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1.6
28 Reviews (28)
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1 Stars
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Conditions
1.5
Value
2.2
Layout
3.1
Friendliness
3.0
Pace
2.6
Amenities
1.5
24.4%
Recommend this course
6 out of 28 reviews
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1.4
25 Reviews (25)
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Conditions
1.3
Value
1.9
Layout
3.2
Pace
2.4
Amenities
1.2
StaffFriendliness
2.8
16.0%
Recommend this course
4 out of 25 reviews
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1.4
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Conditions
1.3
Value
1.9
Layout
3.2
Pace
2.4
Amenities
1.2
StaffFriendliness
2.8
16.0%
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4 out of 25 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6240 yards
Slope 116
Rating 69.2
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Leo J. Martin Memorial Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1930
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 12/01
Architect Donald Ross (1930)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "The Golf Academy at Leo J. Martin"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire required: No tank tops. No cut-offs. No work boots

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Reviews

1.6
28 Reviews (28)
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First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
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Don't waste your money

Don't waste your money, The fairways have no grass on them and greens are covered in dead crab grass. With a little love it'd be a fun layout to play on.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Reviews 2
1.0
First Time Playing

Never playing here again

Has to be the worst golf course in New England if not all of the US. Little to no grass on the fairways and the greens were even worse. Place needs to be shut down.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
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Previously Played

You pay for what you get

I booked a round for $8.99 with a coupon, and it was certainly only worth that price. This course has taken a beating from the heat, luckily the greens are green. The greens play horrifically slow so if you're used to fast greens show up early to practice putting. Overall for what I paid I was happy with the result.

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
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Reviews 4
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First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Reviews 2
1.0
Previously Played

Use your backyard

I can guarantee everyone reading this has a yard that is in as good of (if not better) conditions than Leo J. I honestly think they haven’t ever tried to water the grass or do anything to improve the conditions. Most fairways only have 25% grass so just get used to hitting off of dirt. The fairways are terrible but the greens is the worst part. They are going to be the slowest greens you’ve ever played, my friends and I play there a good amount over the years (the price is great) and we usually don’t even bother putting. Your speed will be totally off if you get used to these greens then play a normal course. I will say that this course is fairly priced (unlike newton comm which costs an arm and a leg for an awful course) and the layout is great. If they could improve the conditions it would be a great course. If you just want to get a quick tee time after work and screw around with your friends and have a good time for cheap, this is the place….. 30x better than newton comm

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Leo J

I am a fan of the layout of this course. Hard to walk given the distance between some of the holes, but you have to use your full bag. 570, 540 yard 5's....250,190 par 3's.... a decent amount of dog legs, so you have to strategize.... If they put in a legitimate sprinkler system to keep the grass up, it could be a great course.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Go home

This course is just a disgrace and the worst part is that the state runs it

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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