Stow South at Stow Acres Country Club

3.7205941176 3.7 stars from 5 (79)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6820 yards
  • Slope: 128
  • Rating: 71.7
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6820 yards 71.7 128
White 72 6105 yards 68.5 124
Red (W) 72 5572 yards 71.6 123

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 3.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 79 Reviews
5 stars:
18
4 stars:
33
3 stars:
20
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

63 out of 79 reviews


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Reviews


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"very slow greens"


toaster65's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

greens very slow , really had to hammer long shots. fairways ok ,roughs all different in grass and length.

just about 4 hours .

will play again


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Way over-rated and crowded, so-so conditions"


BisonM's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2018
First time playing Walked

Reviewed on

I don't understand the hype. The conditions of the fairways, rough, and a few greens left a lot to be desired. The bunkers were nice though--new sand tinted to a brilliant white (lime?). The greens were shaggy and slow, the rough was often bare dirt. The layout is OK, but nothing really special--just another course. Can you say "dogleg"? You'd better be able to on this course! The greens are good-sized and many holes have ample landing areas. Nice and walkable too. So a good local golf experience but nothing really special or memorable. Lots of outings and leagues, so expect slow play.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from Stow Acres Country Club on 06/11/2018:

Hello, thank you for sharing your review, We truly appreciate both your positive and constructive feedback regarding the course conditions and will be sure to pass it along to our team. We hope to welcome you back for an enjoyable experience on the course in the near future.

"No water or beer cart"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Stock up with drinks because there is no water on the course. We even called the clubhouse and they confirmed "no water". The beer cart finally showed up as we were teeing off at the 18th. Also, many front tee boxes were in regular grass, not a manicured tee box. They remodeled the clubhouse nicely, but the food is beyond bad,


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"This course requires rough grass, green grass , and tree services"


u209973761's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2018
First time playing Walked Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The grass condition was average. The grass condition of the rough area or near the sand bunkers was really bad.

One of the players in our threesome said this is not a championship course.

I also felt that the grass was not cut properly in the rough area.

The grass in the fairways was nice.

The greens were really bumpy. The greens need to be aerated.

The trees were also getting in the play even if the ball was in the fairway.

Overall, this course requires rough grass, green grass, and tree services.

On the plus side, people were really friendly! I had an awesome time interacting with them.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Stow Acres Country Club on 06/04/2018:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review us, Stow Acres Country Club, in the Massachusetts Middlesex County area. We're very sorry to hear you may not have had the best recent customer experience with us due to the Course Conditions, and we greatly appreciate your feedback regarding the greens so we may work towards any necessary improvements. We also appreciate your dedication to playing our course over the years and hope we can continue to provide you with a valuable golf experience. Thank you for golfing with us, and we hope to see you again soon.

"Better than I've seen in Years"


jdicocco's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Under new ownership, the course is looking spectacular. Greens were a bit slow, but I suspect they were letting hem grow in a bit given this insane Spring. At any rate, they putted true. I'll definitely be coming back more than once.


Pace of Play: Good

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


"RHoward"


u000005700585's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful course played in totally senerity. Holes are nicely layed out throughout the wooded property. Staff had a great attitude. Highly recommend this golf course. Great value great golf.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



dix1960's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2018
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Reviewed on


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


"Stow Acres North"


u00000373172's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The conditions were not as good as I remembered from past play. It's been 5 years or more since I played at Stow. Some bunkers had new sand. Some had NO sand.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Stow Acres Country Club on 05/29/2018:

Hello, thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to review your experience with us, we truly appreciate your feedback and will certainly pass it along to our team. We hope to have another opportunity to welcome you back to the 5-star experience that you deserve.


dennis0313's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice Course, Great Layout"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Despite seeing some less than positive reviews, I took a ride over. While it's true the course needs a little TLC, I think the course is coming along nicely since the new management took over. The fairways are coming in good and the greens are already in great shape. I will definitely be back to play again. Well done!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Never disappoints"


blam558's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course never disappoints. It’s been in great shape every time I’ve played. I haven’t played the North Course yet.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Slow"


jcam14791's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Slowest shaggist greens i hsve ever played on. I knew i was in trouble when i saw sand fly om #1.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from Stow Acres Country Club on 05/21/2018:

Thank you for taking the time to leave us with a review, and for the 3 stars. We are sorry to hear that the condition of the greens did not meet your expectations, although we hope you still enjoyed your day on the course. We value your feedback and hope to see you back soon.


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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



u000006021189's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fairways long as the 1st cut"


Steve3289514's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2018
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Reviewed on

Good greens and punitive rough.. but the fairways were horrible. Recently cut, but still as long as rough.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from Stow Acres Country Club on 05/07/2018:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review us, Stow Acres Country Club in the Massachusetts area, We're sorry to hear the course may not have been in the best shape on the day of your round, and we appreciate your feedback regarding the greens so may work on any necessary improvements. Thank you for choosing to golf with us, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

"Great course"


blam558's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Soutj course at Stowe Acres is worth the time. I loved the course and the condition was great for this time of year. I highly recommend it and I will be coming back often. I’d like to give shout out to the Golf School at Stoew Acrea as well. I had the pleasure of attending the 3 day school taught by Dan Halverson. If you need any improving I recommend Dan for private lessons or the school. I’ll be going to see him again for some tuning up for sure.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"South at Stow it worth a shot"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Both courses are very nice at Stow.. we played the south in the morning and then played the North that afternoon. It is early in the season, and the conditions were decent for late spring in Massachusetts. Stow has two layouts, with wide fairways and large greens. It is a great place to play tucked away in Stow, MA


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Excellent course"


u2294359's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great layout with the right number of challenging holes. The course was in excellent shape considering the time of year. Greens were nice and firm, they played consistently. Fairways were wet in spots, but that is to be expected in April.


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



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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