After enduring a long and record setting winter, it’s time to dust off the clubs and hit the greens! We’ve compiled a list of the five best courses in Massachusetts to start your season at, based on quality during this time of year and ease of the course. These five courses offer enough challenge to work the kinks out of your game without making it necessary to break out the foot wedge on the first hole.
#5: Firefly Golf Course, 320 Fall River Ave, Seekonk, MA
This short course in southeastern Mass is an ideal place to start your season. Featuring mostly par 3s, with five par 4s scattered in, Firefly offers enough length for all but the longest of hitters to use every club in their bag. (Firefly Golf Course’s Website)
#4: Leicester Country Club, 1430 Main St. Leicester, MA
This course is the place to be in April if you find yourself with 4 hours to spare in central Massachusetts. A more than affordable weekend rate of $36 will get you access to this par 70 course where scratch golfers and amateurs alike will find the perfect course to freshen up their skills. (Leicester Country Club’s Website)
#3: Templewood Golf Course, 160 Brooks Rd, Templeton, MA
If you’re looking to enjoy a nice round of golf and the beauty of nature, then Temlpewood is the course for you. This pristine course offers golfers the chance to catch a glimpse of some amazing wildlife including red tail hawks, red foxes, and even the occasional moose, all while enjoying a relaxing round. (Templewood Golf Course’s Website)
#2: Sandwich Hollows, 1 Round Hill Rd, Sandwich, MA
It may not be beach season quite yet, but if you’re near Cape Cod, this is the course to hit at the beginning of the season. The course is open enough that you don’t need to spend the entire day ball-hunting, but plenty challenging to get your game up to speed. (Sandwich Hollows’ Website)
#1: Southers Marsh, 30 Southers Marsh Ln, Plymouth, MA
This par 61 executive golf course takes our top spot due to its rave reviews and golfer-friendly layout. Don’t let the low par (61) fool you, this course will challenge you and make sure that you get to try out every new toy and shot you picked up over the winter. (Southers Marsh Golf Club’s Website)
Before you start the season, stop by The Micheli Center for a 3D TPI Golf Swing Analysis to discover inefficiencies in your swing and to learn how to fix them.