International Golf Club - Pines Course

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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 8325
Slope 155
Rating 81.7
Type Private/Resort
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Tiger 72 8325 yards 81.7 155
Championship 72 7138 yards 71.5 151
Regular 72 6547 yards 72.8 139
Championship (W) 72 5742 yards 74.1 139
Middle 72 5742 yards 68.8 132
Forward (W) 72 5191 yards 70.8 126
Scorecard for The Pines
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 81.7/155 405 460 674 180 715 530 277 412 535 4188 440 590 567 250 437 487 270 440 656 4137 8325
Blue M: 75.1/151 347 410 580 162 607 398 210 395 407 3516 377 550 498 213 389 404 220 411 560 3622 7138
White M: 72.8/139 327 371 525 141 575 360 186 369 378 3232 363 528 416 168 368 351 199 399 523 3315 6547
Green M: 68.8/132 W: 74.1/139 320 350 515 124 428 345 148 350 311 2891 308 520 343 142 312 330 150 300 446 2851 5742
Red W: 70.8/131 288 299 426 124 428 294 148 304 311 2622 308 424 343 102 312 296 85 300 371 2541 5163
Handicap 13 11 3 17 1 9 15 7 5 14 2 12 18 10 8 16 4 6
Par 4 4 5 3 5 4 3 4 4 36 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 4 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 13 9 1 17 3 11 15 7 5 14 2 10 18 6 12 16 8 4

Course Details

Year Built 1957
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/15 Closed: 11/15

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Major credit cards accepted
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

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Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

You're kidding, right?

The International is set in the middle of nowhere and has the potential of a pristine setting. Driving in gives you the idea it will be a premier golf course. That's when you meet the staff. The first impression of the club. Each staff member makes you feel like they are doing you a favor by allowing you to pay $129 to play golf. It's at that point where they shrug toward the door to let you where you can possibly find a cart to load your own clubs. The course is in decent shape. The tees are well defined and the fairways have been meticulously manicured. Again, it ends there. The bunkers look like someone left the cover off of your kids sandbox. And the greens look like the grounds crew members were unsure they where wanted to mow. There is drinking water on holes 1 and 18. Yup. You heard me right. The cart person is scarce (1 person for both private and public course- I assume she spent most of her time on the private course. Understandably) and the on-course shack is available on 4 and 13. The staff at the Fireplace Room continues the holier than thou attitude when and if they finish their conversations among themselves to pour a drink. (Check your bill. They charge you for ice!) There is absolutely no reason this course should be collecting the $129 green fee. If you can play for $50-$60, jump on it. But plan on spending that on a round of beers.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

first timr definitely not last

I played this course for the first time in July. The course was in spectacular condition. The staff was great, picked our bags/carts from the parking lot. We ordered food in the fire place room which was promptly delivered to us ON THE COURSE! It was an excellent experience all around. If I had to nitpick I would say the greens, while in excellent condition, were not exceptionally intricate. They were a bit flat across the board. All in all though, highly recommend it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

all it's cracked up to be

really enjoyed this course and definitely worth playing at the discounted rates. probably worth the full price if money's not too tight. fairways in beautiful condition right now, nice cuts on the roughs. a couple boxes were a little soft, but i'd say the vast majority of the greens were consistent and in great shape. it was very quiet on the sunday afternoon i played, had to wait for the 4some in front of us a couple of times, but finished in just over 4 hours. no water on the course, but plenty of sand. a good challenge, but not a soul crusher. not a lot of thinking of the tees, mostly just grip it and rip it. lots of choices on second shots though. felt like every green had a tier and some were pretty small. seen some gripes about the carts shutting down if you wander too far from path. didn't experience this and the starter briefed us on cart rules for the day. it shouldn't be that hard to comply with this stuff, guys. amazing location out in the woods. you're never bumping up against other fairways or side streets or anything. real isolation on every hole. couple of scenic vistas if you're into that kind of thing. cart/snack bar prices were a little jacked up, but whatever. bring water because their fountains are not great.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Way overpriced for the conditions

I played as a single and got paired up with another. The course is challenging, even more so because the carts do not allow you to drive on most fairways even though the conditions were dry with no obvious damp spots. The carts would shut down automatically if you drove onto the fairway on many of the holes. It made for more walking and a longer round than necessary. The greens were fast and still a little bumpy from a past punching. The fairways were ok, but the real disgrace were the bunkers. This course is littlered with bunkers both around the greens and in the fairways, but the seemed to forget to put any sand in them. For the price you pay to play here I expect nice fluffy sand or at least clean sand. There were so many rocks I felt like I was at a $40 muni. I payed a discounted rate through golfnow and even at that I would no go back. Anyone that pays full price to pay here is bound to be disaapointed.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Beautiful Course!

First time playing the course and IMO it is a must play in MA....Beautiful design with alot of elevation changes and great views. Condition of the course was excellant considering the amout of rain we got over the past couple weeks, there were only a couple of wet spots in low lying areas. Fairways and tee boxes were very nice and the greens rolled smooth and fast. The free range balls were a plus and the practice area was awesome. I would highly recommend this course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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