Best of Boston

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 greens and views of the Blackstone Valley Corridor, your toughest challenge will be staying focused on the game.

91 Clubhouse Ln., Northbridge, 508-234-0400,