We’ve brought you our lists of some of the best golf courses across the country in the last year or so, but we’re still finding more! This week, we tackle our home state of Massachusetts. Here are some of the best golf courses you can play in this state, but don’t take our word for it — get out there with your golf clubs and find out for yourself.
TPC Boston, Norton, MA
TPC Boston’s 2007 remodel did what few major course revamps manage to do successfully: changing a good course into a great one. This course that once stood out in stark contrast to the New England environment now boasts an amazing new design that screams Massachusetts coast. They tossed out things like containment mounds in favor of tricky angles of approach, tall fescue roughs and wildflower buffers. Rock-strewn hillsides and newly-incorporated wetlands have made play challenging enough to for TPC Boston to become the home of the Deutsche Bank Championship.
Old Sandwich Golf Club, Plymouth
Located near the early settlements of Plymouth and Sandwich, Massachusetts, Old Sandwich Golf Club offers anything but traditional play. The active design of this Coore and Crenshaw course will keep every type of golfer on their toes. Holes play uphill, downhill, both uphill and downhill and flat, with tees at distances ideal for almost any level of play.
The back tees are 6,908 yards long, with a slope rating of 139 and a course rating of 74.1; the front tees are 5,400 yards, with a slope rating of 130 and a course rating of 74.1. Old Sandwich provides a varied and fast game of golf for everybody in your party, a feat few of the world’s best courses can boast since they’re generally designed with power players in mind.
Golf Club of Cape Cod, East Falmouth
If you’re looking to play a course that feels like early American golf, but with all the technical details that make modern courses so great, there’s no better place than the Golf Club of Cape Cod. Rees Jones has managed to mingle the traditional with modern challenges to create a sublime golfing experience that includes varied natural terrain studded with oaks, pines and boulders. Designed in 2007, the 7,047 yard par 72 course boasts a slope rating of 141.
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