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Best golf courses near Burlington, MA

Below, you’ll find a list of courses near Burlington, MA. There are 72 courses within a 15-mile radius of Burlington, 38 of which are public courses and 33 are private courses. There are 39 18-hole courses and 29 nine-hole layouts.

The above has been curated through Golf Digest’s Places to Play course database, where we have collected star ratings and reviews from our 1,900 course-ranking panelists. Join our community by signing up for Golf Digest+ and rate the courses you’ve visited recently.

Vesper Country Club
Private
Vesper Country Club
Tyngsboro, MA
4.4
36 Panelists
Vesper Country Club in Tyngsboro is ranked as one of the best golf courses in Massachusetts. Discover our experts reviews and tee time information
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Winchester Country Club
Private
Winchester Country Club
Winchester, MA
4.4
58 Panelists
Winchester Country Club in Tyngsboro is ranked as one of the best golf courses in Massachusetts. Discover our experts reviews and tee time information
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Salem Country Club
Private
Salem Country Club
Peabody, MA
4.3
70 Panelists
Salem was a mainstay on the Golf Digest ranking of America’s 100 Greatest Courses since the list’s inception in 1966, until falling off in 2005. Hoping to jolt the venerable Donald Ross-designed course into relevance, the club hired Eric Iverson to engage in a major, $3.5 million restoration of Ross’s bunkers that also included adjusting and adding tees, redefining fairway lines, increasing hole flexibility on the putting surfaces and taking down several hundred trees that had been choking many of the holes.
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Concord Country Club
Private
Concord Country Club
Concord, MA
4.2
42 Panelists
Concord Country Club is ranked as one of the best golf courses in Massachusetts. Discover our experts reviews and tee time information
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Charles River Country Club
Private
Charles River Country Club
Newton, MA
4.1
44 Panelists
Charles River Country Club in Newton Centre is ranked as one of the best golf courses in Massachusetts. Discover our experts reviews and tee time information
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The Country Club: The Main Course
Private
The Country Club: The Main Course
Brookline, MA
4
160 Panelists
The Country Club’s 18-hole course that was the scene of the 1963 and 1988 U.S. Opens is not the 18-hole course ranked by Golf Digest. Those events were played on a composite course, utilizing a few holes from the club’s third Primrose nine. We rank the combination of the Main Course, clearly good enough to be one of the top courses in the world. Gil Hanse performed some course restoration prior to the 2013 U.S. Amateur at The Country Club. The USGA used a new configuration of 18 holes for the 2022 U.S. Open, won by Matthew Fitzpatrick, eliminating the par-4 fourth and adding the tiny par 3 11th, the first time the hole was used since the 1913 Open won by Francis Ouimet.
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Brae Burn Country Club: Main
Private
Brae Burn Country Club: Main
West Newton, MA
3.9
40 Panelists
Brae Burn Country Club's Main Course in West Newton is ranked as one of the best golf courses in Massachusetts. Discover our experts reviews and tee time information
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Belmont Country Club
Private
Belmont Country Club
Belmont, MA
3.5
38 Panelists
Belmont Country Club is ranked as one of the best golf courses in Massachusetts. Discover our experts reviews and tee time information
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Fresh Pond Golf Course: Fresh Pond
Public
Fresh Pond Golf Course: Fresh Pond
Cambridge, MA
Fresh Pond should absolutely be on your radar. It's a nine-hole, Donald Ross original that’s run by the city of Cambridge and offers great value. At least half of the holes offer strong strategic design, giving you options and making you think. And there are some great views from downtown.
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William J. Devine Golf Course at Franklin Park
George Wright has always gotten love as the better of the two courses, but the other city-owned course—affectionately known as "The Park"—is as good as it's ever been. Thanks to some tree removal and an effort to improve drainage, William J. Devine usually plays firm and fast and can be a fun challenge for players of all skill levels. At just 6,000 yards from the tips, players will have lots of wedges for approach shots, but the bouncy turf and tiny, and sometimes severely sloping greens demand that those approach shots be precise or the bogeys can pile up fast. Much like George Wright, very few holes here lie on flat ground and there are plenty of blind tee shots, adding to the intrigue of the round. Unlike George Wright, the landscape here is wide open and much more forgiving for those who tend to get a little wild off the tee, while also providing for some lovely vistas from the high points on the property. Word is that Francis Ouimet prepping his game here before the 1913 U.S. Open. It’s also believed to be the second-oldest public course, having opened in 1896, just a year after Van Cortlandt Park in New York City debuted.
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