Leo J. Martin Memorial Golf Course
|White (W)||74||6060 yards||73.9||122|
|Black (W)||74||5390 yards||68.9||111|
|Red (W)||74||5150 yards||67.9||106|
|Blue M: 69.2/116||325||510||165||535||150||370||335||365||275||3030||150||300||250||410||430||370||540||190||570||3210||6240|
|White M: 68.1/113 W: 73.9/122||315||500||155||525||140||360||325||355||265||2940||140||290||240||400||420||360||530||180||560||3120||6060|
|Black M: 65.3/109 W: 68.9/111||291||444||139||468||134||301||295||312||232||2616||121||241||219||360||398||351||491||120||473||2774||5390|
|Red M: 64.2/104 W: 67.9/106||300||425||110||435||110||330||305||310||220||2545||115||250||220||360||380||320||425||110||425||2605||5150|
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Keeps Getting Worse
If you like greens that have more hazards than a putt putt course, Leo J is for you. If you like fairways made up of rocks, weeds and sand, Leo J is for you. The course is close to home for me so good to just get out there but don’t count of really improving much on the course conditions.
Can you rate a course below 1 star?
This poorly run state golf course should fire the Greens Keeper. Greens are bumpy and not cut for an entire weekend. Two new greens put in the course are in terrible condition. The greens keeper also had all the distance markers and granite stone tee markers removed. My golf partners walked off the course before nine holes when we hit the parking lot and said they would never come back. I played the 18 holes and it only got worse. Fairways are like cow pastures, Tees are uneven with no divot mix to repair tees. Some members said this is the best condition it will be in all year and to wait a month when the weeds and crabgrass take over the greens and course. I asked where I could buy some lunch and was told the state closed the snack bar before Covid and did not reopen. This is easily the worse condition for a golf course in New England. The only positive is it is in a good location with an affordable price. .
Save your money and use it towards a nicer golf course,..... which would be any other course. They should give refunds!
1st & last time
Horrible conditions. Greens were a mess. Fairways a mess. Rough a mess. Water only at clubhouse. Won’t be back until state commits to at least minimum standard for quality.
It’s bad but at least you got out.
Decent price and accessibility but in really poor shape. The rough is extremely rough and the fairways are rough. The greens are slow and bumpy. If you are using the course to practice you’ll be fine assuming you don’t care about actually making putts.
Is that the fairway or the rough?
The course requires a lot of guesswork for the first time or occasional visitor, kind of like driving in Boston. There are NO yardage markers except for one red sprinkler head we happened upon on the front nine. The tee boxes don’t have yardage signs, and you can’t trust the scorecard because they’ve moved tee boxes and the different classes of tees over time. Moreover, the fairways look wide but are not. Where the fairway starts and the rough begins is a matter of randomness. I wasn’t sure whether the clover, ruts, or the spotty clumps of grass were fairway. There was nothing that was clearly grass of any variety.
The greens had bare spots and plenty of bumps. They ran slow, but I don’t know if that was a common state. They were a bit mossy, not wet.
Avoid looking for your ball in deep rough; there’s poison ivy in places.
Specific advice: don’t overshoot the green on the 7th. There’s about 10 feet of space before your ball is lost.
A Local Course to Get your Swings In
Possibly the definition of a local course, anyone who has recently moved to the area and is looking for a cheaper alternative can always rely on Leo J. The course has seen some improvement in the last few years, with a couple brand new greens added where once it was overgrown and unplayable. The back-9 offers more intrigue than the front with some nice bending holes requiring long second shots to reach the par-4 greens. Some of the greens and bunkers need some serious TLC and play can get backed up after regular work hours during the week, but it's really meant to be a course that all locals should know and frequent anyways when looking to get out and take some hacks.