Boston is the capital and most populated city of Massachusetts and, is the oldest city in the United States. The area is famous for its colleges and universities, as it is home to Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Sports always had a big influence in Boston. From the Boston Celtics to the New England Patriots of Tom Brady, it is one of the five cities to have won championships in each the four major sports (basketball, football, baseball and ice hockey).
Boston is also one of the foremost golfing cities of the United States, becoming integral to the development of the game over 120 years ago. The Country Club (Brookline) was one of the founder clubs of the United States Golf Association, and the 1913 US Open and 1999 Ryder Cup are just two of the important and imfamous events staged on the venerable Willie and Alex Campbell-designed course. The US Open will return for the first time since 1988 in 2022.
From 2003 to 2018 TPC Boston staged the Deutsche Bank Championship (latterly the Dell Technologies Championship) on Labor Day weekend. The TPC Boston is part of the Tournament Players Club network of courses operated by the PGA Tour.
City of Boston Golf operates two premier municipal courses in the city – the Donald Ross designed George Wright Golf Course, and the The William J Devine Golf Course at Franklin Park. Non-resident rates start at $50 for 18 holes, making the courses among the most affordable in the area.
Other recommended courses within 50 miles of Boston are Old Sandwich Golf Club and Boston Golf Club.