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Conditions
3.0
Value
3.6
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.5
67.0%
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133 out of 192 reviews
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3.3
36 Reviews (36)
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2.9
Value
3.4
Layout
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Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.3
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4.1
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3.3
56 Reviews (56)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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10
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Conditions
3.0
Value
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Layout
3.9
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.0
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Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7035 yards
Slope 131
Rating 74.2
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Stow Acres Country Club - North Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1965
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01
Architect Geoffrey Cornish (1965) Bill Robinson (1965)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.4
192 Reviews (192)

What Golfers Are Saying

This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 8

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Reviews 1
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2.0
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Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 08/03/2020

Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not worth the money

The course is dry in terrible condition,ladies boxes have no grass, uneven and just a mow section of grass. There are NO markers on the course do you don’t know where to hit to or what yardage you are at. For the price I expected a course with done vita, flowers something to lay your eyes on. Instead it’s flat and you just hit and go. I used same clubs every hole all day. Not worth $79. Cart only had water. Gatorade or Pepsi. How odd

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Wet weather

Go Elsewhere

Echoing what others have said, North Course is in absolute disrepair. Tee boxes are completely torn up and greens are some of the worst I have seen in New England. Course was filled with people who were there to drink and not to play. We got through 12 holes as a twosome in 3 HOURS. After the 12th we realized we were stacked up behind 3 groups, including a foursome of walkers. Took off after 12 holes. They clearly overbook this place and management doesn't care about the experience. Not worth the price and I personally will never be returning.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/20/2020

Hi, we appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We understand your frustration with the current conditions of the course and ask that you please bear with us as we work diligently to make the necessary improvements. We hope you'll give us another try in the future. Thanks for choosing Stow North at Stow Acres Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Save your money

Course was in very very poor condition. Greens very poor, seems like theywere not cared for. Staff was inconsiderate I felt not welcomed ?? Because I was from north shore take it or leave it attitude. They must have too many dopes willing to pay the price for lousy course
Played the north course. Which is supposedly better,?? Nothing the way I remember a few years back?? This was one of the Premier courses around. They charged $79.00 which is not a big deal however I feel like 40.00 I would have over paid. Plenty of other courses in the area

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
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Commented on 07/16/2020

Hi, thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. Your feedback about the course conditions are very important to us. We are working to get everything up to par as the current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements before your next game, and will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing Stow North at Stow Acres Country Club. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

POOR

5 hours to play 18 holes with a cart. Tee boxes are beat up, fairways decent, greens are long and slow. No one replaces divots or repair ball Mark's on the greens.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
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Commented on 07/14/2020

Hello, thank you for reviewing the course. We apologize for the delay of play during your round. Please know that this is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We work hard to accommodate everyone who visits our course and to best control pace allowing everyone to finish in a reasonable amount of time. We will continue to look for ways to improve, and use your comments as guidance for improvement. Thank you for playing Stow North at Stow Acres Country Club. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Fun course but needs work

Played the north course today for the first time. Staff in the pro shop and clubhouse were friendly and welcoming. The course layout is beautiful. However the course needs some help. The greens were ok, but the tee boxes were in the worst condition I have ever played. Not sure if they need to move the tee markers more or what, but they need to do somthing about the tee boxes. Overall I would play it again, but only for a deal, and not the full price we played.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/07/2020

Hello and thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. Please know that the current conditions are by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We will make sure to use your comments as guidance for improvements. We hope you'll bear with us through this transition and give us another try in the near future. Thanks for choosing Stow North at Stow Acres Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Needs work

Overall the course needs some care. Majority of holes just seemed neglected. No drink cart on the back 9. I would expect more for the greens fee

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 06/23/2020

Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve, and we are working towards getting things up to par. Thank you for playing Stow North at Stow Acres Country Club. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Good course but a bit repetitive

An interesting course that's drying out a bit as we head into the summer. Moderately challenging with above average greens and challenging tee shots (only a couple of holes where you definitely want to pull out the driver).

Best part are the par 3's which are quite interesting, particularly the 16th, which might be the best hole on the course. It's a mid-length par 3 with a very deep bunker guarding the left 2/3 of the green. If the pin is on the left hand side and you take the safe route to the right, however, you have to navigate a ridge that bisects the green vertically down the middle.

The big downside is that a majority of the par 4's look the same: moving right to left with a hazard on the inside of the dogleg. 6/10 par 4's fit this description and there's a 7th that's only lacking the hazard. I joked to my playing partners that the course designer must have hit a draw. Still, a good course I'll keep coming back to for its challenge, good price, and good conditions.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Stick to the North

The south is a dog of a track. Open and flat and boring on the front. Unnecessarily hilly and weird on the back. The golf carts there stink, get some maintenance for the brakes. Overall terrible experience for the course itself. Staff always nice there. Cart girl was seen once which isn’t great on a hot day.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Poor
Pace Average
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Commented on 06/18/2020

Hello and thank you for taking the time to review Stow Acres Country Club after your recent round. We would like to apologize for the inconvenience during your round. Please know that we are actively working to improve our golfers overall experience with us and will use your comments in doing so. We hope you'll join us again soon!

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Higher highs and lower lows compared to the north course

My first time playing Stow South I thought it was going to be clearly the little sibling to the north course--until I hit the back nine. The front is relatively straightforward, with hole 1 the least interesting hole on the entire property (north or south). The front nine consists of mostly straight holes with some minor elevation changes and the ever-looming threat of the woods making it at least not-uninteresting..

The back nine is an entirely different beast, with 10's par 5 forcing a tough second shot uphill and around a bend to the left with a right-slanting fairway. To not roll off to the side giving you a tricky uphill pitch you've got to flirt with the trees on the left. 11 and 12 are nothing special. 13 is a more interesting version of #4 (short par 4 to an uphill green).

14 is a fun par 5 shaped like a boomerang, and 17 might be the best (and toughest) hole of either course. A long par 4 with a blind second shot up a hill to a narrow green with woods on the left. The shape of the hole encourages a drive up the right side of the fairway, but that angle gives you the hardest approach shot. The par I got there last time I played felt like a greater victory than any of the birdies I've gotten this year.

Conditions are drying out rapidly as summer approaches, and the bunkers are in worse shape compared to the north course. Surprisingly I found the greens more consistent and faster here than the north, though there were FAR too many unrepaired ball marks. Fix your marks, people!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Decent shape, very friendly staff, but....

A couple of the forward tees were temporary and not the greatest. My foursome in particular needed a ranger: We never saw the group in front of us, and the group behind us was (I suspect) waiting on us on every....single....hole. The three guys I was playing with were mid-high handicappers playing from the BACK tees., and consumed close to a case of beer judging by the number of empties left in their carts at the end of the round.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course Conditions Were Rough

Great course layout and friendly staff. The Greens were in great shape; but fairways were dead in spots and the rough off the fairway was uncut and deep. At one hole, around the green it seemed like landscape construction, as dirt and rocks were right off the fairway approach to the green. I was a little disappointed.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 06/11/2020

Hi, thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. Your feedback about the current condition of the fairways are extremely important to us. Please know that the current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements before your next game, and we will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing Stow North at Stow Acres Country Club. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 06/09/2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit? Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind. Thank you for playing Stow North at Stow Acres Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Cow pasture

I used to really enjoy this course a few years ago. Today I played the south course and I thought it was one of the least maintained courses I’ve seen in years. The one Impressive part of the course I was very happy with were the greens. They were spongy when you hit the approach shot but rolled true. All I all I was not a fan of the south course as most of the shots I had in the fairway or even the rough were hit off of dirt.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/09/2020

Hi, thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. Your feedback about the course is very important to us. We are working to get everything up to par as the current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements before your next game, and we will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing Stow North at Stow Acres Country Club. We hope to see you again soon.

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