Lives
Lexington MA
Handicap
10-14
Skill
Intermediate
Plays
Once a week

Review Statistics

Average Rating

4.1
4.1
Total 10 Reviews

Rating Breakdown

10 Reviews
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Recommended Courses
9
Not Recommended Courses
1
Helpful Votes Count
1
Not Helpful Votes Count
0
First Review
05/30/2016
Last Review
08/15/2017

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Review of Renaissance Golf Club

Played On 08/14/2017
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Excellent course

I played the Renaissance for a tournament, so we had a day with no waiting and no greens fees--all good. But it's truly a lovely, distinctive, and challenging golf course. A fair number of long holes, with dog legs, plenty of water, forced carries, and lots of sand. Some dramatic elevations--one par 3 was about 175 but played straight uphill so it played more like 200 yards. Almost all the greens and fairways in good shape. We took carts--would be a tough place to walk. Has some of the feel of a links course. Fine place to play and I'd be happy to go back.
Staff Friendliness Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Course Layout Excellent

Review of Quail Ridge Country Club

Played On 08/13/2017
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Unusual course

This course, as others noted, has a checkered history. It was a demanding 18 that opened at the wrong time, and the course went into bankruptcy. It's now a 9 hole course, with some of the holes significantly re-designed and combined. Conditions were very good today, save for one or two greens. It's generally narrow, and I played it from the black tees, when I'm normally a white tee guy. So it was challenging. Lots of elevation changes, narrow fairways, some unusual mounding and design elements. I'm sure that I'd like it more if I played it more often to get a better sense of how to play certain holes--and playing the whites would help. But while it's an interesting course, and is not full of golfers so things move right along, it's not a particularly lovely or enticing course.

Review of Stow South at Stow Acres Country Club

Played On 06/25/2017
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good course, on the rise

Stow South, happily, is doing better. It went through a period when pace of play was brutal. Then it went through a period when conditions deteriorated. New management has come in, and they have put money into improving the place. And they are keeping people on track. Greens were in excellent shapes. Most of the fairways were fine, though some scratchiness. Pace of play was fine. Bunkers (of which I saw many) were in good shape. The course has a mix of wide-open and narrow holes. It also has three or four holes with very funky designs--10 for a start, but 16 is the worst. But in general a good course that is getting some of its mojo back, and the greens fees are fair. All in all, a good experience.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good

Review of Lookout Mountain Golf Club

Played On 03/17/2017
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Fine and fun course

HIghly enjoyable course. Four of us played with handicaps of 5, 12, 19, and 29, and we all truly enjoyed ourselves. Course in excellent shape. Only one or two greens off a bit. Some truly memorable holes. Lots of elevations changes. Picturesque area, well designed holes, good conditions, brisk pace of play. All good and a course we'd gladly play again.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Good
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LookoutMountain
Commented On 03/20/2017
Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback. We are so glad that you enjoyed the course conditions, elevation changes, and pace of play. We appreciate you sharing the handicaps within your group as we feel one of the greatest attributes of LMGC is that it caters to all skill levels. Challenging for the avid golfer yet forgiving for the mid to high handicapper. We look forward to your next visit!
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Review of Red Tail Golf Club

Played On 11/11/2016
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Poor weather
Used cart

Distinctive, lovey course

Red Tail still stands as a unique course in Massachusetts. It has many distinctive and dramatic holes. Lots of elevation changes, dramatic use of waste areas, greens perched on sides of hills--in one case an old quarry. Fairways are often wider and more generous then we typically see in New England, but there are bunkers aplenty, deep swale, steep drop-offs next to greens, and lots of large, sloping greens. There have been times when the course maintenance has seemed to slip, but today it was lovely and in good shape. And even with strong, gusting winds today, we had a great day on the course today.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good

Review of The Cape Club

Played On 09/24/2016
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Much improved

The previous version of Ballymeade was a design nightmare for most of us hackers. The new Cape Club course looks much better and is far more enjoyable to play. The course is much less penal and has a lot of both interesting and lovely holes. If the wind is up, as it can be on the Cape, then it becomes both lovely and a lot more challenging. They are still working the kinks out here. No carts allowed in fairways, which meant a a lot of back and forth. Some GPS foibles. There are still some hidden perils. For example, on the 9th hole, there is water in front of the green on a par 5, but you can't see it from the fairway until you're relatively close to it--so just take a look ahead as much as you can. They've done a nice job improving this course, with new tees and new greens. It will take another year or two for everything to be fully settled, but it's a big step forward from where the course was. It's not a cheap course to play, but the value will be there in time.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Excellent

Review of Shennecossett Golf Club

Played On 07/08/2016
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather

Distinctive links-like course

Shenny is an old, quirky, unique, lovely course--not perfectly manicured, not long, not all the tee boxes in great shape. But it makes for a delightful day of golf. You start off hitting over a road, then you hit over a railroad line. Then there's the elevated mound with the green on top on number four. Meanwhile, there are very few trees and the place is wide open, with two holes near the end on the water--just a lovely finishing view. The front nine is a bit more interesting than the back, but there's challenge around the back nine greens. The conditions are not always perfect--hey, it's a public course. But in the winter, when I can only dream about golf, Shenny is the course I dream about playing.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent

Review of Lakeside at Juniper Hill Golf Course

Played On 06/12/2016
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Nice, well-maintained course

I'd actually rate this as 3.5 stars, because there are a few very memorable holes. The Riverside course offers interesting holes, a few of which are quite difficult but fair. Lots of elevation changes, some small greens, and enough water to make life very interesting. Numbers 11 and 17 are particularly memorable and challenging. While there are plenty of trees on the course, most of the fairways are reasonably wide open. The greens are in good shape and don't have a lot of undulation or difficult breaks. Course conditions can vary--I've seen fairways burned out in one year when a drought was on, but this time around, everything was in very good shape.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good

Review of ButterBrook Golf Club

Played On 05/29/2016
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Lovely but demanding

Butter Brook is typically kept in lovely condition, and today was no exception. The fairways are in very good shape and the greens were very nice. Often the fairways adjacent to the green were also quite tight, allowing us to use putters off the green, not always true on public courses in New England. The front nine is tighter than the back nine. Many holes are akin to target golf--not a lot of margin for error on many holes, and twisting, narrow fairways on the front nine with a few more wider ones on the back. Finishes with two demanding holes. Interesting, testing course.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Average

Review of Trull Brook Golf Course

Played On 05/14/2016
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Distinctive Muni

Trull Brook provides lovely settings, entertaining golf, and occasional questions about what they were thinking when they build the place. I play there a few times a year and it's almost always in very good shape. Not a long course. Lots of ups and downs, lots of doglegs, big greens with some that have tougher pitches. The elevation changes provide some challenging shots and some lovely views, particularly down to the adjacent river. There are a few funky holes on the back nine--10 and 11 both feature big drops, and 14 has no decent landing area. But despite the ups and downs and twists and turns, the fairways are generally wide enough to accommodate the changes, and the lack of length makes the course a bit easier despite some of of the design challenges. Since it's a muni, can get slow on the weekend, but they try to keep things moving along. Well worth a visit.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
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TomTomtheGolfer
Commented On 06/27/2016
This course is not a "muni". It is privately owed. The public is allow to play. Better course is the area is Hickory Hill that has done renovations. This place lacks service and is content with their layout
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