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3.4
243 Reviews (243)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
3.0
Value
3.5
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.5
66.7%
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169 out of 243 reviews
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3.8
9 Reviews (9)
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Conditions
3.8
Value
3.5
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.1
100.0%
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9 out of 9 reviews
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3.4
86 Reviews (86)
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
28
3 Stars
20
2 Stars
16
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.4
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.2
67.4%
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58 out of 86 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7035 yards
Slope 131
Rating 74.2
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Stow Acres Country Club - North Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1965
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01
Architect Geoffrey Cornish (1965) Bill Robinson (1965)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.4
243 Reviews (243)

What Golfers Are Saying

This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 8

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Reviews 20
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

consistently good

First time out to Stow this season. Played the North course which was great. Many of the tee boxes have been repaired with new turf and overall the course was in good condition. Have been playing here many years, and it's consistently a good golf experience.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 04/16/2021

We are so happy you enjoyed yourself here at Stow North at Stow Acres Country Club enough to recommend us, msharrah427! We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Walked

Lack of information

I will be playing the course later this morning but I find it disappointing that there is no greens fee information on the course website. The Facebook page doesn't even indicate the course is open for play..C'mon guys! The internet is a great resource for informing your clientele. You need to utilize it.

Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 03/30/2021

Hi, FITZ81! Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. Please know the current conditions are by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We will continue to work towards a 5-star experience and we hope to see you back!

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

good public course

real good public course, greens excellent, good layout

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Previously Played

Stow North

Have played this course well over 200 times over the years. It has hosted tournaments such as the Mass Amateur and we’ve seen this course in great shape. To be charitable, this is beyond the end of the normal playing season as New England heads toward winter. The greens are not that bad, but the tee boxes were rough and ragged, fairways with patches and bare spots, cart paths becoming rutty washboards. Now we’ve heard that this course may sold off and only the inferior south course will remain. Too bad, but this property has changed hands several times, and each owner seems to let conditions slide in their own way. Hate to see it go.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 11/23/2020

Hi, we appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We understand your frustration with the course conditions and would like to apologize as this is by no means the standard we strive for. We ask that you please bear with us as we work diligently to make improvements. We would like to thank you for being a loyal patron over the years and hope to see you more at the course. Thanks for choosing Stow North at Stow Acres Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 10/26/2020

Hello, we appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at Stow North at Stow Acres Country Club. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

Played On
Reviews 25
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Walked

Drained really well

We had very heavy rains the night before. The group i played with were all experienced golfers who kept talking about how surprised they were by the course being in such great condition after heavy rains. The north course drains VERY well. We had an awesome day playing 18

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 25
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Day

Course was in great shape. Staff was super friendly with a cart that came out pretty often. Ranger was helpful for several blind holes on the front 9. Overall had a great time on the course

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Forward Tees were an After thought

This place could care less about women playing there!
Not one item of female clothing in the pro shot to the forward tees which were difficult to locate because they were just patches of grass, even depressions of grass, certainly NOT tee boxes.
Very unimpressed and will not be rushing back!
No photos of each hole and with leaves everywhere, we couldn't locate our balls easily. Had to wait at each and every hole. Cart paths were in such poor shape and we were so disappointed in Stowe Acres!!!

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 10/12/2020

Hello, thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for your experience during your round. Please know that this is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make the necessary improvements before your next game and will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing Stow North at Stow Acres Country Club. We hope to earn your business again soon.

Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Greens much better than last time I played this course. Fairways only fair. Tee boxes awful. Sand in traps poor.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 10/07/2020

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the team. Thanks for visiting Stow North at Stow Acres Country Club, and we hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/29/2020

Hello, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take customer feedback very seriously at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind. Thank you for playing Stow North at Stow Acres Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not Stow I remember

We had not played Stow in over 15 years
So disappointing the condition overall !
Tees has much sand and understanding drought conditions, it is unacceptable that at each the landing areas had some turf in fairways.
For $79 , the value is disappointing but more so
Stow is not course from past. Manage the cart flow better with all the traffic if maintenance dollars are not there !
Thank you

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 09/29/2020

Hi, we appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Stow North at Stow Acres Country Club. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/05/2020

Thank you for reviewing us. We see you rated the course 3-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve before your next round. Feel free to comment on this review or reach out to the team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Stow North at Stow Acres Country Club, and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Massachusetts Advisor
First Time Playing

Stay away!

Yes, it’s Covid. Yes, there is a dought. But this course and facilities have gone way down. Grass less tee boxes and sparse fairways - this course had its day. Word has it the south course is just as bad. There are plenty of other better course in the area. It looks like they are or are about to go belly up.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 09/29/2020

Hello, thanks for the review. We see you rated the course 1 star and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take single star feedback very seriously at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Stow North at Stow Acres Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 25
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Day

Course was in great shape. Looking forward to coming back in 2021

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

So much promise

Oh boy,
I want to to give a good review, but my word do these guys make it tough. Let’s start with course - could be great, all the ingredients are there, but the chef is delinquent or incompetent. Crappy tee boxes, impossible to distinguish between fairways and rough and just recently, a bunch of trees mowed down for what I assume is the latest in expected aesthetics. Balls to that, you numpties. Leave nature alone, it was the saving grace of this faded dame. Now, the place is filled with weeds, stumps, bare dirt and the busted flush of 5+ hour rounds with unapologetic turf buggerers and nonexistent rangers. A $40 round may be presented as a public service in these COVID-straightened times, but when a course is raking it in due to rampant demand even at these prices, why should the many deficiencies of Stow be excused? For the love of whatever you consider holy Stow management, take this place back to its former glory. You have a gem, don’t let it crack under the weight of neglected equipment, optimistic profit projections and an inflated sense of duty to “the ordinary golfer “. Speaking as one of the latter, we need you to be what you were, not a dollar store caricature of yourself

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/08/2020

Hello and thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. Please know that we currently have projects underway to recover the course conditions and hope you'll bear with us through this transition and give us another try in the near future. Thanks for choosing Stow North at Stow Acres Country Club.

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