This complex 25 miles west of Boston boasts 36 holes and a reputation as one of the top public facilities in the nation. The North and South courses date to 1954, and the North Course hosted the 1995 US Amateur Public Links event. From 2003-06, the North Course was the site of qualifying for the PGA Tours Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston.
The North is longer and more difficult, but also flatter than the South Course, said David Carlson, director of golf. Its more of a tournament course, while the South is more scenic and player-friendly. The South also generally costs $10 less per round.
Stow Acres tries to grow the game as well, with an on-site golf school and what it calls Family Fun Night every Sunday. The front nine of the South Course is shortened to play as nine par-3s, and everyone can play the nine holes for $12 including cart. Whats the catch? At least one of the players in your foursome must be 12 years old or under.