Boston is home to so much history, and that’s true of its golf course choices as well. So many of the Boston area courses have longstanding history and are also available to the public. It’s not hard to get the true New England feel, while still experiencing the city of Boston at many of the local public courses.
Whether you’re looking to rent golf clubs in Boston, or bringing your own on your next golf trip, here are our top picks for public golf courses in the Boston area that you should not miss!
Red Tail is just a little outside of Boston, but worth the drive, especially for advanced golfers! This course has undulating greens with gorgeous views under the towering trees and nice elevation changes for a little bit of a challenge. Locals continue to vote Red Tail one of the area’s best!
15 Bulge Rd, Devens, Massachusetts 01434, Worcester County
(Green fees: $89-99)
The International Golf Club Oaks Course
Located just a little outside of downtown Boston, this Tom Fazio design features five par 5s and par 3s on average. It’s incredibly scenic, especially with the fall colors. The International is great for short game that allows golfers to perfect a variety of different shots!
159 Ballville Rd, Bolton, Massachusetts 01740, Worcester County
(978) 779-6911, (978) 779-6910
(Green fees: $129)
Want to feel like you’re in the city but still get a great game of golf in? Granite Links is just 20 minutes outside of downtown Boston and provides amazing views of the skyline and Harbor Islands. If you’re traveling to the Boston area, this is a must-see course to experience all that New England has to offer!
100 Quarry Hills Dr, Quincy, MA 02169
(Green fees: $125-150)
Another course that is fairly close to the city, George Wright is a fun public course that has a lot of history. The course has challenging shots due to the winding layout, blind greens, and custom designed elevation grades.
420 W St, Hyde Park, Massachusetts 02136, Suffolk County
(Green fees: $35 - $45)
William J. Devine Golf Course at Franklin Park
One of the best things about Boston is the history, and this course isn’t lacking any! It’s the second oldest municipal golf course in America, originally designed in 1896! The course winds near some museums and a zoo, which add a different challenge to the game! William J Devine has nice elevation changes and enough challenge to appeal to golfers of all levels!
1 Circuit Dr, Dorchester, Massachusetts 02121, Suffolk County
(Green fees: $35 - $45)