Salem Country Club
If you’re looking for golfing credentials, look no further: Salem Country Club has hosted six United States Golf Association championships over the years. And the Donald Ross-designed course is immaculately kept and challenging for even the most accomplished players.
133 Forest St., Peabody, 978-538-5400, salemcountryclub.org
Bass Rocks Golf Club
A rolling, links-style course, fast-rolling greens, and constantly changing sea winds make this oceanside course as engaging as it is scenic—which is to say, very. After a round, golfers can take in the views with a cocktail in hand on the deck of the recently renovated clubhouse.
R34 Beach Rd., Gloucester, 978-283-1866, bassrocksgolfclub.org