If you are looking for a driving range in Boston, hopefully you have a car since there are not too many options close to the City. No driving ranges in Boston are accessible by the T, although the range at Brookline Golf Course would be your best bet if the T was your only option. Below highlights the best driving ranges in Boston.
All of these ranges offer golf lessons, two of the ranges offer the ability to hit on grass versus mats, two ranges serve alcohol, and one driving range even offers live music on the weekends. So whether you are going for fun, or looking to have a productive driving range session, these should fit your needs.
1) Brookline Golf Range
8 Miles from Boston - 1281 West Roxbury Parkway, Brookline, MA 02467 - $5 to $20 per bucket
The Brookline Golf Course driving is the newest driving range in the city. It is the closest range to the city and offers a grass driving range versus just hitting on mats. There is a bar in the clubhouse where you can grab a beer and enjoy it on the range and sometimes they will have a bar open at the range if the weather is nice. Since the range is new, all of the golf balls are new too which is a nice bonus. This driving range closes at sundown and is not open at night. The range does get busy since it only has about 25 spots to hit balls. Also offering 18 holes, Brookline Golf Course makes the list of the 6 best public golf courses in Boston.
11 Miles from Boston - 150 Bridge St, Dedham, MA 02026 – $10 per bucket
McGolf is nice since it has 65 hitting bays offering the largest opportunity for many players to hit. The problem with this range is that you are hitting on mats, the balls are older, and you do not have the opportunity to hit on real grass. There is mini golf, ice cream, and the opportunity to purchase a membership in their short game area too. The range is open from 9 am to 9 pm with lights which is a nice bonus.
Looking to meet other golfers in the Boston area? Check out the Boston City Tour which hosts weekend, team tournaments throughout the summer. You can sign-up as a free agent or start your own golf team.
3) Granite Links
11.2 Miles from Boston - 100 Quarry Hills Dr. Quincy, MA 02169 - $15 per bucket
Granite Links Golf Club has an amazing view of the City, lighted driving range, and a bar with live music at the range making this a very special place to hit balls. Although it is a great range, the balls are more expensive than other ranges, you are only able to hit off mats, and the range is often super windy making your practice sessions a bit more challenging. The social scene and fun factor is def the best making this my favorite driving range in Boston.
4) Stone Meadow Golf
12.9 Miles from Boston - 675 Waltham St, Lexington, MA 02421 - $7 to $10 per bucket
The driving range at Stone Meadow Golf in Lexington is pretty nice given the range offers the ability to hit off grass, has a short game practice area as well as boasts a 9 hole par 3 golf course. If you are looking to work on your game, this range is the best bet, but it is located furthest away from the city.
If the weather is keeping you from being able to get out to one of the best driving ranges in Boston, check out the article on some great indoor options in the area as well.