Golf can be tough for Boston area students, but Nextgengolf wants to help make playing affordable and convenient. With over 250,000 college students in the Boston/Cambridge area, we have ranked the top 5 most college-friendly Boston area golf courses near the city:
Braintree is a great golf course located only 14 miles from Boston. The course is challenging especially with the greens which are large and have significant slopes. Although Braintree has had a tough year with flooding and burnout on fairways, this course still needs to make the top 5 given it is a great layout and provides a great value for students.
Newton Comm is a fan favorite by Boston College students since you can walk across campus and get to the course. The location of the course is definitely the best asset of the course as it is close to BC, Brandeis, Bentley and Boston University. The course is only 5354 yard from the longest tees making the course very easy and not a challenge for the avid player. You better make sure to pack your hard hat in the bag since there are balls flying everywhere with the holes being close to each other.
For those of you who left the clubs at home, Putterham offers a club rental deal where students can rent clubs for only $10. Putterham has put a significant amount of money into the course over the last couple years that has mitigated previous drainage issues. The greens, location, and cost of Putterham are assets, and the staff led by PGA pro Tom Ellis are second to none. The greens are always great, location is right in the city in Brookline, MA.
Granite Links is one of the top 100 courses you can play according to Golf Digest. There is no doubt that the views it provides of Boston are breathtaking, the course is always in good shape, but the cost to play granite links and availability of play makes it difficult for most students. Although they are a public golf course and have 27 holes, getting a tee time is difficult and costs $125-$150 to play which is tough to swallow on a college budget.
1) Sandy Burr
Quality, value, and location puts Sandy Burr at the top of our rankings. Located just under 20 miles from the city, Sandy Burr is classic Donald Ross designed course that provides a tremendous golfing experience at a reasonable cost. Sandy Burr is a fan favorite by many golfers in the greater Boston area as the course is always in great condition, the layout provides a challenge for golfers of abilities and the course is the best value for a public golf course in the area. No two holes are alike and beautiful purple marsh can be found on a number of holes.
If you find any other courses in the Greater Boston-area that is affordable and convenient for college students, please let us know! Tweet to @nextgolfer with the course and why other college students should book a round.