Red Tail Golf Club
course isnt being taken care of.
They could have cared less that I was there, they had barely moved a leaf. I only paid $30, if I had paid the full rate of $65 I would have blown a gasket!
November 20, 2013
Great fall escape
Great fall conditions and the course was in great shape!
November 20, 2013
Thanks to golf now red tail was affordable, normally in eight dollar range, wonderful experience. Scott
November 8, 2013
The course was in pristine shape as the fairways had no divots. The greens were average speed with contours. It was a beautiful layout with unique holes
October 26, 2013
Played course on a beautiful fall weekday, course was in nice shape, fun design, great match play course, Greens were beautiful.
October 18, 2013
Great undulating course with plenty of interesting holes
A great way to spend a round; interesting and challenging holes with one of the best layouts in new england; well maintained
October 17, 2013
What Happened to This Course???
I remember when Red Tail was the hot new course in Massachusetts. It was a very challenging course, in great condition and was all about positive attitude. I had not ventured there for 4 years and was very excited to be playing there yesterday. The 40% off deal on a mid-afternoon tee time via golfnow.com made the deal even sweeter. I pulled into a 1/3 full parking lot and figured it was not that busy a fall weekday. I checked in at the pro shop, and after a little confusion about my pre-paid fee, I was unenthusiastically told "the keys are in the carts and there are balls on the range." The range was in rough shape. Mats only and they were beat up. The range balls were dirty and equally beat up. Crude,hand written signs offered rules for the range. About 10 minutes before my tee time I drove to the first tee to see the starter, but there was no starter on duty. The twosome ahead of me showed themselves to the tee and then another single and I surmised we were next on the tee. Playing the first hole I realized this was not the same Red Tail I had played in the past. The tee box looked as though the markers had not been moved for days. The tee was healthy, but not where the markers currently sat. The fairway had pock marks of non-grass areas, and there were many wear spots from the tires of the mowers. Ropes guided us on and off the fairway, leading us over neglected areas of dirt and rocks. Up on the green, the grass was spotty and there were more wear marks and dirt patches on the borders of the green. My playing partner told me they had "lost" most of the greens during the summer and this was the best it had looked in months. Really? This was the case on most every hole, some worse than others. Now I will say 75% of the playing areas were good and green grass covered. The divots in the popular parts of the fairways were out of control though and there was no sign that the crew had been out on a divot filling mission in some time. In fact I only saw one crew member working, and he was blowing the remnants of the native grasses that had recently been mowed down, off into the woods. The course was littered with dozens of crude hand written signs crafted on the back sides of outing sponsor signs directing golf carts here and there. Amazingly there was no ranger on the course, who could have helped speed up play, that was dragging along at a close to 5 hour pace. Over the last 3 holes, the pace of play picked up, allowing the last few groups on the course, including us, to finish before it was totally dark. It was a long, disappointing day at Red Tail. The course may be very busy with members and public play on weekends. I cannot imagine paying, $80, $90 or $100 to play this deteriorating course and at a snail's pace to boot. I would say this course in its current state of chaos is a $60. course MAX! I am not sure if it is gross mismanagement, total apathy or the economy that has wrecked Red Tail. I hope they can turn things around and find their way back to greatness. At the present time it is just living off its past reputation and headlines, but that will not last much longer. Remember the fate of the original Shaker Hills? If management at Red Tail does not wake up and get moving in a positive direction soon, other courses will be getting more of their former golfers, who want fair value and signs of sincere effort for their big greens fees dollars.
October 17, 2013
top 5 public in mass.
Beautiful course, many steep bunkers,lots of elevation change.
October 10, 2013