New England Country Club, The

4.0616941176 4.1 stars from 5 (114)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6483 yards
  • Slope: 135
  • Rating: 70.9
  • Layout

  • 180 Paine St, Bellingham, Massachusetts 02019, Norfolk County
  • (508) 883-2300
  • (508) 883-7223
  • www.newenglandcountryclub.com

Year built: 1990
Architect(s): Hale Irwin (1990), Gary Kern (1990)
Type: Public
Greens: Bent Grass
Golf Season: Open: 4/01 Closed: 12/01

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirts required. No jeans.
Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, Visa, Amex or Discover

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6483 yards 70.9 135
Black 71 6148 yards 69.6 133
White 71 5867 yards 68.2 125
White (W) 71 5867 yards 73.7 130
Red (W) 71 4927 yards 68.9 122

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 114 Reviews
5 stars:
35
4 stars:
53
3 stars:
18
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

100 out of 111 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers locals   Challenges include forced carries bunkers elevation changes   Great for drinks  

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u000001406691's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



cfbros's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u000001406691's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Course"


Pearson10M's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2018
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Reviewed on

Very nice, well maintained course with some challenges. Greens were very fast. Elevation and hazard placement a=make this a somewhat challenging course, so strategy is key.

You can not walk this course, unless you have all day. Lot's of distance between holes 1 and 2, and a few others.

Recommend and will play again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"What a pleasure"


u214667927's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2018
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Reviewed on

What a beautiful course right from the start you feel welcome super friendly staff, and what a course with views, challenges just super fun. Yes it is a difficult course very challenging fast greens but so much fun as always fair

Go ahead play there worth every dollar !!!


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


"Challenging Course"


Woody421's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2018
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Narrow fairways, good rolling greens.

A few too many blind shots for an instant feel good of this course.

Not terribly long, but target and thinking golf shots are a big factor here.

Very picturesque layout, but watch-out for unforgiving fast greens.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"DIfferent tees, different course"


u000001630918's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2018
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Reviewed on

Joined another player and used the white tees. Made a huge difference in the overall experience. Normally I'd play the black or the blue tees.

Did it help my score? Nope. Took too many chances given the shortened approach shots and paid the price for it. It gave me an entirely new look at the course though and I'm glad I tried it.

Beautiful layout, much different from most of the courses within driving distance. I appreciate having a place of this quality close to home.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Terrific layout"


u000001406691's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2018
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Reviewed on

A course that demands strategic thinking. The fairways were generally good for a public course, although the tees were not. The speed of greens was inconsistent.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great greens"


Mike4511737's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2018
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Greens were lightening fast. Everything else was in good shape. If you like good greens I’d recommend playing here asap


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"beautiful course"


PinkSmurfette's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2018
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The course is beautiful and well maintained. The green is pretty fast. I found out that the membership rates are totally affordable and I may join it next year.

I can visualize the breath-taking scenery when the leaves turn yellow and red in the fall. Can't wait for that but I will go back as much as I can before that time!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



jcaudle1024's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


PinkSmurfette's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2018
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I am a beginner. This is one of the best courses I ever played. Well maintained and beautiful. Totally worth of the money. I found out that the membership is quite affordable but I just joined another club. Will definitely consider it next year.

One thing I have to mention is that a single cut in between two foursomes from nowhere. It's kind of strange.

I wish they had a restroom at the 1st / 10th tee.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Greens were great!!!"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2018
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Greens were in awesome condition.

A few tee boxes needed attention.

Overall a great track and in great condition. Bunkers were in great shape.

Owner has put money into the course and it shows.


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



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



engine7boss's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course for money"


tcushman06's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2018
First time playing Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I'm not sure what all the whining by some reviewers is all about. I've been scared off by some of the reviews, but decided to play: one of the best layouts and challenges in the area. From the back tees, about 6600, and some long and intense par 4s make this a real gem. The greens are fantastic right now in late April, true and tough! I was completely surprised.

What I like about this course is its rustic quality, and expansive layout, as golf should be.

That said: some people complain about the tees being in bad shape. Kind of true but doesn't make much of a difference. The cart paths are terrible, but who really cares about that? The one thing that is irksome is the condition of the bunkers. Maybe they'll be better cared for after the spring rainy season, but they are in pretty bad shape and it would take only a day or so for the staff to just rake them so they aren't just flat mud or filled with rocks.

That said, I did hole out from a crappy bunker for a birdie, so maybe I should just suck it up!

Honestly, I consider this course one of the best courses for the money anywhere in Eastern MA: way better than places like Sandy Burr, Olde Scotland Links and comparably priced courses.

Staff/pro super friendly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Will definitely play again"


collins923's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I played midweek and had an absolute blast. It is a challenging yet rewarding course. I was lucky enough to play with a member and boy did that help. If you don't properly manage the golf course it will punish you, but if you play it right you will be rewarded. The greens were in great shape, quick but very true. Do not leave yourself a downhill putt.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Early In the Season and"


BostonBeans's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2018
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...the putter has to be working...the greens are some of the most difficult to read...with last minute breaks ...no rewards for good shots to the green...saw ball roll right off into the water with barely touching it...

Course is being prepared for the coming season with lots of trench work that will definetly pay off later in the season...the loss of one of the courses this year and another in a few years(housing) will make this one of the local courses...they are doing a GREAT job


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Let me tell you about some outstanding greens"


u178946751's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/22/2017
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Reviewed on

Blind shots. Forced carries. Sloping fairways. Water hazards. If you don't want to be challenged, don't play New England Country Club! But the bonus was the smooth, fast, gorgeous greens. Very nice day. Thanks NECC!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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