Best golf courses: Boston

Boston: the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in and around this city. Each golf club has been visited and/or researched by Where2Golf. Click on the course name below to discover more. The course ratings below range from 5 highest, to 2 lowest. They attempt to provide an indication of the golfing experience you might expect at the course (based on its design, condition and surroundings). Hover your cursor above the Rating Key below for the rating definitions.
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Boston
Hanse, Gil

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Private club

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Boston

Designer

Gil Hanse

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Boston
Campbell, Willie

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Private club

Nearest city

Boston

Designer

Original 6-hole course designed by three club members (1893). Extended to 9-holes (1894) and then 18-holes (1899) by the club's first professional, Scotsman William (Willie) Campbell. The course was lengthened by Alex Campbell* (1902) and later revised and renovated by Rees Jones (1988). 9-hole Primrose course designed by William S. Flynn (1927). *Willie and Alex Campbell were not related to each other, other than by the clan Campbell name.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Boston
Rulewich, Roger

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Boston

Designer

Roger Rulewich (back-nine opened 1978; front-nine in 1989).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Boston
Mungeam, Mark

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Visitors welcome

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Boston

Designer

Mark A. Mungeam
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Boston
Ross, Donald

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Private club

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Boston

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Designed by Donald Ross (1917); modifications by Tom Doak (2008).
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Boston
Ross, Donald

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Visitors welcome

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Boston

Designer

Donald Ross's design work started in 1928, but the project was shelved due to the Wall Street Crash. Course eventually opened in 1938.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Boston
Sanford, John

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Boston

Designer

John Sanford

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Boston
Cornish / Fazio

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Private club

Nearest city

Boston

Designer

Pines course: designed by Geoffrey Cornish with input from Francis Oiumet (1956); modifications by Robert Trent Jones Sr (1972). Redesigned by the firm of Coore & Crenshaw (Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw) (2021).
Oaks course: original design by Tom Fazio (2001); modifications by Tripp Davis (2021).

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Boston
Leeds & Cornish

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Private club

Nearest city

Boston

Designer

Original design by Herbert C. Leeds (1894); modifications by Geoff Cornish (2005) and Gil Hanse (2013).

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Boston
Cornish & Silva

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Private club

Nearest city

Boston

Designer

Geoff Cornish & Brian Silva
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Boston
Silva, Brian

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Boston

Designer

Brian Silva

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Boston
Ross, Donald

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Private club

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Boston

Designer

Course designed by Donald Ross (1925), when club moved to its current Peabody site.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Boston
Silva, Brian

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Boston

Designer

Brian Silva

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Boston
Ross, Donald

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Private club

Nearest city

Boston

Designer

Current layout designed by Donald Ross (1913).

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