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

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

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Private club

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Boston

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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

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Boston

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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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Boston

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

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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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Boston

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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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Boston

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

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Visitors welcome

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Boston

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

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Boston

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Original 9-hole course, known as Runaway Brook, opened in 1901. Full 18-hole course designed by Geoffrey Cornish with input from Francis Oiumet (1954); course modified by Robert Trent Jones Sr (1972).
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Boston
Leeds & Cornish

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Private club

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Boston

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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

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Boston

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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

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Boston

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

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Boston

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Course designed by Donald Ross (1925), when club moved to its current Peabody site.
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Boston
Silva, Brian

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Visitors welcome

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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

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Current layout designed by Donald Ross (1913).

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