New England GolfGuide
England GolfGuide rating
system is based upon multiple criteria,
the most important of which are the course
layout, condition, and the overall playing
experience of the course.
Other key factors
• The memorability of the holes
• The variety of the holes
• The quality of the practice
• The professionalism and
friendliness of the staff
• The value per dollar spent
• And the ability to walk the
course. (Requiring carts at extra cost
New England GolfGuide course ratings are
based on a 5-star scale.
To further help distinguish one course
from another, we have added ½
• The 5-star
rating is reserved for only a handful of
the clearly Outstanding
courses in the region.
• 4-star courses are Excellent,
in terms of playing experience, beauty,
conditions, and staff service.
• 3-stars are Very
Good, frequently boosted by
numerous positive comments from our
• 2-stars represent Good
courses, some of which might be among your
Where do ratings
England GolfGuide Rating Team.
The Rating Team consists of dedicated
amateur volunteers with a history of
playing a large number of courses. In
2009, we have added PGA Professionals to
expand our reach and add a new level to
our ratings. With more than 650 public
courses in our region, the Golf Guide
staff cannot visit every course each
season, but our group of reliable players
and course raters contribute comments and
update us on layout, conditions, and
upgrades throughout the season.
If you're interested in
the complete ratings of all 663 public
golf courses in New England pick up the
2017 New England GolfGude on