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Boston Area’s Best Most Affordable Golf Courses

July 6, 2013 6:00 AM

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(Photo Credit: Far Corner Golf)

(Photo Credit: Far Corner Golf)

There’s nothing better than nine holes on a gorgeous summer day. And living in in the greater Boston area means you are especially lucky. There are a number of grip-it-and-rip-it courses all within a short drive. If you’re looking to get your daily dose of iron on nine holes, local, avid golfers strongly recommend this list of Boston’s most affordable public golf courses.Until you get your green jacket, these courses will simply have to do.
(Photo Credit: Far Corner Golf)

(Photo Credit: Far Corner Golf)

Far Corner Golf
5 Barker Road
Boxford, MA 01921
(978) 352-8300
www.farcornergolf.com

Click here for rates.

The friendly staff at Far Corner will ensure that you have a great time on the range. The course offers both a unique and fun layout. The course also has hills requiring both uphill and downhill shots. There are three nine-hole courses available for play nicknamed Heron, Fox and Hawk. Come back multiple times to play each course as each is challenging.

(Photo Credit: The Meadow at Peabody)

(Photo Credit: The Meadow at Peabody)

The Meadow at Peabody
80 Granite St.
Peabody, MA 01960
(978) 532-9390
www.peabodymeadowgolf.com

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The Meadow is named simply for that reason; its shape offers lots of hills and both uphill and downhill greens. Players can experience both risk and reward with the large number of blind shots and targets. Before visiting, be sure to review the course rules which include statements about attire, rain checks and shoe spikes. While inexpensive for nine holes, you will want to rent a golf cart as the course is large.

Related: Best Mini Golf Courses in the Boston Suburbs

(Photo Credit: CrossWinds Golf Club)

(Photo Credit: CrossWinds Golf Club)

CrossWinds Golf Club
424 Long Pond Road
Plymouth, MA 02360
(508) 830-1199
www.golfcrosswinds.com

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CrossWinds Golf Club offers both of the condition and challenge of more expensive courses – all for a fraction of the cost. Many experienced players would agree that this is one of the most challenging courses for the money. It offers uneven lines and targets, and the greens can be lightning fast. There are three courses with nine holes available named Zaharius, Jones and Oumed. While there is no traditional clubhouse on site, there is a tent with a bar area.

(Photo Credit: Trull Brook Golf Course and Tennis Center)

(Photo Credit: Trull Brook Golf Course and Tennis Center)

Trull Brook Golf Course and Tennis Center
170 River Road
Tewksbury, MA 01876
(978) 851-6731
www.trullbrook.com

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The Trull Brook Golf Course and Tennis Center, located along the scenic Merrimack River, offers unparalleled views as well as a great course. The course is always in expert shape, and the holes are tricky yet fun. The greens are fast with many undulations offering you a great challenge and a solid game. Given the quality of the course, many players would expect to pay more. Here’s an important insider tip: If you start playing your nine holes around 6 p.m., you will finish your play with a great sunset.

(Photo from Campbell’s Scottish Highlands Golf Course)

(Photo from Campbell’s Scottish Highlands Golf Course)

Campbell’s Scottish Highlands Golf Course
79 Brady Ave.
Salem, NH 03079
(603) 894-4653
www.scottishhighlandsgolf.com

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Located about 30 minutes outside of Boston, the drive to reach Campbell’s Scottish Highlands is absolutely worth it. This is a great course for beginning golfers looking to learn more about the history of the game. And if you are really new to the game, this “links” style course will definitely give you a taste. There’s no need to plan a golf vacation to Scotland; the course pays homage to the traditional Scottish links style but also offers elements of New England golf courses as well. If you are available to play a longer game (18 holes) on a Monday, try the course special at $49.

Related: Boston’s Best Mini Golf Courses

Cristy is a city dwelling enthusiast, an arts, culture, and technology lover, and an all around curious person. As an examiner, she covers all things Boston. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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