Best of Boston

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 of wetlands and high pines feels like a private club, from the well-maintained fairways and greens to the cushy clubhouse and steep fees ($52 weekends). It’s a tough course, but utterly fair to those playing the front tees: 6, 844 yards form the back tees, 5, 079 from the reds. At only 40 minutes from Boston, you’ll wish you could take out a membership.

Boylston, 508-869-9900,