Wayne Stiles set out the first 9-hole track at Oak Hill Country Club in 1921. Six years later, Donald Ross added another nine and redesigned five of the original holes (#1, #2, #4, #6 and #9).
Granite Links Golf Club's 27 holes are laid out on top of two former landfill sites and old granite quarries. Incredibly, 900,000 truckloads of spoil from Boston’s “Big Dig” road tunnelling project were used in course construction.
Kernwood Country Club celebrated its centenary in 2014 and its Donald Ross-designed course lies alongside the scenic Danvers River, where many state, regional and national qualifying championship events have played out down the years.
One of two new millennium 18-hole layouts at Pinehills Golf Club, the Nicklaus course was first unveiled to the public in 2002. Designed by the Golden Bear’s oldest son Jack Jnr, the course places great emphasis on precision approach play.
The Oaks layout at The International Golf Club and Resort is one of only three Tom Fazio-designed courses in New England and it opened for play in 2001.
The Rees Jones-designed course at the 36-hole daily fee Pinehills Golf Club is routed dramatically over undulating ground and it's rated slightly tougher than the Nicklaus layout, but only just.
The Championship course at Blue Hill Country Club is a 1925 Skip Wogan design that Ron Prichard lovingly restored in 2003. Keeping it in the family, the architect’s son Phil also laid out the club’s 9-hole Challenger course in 1961.
Founded in 1899 with views across Buzzards Bay, Woods Hole Golf Club started out with a 9-hole course designed by Thomas Winton which was expanded to 18 holes by Wayne Stiles and John Van Kleek two decades later.
Wayne Stiles and John van Kleek added another nine holes to Thorny Lea Golf Club’s original 9-hole course in 1925. The expanded layout was then inaugurated with an exhibition match involving former US Open Champion Francis Ouimet.
Dating back to 1895, Stockbridge Golf Club has played host to a number of important events down the years, including the 2008 Massachusetts Open. In 2018 the 6,659-yard course staged US Open Qualifying.