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Amenities
3.2
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About

Holes 18
Type Military
Par 71
Length 6517 yards
Slope 112
Rating 70.7

As the name should imply, the Bay Breeze Golf Course is located right off of a back bay where the wind is a factor all day long.

There are water hazards that come into play on nine of the 18 holes. Bay Breeze Golf Course's signature hole is No. 10, a 180-yard, par-3, with a breathtaking view of the bay that borders the course. Since the course is on an Air Force base, the terrain is flat. There are trees spaced throughout the course. The greens are large and well bunkered.

Bay Breeze, designed by Nathan Crace, measures 6,563 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 121 and a 69.5 USGA rating. The course features two sets of tees for different skill levels.

The military course, which opened in 1962, is open to Air Force personnel and their guests.

Course Details

Year Built 1962
Golf Season Year round
Architect Nathan Crace (2007) Finger Dye Spann (1964)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $13
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

2.3
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Reviews 13
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Unfortunate

This course has no business charging people money to play here. The greens by far were the worst I’ve seen in almost the 45 years I have been playing. I would rather have given the pro shop workers the twenty five dollar fee and chatted with them for four hours. It’s easily clear that the base commander is not a golfer. Take a trip up to Fort Devens and look at a real golf course.
Embarrassed to say I played here!

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Weekly player

Play this course regularly, at least twice a week. Had a lot of rail the end of July and none since so the course could use a little.

Luke and his staff are great and will do their best to accommodate you. The ground staff have been working their butts off manicuring the course. The bunkers need work because nobody rakes them, can’t because of covid.

I’d recommend playing, just know a few of the fairways need work.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course in excellent shape.

I have played here for 8 years & this is the best the course has ever looked/played. The only negative is the cart paths--they still need attention.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Terrible conditions!

Multiple temporary greens and the rest should have been! This the worst AFB course I have ever played!

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens

They lost the greens again! Looks like fungus and nematodes. Probably won’t drop the money to fix the greens so they might come back in six months if you’re lucky. Sad

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

The greens were flawless, plush and green. A little tough getting into the place but overall good experience.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Good Value Decent Course

I only paid $20 for green fees. Course was as good as public courses where I live. Greens (all but one) were in great shape. The staff was very friendly and professional. Great locker room and driving range. Score card could use a map of the holes. Be prepared for long wait a visitor center for your guest pass to the base. Would definitely play here again.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good Price

This course is in mediocre shape. I would not play it unless I got a hot deal of 10 or 11 dollars.
Staff is super nice and the views of the bay are nice. Fun day for the price!

Be sure and allow extra time to check in at visitors center. Security is very tight as it should be on this Air Force base.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good Value for money

Got deal of day on golf now. Very wet. Course has trouble draining in multiple spots. Great Great views of the Back Bay. Interesting views of the air strip. Interesting layout. Confusing to find tee boxes in some places. A few arrows on cart paths could fix that. Hard to find yardage markers. Only saw 150 plate on few holes.

Pro shop help was very friendly. Getting on the base is somewhat of a hassle. I understand the need for security though.

Value is definitely there. I plan to play it some more.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great value

Course layout challenging, very long for weekend golfer. Greatest improvement is the greens. Not super fast but well manicured. Only green on hole #11 is not acceptable. Please go back to the drawing board on that one! Overall great value for the money.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Nice Course

A nice course, but needs a little TLC. They know it and are working on it. Pay attention to the lay out, I went from 3 to 8. The back nine is much harder than the front.
To get on the base you will need a valid Drivers license car registration and proof of insurance. Be prepared.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Poor condition

Course is in pretty bad condition overall.
Layout is good but the greens condition is poorly maintained.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Good Course

Greens were ok. Fairways have quite a bit of crabgrass on them.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Nice round by the bay

We had a very enjoyable round at Bay Breeze. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The pace of play was good and we finished our round in about 3 hours 45 mins. The back 9 was scenic as we played by the bay. The greens were not in the best of shape after the cold winter but all in all, a fun afternoon and good value for the golfnow hot deal of the day.
NOTE: If you are a civilian coming on the base , make sure to go to the Visitor's Center (not the other base entrance.) Leave yourself lots of extra time- 45 minutes- to get a guest pass. Also, make sure to call the pro shop to request that your name be added to the golf guest list. Best to do this BEFORE the day you are playing. The pro shop then needs to email your name to the visitor's center. The visitor's center advised that our names were not on the list. This, coupled with a line in the visitor's center, took 45 mins.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 7
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Overcharged Hot Deal

The course was in terrible shape! Some greens had NO grass at all and others were sparse at best. The condition was one thing, but walking in off the street I would have paid less than I paid for the Hot Deal! I am a 27 Year veteran and usually Air Force base courses are in fairly decent condition. This was the worst I have played on in that 27 years!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

SHOULD HAD BEEN A FLY-BY

Hopefully, the airmen should play this course for free. That would be fair value.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Extremely Easy
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