will understand layout.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice Course for the Money."


u000003692650's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

While this course needs some work, I thought the layout was phenomenal. The greens were in good shape and about as quick as they can get because of the sloping greens on the backside. The back side is much tougher than the front and I recommend riding as the course is spaced out. There are several holes on the back side that are just beautiful. Other than some bare spots in the fairway, the course is in pretty good shape. I think an irrigation system would do wonders on this course. It is an odd layout at times and can get confusing from hole to hole. Pay attention to the signs. Got a golf now deal for 25.00 with cart. Definitely a good buy and had a good day on the course.


Pace of Play: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"This course is though"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course has great features.<br/> Tee boxes need some work but fairways are awesome<br/> Ned to keep ball on the green as the rough around the green is thick


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Unreal back nine"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice old style course, smallish greens really having a nice round seemed like a Donsld Ross type of course, greens not to far from tees. Greens very nice shapeostly flat. Nice long par 3 240 from the blues.Stopped to grab a dog at the turn, Nice footlong!! Played 10&11 then went into the woods to 12th tee box. Hello felt like we were transported to the white mountains!! Whole different feel & look. Great surprise!! And this back nine is no joke !! Reminded me of Rhe Oaks at the International!! It's that nice !! Tougher I think!! I am on my way back next weekend!! Big fan


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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