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BEST Golf Course

2013 BEST Golf Course, Public

Red Tail Golf Club

Devens

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 Southwest—but amid stunning New England foliage. That kind of beauty… read more»

2012 BEST Golf Course
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Granite Links Golf Club

Quincy

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 of golf for members and the public, and includes a… 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 test with lots of elevation changes, and there might not… read more»

2011 BEST Golf Course, Public, West

Shining Rock Golf Club

Northbridge

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 greens and views of the Blackstone Valley Corridor, your toughest… 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 and designed by the legendary Donald Ross, it boasts stone… 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 the holes, enough trees to test anyone’s accuracy, and the… read more»

2004 BEST Golf Course, North

Bradford Country Club

Bradford

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 to pristine condition, with every amenity for seasoned players and… read more»

2004 BEST Golf Course, South

Waverly Oaks Golf Club

Plymouth

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- hole courses. There’s something for every kind of player here,… read more»

2004 BEST Golf Course, West

Stow Acres Country Club

Stow

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 as a nine-holer, Stow now features two 18-hole courses, both… 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 hole. So what’s so great about this municipal course? For… read more»