Finding the Best Golf In Central Mass
Spring has sprung, the weather is heating up and while avid golfers have probably been hitting the holes since the snow melted, many of us as just starting to dust off our clubs and get back out there. Whether you’re a newbie golfer or a veteran, here’s a list of some of the best spots to take in 9 or 18 holes in Central Mass.
Blackstone National Golf Club – 227 Putnam Hill Rd. Sutton, MA Celebrating 15 years, Blackstone National Golf Club offers 18 holes of playable yet challenging course. If you can find time to golf on weekdays (lucky you) you might want to consider Blackstone’s Golf Card which offers unlimited half price green fees on Mondays and Tuesdays. Their full-service restaurant, National Grill, also has live music during the summer on their patio. For rates and menus, visit www.bngc.net.
Blissful Meadows Golf Club – 801 Chockalog Rd. Uxbridge, MA Family owned and operated for 25 years, Blissful Meadows has a true historic New England feel to it while offering a challenging 18 hole championship golf course. Blissful Meadows Golf Club was designed by Golf World magazine’s 2000 “Architect of the Year”, Brian Silva, of the design firm Cornish & Silva. For rates and info, visit www.blissfulmeadows.com.
Cyprian Keyes Golf Club – 284 East Temple Street Boylston, MA To some it is known as a gorgeous wedding and banquet venue, but Cyprian Keyes Golf Club is a daily-fee golf club offering 27 holes of golf on an 18-hole championship course and a 9-hole par 3. The courses are open to the public seven days a week, from mid-March to mid-November, weather permitting. They also have a golf shop onsite if you need apparel and/or club fittings. For rates, visit www.cypriankeyes.com.
Quail Hollow Golf & Country Club – 1822 Old Turnpike Rd. Oakham, MA Quail Hollow is an 18 hole semi private golf facility built in the historic Quabbin watershed. Located in the quaint town of Oakham, Quail Hollow is renown for its vistas and picturesque holes with some of the best greens conditions in the county. Labeled by PGA Senior Open Champion Larry Laoretti “the quintessential New England golf course”, Quail Hollow presents a challenge to all skill levels. For rates and info, visit www.quailhollowgolf.net.
Green Hill Golf Course – 1929 Skyline Drive, Worcester, MA Green Hill Golf Course is a par 72, 18-hole municipal golf course offering an exciting and challenging round of golf. Open since 1929, Green Hill Golf Course is truly a part of the history of Worcester and has been home to several championships throughout the years. It also offers membership pricing based on resident vs. non-resident status in the city of Worcester. For tee times and rates, visit www.greenhillgc.com.
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Pakachoag Golf Course – 15 Upland St., Auburn, MA It may be lacking in player amenities, but if you’re looking for a less crowded and pleasant game of golf, Pakachoag Golf Course in Auburn is under new management by the Town of Auburn and offering reduced rates for 2016. A nine-hole regulation course, it also is a national historical landmark marking where Robert Goddard launched his first liquid fueled rocket in 1926. Visit www.pakachoaggolfcourse.com for rates