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June 16, 2022

Top Golf Courses in these 5 U.S. Cities

When you're living in a busy city, golf is a great way to keep active and stay entertained, particularly because it's a single-player or multiplayer sport. Players can escape the noise and busyness of the city when playing golf, taking in the fresh air, and enjoying time outdoors instead.  

Some of America's greatest cities feature a variety of golf courses that appeal to players of all skill levels. Below, are a few of the top golf courses in the U.S. 



Boston's George Wright Golf Course is a municipal course that's located in the city's Hyde Park and Roslindale neighborhoods. Tee times are open to the public, and a variety of holes suit different skill levels. 

Gannon Municipal Golf Course is an 18-hole course with a Tudor-style clubhouse, a pro shop, and on-site lessons. This course is located in the suburb of Lynn, Massachusetts. 


San Francisco 

The views from San Francisco's best municipal golf courses are stellar, making them some of the best public golf courses in the U.S. for those who enjoy nature and a good view as much as they enjoy the game. 

Golden Gate Park Golf Course is a nine-hole, par 3 courses with sprawling ocean views and holes ranging from just below 100 yards to 200 yards. 

Presidio Golf Course is an 18-hole course in a scenic wooded setting. It features views of the ocean and the city and has an impressive driving range and a comfortable clubhouse. 



Golfers in the Chicagoland area can practice their swing or play a challenging round of golf at the Harborside International Golf Center, which is just minutes from the Chicago Loop and offers two 18-hole courses, a practice arena, and a full clubhouse with an on-site restaurant. 

Robert A. Black Golf Course is a par 3 course that features nine holes, making it the better choice for those looking for a quick game.  


New York 

If you want the best golf courses in the U.S., New York doesn't disappoint. In South Brooklyn, Marine Park Golf Course is an 18-hole public Championship Course with year-round tee times. This links-style course was designed by architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr. For an entertainment/golfing combo, try places like Topgolf Long Island-Holtsville. This entertainment venue also features a high-tech driving range, a classy golf lounge, and a variety of games. 


Washington, D.C. 

Washington, Baltimore, and their surrounding areas are among the best golf cities in the U.S., with options to suit players of all ages, skill levels, and budgets. 

MCG Golf in Rockville, Maryland, is located just a short distance from the Washington metro area and offers nine public courses of varying sizes and difficulty levels. The amenities at these courses vary, but most feature pro shops, clubhouses, driving ranges, and practice putting greens. 

For an experience that's more laid back, Swingers Crazy Golf in the Dupont Circle area combines crazy golf with street food, cocktails, and a traditional British pub atmosphere. Players can tee off here for an exciting putting-based golf game that lasts a little more than half an hour and then end their visit with snacks, drinks, or a full meal.