Stow Acres Country Club
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58 Randall Rd
Stow, MA 01775-1451, United States
This 36-hole facility is located about 25 miles west of Boston and dates to the early 1920s. During that time, when segregation was rampant, the club hosted what is thought to be the first national black men's golf championship. The South course opened with nine holes in 1921, but the course grew to 36 holes designed by the late Geoffrey Cornish. Stow Acres hosted the USGA's Public Links Championship in 2005 and has hosted qualifying for the PGA Tour's Boston event four times.
The standard walking rates on the North course are $50 weekdays and $66 on weekends and holidays (carts are $19/person). Early-bird, twilight, and senior rates are available, while rates for the South course are slightly lower.
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danp01824 - 9/19/13
some greens in better condition than others. some tee boxes in horrible shape. no water in ball washers. too expensive.
dag2000 - 7/14/12
Stow Acres is a decent course that charges near-premium prices, with uneven hospitality, combining for an overall uneven experience.
The courses are classic, tree-lined designs. The greens are mostly flat; a few have some ridges to mindful of, but otherwise there is little undulation to contend with. The North course is the tougher, more popular course.
At $85 with cart on the weekends, Stow Acres is not cheap. But they can be frustratingly second rate in some respects. Many days they do not change the water they put out from the day before so water will be either warm or gone. And on many days, there will be water on only two holes, one on the front and one on the back, despite heat being in the mid to high 90s. Finally, while the pro shot and other clubhouse employees are nice enough, the grounds crews can be surly. Very little regard for golfers.
Overall, a mixed review for Stow Acres. The North Course is a fine test of golf, but there are too many flaws in the experience to give the course four or five stars.
mrpolnaszek - 6/24/12
Played after Stow Golf School lessons. Course was in good shape and front 9 was ok to walk (hillier than I would have liked.)
msweeney - 8/10/10
Not worth the price.
nuge028 - 8/10/10
They should not advertise that this course was once a PGA Tour stop, as it is no longer in good condition. For the price ($66 walking), it is not worth it.
k-von - 8/5/09
Very nice public course. Played the North course from the blues and was definitely challenged. It's a course for longer hitters, as the par 4's required two very pure shots and the par 3's were no less than 180 yds. Maintenance and facilities were top-drawer for a public course and the early bird price was moderate at worst ($39). Very walkable, challenging course.
seattlefreeman - 5/1/16
skstout - 9/8/15
Komodo - 5/20/14
dclendenin - 7/5/12
Best Score: 73
North / Black