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tonycarnevale

Golf in New England

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I like just a few miles North of Boston and love to travel a bit to tee it up. Any good suggestions? What should I be adding to this list? Public only please...

1. Bellgrade Lakes Golf Club

2. Sunday River Golf Club

3. Red Tail Golf Club

4. The Ledges

5. TPC Boston (Tee it up program so its possible to pay a green fee there)

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Well I am in western Ma (The Berkshires) and there are a lot of nice courses around here. Taconic Golf Course in Williamstown, Ma has been rated one of the best in the country. I am a member of Skyline Country Club in Lanesboro, Ma and that is pretty nice as well. Very woodsy course. I doubt you would want to travel this far but if you do, Taconic is definitely a must.

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Shaker Hills in Harvard, MA, is pretty good. I'll add more as I think of them.
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Originally Posted by jamo

Shaker Hills in Harvard, MA, is pretty good. I'll add more as I think of them.

Shaker Hills went bust in Feb. and was subsequently auctioned off. Not clear when (or in what form) it will reopen.

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Shaker Hills went bust in Feb. and was subsequently auctioned off. Not clear when (or in what form) it will reopen.

Really? I haven't played there in a few years, my bad. That's a shame.

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Yeah, I had heard that about Shaker. I guess it got bought for 3.2M which I think is really chaep for that place.

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Portsmouth Country Club is nice, you pass it on the way to Ledges pretty much.  Atinkson Country Club in Atinkson NH, right off 495, barely over the MA/NH border.  It's a little west and not quite north, but Wachusett Country Club is really nice and worth the drive.

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I just played a tourney actually at Portsmouth, is it semi-private or private?

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Granite Links (Quincy MA)

The Pinehills - Jones and Nicklaus Courses (Plymouth MA)

The International - Pine and Oak Courses (Bolton MA)

Highfields (Grafton MA)

Shining Rock (Northbridge MA)

Butter Brook (Westford MA)

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Originally Posted by tonycarnevale

I just played a tourney actually at Portsmouth, is it semi-private or private?


I think it's semi-private.  Non-members can go out after 10 or 11 am, something like that.  I've played there before but I didn't book the tee time so I'm not 100% sure how it works.

The International is private but you can get tee times by staying there or via BoxGroove.  I've played there and that's just an amazing course.  Best conditions you'll probably ever see, stupid long and difficult.

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I will be at portsmith cc for the driver fitting next Sunday! Yay! I want to play somewhere after. Jonny have any ideas?
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Originally Posted by Valleygolfer

I will be at portsmith cc for the driver fitting next Sunday! Yay! I want to play somewhere after. Jonny have any ideas?

There's Pease International right down the street in Portsmouth.  They have a really nice grass driving range and practice area, 27 holes (although the "extra" 9 are kind of crap).  The other 18 thought are pretty nice.  Links style, lots of adjacent fairways and such, good greens, it's a fair challenge.

Down the road there's Sagamore in Greenland.  Kind of short course, a lot cheaper, usually in pretty good condition but one hole is right on 95 which is kind of strange.  If you aimed towards the highway you could drive it.  There's also a Golf and Ski Warehouse in Greenland if you're looking for a good sized shop with a grass range and trackman bays.

The Ledges isn't too far of a drive up 95 from Portsmouth, it's in Maine, about 15 minutes off the highway right over the border.

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Originally Posted by Jonnydanger81

There's Pease International right down the street in Portsmouth.  They have a really nice grass driving range and practice area, 27 holes (although the "extra" 9 are kind of crap).  The other 18 thought are pretty nice.  Links style, lots of adjacent fairways and such, good greens, it's a fair challenge.

Down the road there's Sagamore in Greenland.  Kind of short course, a lot cheaper, usually in pretty good condition but one hole is right on 95 which is kind of strange.  If you aimed towards the highway you could drive it.  There's also a Golf and Ski Warehouse in Greenland if you're looking for a good sized shop with a grass range and trackman bays.

The Ledges isn't too far of a drive up 95 from Portsmouth, it's in Maine, about 15 minutes off the highway right over the border.


I will be at Portsmith CC on June 3. I may end up playing at Pease. They had a round of golf and cart for $34 on ezlinks. Are you interested at all if they still have the deal?

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Originally Posted by Valleygolfer

I will be at Portsmith CC on June 3. I may end up playing at Pease. They had a round of golf and cart for $34 on ezlinks. Are you interested at all if they still have the deal?

That's a good deal for Pease.  I should be around.  PM me with what time you're thinking and such.

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Depending on how far you're willing to travel... there is Mount Washington Course in NH, Green Mountain National in VT, and Okemo in VT.  All beautiful mountain courses!

That is the extent of my New England area golf though.

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Originally Posted by NI4NI

Granite Links (Quincy MA)

The Pinehills - Jones and Nicklaus Courses (Plymouth MA)

The International - Pine and Oak Courses (Bolton MA)

Highfields (Grafton MA)

Shining Rock (Northbridge MA)

Butter Brook (Westford MA)

Great courses!

For some decent public courses on the south shore and cape add Riverbend, Hingham CC, Atlantic CC and Achushnet River Valley CC to the list!

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Shaker Hills went bust in Feb. and was subsequently auctioned off. Not clear when (or in what form) it will reopen.

This is such an old and defunct thread, but I read that Shaker was reopening this year. New clubhouse, plus course renovations.

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