June 7, 2017

The Best Golf Courses in Massachusetts

We rank the top venues in Massachusetts (2017-'18)

1 . (1) The Country Club (Clyde/Squirrel) , Chestnut Hill •
2. (3) Old Sandwich G.C. (17th hole pictured above), Plymouth •
3. (4) Kittansett Club, Marion •
4. (2) Boston G.C., Hingham •
5. (5) Myopia Hunt Club, South Hamilton
6. (6) Essex County Club, Manchester •
7. (7) Eastward Ho! C.C., Chatham ≈
8. (8) Nantucket G.C., Siasconset
9. (9) Salem C.C., Peabody
10. (10) TPC Boston, Norton
11. (15) Hyannisport Club, Hyannis Port
12. (11) Winchester C.C.
13. (17) Sankaty Head G.C., Siasconset
14. (12) Taconic G.C., Williamstown
15. (New) Vineyard G.C., Edgartown
16. (13) Vesper C.C., Tyngsboro
17. (16) Charles River C.C., Newton Centre
18. (New) Granite Links G.C. (Milton/Quincy), Quincy ★
19. (19) Oyster Harbors Club, Osterville
20. (New) Cape Cod National G.C., Brewster


KEY TO SYMBOLS
(2015-'16 ranking in parentheses)
America's 100 Greatest Course
≈ America's Second 100 Greatest
^ America's 100 Greatest Public Course
★ Other public-access course

Some courses are ranked in Best in State but did not receive enough ballots to be considered for national lists.

America's 100 Greatest & America's Second 100 Greatest requires a minimum of 45 evaluations accumulated within 8 years, 100 Greatest Public 25 evaluations and Best in State 10 ballots. While a few highly ranked state courses do have a higher score than 100 Greatest, Second 100 Greatest or 100 Greatest Public courses within that state, and are listed above them, they will not appear on a national ranking until achieving the qualifying ballots.