The 10 Best Public Golf Courses in Massachusetts!

There’s nothing like a round of golf to celebrate a warm summer day. In Massachusetts, there are plenty of spots to play without membership concerns. Check out these 10 best public golf courses in the Bay State, and start practicing that swing.

1. Captains Golf Course, Brewster, MA

Featuring two golf courses, Captains Golf Course affords golfers an amazing value for its location. Golf 36 holes, take lessons, and engage with the friendliest staff around.

2. Braintree Municipal Golf Course, Braintree, MA

For the best prices on the South Shore, visit Braintree Municipal Golf Course. Enjoy a hearty breakfast in their restaurant before playing a round of golf. Enjoy a beverage or lunch at their Snack Shack. You’ll be incredibly impressed with what they offer—both golf and food—for the price.

3. Pine Meadows Golf Club, Lexington, MA

This may only be a nine-hole golf course, but it’s well worth the visit! Many improvements have taken place here in recent years. They also specialize in organizing group outings. 

4. Millwood Golf Course, Framingham, MA

Check out the great deals for golfers at Millwood Golf Course. If you tee off before noon, there’s a $35 special that includes greens fee, lunch, a beverage and a cart.

5. King Rail Reserve Golf Course, Lynnfield, MA

For beginner through skilled golfers, King Rail is a town-owned and operated course that’s perfect for a round of golf or for joining a league. Open to all ages.

6. Olde Scotland Links, Bridgewater, MA

Golf nine or 18 holes or have fun at the driving range at OIde Scotland Links. Check out their leagues and tournaments and visit their website for their numerous specials.

7. Unicorn Golf Course, Stoneham, MA

Originally a private, 18-hole golf course, Unicorn Golf Course is now run by the town of Stoneham. Open dawn through dusk throughout the summer, the grounds are impeccable. The clubhouse underwent a significant update in last year.

8. Twin Brooks Golf Course, Hyannis, MA

Noted as one of the best golf courses on Cape Cod, Twin Brooks Golf Course affords not only a beautiful course, but also access to the restaurants, bars and some of the other amenities at the Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis—located just across the street. There are adult and junior learning programs, as well as leagues, too.

9. Chemawa Golf Course, North Attleboro, MA

Open from Mother’s Day to Veteran’s Day, Chemawa Golf Course is a favorite of those in the Attleboro-Foxboro area. Check out the league opportunities and deals on carts and lunch at this stunning, impeccably groomed golf course.

10. Granite Links Golf Club, Quincy, MA

Play the greens with a view of the city at Granite Links Golf Club. Even though the club touts itself as a “private membership” club, they are known for allowing public access. Not all of their dining options are public, but the bar and the golf course are available to all—and well worth a visit.

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