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10 Best Boston Golf Courses: Public and Private 

If you find yourself wondering “Where are the best Boston golf courses?” you’ve come to the right place. Whether you are looking for public golf courses or private golf courses, we’ve compiled a combined list of the best in Boston.

Public Golf Courses in Boston

1. Granite Links

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With a gorgeous greenway view of the city, it’s no wonder why Granite Links is one of the top private golf courses near Boston. Named one of the “Top 100 Greatest Golf Course in the Country” by Golf Digest, you can play a round of golf on one of the 27 championship holes across three links-style courses and then hit the popular outdoor patio bar, The Links. For 18 holes, it’s $150 but if you can wait till Twilight, prices are $80 for 18 holes.

100 Quarry Hill Dr, Quincy, MA 02169

2. Newton Commonwealth Golf Course

A few miles from downtown Boston sits the Newton Commonwealth Golf Course is a beautiful 18-hole public course, originally founded in 1897. Scenic, yet challenging, this course is considered one of the best public golf courses in Boston. If you’re looking to host a golf outing, the course can accommodate up to 120 players and has a clubhouse with changing rooms with showers, and a patio overlooking the course.

212 Kenrick Street, Newton, MA, 02458

3. George Wright Golf Course

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This family-owned public golf course in Boston is popular and extremely close to the city center. Due to its popularity, the course has a large membership, so be sure to book your tee time in advance. For residents of Boston, a season membership will run you $1500, but you also have the ability to play the sister course, William Devin in Dorchester.

420 West Street, Hyde Park, MA, 02136

4. Robert T. Lynch Municipal Golf Course

All levels of golfers will love playing at the Robert T. Lynch Municipal Golf Course. The course has a driving range and practice areas, as well as a clubhouse that overlooks a course. The land sits on what was originally designated by the town as a bird sanctuary, so if you keep an eye out, you’ll still see many different types of birds.

1281 West Roxbury Parkway, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

5. Braintree Municipal Golf Course

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An easy commute south of the city, the Braintree Municipal Golf Course offers a great price to play, $48 on weekdays and $58 on weekends. The course offers a driving range-sized instruction area with lessons by PGA pros. The course itself offers a fun and challenging layout, for any skill set.

101 Jefferson Street, Braintree, MA 02184

Private Golf Courses in Boston

1. The Country Club

One of the oldest, and most prestigious clubs in the country, The Country Club is full of traditions and beautiful architecture. The club, albeit elite, is one of the best-known private golf courses in the country.

191 Clyde St, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467


2. Charles River Country Club

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This beautiful private country club, located in Newton, prides itself on its 100+ year tradition. The course itself is rated one of the top courses in Massachusetts by, and features an 18-hole course, practice facilities, lessons by PGA professionals, and a pro shop.

483 Dedham Street, Newton, MA 02459

3. Oakley Country Club

Located in Watertown just outside of Boston, is a beautiful historical course with gorgeous views of the city. The club was founded in 1898 and has been home to golf legends Bobby Jones and Donald Ross. With well-groomed fairways, the course offers challenging play for all levels of golfers.

410 Belmont Street, Watertown, MA 02472

4. Brae Burn Country Club

Home to seven USGA Championships, Brae Burn Country Club has a vast golf history spanning back to 1897, when the course was founded. This private club is a historic golf relic and has been described by players as a relatively quick course, with some of the fastest greens around.

326 Fuller Street, West Newton, MA 02465

5. Belmont Country Club

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This private country club in Boston has been a premier country club since the early 19th century. With world-class golf, top-tier dining, and event space, the Belmont Country Club is one of the best private clubs near Boston.

181 Winter Street, Belmont, MA 02478

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