Far Corner Golf Course, West Boxford
Standout Qualities: A friendly staff accommodates novice and experienced players in the beautiful West Boxford countryside. Before teeing off, warm up on an all-grass practice area with a large two-tier putting green, and then set off on the challenging 27-hole course laid out on 250 acres. Or chill out on the wraparound deck overlooking the course.
5 Barker Rd., West Boxford, 978-352-8300, farcornergolf.com
Ould Newbury Golf Club, Newbury
Standout Qualities: This club is a century “ould.” In 1915, 60 acres of land was leased from Governor Dummer Academy. Today, elevated greens, sharp doglegs, and tricky greens make ONGC a hidden gem.
Insider Tip: Make sure to have a scheduled tee time.
Fun Fact: This is a member’s club, but it’s also open to the public. Not feeling committed? Ask about a mini membership.
319 Newburyport Turnpike, Newbury, 978-465-9888, ouldnewbury.com