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Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6318 yards
Slope 119
Rating 69.4
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Shaker Farms Country Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1957
Fairways Blue Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/15 Closed: 10/31
Architect Geoffrey Cornish (1957)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.0
45 Reviews (45)

What Golfers Are Saying

This course/club is great for:
Locals 8
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 6

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Average course with good value

As a member of the Safari Club, western Mass premier golf group, I played Shaker Farms after several years of not playing this course. The conditions have definitely improved since the last time and now I would go back again. The greens were the best of the course. Tee boxes need additional work as well as some of the fairways. But that said, the layout is good and there are some truly challenging holes, especially No 17.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great course - best in the area

To the staff of Shaker Farms Country Club:
I'm busting at the seams with appreciation and gratitude. Yesterday I was the administrator of a golf tournament at Shaker Farms Country Club. The event was a total success primarily because of the commitment to detail that the entire staff of Shaker Farms had to EVERY aspect of the tournament. From Rocky personally escorting the arriving participants to the club house, to Don and Bob directing players and answering questions, to the 'take charge' pro Eric Nelson who directed the entire format, to Ronnie who works so hard and diligently to maintain the highest quality of course maintenance, to chef Angel who can compete with Bobby Flay any day when it comes to food preparation and cuisine, and of course the owner of 'MY CLUB' Nancy who has truly, through the efforts of her hand chosen staff, made Shaker Farms Country Club the epitome of how golf courses should be run.
I implore any 'duffer' out there to come and experience the beauty, professionalism, and friendliness that the club provides. I've played many area golf courses and 'the Shake' offers natural beauty which is second to none!
Again, thank you Shaker Farms for making our day wonderful. Those who played have raved about the condition of the course and the outright surrounding beauty. You will see many of them again soon, I'm sure!

SO PROUD TO CALL SHAKER FARMS COUNTRY CLUB 'MY CLUB'!

Joe Conforto
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Have You guys golfed before??

If anyone gives the conditions of this course positive reviews, this is the only place you've ever golfed. There is no such thing as fairways here, the grass is 3 inches high everywhere. The greens are mainly a sand trap, but where they do have grass, you might as well putt through the rough. For them to say this course is worth $56 on a regular day is a joke. Wouldn't play here again if they gave me a free membership. Hate to trash a course like this but if they are trying to convince people it's ever worth $56, come on...

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Rough...

Seemed as if the course hadn't had a drop of water on it in weeks...it's part dirt, part grass. Hold on to your hat while driving the rodeo cart path...and check to make sure you have a cart with brakes before plunging down the hills.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Great golf course

Shaker Farms is a good course with some challenging holes. I will play there again soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

Very poor conditions

I played here back in 2004 and the conditions were very good. Decided to try it again, and was extremely disappointed. Cart had NO brakes. The front 9 was in decent condition, certainly not great, but the back 9 was an absolute mess. One green literally had a sandpit in the middle of it. The staff seemed cool, and the young lady with the beverage cart was extremely friendly, kept coming back and checking on us every couple of holes, and was extremely attentive.

PROS- Large course, with a forgiving front 9. Staff was very nice. Love the deep woods location.

CONS- Horrible greens on the back 9. Extremely narrow fairways on some of the back 9, literally 30 feet on one- not good for a novice golfer. Carts were horible and old.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Course is a let down

I had heard great reviews in the past. After playing, I wouldn't golf here for free. The lack of finished cart paths. The fact that you can not distinguish the tee box from the fairway, orr rough for that matter. The overall shape of the course was a disappointment. The rates do not coincide with the condition or quality of this course. My cart died on 16. I walked the rest of the way and was not even offered an apology. No customer service at all from this establishment. Never recommended

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Shaker farm

Iron only driving range.
Tee boxes in rough shape.
Not well marked for distances
Staff very nice.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

good value for money paid

This is a challenging course no matter your experience level

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Dry burnt out

Not in , good shape very dry .Some fairways are in bad shape . Winter rules in fairway. the deal I paid was not a deal considering conditions did not see any maintenance being done to correct the course. not what you want in a course you are trying what the write up said about course.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

First time here

This was our first time at Shaker Farms so we did not know what the expect. I was pleasantly surprised with the layout. A nice variation from hole to hole. We played it from the back tees and thought a few holes could have been a little longer. Overall an average length. 16 out of 18 greens were very nice. Two of them had a few issues but overall I'd give the greens a 9. We had a great day at Shaker. Pace of play was perfect and people were very nice. If I may suggest; divot mix with seed on the carts, cut unnecessary trees around greens and tee boxes to let in more light and air and, spray to get rid of clover in the fairways.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Improving

I have seen improvments to the course since my last time playing here about tn years ago.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great layout

Great layout but has fallen on hard times. Rebounding somewhat but the 6 th hole is still abysmal.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Terrible. STAY AWAY!!

This used to be a really nice course. I haven't played here in 10 years. I will never ever consider playing here again. Greens have almost no grass on most. The tee boxes are non existent. You cannot tell where the fairways are or where the rough begins. This course really should just close. It's a shame what has happened.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Bad shape

This course has really fallen off over the last few years. I will no longer be playing shaker farms. The tee boxes are dirt and the greens are all burned and spotted.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not bad but needs work.

I love shaker farms cc. I learned how to play golf here and will most likely continue playing here just due to the memories. It's a beautiful course especially in the fall with all the wonderful trees. Sadly, I would have given it a 5 star if the greens were good but most of them are patchy and it's hard to putt well when there is so much grass missing. In addition, more care needs to be taken in order to make the fairways better and less blotchy. It would be nice if the bathrooms didn't smell and was actually cleane. But the course over all is one I like and go to frequently.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
1.0
Previously Played

wedding function

Had our wedding here , I am so disgusted with the service rendered. Unprofessional management. Very poor. Would not recommend this for any function.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Cow Pastures are greener

Concrete tee boxes , sandy hard fairways and inconsistent greens with lots of dead spots. Pay a little more and play somewhere nicer.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Walked

Nice overall

I've seen plenty of coarse's but Shaker has the friendliest staff of all. The coarse needs some maintenance but other than that it was a nice pace of play and a nice coarse. I have no regrets coming and paying for my holes. I recommend riding. Take some extra balls also due to water hazards and long grass.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great value for your money!

First time playing Shaker Farms and thoroughly enjoyed my round! The older man working in the pro-shop who we checked in with didn't seem too happy that we made reservations online and HE didn't have our information in his tee-time log. That aside, the cart I had was smoother and had more pick-up and go than others I've used in the past. There are some challenging blind tee shots on a couple holes as well as some blind shots to elevated greens. If you stray to far from the fairway, good luck finding your ball! The girl working at the bar/restaurant upstairs was very friendly and the chicken salad sandwich and Shaker chips were delicious! Didn't end up in any bunkers so I can't comment on them. The only repairs needed were on one of the greens as some of the grass had died off, a few run-up areas to the green in the fairway and a few tee-boxes weren't all that flat and had lost quite some grass. Overall the course was a fun challenge and a great value for what you pay for.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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