Lives
Lunenburg, MA
Handicap
15-19
Gender
Male
Skill
Intermediate
Plays
Once a week

Review Statistics

Average Rating

3.4
3.4
Total 18 Reviews

Rating Breakdown

18 Reviews
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Recommended Courses
14
Not Recommended Courses
4
Helpful Votes Count
0
Not Helpful Votes Count
1
First Review
03/06/2013
Last Review
06/08/2018

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Review of Stow South at Stow Acres Country Club

Played On 06/07/2018
3.0
First Time Playing

Way over-rated and crowded, so-so conditions

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.
Staff Friendliness Fair
Pace of Play Fair
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Average
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.

Review of Pembroke Country Club

Played On 06/05/2018
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Lots of water

Water right and left on several holes leading to very tight landing areas. Some very nice par 4s. Condition were good although it was cart path only when I played due to heavy rains (understandable). This is a course you would have to play several times to understand the layout of many of the holes. Very friendly an welcoming staff.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Average

Review of Brookside Golf Club, The

Played On 07/17/2017
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Not a level lie anywhere!

Beautiful to look at but very tough to play. There are very few level spots on this course (including the greens). You always seem to be hitting from a sidehill/uphill/downhill lie--it it rare to have a level stance anywhere on this course except on the teebox. The greens were running at 11 and they are extremely contoured. The day we played the pin placements were silly--not even the USGA would put pins where they put them. They need to rethink the green contours or at least run them slower.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Average

Review of Sandwich Hollows Golf Club

Played On 07/14/2017
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Stay away in the Summer!

It's not a bad course, in fact I kind of like it. But the conditions are not great, the staff at the counter couldn't be ruder or less helpful, and the pace just plain stinks. Slow, slow, slow. The course attracts hackers due to the low greens fees in season on the Cape. Play it for what it is, but play it in the off season!
Staff Friendliness Poor
Pace of Play Poor
Off-course amenities Fair
Course Conditions Fair
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Average
Response from Sandwich Hollows on 02/28/2018:
Hello BisonM, thank you for taking the time to write a review of our course. We are glad you enjoyed our course and we appreciate your feedback on our conditions, staff friendliness, and pace of play. We are sorry to hear that you feel this way about our course and we escalated your feedback to the appropriate departments. Thank you for visiting Sandwich Hollows Golf Club and we value your feedback.

Review of Wahconah Country Club

Played On 06/15/2017
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very Nice Course Near the Berkshires

The staff and members could not have been friendlier or more helpful. The course is very well designed and maintained. Some especially challenging holes and quite a few enjoyable ones. Not necessarily worth a special trip to Dalton to play, but if you are in the area and can pick up a GolfNow special it is well worth the time.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good

Review of Gardner Municipal Golf Course

Played On 09/04/2016
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Still a great muni

Gardner is two course in one. The front is fairly wide open, mostly back and forth, and a bit shorter than the back. The 3rd (par 3) is slightly downhill, but very long. Our GPS had it at 240 to the pin the day we played! The back is very hilly and heavily wooded. Lots of doglegs out there! Again, one of the tougher holes is a long, uphill par 3 that played well over 240 due to the elevation change. Pace of play is not terrible (slightly 4 hours for 18 on the weekend), somewhat surprising given the number of hackers out there. Conditions are pretty good, especially given this year's drought. At a slope of 133 from the Blue tees this one is no slouch! Give it a try, you'll like it.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Average
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Good

Review of Manchester Country Club

Played On 08/01/2016
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Interesting layout!

Back-to-back par 5s on both the front and back, short par 3s (and a longer one), out-and-back layout, multiple road (highway!) crossings. This is an old school layout that is in fairly good shape (except for the greens--slow and not putting true). Fun to play if you are in the area, but not worth a long drive to get there. Just watch the road crossings, the cars don't slow down for golfers!
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Average

Review of Winchendon Golf Club

Played On 06/27/2016
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Terrible Conditions!

Beat up tees, rocky and barren fairways, and greens that putt like a shag carpet. There are a few interesting holes here (it does claim a Donald Ross pedigree after all) but the awful conditions detract from every part of the game. Poor Donald must be rolling over in his grave. The one saving grace is that it is a really short course so you don't have to put up with it for too long.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Fair
Off-course amenities Fair
Course Conditions Poor
Value for the Money Fair
Course Layout Fair

Review of Old Corkscrew Golf Club

Played On 03/01/2016
2.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Sorry to Disagree—Penal/Target Design!

I wanted to like this course, really I did, but honestly I did not. The design is a combination of the “penal” and “target” schools of design, and it brings the worst of both to bear (pun intended). For the first time player the course is almost unplayable unless you are a single digit handicapper. For the average golfer (I’m in the mid-teens, right where the USGA says the “average” golfer lies) the layout is just way too tough and unforgiving. A good design makes the course a challenge for the really good golfers and still fun and playable for the rest of us. Look at the Wilderness Club by Nick Faldo, Old Works by Arnold Palmer, The Irish Course at Whistling Straits by Pete Dye, Panther Run by Gordon Lewis, Waverly Oaks by Brian Silva, and any number of other tough, destination courses. I’ve played them all and each is a stern test while being fair. There is nothing fair about not being able to discern the target from the tee, having no options on a second shot on a par 5, having balls hit the fairway and run off into the swamp, and putting on fast (10+ on the day I played) but rough greens. On at least three greens I counted five old pin placements within 15 feet of the pin, a mixture of grasses (poa?) all over, a minefield of pitch marks, and incorrectly installed cups with raised lips. The kids at the clubhouse and the guy in the pro shop were great, the starter/ranger was great, having gps on the carts was great, the course (except for the greens) was in pretty good shape, but the design is masochistic at best. For those of you that feel golf is fun only if you get whipped by the course this one might be for you. If you want to test your game, and have fun doing it, go elsewhere.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Fair
Course Layout Poor
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Commented On 03/07/2016
Thank you for the feedback, BisonM! We do understand that our course is very challenging and we're sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your round with us. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our amenities and interacting with our staff though. We hope you'll give us another go and please have a great week!
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Review of Fort Myers Country Club

Played On 02/29/2016
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Darn near perfect conditions!

This Donald Ross gem has received a complete make-over, and kudos to golf architect Steve Smyers! I played the course 3 years ago and again this week and the difference is amazing. The turf conditions are some of the best I have ever seen, and I’m “in the business”. The greens are fast and true. The renovations have brought this course back to a true Donald Ross design, except that in his day the greens were never this quick! So, stay below the hole, putt from off the green, sharpen up your short game (this is not a long course), and have a ball! This one is great for walkers and fun for all ages (well, not for kids!). Challenging enough without being silly, a number of holes give you options. You really have to think your way around this course. Golf as it should be!
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Poor
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
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