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210 Howe St
Methuen, MA  01844-2108
United States
P: (978) 683-7771
F: (978) 683-7717
Merrimack Course

18 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

70 par | 6,220 yards | 132 slope

68.7 rating | Bent grass

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Merrimack Golf Course

The 18-hole "Merrimack" course at the Merrimack Valley Golf Club facility in Methuen, Massachusetts features 6,220 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 70. The course rating is 68.7 and it has a slope rating of 132 on Bent grass. Designed by Donald J. Ross, ASGCA/(R) George F. Sargent, Jr., ASGCA, the Merrimack golf course opened in 1907. Mike Farelli manages the course as the General Manager.


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Reviewed August 30, 2012

Reviewed July 05, 2011

played this course on the 4th of July at 740 am. Fantastic rate $37, walking. Not a tough walk at all, only a few hilly holes. The condition of the course was excellent. The tee boxes on some holes need some work. A bunch were riddles with divots and most werent cut short enough. They need some help in placing the tee markers more than 8 feet apart on the tee boxes. The greens were awesome. Fast and true. The rough was fierce. It would penalize you if you missed by a little bit. It would have been helpful to have a course layout ahead of time or pictures of the holes on the signs. There was just the hole # and par. We didnt know which way to go half the time. The layout was kinda quirky too. 7 par threes is just too many to have on a regulation course. Not the longest course at 6000 yrds but your scores could go either way. You would also have to walk by tee boxes in front of people teeing off which was unsafe and bothersome. It just seems they should have thought about the placement or numbering of some holes better. Although it didnt take away from the golf course too much. The biggest flaw is that the course doesnt put out drinking water! The course has very little shaded areas and the guy at the bar said it was a liability to have it out there. I would think a bigger liability would be people passing out from heat exhaustion. They did have a beverage cart though. The staff was friendly and treated us well although Rangers were not present when my twosome got stuck behind a slow foursome who wasnt letting us through. Overall good experience. i would come back cause the conditions were great and the price was right.

Reviewed July 02, 2011

Reviewed June 04, 2011

I must say that I was apprehensive, to say the least, when I went to Merrimack, based on the previous submitter. I am part of a 16 friend group that plays a different course every week and one of the guys suggested that we play Merrimack, because he loved it there. After reading the previous reviewer's comments, I was totally supprised at the wonderful way in which we were treated by the staff. So accomodating, and friendly. The views were spectacular and the course was just finished 2 years ago. The greens were so true and beautiful. We also finished our round in 4 hours and then had a delicious lunch, 10 ounce Burgers and Fries for $7.50. I would recommend this course to everyone. We will be coming back!!!

Reviewed May 23, 2010

This course is really nice. Unfortunately the staff is quite the opposite. I was rushed along thru the whole course by a number of "Pros" specifically because my group was not getting less than par on each hole consecutively. The bar, which claimed to make sandwiches, takes about 40 minutes to prepare a chicken sandwich, and the greens keepers will not stop watering the grass on the green even if you are putting.

Basically, unless you make 6 or 7 digits annually and are above the age of 30 they won't treat you with respect (because they want all your money) and if you're trying to play golf recreationally with a few friends, go somewhere else, because this place is run like a factory not a good golf course.

Reviewed April 25, 2009

Played Merrimack last week, improvements have made this a very desirable destination, can hardly wait for the completion of the club house, which will make it a five star attraction.

Reviewed February 20, 2008

Suspected for spring 2008

After what i have been reading on the course they say they should be done by spring 2008. they are planning on rebuilding the clubhouse and renevating the whole course. houses have been made and going up for sale. they plan on making it into a resort and spa type thing with tennis courts and a pool. they said they would like to be in the new england top ten in the next couple of years. it is easy to find news paper articles on the renevations by googling the course.
before going you should call for the updated fee. the fee is constantly changing and so is the condition of the course.

Reviewed March 13, 2007

Reconstruction Underway

Long needed renewal program will add three new holes and eliminate no.8 and no.9. new clubhouse will be moved back and enlarged. Until this is finished,its just silly to try to play here especially for $34.

Reviewed March 01, 2007


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  • Latest Scores
  • Overall
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Michael D. 19 44 25 05/21/09
2 Michael D. B. 18 45 27 11/02/12
3 bill B. N/A 41 41 09/23/08
4 Nick B. N/A 44 44 05/01/11
5 Joseph P. N/A 50 50 07/18/12
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Golf Course Information

About Merrimack Valley

Merrimack Valley Golf Club

Golf Only facility

18 regulation holes

Awards at Merrimack Valley

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Course Staff

Mike Farelli, General Manager
Stephen Kattar, Superintendent