Johnson & Rohan’s Top 5 Massachusetts Public Golf Courses- 2019
Taconic Golf Club- Williamstown, MA (413) 458-3997. Located on edge of the Williams College campus this 1897 Stiles and Van Kleek classic makes the top 100 Public in the United States. Check out the placque on #14 where Jack Nicklaus had a hole in one during the 1956 US Junior.
Pinehills Golf Club- Plymouth, MA (866) 855-4653 Created to rival the country’s most prestigious golf clubs, Pinehills brings world class, daily fee golf to New England. Conveniently located in Plymouth, Massachusetts – just a short drive away from Boston and Cape Cod – Pinehills Golf Club is spectacularly set on over 300 acres of rolling hills punctuated by dramatic, glacially carved kettles and kames. Note: I don’t know what a kame is.
Red Tail Golf Club- Devens, MA (978) 772-3273. Nestled within the property formerly within Fort Devens, this 18 hole championship layout is kept in immaculate condition. Lots of elevation changes, fast greens and you can’t beat the weekend Junior Golfer plan where kids under 17 play free when accompanied by a paying adult.
Farm Neck Golf Club- Oak Bluffs, MA (508) 693-3057. Located on Martha’s Vineyard, this semi-private gem plays to 6800 yards from its back tees. As you play, you will find yourself traversing a striking variation of topography and vegetation — everything from woodlands, to open meadows, to salt marshes, to stunning overlooks and intimate brushes with the water’s edge. Massachusetts’ top island public links.
Granite Links Golf Club- Quincy, MA (617) 689-1900 Perched atop the Quincy quarries with stunning views of Boston, Granite Links has a great reputation for its championship caliber golf, driving range, food, beverage and events. Three strong 9 hole routings offer different tests. Wrap up your day in the beautiful clubhouse with full dining options and great views of the city.