Massachusetts Golf Courses

It's a challenge. It's fun. It's relaxing. You got it, it's golf! Golf courses are huge in the United States and there's no exception with Massachusetts golf courses. Among the many popular things to do in the state, golf is one of the most popular day trip options. There hasn't been a sport that has hatched as much affection and participation since the tennis boom in the mid 1970's. Golf has now moved into the lives of the masses and taking in a golf game with pals is one of the most popular pastimes of today. Massachusetts golf courses are scattered all over with roughly 200 private and public courses in the state.

Massachusetts golf courses can be found seaside or inland and are home to some of New England's premier golf. Called the "Pebble Beach of the East" the Resort at New Seabury has two of Massachusetts leading courses, The Ocean and The Dunes. Both are 18-hole championship courses and have driving ranges, practice greens and a 42,000 square foot clubhouse. The Ocean was designed by William Mitchell, opened in 1962 and offers amazing views of Marthas Vineyard and Nantucket Sound .

Redesigned by Marvin Armstrong, The Dunes' golf course now receives great reviews. The course was lengthened and has newly placed bunkers, waste areas and water hazards that make the course harder than ever. Golf is only available to resort guests of New Seabury and guests can book tee times 4 days ahead. Prices vary and discount packages are available through the resort. These are two of the finer golf courses Massachusetts is home to.

Boston is one of the birthplaces of golf and there are a bunch of excellent old golf courses close to the hub. The Franklin Park Golf course, otherwise known as William J. Devine Golf Course, is only minutes from downtown Boston. This is only one of the many 18-hole public golf courses Massachusetts has in the Boston/Cambridge area. The Franklin Park Golf Course is one of the oldest in America.

Measuring 6009 yards from the blue tees, 5622 yards away from the white tees and 5240 yards from the red tees there are some challenges to be found here. Responsive greens and widespread fairways make this course one of the great public, inner city golf courses Massachusetts provides for golf enthusiasts. Monday to Thursday is first come first serve and for Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays tee times can be arranged from 9am and on by contacting the golf course. After 5 paid rounds the 6th round is free. Just an added bonus.

The Farm Neck Golf Club is a public 18-hole registration length course and is located in Edgartown. Farm Neck was designed by Geoffrey S. Cornish and ASGCA/Bill Robinson and first opened in 1979. This Massachusetts golf course is a 72 par, 129 slope blue grass course with 6807 yards. This is a golf only facility offering a 15 tees driving range for practice and is great for low or handicaps. This Massachusetts golf course if updated annually which keeps many golfers coming back for the continuously more challenging course.

With just a handful of Massachusetts golf courses mentioned, there are lots more to be discovered. Whether you're visiting the city and want to pop out for an afternoon game, or your entire vacation is centered around golf, Massachusetts golf has something for you. On the Cape there are more than 50 courses to choose from. Years back there were only 3 distinct zones for Massachusetts golf, eastern Cape Cod , the Berkshires in the west and all that was in between. Since the boom in course building, this Bay State now has plenty of options for the avid golfer.

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