Ould Newbury Golf Club

4.6571428571 4.7 stars from 5 (11)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 35
  • Length: 3115 yards
  • Layout

  • 319 Newburyport Turnpike, Newbury, Massachusetts 01952, Essex County
  • (978) 465-9888
  • (978) 462-3737
  • www.ouldnewbury.com

Year built: 1916
Architect(s): Jim Lowe
Type: Semi-Private
Greens: Bent
Golf Season: Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/25

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Men's 35 3115 yards N/A N/A
Senior 35 2943 yards N/A N/A
Ladies 38 2723 yards N/A N/A

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 11 Reviews
5 stars:
2
4 stars:
8
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

9 out of 10 reviews


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Reviews


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"Hidden Gem in North Shore"


u730122933's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

First time playing Ould Newbury Golf Club and the course did not disappoint. Great layout and it is a lot more challenging then the yardage/scorecard looks. Elevated greens, sharp doglegs, and tricky greens make ONGC a hidden gem on the North Shore. #6 was a great looking hole hitting over the marsh. Was excited to play it today and will definitely come back, course was in great shape!


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


"Beware the Livingsocial deal!"


GarMoody's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

They only honor the Livingsocial deal with a limited number of tee times each day and you can't get a Golf Now teetime, you get the mulligan message instead! I've played over 1200 different golf courses and never had one that wouldn't honor a special deal without telling you in advance before you purchased it! This is outrageous!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 07/06/2016

They honored my deal and had no issue at the course. YOU NEED TO CALL THE COURSE DIRECTLY for a tee time, not go through Golfnow or Golf18. Be proactive and don't slam a course with a bad review. They were very accommodating and helpful.


"Oulde Newbury Great course"


Frank1995611's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2014
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

A small Membership but open to the Public Course, friendly staff willing to offer help and recommendations. Course was the best I played all season. Definitely worth traveling to but make sure you hae a Tee time.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fun golf course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was a fun 9 hole course...stay alert to golf balls as the fairways are all running into each other...long narrow and hilly! excellent value!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A Very Well Maintained 9 Holer"


NoonanSmails's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2014
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Ould Newbury has changed with the times. A decade ago it was a busy, fully subscribed private club. Not in these new economic times, it is a quieter course that welcomes the public with good rates. My friend and I meet there occasionally, as it is 15 minutes away from both of us. It is always well kept, but as it is built on the edge of the marsh, it can be pretty wet after heavy rains and very buggy at twilight or on non-windy days. You start on top of a hill on the first tee, with busy Rt. 1 on the right and come up that same hill on the second and ninth holes. There are some unique design features with all of the hills. The fifth just keeps on going up to a green perched atop a steep hill. The 8th green is mounted on a stark knoll and pitches dramatically from back to front. The 9th is a 200 yard uphill par 3, that no one hits in regulation. There is the famous tree in the center of the fairway that affects your ball flight. The clubhouse looks like it has not changed much in 50 years. It appears they have preserved a time capsule from golf back in the persimmon and balata days. The staff are all quite friendly and they do their best to make daily fee payers feel welcomed. The membership seems tolerate us as a forced necessity during this down time. If you are on the upper North Shore and want to play a 2 hour 9 on a quality course for short money, Ould Newbury will serve you better than all of the others.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"A very good test of golf"


u000007751156's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It is not a long course but most greens are elevated. It is imperative that your approach shots are the correct distance. Greens are fast.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

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


"Friendly staff"


bigbigrdg1234's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/12/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is one of the better 9 hole courses in the area and it in pretty good shape..... A few long par 4's and the 9th hole is a monster 210yd uphill par 3...... Small greens roll nicely and have alot of character.... Ill play it again!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


"More challenging than would expect from 9 hole course. Very good conditions, especially the greens."


ahayden6's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/2/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent 9 hole layout, with a good mixture of length and shot making opportunities. Greens were in excellent condition and very challenging. Pretty course with lots of elevation changes makes renting a cart a smart move.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Challenging 9 holer. Bring your bug spray."


johngavin233's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Lots of elevation changes. Sometimes a couple of clubs worth of elevation. Kept wanting a breeze to help control the mosquitios.I will definately be back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good 9 hole course. speed of play can be an issue. challenging but fair layout."


None's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/24/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

very well maintained course with tough greens. a bit of cross-fire on a few holes/tee boxes but not a huge issue. speed of play can be an issue particularly if you're making the turn to complete 18 holes. 1st timers will struggle with understanding distances and driving strategy on blind/partially blind tee shots.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"well maintained nine hole track"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/16/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

great nine hole course, excellent condition. many raised greens keep the course challenging.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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