Beautiful Golf Courses to Play in Massachusetts

Courtesy of Miacomet Golf Course
Courtesy of Miacomet Golf Course
Natasha Chang

Golf has emerged and become an important sport in each part of the globe, with each course boasting its own unique style. Massachusetts has a number of courses to play on, well kept by greenskeepers who keep them looking beautiful as they do. So whether it’s for the love of the game or to say “I do,” enjoy the view with this list of courses that might even convince non-players to pick up a golf club. Fore!

Taconic, Williamstown

Courtesy of Taconic Golf Club

Located on the campus of Williams College, Taconic Golf Club is 109 acres of rolling terrain and considered a classic Golden Age design—featuring back-to-front sloped greens on most holes. It is consistently rated among the top college courses in the country and is a regular fixture on any “Classic” Top 100 ranking.

Crumpin-Fox, Bernardston

Courtesy of Crumpin-Fox Club

If you want a true test of your skills, go to Crumpin Fox. With numerous elevation changes, this course is considered a challenging one.

Farm Neck, Oak Bluffs

Farm Neck Golf Club

Farm Neck is truly a hidden gem. Located in a pristine corner of Martha’s Vineyard, the layout of this course offers the best coastal golf experience anywhere.

The Ranch, Southwick

Courtesy of The Ranch Golf Club

With narrow fairways, deep roughs, frequent obstacles, and significant elevation changes, this is a challenge even for the best golfers. The Ranch course has well-maintained lush fairways and fast greens straight out of a postcard.

Old Sandwich G.C., Plymouth

15th Hole

The old-fashioned mottled appearance of the Coore-Crenshaw design at Old Sandwich Golf Club is what makes this course so special and charming.

Pinehills (Nicklaus), Plymouth

Courtesy of Pinehills Golf Club

The Nicklaus design of Pinehills Golf Club offers a different experience. With trees bordering the course and challenging green complexes, this is a course that will have you coming back for more.

Miacomet, Nantucket

Courtesy of Miacomet Golf Course

Nantucket has only one public, 18-hole golf course, and that is Miacomet. A quick trip over will provide the perfect backdrop for a weekend getaway, complete with an 18-hole layout with challenges for every level.

Winchester Country Club, Winchester

Courtesy of Winchester Country Club

Winchester Country Club is one of only seven courses co-designed by father-and-son duo Robert Trent Jones Jr. and Sr. Golfweek has also named this 7,200-yard championship golf course one of America’s Best Residential Golf Courses twice.

Granite Links, Quincy

Courtesy of Granite Links Golf Club

Located just seven miles (11.3 kilometers) out of Boston, this Granite Links course provides breathtaking views all around, including that of the Boston skyline, the Harbor Islands, and the beautiful forested Blue Hills Reservation.

The International (Oaks), Bolton

Courtesy of The International Golf Club and Resort

The Pines Course at The International Golf Club & Resort rates as the most difficult course in America; however, the Oaks Course featured here delivers a more scenic route for a relaxing game.

Boston Golf Club, Hingham

Courtesy of Boston Gold Club

Boston Golf Club is an ode to an older, more traditional course. With a clubhouse that resembles a log cabin in the woods and a serenity hard to believe as it is so close to Boston, this course provides a unique playing experience.

Wachusett Country Club

Courtesy of Wachusett Country Club

Located just minutes from Worcester, Wachusett Country Club features a Donald Ross design with breathtaking views of Mount Wachusett and the Wachusett Reservoir.

Essex County Club

Established in the late 19th century with nines holes, Essex County Club turned into an 18-hole course in 1917. Today, it is a top 10 Massachusetts golf course.

Red Tail, Devens

Red Tail Golf Course is considered one of the top three public golf courses in the state of Massachusetts. The course, about 30–45 minutes outside of Boston near Fort Devens, received its name due to the red-tailed hawks you can see flying overhead frequently.

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