Best of Boston

BEST Golf Course

2002 BEST Golf Course, West

Newton Commonwealth Golf Course

Newton

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 a side slope, while the back nine meanders around water… 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 weekday tee times (reservations are accepted only for weekends and… 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 from dereliction in the 1970s by restoring it with an… read more »

1999 BEST Golf Course, Suburban

Cyprian Keyes Golf Club

Boylston

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 of wetlands and high pines feels like a private club,… 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 fives are reachable in two shots only for the longer… read more »

1998 BEST Golf Course, Suburban

Pembroke Country Club

Pembroke

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 poison ivy) make you feel as if you’re deep in… 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 by Donald Ross attracts weekend duffers and irksome weekday sneak-ons… 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

Stow

As good a design if not better than most private club courses. read more »

1974 BEST Golf Course, Private

The Country Club

Brookline

It’s got tradition and a challenging course. read more »