Stow South at Stow Acres Country Club

3.6584705882 3.7 stars from 5 (89)
  • 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: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 3.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 89 Reviews
5 stars:
19
4 stars:
35
3 stars:
23
2 stars:
9
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

66 out of 89 reviews


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"Amazing layout, tight course."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played the south course and it was tough. Very tight, but rewarding if you hit well. I hear the north course is even harder. One possible opportunity...the greens are in good shape but the tee boxes and fairways could use a little TLC. Play this a course to see what narrow means. Nice and private play in every hole.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Too much money for too little"


mlodi3430's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

This place just hasn't been the same since the prior owner started to let it go and the superintendent was replaced. Bright white bunkers (far too thick anyway) and good greens do not make up for all of the other issues on the course beginning with the $79 price. This course (both sides) get plenty of play to keep their conditions strong despite dry weather just as other nice courses in the area do. The tee boxes were rock solid, the fairways are inconsistent and the rough was burnt out grass which just vanished as your swung through it. I get variations to make a course harder (rough thickness etc) but that's simply not the case.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Expensive for Conditions"


mlodi3430's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

$79 for the courses conditions is simply a rip off. While the greens were in good shape the tee boxes were rock solid, the fairways were inconsistent and the rough in many spots were like hitting from dirt. This place hasn't been the same since the prior owner sold and they got rid of his superintendent. Don't let the shiny bunkers and green, greens fool you the course isn't up to par.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from Stow Acres Country Club on 07/18/2018:

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are sorry to hear about your disappointment with the conditions of the course. Our staff is working to keep the course in shape for the summer months, and we hope you are able to see improvements the next time you are with us.

"No water anywhere!!"


rlazzaro60's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens need water,fairways need more, no water to even wash your balls n for the second very hot day there no water to drink on the course!!

Who is running this place now and do they have anyone working on the course itself!!

This was one of the finest public courses in the state n now just a great course that no one seems to care about!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Stow Acres Country Club on 07/16/2018:

Thank you for taking the time to share your concerns with us. We are sorry to hear that you were not happy with the conditions or amenities. Your feedback will be passed along to our staff, and we hope you will be able to have a better experience the next time you are with us.

"course sucks"


bjm212's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

bad tee boxes could be nice not worth full price hot deal if is good


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Response from Stow Acres Country Club on 07/13/2018:

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.

"Gone downhill"


u000006298374's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

South Course used to be a fun track, now outside of most of the greens, the rest of the course is either burnt out or hard dirt with little grass. Too bad


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



u000001445576's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing this course. Was in very nice shape. They spaced the groups very well.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great layout poor conditions"


rlazzaro60's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Used to play here all the time but the last 2 owners have done nothing to make the conditions better!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I don't recommend this course


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

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.


Jose2910591's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Bobo91960's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from Stow Acres Country Club on 06/22/2018:

Hello, Bob 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.


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
Previously played 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


"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



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