Shaker Hills Golf Club

4.7895647059 4.8 stars from 5 (77)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6910 yards
  • Slope: 136
  • Rating: 73.9
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Practice hole: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 6910 yards 73.9 136
Back 72 6431 yards 71.2 128
Middle 72 6002 yards 69.0 125
Forward 72 5079 yards 69.6 126

Rated the no. 1 public golf course in Massachusetts by Golf Digest, Shaker Hills Golf Club features a classic New England layout. New ownership renovated the championship course in 2012, stretching it to more than 6,900 yards. In addition to a driving range, the course features a 10,000-square-foot, three-tier putting green. A renovated clubhouse followed in 2013. When not playing golf, visit the top deck of the clubhouse for views of Shaker Hills' first, ninth, 10th and 18th holes.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 77 Reviews
5 stars:
32
4 stars:
37
3 stars:
5
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

68 out of 73 reviews


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"Great layout but a few small issues"


BostonGolfTraveler's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Boston Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

We always enjoy playing this course, like to get there at least once a year. As per usual the staff was great and we love the layout. A couple of issues this time though were that the tee boxes were in rough shape and some of them were as hard as rocks, not good on Par 3’s. Also the greens were very inconsistent, some went from slow to slower. I don’t know if they need to punch them or not but it would help. It was still a great day on the course as the layout of Shaker Hills never disappoints


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Another Excellent Round"


panteracfh3's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I took up an email offer that they sent for a round for $60 w/cart. WELL worth it. The course is always a challenge. Being a Thursday, it was relatively open on the course and I was able to buzz right through in three hours. I'm looking forward to my next round there already!


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


"Shaker Hills!"


3HourGolf's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Played Shaker today. Greens had been punched so were a little bumpy and sandy. You can tell the greens are just average when filled in. Other areas were in good shape with some bare spots. Conditions at Shaker are moderate to good most times.

The course layout is great. No real blind tee shots. Great variety of holes and elevations changes. Red Tail is right down the street and really shines compared to Shaker but Shaker is still a solid choice. Playing these two back to back for 36 is a fun day.

The staff here are top notch. Nice, friendly and attentive. The clubhouse is clean with great food and beverage options.


Pace of Play: Good

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



"Shaker hills hype"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

So after reading and hearing about Shaker Hills we thought we would take the drive and check it out. Did not disappoint!! The facility is first class all the way. We got there early to eat lunch and practice. Was warmly greeted in bar area and we sat upstairs overlooking the 18th green. Veronica was our server and she did a great friendly job. Food was delicious. Driving range is mats and short but for a short loosening up iits ok. There's also pitching area, chipping and putting available. All good but the real star here is the golf course!! Fairways and tee boxes are in outstanding shape. Greens were great except for the inconsiderate golfers who don't fix pitch marks. Tree lined course, plays up high then back down on back nine. Definitely recommend to anyone who plays. Different boxes makes it playable for everyone. A really cool feature is a big screen tv in clubhouse which is filming golfers coming down the 18th fairway. After putting out head in to see urself on tv. Nice treat!! Definitely a 5 star facility


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u6862476's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Outstanding golf club"


Progolferdude's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Shaker Hills is one of the nicest golf courses I have ever played. What a great experience. Highly recommended


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


"Great day had by all"


john7200666's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

Great corse! Played with a member( Will).<br/> Enjoy the round. Greens and fraiways were in great shape. We travel a good bit... Don't always find a good corse to play. But Shaker Hills was a joy. A bit of a bottle neck at 10 and 11. But pace was very good. Would recommend to any one. Some very enjoyable closing holes


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fun course with a variety of difficulty"


Jack5271111's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I've played here a few times before, and all of them have been great days of golf. The food is good, staff is very nice, and you are playing on a premium surface (obviously the maintenance crews work very hard here). I had played a couple times before the recent renovations, and it is safe to say that the course has been vastly improved. Many of the things that didn't make much sense have been corrected, such as the 18th hole. The tee boxes have also been redesigned from little circles for each tee to long boxes which house multiple tees. This may seem little, but it's the things like that which make the new course appear more modern. Aside from the golf, the clubhouse is now vastly refined inside and out, with the new pro shop, locker rooms, top deck, and more. They have made the restaurant a perfect destination for cooling down after a round in the sun, either inside in the new restaurant or outside on the top deck where the view of the magnificent course surrounds you. All in all, I enjoyed my time playing at Shaker Hills and I plan to visit again soon for another fantastic day of golf.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice layout"


arlene1941's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/23/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played only 9 holes as it was very windy and cold. If you stayed on the fairways you could find your ball easily but landing in the rough with lot of leaves made it difficult to find your ball. It was hilly but the holes were interesting. The greens were in great shape.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"November Golf Day"


gfkr2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/11/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The condtion of the greens the second week of November is excellent. They were smooth, fast and fair. I could never imagine a course this late in the year with greens in great condition. The course is a real challenge. Most of the fairways are wide to compensate for the difficulty. I played International Oaks and like Shaker better. Something about it has me hooked. The Summer crowds are long gone and we zipped through our round. Had it not been looking for lost balls in the leaves we could have played 18 holes in just over 3 hours.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course, could have done better with leaf removal. Time spent looking for balls in fairway because of leaves."


jhu1972's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/10/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course, challenging, good views. Pace of play could have been better.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Course - in great shape"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/10/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played in November - fairways and greens in great shape.<br/> Problem is the leaves - we often had trouble finding the ball in the fairway due to leaf piles. Once the leaves are down it maybe better. Some great hole layouts - a lot of elevation changes and water - very interesting layout.<br/> Best to "Tee it forward" on this course.<br/> Pro shop staff are super friendly.<br/> Nice driving range as well.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"love fall golf"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/27/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Signed up to play with 3 other players I didn't know. Proshop sent them out early .Pro shop told me keys were in carts , went all the way to get a cart , but no keys in carts .Flagged down a grounds worker and he fixed me up with a key. I played by myself for 2 holes. When I caught up to them, they did not want me to join them , and would not let me play through. Very slow players, very bad golfers ,glad I didn't play with them . If I did I might still be there . No rangers around all day. I skipped 2 holes and went on my way , meet up with a 2 some and had a great day. It all worked out great. Great price, great course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Challenging and clever design"


Graham7006553's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/25/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played on a chilly October afternoon - and was thrilled with the layout and presentation of the course. The layout has a championship feel to it, and when played from the blues, it's a very difficult round (I can't imagine playing it from the tips...should be reserved for the best golfers).

This particular day was quite windy and the greens were rock hard from the colder air making scoring very difficult. Still, an awesome round at a beautiful course. Will absolutely be coming back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


"Shaker Hills"


u000007995040's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/25/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in pristine condition. I have played this course a dozen times within the last four years. With the renovations in club house and course I would recommend this course to any golfer. I am planning on playing again. On a side note it is late October and extending my season by playing here is worth the money.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course some very beautiful undulating holes, others flatter"


bartbussink's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course some very beautiful undulating holes, others flatter


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Extraordinary layout with prestigious feel"


Matthew6974712's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Layout is great and well cut playing right into the landscape. Grass was well manicured at each level and the fairways well taken care of. Greens were tough too in a good way. Multi level, saw a lot of missed breaking putts but the ball rolled very nicely. Unfortunately the nature of the greens seemed to allow for the traffic around the hole to take it's toll but we played after 12. Practice facilities are also fantastic offering an entire par 3 hole to practice on. Only complaint: around numerous holes there were some random sections of grass that were clearly repairs done right on the fringe. The grass was vastly different in type but more importantly length. It was like putting through the rough? I had to chip it.. Anyway It might have gone unnoticed but it came into play twice for me when I just missed those greens and wanted to putt. To see the continuity of the fairways end where it mattered most was kinda disappointing. Overall definitely recommended and worth the drive from the city. Had I known, I would have came a couple hours early to warm up!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course"


u000007825738's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course, while it is on the more expensive side of courses in the area the course is in great shape, they provide great service (i.e. when I pulled into the parking lot, an attendant drove a golf cart to us and loaded our bags) and have complete facilities (driving range, putting green, and chipping green). It is a challenging course, but not impossible by any means. Has a good variety of hole types (short part 3s, long par 3s, par 5s, and tricky par 4s). Highly recommend.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Always challenging"


WDPerkins's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/5/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is very interesting and challenging, conditions good or better. Starter was not especially friendly but other than that everything was very good including a great hamburger. This time of year a lot of aerating going on. Finishing hole is great.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Awesome course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/02/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love playing this course over and over again<br/> Course is good condition and clean


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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