Country Club

Editors’ Choice

Salem Country Club, Peabody

Standout Qualities: Founded in 1895, the Salem Country Club is one of America’s great courses designed by architect Donald Ross. The challenging 18-hole golf course is complemented by a clubhouse, as well as a beautiful pool and tennis courts in the summer months.

Philosophy: On November 4, 1895, 12 of Salem city’s most distinguished citizens met at the old Salem Club, today known as the John Bertram House on Salem Common, to organize the Salem Golf Club. From that humble initiative evolved one of the United States’s great courses, deemed one of architect Donald Ross’s finest creations, and anchored by a classic colonial clubhouse. The Salem Country Club story is a story of men and women members who, through their love of the game and love for a gorgeous piece of Peabody countryside, have preserved and improved their club for future generations.

Fun Facts: Salem Country Club is host of five national championships and 15 state championships. This year, it will host the 2017 U.S. Senior Open Championship.

Insider Tip: The Salem Country Club is also available to host private events, from corporate meetings to weddings, catered by the club’s highly esteemed culinary staff.

133 Forest St., Peabody, 978-538-5400, 


Readers’ Choice 

Renaissance, Haverhill

Standout Qualities: There are lots of reasons to join a private club. Nice facilities. Personal service. Great golf. Great food. But all too often, that’s where the benefits end. Renaissance recognizes that today’s private club members want—and deserve—more. More activities for every member of the family. More opportunities to socialize with friends and fellow club members. More ways to make the most of their limited recreational time. From family barbecues to brunch with Santa, plus wine selection socials and cooking series with executive chefs, there’s always something to do.

377 Kenoza St., Haverhill, 978-556-0900,