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.
Taconic Golf Club, 19 Meacham St, Williamstown, MA, USA, +1 413 458 3997
If you want a true test of your skills, go to Crumpin Fox. With numerous elevation changes, this course is considered a challenging one.
Crumpin Fox, 87 Parmenter Rd, Bernardston, MA, USA, +1 413 648 9101
Farm Neck, Oak Bluffs
Farm Neck, 1 Farm Neck Way, Oak Bluffs, MA, USA, +1 508 693 3057
The Ranch, Southwick
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.
The Ranch, 65 Sunnyside Rd, Southwick, MA, USA, +1 413 569 9333
Old Sandwich G.C., Plymouth
The old-fashioned mottled appearance of the Coore-Crenshaw design at Old Sandwich Golf Club is what makes this course so special and charming.
Old Sandwich Golf Club, 247 Old Sandwich Road, Plymouth, MA, USA, +1 508 209 2200
Pinehills (Nicklaus), Plymouth
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.
Pinehills Golf Club, 54 Clubhouse Dr, Plymouth, MA, USA, +1 508 209 3000
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.
Miacomet, 12 W Miacomet Rd, Nantucket, MA, USA, +1 508 325 0333
Winchester Country Club, Winchester
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.
Winchester Country Club, 468 Mystic St, Winchester, MA, USA, +1 781 729 1181
Granite Links, Quincy
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.
Granite Links, 100 Quarry Hill Dr, Quincy, MA, USA, +1 617 689 1900
The International (Oaks), Bolton
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
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.
Boston Golf Club, 19 Old County Rd, Hingham, MA, USA, +1 781 741 5123
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.
Wachusett Country Club, 187 Prospect St, West Boylston, MA, USA, +1 508 835 4484
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.
Essex County Club, 153 School St, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA, USA, +1 978 526 7311
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.
Red Tail, 15 Bulge Rd, Devens, MA, USA, +1 978 772 3273