Best Golf Course in Boston

2013 Best Golf Course, Public

Red Tail Golf Club


This course, now more than a decade old, is worth the haul to Devens: It has the wide-open, lush fairways and sloping sand traps that are typically found in the…Read More

2012 Best Golf Course

Granite Links Golf Club


The views of the Boston skyline make this Quincy course stand out, but Granite Links is much more than a pretty picture. The private course offers an astounding 27 holes…Read More

2011 Best Golf Course, Public

George Wright Golf Course

Hyde Park

Who says seaside plots and posh resorts are the only locations worthy of a fairway? Tucked into a residential George Wright is an undersung hero. It offers a fun, fair…Read More

2011 Best Golf Course, Public, West

Shining Rock Golf Club


Opened only recently, Shining Rock looks like it’s been around for years. And actually, it has: The course was built in 2005, but never opened until ownership changed. With multitiered…Read More

2004 Best Golf Course, North

Bradford Country Club


If it’s been a while since you’ve visited the Bradford Country Club, fear not: The once-unkempt greens and dismal mood of the place are behind it. Bradford has been transformed…Read More

2004 Best Golf Course, South

Waverly Oaks Golf Club


Just about every golf course in New England has pristine greens, little white balls, and plaid pants. What sets Waverly Oaks apart is the variety of its 9- and 18-…Read More

2004 Best Golf Course, West

Stow Acres Country Club


Stow Acres is like the Tiger Woods of municipal courses. Not Tiger in 2004, but Tiger circa 1999, when he brought his A-game to every round. Originally opened in 1921…Read More

2004 Best Golf Course

George Wright Golf Course

Hyde Park

Most municipal courses have recovered nicely from the dastardly winter of 2002—particularly Franklin Park, which is in great shape this year—but George Wright is still something special. Established in 1938…Read More

2004 Best Golf Course, Cape Cod

Dennis Pines Golf Course

East Dennis

Seven thousand yards of championship golfing, nestled in 170 acres of sweet-smelling pine forest: The 72-par Dennis Pines is a course to be reckoned with. With water at four of…Read More

2003 Best Golf Course

George Wright Golf Course

Hyde Park

Okay, so it’s not in pristine condition. In fact, on a recent visit, we found what appeared to be a large fishing net half-buried in the fairway of the 12th…Read More

2002 Best Golf Course, West

Newton Commonwealth Golf Course


Nestled in a picturesque valley between Brighton and Chestnut Hill, Newton Comm. is a well-groomed gem of a course. The front nine presents the topographical challenge of being mostly on…Read More

2001 Best Golf Course

George Wright Golf Course

Hyde Park

This Donald Ross-designed course in Hyde Park is the perfect diamond in the rough. The imposing clubhouse recalls a staid Victorian manor, but the staff is downright friendly, whether organizing…Read More

2000 Best Golf Course

George Wright

Hyde Park

Legendary Scottish golf architect Donald Ross designed this shotsmakers course in 1931 with an emphasis on strategy and placement instead of distance and punishment. Coures manager Bill Flynn rescued GW…Read More

1999 Best Golf Course, Suburban

Cyprian Keyes Golf Club


When Mark Twain called golf a good walk spoiled, he’d never walked Cyprian Keyes. Built just two years ago with a sensitive eye to the ecosystem, this Central Mass sprawl…Read More

1999 Best Golf Course, Urban

George Wright Golf Club

Hyde Park

This Donald Ross-designed course is tucked deep in the heart of Hyde Park. Once you’re there, you’ll find a challenging Depression-era par-70 layout that calls for patience: The two par…Read More

1998 Best Golf Course, Suburban

Pembroke Country Club


Unlike many Boston-area public course, Pembroke gives attentive strokes to course condition. Though located only 30 minutes south of Boston, the narrow fairways with tall pines and bushes (beware of…Read More

1998 Best Golf Course, Urban

George Wright Golf Club

Hyde Park

Tight fairways, manicured greens, and well-marked tee boxes make this inner-city gem a pleasure and a challenge. Nestled in the middle of a residential neighborhood, this par 7 course designed…Read More

1987 Best Golf Course

Stow Acres

Stow Acres, the public course in Stow. Fair, challenging and open to anyone. But arrive early or plan for a long wait…Read More

1974 Best Golf Course, Public


As good a design if not better than most private club courses…Read More

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