D. W. Field Golf Course

1.9483941176 1.9 stars from 5 (64)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 5972 yards
  • Slope: 120
  • Rating: 68.4
  • Layout

  • 331 Oak St, Brockton, Massachusetts 02301, Plymouth County
  • (508) 580-7855
  • (508) 580-7844
  • www.dwfieldgolfcourse.com
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Year built: 1927
Architect(s): Wayne Stiles (1927), John Van Kleek (1927)
Type: Public/Municipal
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 5972 yards 68.4 120
White 70 5660 yards 66.9 116
Red (W) 70 5415 yards 70.1 111

Located on the west side of Brockton, D.W. Field Golf Course is just 30 minutes south of Boston. The 18-hole course, which dates back to 1927, has a classic design that is player friendly enough for all skill levels, though it's best for beginners. It's even gentle enough for junior players who want to get some practice with a full-length course. The course meanders through the Olmsted-designed D.W. Field Park and offers scenic views throughout. It's a driver-friendly layout with generous landing areas on nearly every hole. Only one fairway bunker comes into play. D.W. Field Golf Course's challenges come from the small greens, many of which are elevated, sloping, or multi-tiered. There are two reachable par 5s as well as a few tough holes, including the uphill 13th hole.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 1.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 1.7 stars from 5
Value: 3.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 2.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 2.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 64 Reviews
5 stars:
4
4 stars:
29
3 stars:
15
2 stars:
8
1 stars:
8

recommend this course

49 out of 64 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city   Great for beginners locals walkers  

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"Bad experience"


jarettl's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2018
Previously played Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Booked a tee time online, got here and they told us we had a different time, and they wanted no part of seeing the email confirmation. Then we weren't told until we checked in with the starter that there was a frost delay earlier and they were behind by 20 minutes. Not sure how you can't catch up over 6 hours. Once we finally started, all we did was wait. There were three groups waiting on each of the first five tees before it finally opened up a little. After it took 2.5 hours to play 7 holes, we decided to leave, and they reluctantly gave us a rain check. Certainly doesn't seem like the people working here know how to run a golf course.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Pleasantly surprised"


nomadjoe0323's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Reserved as a hot deal and thought it would be good just to try it out. First time here so didn't know what to expect. Pleasantly surprised. Fairways and greens were in good shape. Friendly staff. Challenging enough but not overly challenging. Would definitely recommend this course to others.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"good shape / overpriced"



2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

overpriced , but enjoy playing the course from time to time. the owners of the food shop are the best and the prices are very reasonable and they are so friendly. The course has gone thru a lot of changes in the past year and the prices are one of them, although the course is in great shape its a bit over priced , I can play 18 in Lakeville after 12:00 for $50.00 and in Bridgewater after 2:30 for $ 40.00 , the prices are raised a bit too much here that's my voice and a lot of people I have talked to.


I recommend this course


"Many improvements and new staff - much better"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I gave this course a so-so review in the past. They have since made many upgrades to the course and it's condition, and the new staff is excellent. Nice improvements to a local course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great course, fun to play"


KandyP's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

First time playing this course and loved it. Wasn't too bad on the wallet, set up smoothly, minus the odd starting back 9 which is at the 7, or something. Just play 18, and avoid confusion and you're golden. Great course for learning golfers and seasoned ones.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Great pace of play, and well maintained fairways"


Shaun2732474's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course for beginners. Greens can be better maintained but fairways are immaculate. Friendly staff.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"So so"


Alex1445276's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is not bad. But operate by city

Horrible club house and staff.

Start 8th hole to 18th and 4th to 9 the hole

Finally 1st to 3rd.

Management is too bad.

Don't go this course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Excellent Value!"


Batman1988's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

This course has been in superb condition the last couple years, weekday afternoon specials are a fantastic value.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice city course"


u000007307196's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens are recently aerated, so the bumpy rolls were tough, but that said this course is good shape and will get better. The new management group are like Bill Parcels, they make clubs better.

This is a great walking course with plenty of challenge with well placed sand, solid rough and some tough greens. Overall it's a big yardage course and I'll play the back tees next time.

The last holes before 18 are short which slows the pace, but overall, I look forward to playing again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"D.W. Field.....Had Fun !!!"


u845089425's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Everything was fine. Enjoyed the course, the staff, and the weather !!!


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


"One Complaint"


uZEFP9561ZE's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My son took a day off from work to play and the course was in great condition. However we were told and it was confirmed that the majority of the greens were not playable as they were being aerated. That meant that by default, the bunkers were also out of play.

I think that it is incumbent upon either the course or Golf Now to inform would be players of a condition that will undoubtedly compromise the games enjoyment.

I'll go back when they're not working on the course and I'm sure that it will be fine to play a round in.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"I will be back"


Moose3333's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Poor weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

much better conditions than I anticipated.wide open on most holes and the greens were excellent.very good afternoon of golf.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"good condition"


uWFCB8745WF's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Poor weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

$ 10 on golfnow can't be beat.3 hour round. greens nice but s;low.enjoyed the course & would return.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


SweetLou508's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2016
First time playing Walked Poor weather

Reviewed on

First time playing D.W. even though I live right next door. Can not rate the pace of play because we played on a very rainy day so we essentially had the course to ourselves.

The course is in awesome shape for a smaller muni course. Relatively short, only 5500 from the whites. Tee shots are easy, not much trouble and no water hazards. Fairways look pretty good and greens are incredible!! Cant say enough good things about the greens. Roll very very true.

Also Deb who runs the food stand is the best!! Incredible burgers while we were waiting for the rain to ease up.

Go to D.W.! You wont be dissapointed!


Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Cold am weather"


Richie4326581's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Boston Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

Course was in good shape for time of year. Cart paths need repair but overall a good day. Greens were firm and quick,but in great condition. Will definitely return.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"The GREENS!!!!"


Matt7553758's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wow, unbelievable shape for this time of year, greens were really firm fast and true. was very busy for a Thursday am but we went off on time and never got slowed down by the groups in front of us. I highly recommend a visit, ive played here in the past but over the last 2 years the conditions have improved immensely. Great job to the staff, their hard work shows on all holes.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Play DW! Play DW often!"


Sean1411919's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

Play DW Fields! The course is in great shape as the fairways are good and the greens even better! You pay for greens fees and you get great putting surfaces! I have played here many times and this year I've seen a transformation in the course! It keeps getting better! I've heard from others before that it was a dog track. It's in good shape where it's worth the money! It's still a public muni but the greens are like a semi private club. If you hit good shots and can putt well, you'll have a good day.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fantastic greens!"


odping33's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played the course for years and the work they have done on this course the last few years is really paying off. The greens were as good as any course i have played in the last 365 days. Sure the course has some drainage issues but that would not prevent me from playing here. The fairways are green, the tees are full with grass and the greens as mentioned were top notch. Sure this course is not Peeble Beach but for the price i would have no issue with this course. One of my fellow playing partners was a private country club kid who said he would love to come back and play.


Pace of Play: Good

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


Commented on 04/19/2016

It's great to see all the hard work appreciated! That made our day to read. We hear you on the drainage issues, so rest assured we're tackling those as quickly as possible. In any case, we'd love to have you back so feel free to come by whenever!


"Great value"


john9143115's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/08/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing DW. I heard the place is getting better with new greens keeper. Greens were very nic for December. Will play again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 12/14/2015

Thanks for swinging by to give our course a try, John! We really appreciate you leaving us the great review. Hope to see you back soon!


"Surprisingly a great municipal course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/06/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

Had a great time as always , the greens are lightning fast , fairways are in great shape. We weren't able to finish the round as there was really slow group holding every group back. The staff said they would address the problem


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 12/08/2015

We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your round this weekend! That said, we're disappointed there was a slow group out that day, and we'll take care to ensure this doesn't happen in the future. Thanks for the great feedback and hope to see you again soon!



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