Butter Brook Golf Club
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157 Carlisle Rd
Westford, MA 01886, United States
Butter Brook is a golf course designed in the classic tradition. The course is located on ideal sandy soils, among mature white pines in the Boston suburb of Westford. Following the classic style, the natural terrain was studied and the golf holes routed accordingly.
The existing rolls and hollows define the strategy for many of the golf holes. On the sixth hole for example, if a player is able to carry two left fairway bunkers that sit into an existing hillock, the backside slope ... [more]
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darylhoule - 7/15/15
First time at butter brook, was like 2 different courses, front was tight, back was open. look forward to playing again.
cmjoob - 10/10/11
great course. I try to take all my visiting friend and family here when they're in town.
rebs - 10/4/11
ASSAULTED AT BUTTER BROOK!
I golfed here about a little over a month ago with my husband, father and brother. On the 18th hole, my brother hit his tee shot on to the neighboring fairway. He drove his cart to his ball not realizing until after he hit his second shot that he was past the “no carts” signs on that fairway. He immediately returned to the cart path. It was an honest mistake and no harm done. At this time a member who had been watching us from the clubhouse patio walked down to us and proceeded to SCREAM within inches of my brother’s face. A couple of the choice phrases he used: “You should have seen the f**king signs!”, “I’m a member here and I’m going to report you to the course manager and if I ever see your f**cking face here again I’m going to punch your f**cking face in!”.
After we finished our round we immediately reported it to Peter Maki, the course pro, and pointed out the offending member. Peter showed genuine concern, gave us his information and told us to contact him any time and so he could “make things right”. Well, we have tried to contact Peter four or five times since then and we have yet to receive a response. Actions speak louder than words and his lack of action to our repeated inquiries speaks to the character of Butter Brook, which runs counter to the spirit of the game of golf (self-discipline, honesty, and integrity). I refuse to spend another dime at this place or recommend it to anyone. If you choose to patronize them, be on the lookout for a tall guy with black hair and an unusually black (likely dyed) moustache with anger management issues. He seems to think it is appropriate to approach and make threats to a group of golfers (one that included a senior citizen and a woman). And the management seems to think an appropriate course of action to a serious offense on their grounds is to just ignore it and hope it goes away.
freejamx - 8/11/11
Started playing at this course when it was only 9 holes (2005).
It gets a lot of play these days and I've seen a steady decline in how it's kept up. Tee boxes are beat up and the greens have become a mess as of my last outing (Aug 2011). I have no reason to bad-mouth this course as I have several friends who are long standing members. Many a good time had here.
Looks like management (whom from what I understand are not golfers) continue to make changes. Right now, the lengthening several holes seems to be in process. It's my opinion that they should concentrate more on keeping up the greens first and foremost.
This club is a "hidden gem" which might be slipping, but has beautiful views and many challenging holes for you to experience. My motivation for this post is that they continue to strive to make this course live up to its full potential.
Break82 - 12/21/09
Been playing Butter Brook for 4 seasons. Owing to the limited land area especially on the front 9, the emphasis is on shot accuracy to successfully navigate the narrow twisting fairways. In contrast, the back 9 is meadow golf with generous landing areas for your tee shots around a tract of waste area and a pond. Enjoy the open area until you get to the 17th. Par here is a very good score. Don't tally up your score card until after the 17th. I've had good rounds only to be wrecked by 17th and 18th.
As the course is still relatively new, management is babying the fairways. Cart path only is common. It slows down play and is tedious. Sometimes, they'll permit 90-degree to ball.
Despite some big numbers or abandoned scorecards, I still enjoy the challenge. Save a couple of good shots for the finishing holes and you'll walk away happier.
jstandera - 7/30/15
swyzansky - 7/8/15
Komodo - 5/20/14
danp01824 - 7/8/13
chriscarp13 - 5/17/13
Best Score: 70