Best of 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 Southwest—but amid stunning New England foliage. That kind of beauty doesn’t come cheap (expect to drop $99 for a weekend round during peak season), but at least you can reserve your tee time online.

15 Bulge Rd., Devens, 978-772-3273,