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    Cape Neddick Country Club on Shore Road in Ogunquit on the Cape Neddick/Ogunquit Line
     
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    Red Tail is fantastic. It's located on the old military facility at Ft Devens. Right off route 2 in Devens. 40 minutes or so from Boston. I live in Tewksbury and it's only about 25 minutes from here.
     
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    I vote for Red Tail in Devens, MA as the best public course in the state. They did a great job transforming a military base into a golf course! Got to love the bunkers!!!
     
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    I enjoy playing at Butternut Farm in Stow, very challenging.
     
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    The Ranch in Southwick is one of the best local courses i've ever played. I live in Tewksbury and it took us a little ove 90 minutes to get there (495 south to mass pike) and is worth the $100 green fee and the ride. If you haven't played it, PLAY IT. 9.5 on a scale of 1-10
     
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    Kittanset, Newport Country Club Top two favorites of all time

     
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    Ledges Golf Club in York Maine is a nice track!
     
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    Kittanset and Newport public...LOL!
     
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    Couple of sleepers on my list would be:

    Crosswinds, Plymouth, MA: This course is actually right next to famed Waverly Oaks but is a bargain compared to its neighboor becuase it is a muni. Same terrain as waverly and some very interesting holes. Dont even think about walking it though.

    Atlantic CC, Plymouth, MA: Another course in Plymouth that gets overlooked. Compared to even Crosswinds it does not have the wow factor of elevation changes but a good layout and you really feel like you are out in the woods here.

    Little Marion Golf Club, Marion, MA: This is on Point Road about 5 minutes before Kittanset Club. It was actually designed by the same designer as Riveria and Beverly Hills CC in Cali. It is on an old farm, has one par five and a couple of far fours, nine holes. There are still old stone walls in front of greens. Tons of character here and real cheap! Hint...the 2nd hole is almost 45 degrees to the right!

    Sandwich Hollows (formerly Round Hill) CC, Sandwich, MA: Best kept secret on the Cape as far as im concerned. This place was a dump until a few years ago when the town bought it. The front and back nine were actually designed by two different people and it is very evident. This actually makes for a fun round of golf. The back nine is definitly more abstract but fun to play all around. The price here is very reasonable and the place is not as crowded as other no so hideen gems such as the Fairgrounds or Hyannis CC.

    Cape Cod CC, Falmouth, MA: This place would be number 2 bang for your golfing buck on the Cape. Some real interesting holes on this track but very playable and nice greens to put on for the most part. Not too much of a challenge but again play this course instead of Falmouth CC any day. Less crwoded and better on your wallet.

    Louis Von Prang

     
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    Favorite golf courses is like asking an alchoholic his favorite drink...the next one. I will give you my favorites in no particular order.

    Wachusett Country Club West Boyston. Don Ross course Public beautiful views in the fall

    Bretwood Keene NH 2 18 hole courses great price with a cart to play all day.picturesque views nice layout

    DW Field Brockton No really this makes the list because you can play the course for 17 bucks after 4pm I do think that more grass is smoked on the course than grows but if you hit it right you can walk 18 in less than 3 hours.

    Old Scotttish links down in Bridgewater well marked for distances.challenging greens

    Highfields in Grafton Not much of a clubhouse but a nice layout with a varity of shots

     
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    RedTail is like Shaker, without the attitude!!! Great layout, always in perfect condition...

    I didn't see Granite Links mentioned. I would put that in the list of places to play.

    A great semi-private course is Portsmouth CC in Greenland NH. Very challenging and tremendous views.

    I enjoy courses that don't have homes and condos right up next to the property.

     
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    I don't mind shelling out $100 now and then to play, but not on a regular basis. Apparently everyone else chiming in has deep pockets and understanding spouces! Some of the best "bang for the buck" courses in the southcost area are - Rochester Golf Course - Nice layout, $25 for 18 on the weekend ( some courses charge this for a cart!). Whaling city CC in New Bedford - as long as they come, easy access $48 on the weekend with a cart. Crosswinds in Plymouth, Bay Pointe in Onset, Rehoboth CC - all of these are under $50 on the weekends.
     
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    Chicopee Country Club in Chicopee, MA

    Berkshire Hills CC in Pittsfield, MA

    Wachonah CC in Dalton, MA

    Blackstone National in Sutton, MA

    Also, I think Red Tail is a nice course, but way overrated. The layout is simple, the course plays relatively easy, even from the tips, and the sand traps are mostly for looks and rarely come into play.


     
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    I'm with you on that one. There are a lot of good courses to play for under $50. It seems that most public courses out here in the eastern part of the state are very overpriced for what you get. The good deals are tough to find, but I'd rather just get out and play a decent course for a little money and walk instead of being relegated to driving on the cart paths only, equipped with a high-tech GPS system and riding the carts at a course that costs close to $100 to play a round.
     
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    I also forgot....Hampden CC in Hampden, MA is a great course.

    Most of these are cheaper than the Red Tails and PineHills of the world, too.
     
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    Juniper Hills in Northboro...

    there are so many courses that never get talked about and overlooked by the newly constructed overpriced courses.
     
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    Sure are some memories here. D.W. Field is the first place I ever played, with my uncle who was about a seven handicap in his day. I shot a 120 that day after one trip to the range and no lessons and oh what patience he had.

    But he taught me everything I ever needed to know about golf, concepts like ready-golf, replacing divots, fixing ballmarks on greens if you're lucky enough to make one, and maybe a couple of others if there's time (I still can't believe how many other nitwits' ball marks I fix on greens), and keeping your mouth shut when others are in earshot,. And oh, that golf sucks and that golf spelled backwards is FLOG.

    Seriously though, there's a little gem on the Outer Cape called Highland Links right out there by Highland Light in Truro. It's only nine holes but it's right on the National Seashore, incredible views, wind galore (you want to learn how to hit a knockdown, this is the place), which, no kidding, sometimes has to be taken into consideration on putts. It's just an overall great place to play and it's only a few miles from the Beachcomber. What more could you ask for?

     
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    Ok..... so you want golf courses......

    The Shattuck in Jaffery, NH...... this course will drive you crazy and make you use every club in your bag.... 3 holes back to back to back.... par 3 210 yards call carry, par 4 420 yards with a 250 carry or if you can't hit it that far then take the easy route and have a very long iron into the green. par 3 205 yards all carry........... however this course I would play again in a second.

    Riverbend, W. Bridgewater, MA. This course plays like a link course for the front 9 and a cape course on the back. Not expensive.... $62.00 on the weekend with cart. I played Presidents GC the week before for $50.00 during the week..... I will NEVER play that course again..... POS course

    A lot of the new courses I haven't played yet in Plymouth so I have always loved Atlantic and Waverly.

    Then there is always Shaker, New England Country Club, Juniper Hill (both courses), Stow (both courses) There are so many nice courses out there......

    However I am playing Granite Links tomorrow...... that might be the best out of all of them but I haven't played there yet.....

     
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    Poquoy Brook in Lakeville is a nice course with some memorable holes.
    The Dennis Pines and Dennis Highlands courses are also nice but, like all Cape golf courses, they are getting really expensive to play.
    Braintree Municiapal is tops for municipal courses.
     
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    Kettlebrook in Paxton is outstanding. Very different than the typical NE layout. Several high risk/reward holes.

    I love Ballymeade in Falmouth too. There is nothing like #9 and #18 to humble your ego.

     
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    gentlemen,

    someday whn you are on your way to the casino - you have to play shennecosett golf club in groton. next to phizer corp in groton this donald ross gem is a sure hit. and you can even order some viagra at the same time!

    with all the ross subtleties and the 3 new holes designed along the thamews river in groton this coursae will offer you a very enjoyable round before or after getting scalped at the casino.

    you will not be disappointed and i thinkthat you will return to play this ross course.

     
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    ed

    i like that very much and think that more courses should have the same attitude!

     
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    TO ED:

    I LOVE THE ATTITUDE OF THE MEADOWS AND THINK THAT YOU SHOULD START A WOMENS ONLY CLUB

    WE WILL STAY AWAY I ASSURE YOU. WHY DOES IT BOTHER YOU IF MEN DON'T WANT YOU AROUND. HOW MANY LESBIANS ARE RUDE AND CLEARLY SHOW THEIR HATRED TOWARDS MEN EVERY DAY?

    WE LOVE YOU WOMEN BUT DO NOT WANT TO SEE YOU ON OUR COURSES.

     
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    girl - girl - girl -

    dont you understand? you are not equal and that should be very clear to you at this stage of your life. bottom line - don't be offended - just find a place where you are welcome and tell the rest of you mop squeezin golfers to do the same. your characterization of my view on women is inaccurate. i am employed by a woman owned company and married to (im sure your husband feels this way about you) a wonderful girl for 18 years. the difference: when women wanted access to the 19th hole at our private club MY GIRL was totally against it. she loved that i had a place to go with men only to play cards and hack it up with the guys. but the feminists demanded access and now many men dont use the place for that reason. now some go to neighborhood bars or taverns to spend a couple of hours with the guys - and oh yeah - strange girls looking to hook up with a married man. real smart - all for equality. what the hell is equality - are you that insecure that you need to have the right be able to do everything a man can do??? poor girsl! it is your insecurities that motivate this crap. what a shame!

    till next time

    stillyourfriend

     
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    Hummm...I had a great golfing expereince at the Meadows recently. It is one tough SOB of a course. The staff was very friendly toward me...gave my free water on a hot day and told me how to play certain holes.

    I am not from the area and have NO affiliation with the Meadows. That being said, I give it a strong thumbs-up despite the cheap shots posted here.

     

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