New England Country Club
Narrow fairways, smallish greens, "odd" layout on several holes, elevation changes, slow play.
All add up to a so-so weekend afternoon. Fairly unforgiving for a mid to high handicapper. If you are more skilled and enjoy blind shots, forced carries, winding fairways, then you'll enjoy the value. We came here attracted by the Irwin design. Glad we didnt pay too much.
March 8, 2013
great course, 4 sets of tees, golf 4 all levels.
great course, really enjoyed the day because of that, staff very friendy and accomidating.
November 13, 2012
beautiful scenery & great layout !
through no fault of management the fairways & rough were covered with leaves. hey it is autumn in new england! this resulted in extremely slow play while searching for lost balls even in the center of the fairways. overall we enjoyed the experience and would love to play there again earlier in the golf season. thanks to golfnow.com for the great greens fees & we hope to take advantage of these deals in the future!
October 23, 2012
Pro shop personel were rude and arrogant. This was always a favorite of ours but with the way we were treated we will be removing it from our playlist.
October 12, 2012
Awesome value and great layout!
I played New England 20 or so times this summer and it has become my favorite course in the Southern MA area. The greens are always in great shape, the fairways are well groomed and the course is playable by higher handicappers from the forward tees yet a good test from the tips. The range is always in good shape with all grass tees, chipping and bunker green and additional putting green.
The layout is the real key, NECC does not have any stupid holes. Each hole requires thought off the tee and most holes require you are able to work the ball in both directions.
Each 9 is topped off with beautiful and challenging finishing holes. Nice design feature Hale Erwin!
The 9th is a downhill dogleg right that requires tee ball placement and carry. The approach is a challenging and scenic shot with huge trouble short, left and long.
I think the 18th is one of the best holes in the area. Again downhill blocked left by a massive tree and protected right by a row of trees. The two tiered green is protected by a pond short and left. Great hole and not the second shot you want to see if you're about to drop your lowest score in a while. The 18th will challenge even great players.
The par 3's appear innocuous but they are able to put pins in areas that simply aren't oneputtable from certain parts of the green. Genius design.
While the layout is filled with substance, challenge and subtle bite you in the butt characteristics, the clubhouse is a long walk to the first tee and the range, walking is not suggested. But, the carts are equipped with GPS systems and reasonably priced. They also allow carts in the fairways.
The clubhouse is small and lacks golf equipment but, who can compete with big box these days. Egan's Pub is a fun pub environment with good food and very picturesque views from the deck.
Overall, NECC is probably the best value in Southern MA - Northern RI. I would be surprised if prices didn't increase soon. Thank the good lord for Golfnow!
October 4, 2012
Short, but fun layout with well contoured/ difficult greens
Having not played New England Country Club since 2004 I was eager to return to a memorably good layout. Though still a good layout with its variety of well designed golf holes, the course conditions were at best slightly above average and the pace of play was very slow. Also, the tired conditions of the cart paths and the clubhouse, etc., show a lack of money that should be spent on a course that has carried a high reputation. It was a good day of golf (my wife had one of her best scores on the front side- including a hole out from 100yds out on the Par 4, 7th hole). I would recommend anyone with a handicap under 10 play at least back to the black (middle) tees. Our discounted Golfnow rate made our round a good value.
October 4, 2012
Course was in great condition. Challenges throughout.
Played on a beautiful week day. Teed off on time, reasonable pace. Challenges throughout the course, never boring. COurse was in great shape. Great value GolfNOw - Pro shop could not believe the price, but honored it
September 23, 2012