The Golf Club at Turner Hill, IpswichStandout Qualities: The award-winning 18-hole championship golf course at the Golf Club at Turner Hill ranks as one of the top golf courses in the country. Spanning 7,021 yards, the par-72 course features a practice facility, spectacular vista and elevation changes, wide fairways, generous green complexes, and sparkling white bunkers throughout the century-old landscape.
3 Manor House Ln., Ipswich, 978-356-7070, turnerhill.com
Bass Rocks Golf Club, GloucesterStandout Qualities: How can you go wrong with views of the Atlantic Ocean from almost every hole? This historic club is situated on 112 acres in East Gloucester, and also boasts tennis facilities.
Insider Tip: Not a golfer? Bass Rocks maintains John Alto’s Park on the corner of Mount Pleasant and Moorland Roads. Take a seat and enjoy the fresh air—and the view of frustrated people whacking a small white ball.
Fun Fact: The Gloucester High School golf team has tryouts, practices, and home matches here every fall.
34 Beach Rd., Gloucester, 978-283-1866, bassrocksgolfclub.org