What could be better than the Fall weather and changing of the leaves in New England. The answer, golfing in that changing weather with Fall foliage all around you. If you are in Massachusetts or feel like driving a bit longer to play on one of the best public golf courses in New England, then look no further. Pine Hills Golf Club is located in Plymouth, Massachusetts, which is a very short distance to both Boston and Cape Cod.
Pinehills Golf Club was founded on the idea of providing top notch golf and a wonderful experience to golfers without having to be a part of an overly expensive club. The club was opened in 2001, so it is relatively new, however the course has made great strides in attracting a lot of attention. The course sits on 300 acres of beautiful green grass. Featuring two 18-hole courses, a massive driving range, full dining and shopping amenities, and lavish grounds to walk upon, Pine Hills Golf Club is my weekend pick for public golf courses to play. The two courses are named after Rees Jones and Nicklaus Design.
The Jones course takes after Rees Jones’ signature style. This would be challenging to play, enjoyable and fun for experts and novices, while also being respectful of the land. There are built in subtleties that offer a new challenges each time. The course has four sets of tees which allows this golf course to play from 5,388 yards to 7,175 yards.
The Nicklaus Design course offers a completely different experience compared to the Rees Jones course. This one is an amazing course enclosed by big trees and highlighted by tough green complexes and gently rolling fairways. This course can be played from 5,185 yards to 7,243 yards due to the four sets of tees.
Pinehills is very well decorated as it has won awards and honorable mentions from world class publications like Golf Magazine, Golf Digest, and Travel & Leisure Magazines. the specific awards are listed below.
- “The number one course in Massachusetts”–2009 Zagat Golf Guide
- “Top 10 You Can Play” –Golf Magazine
- “The only two 5 star courses in New England” –2008 New England Golf Guide
- “4.5 stars” –Golf Digest
- “Number 1 rated public course in Massachusetts” –2007 GolfWeek
- “Top 100 Golf Communities in America” –Travel and Leisure Golf Magazine