Best of Boston

Best Golf Course

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 [...] read more»
2012 Best Golf Course

Granite Links Golf Club

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 [...] read more»
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 [...] 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. [...] 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 [...] 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. [...] read more»
2004 Best Golf Course, North

Bradford Country Club

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 [...] read more»
2004 Best Golf Course, South

Waverly Oaks Golf Club

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 [...] read more»
2004 Best Golf Course, West

Stow Acres Country Club

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 [...] 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 [...] read more»
2002 Best Golf Course, West

Newton Commonwealth Golf Course

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 [...] 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 [...] 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 [...] read more»
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 [...] read more»