Bring Your Big Game in Atlanta and New England
The two top teams in the league squared off in the biggest game of the year, but your chance to play big in Atlanta or New England is still to come. There are countless great golf options in both areas, and we’ve highlighted a few below. So whether you backed A-Town or the team that calls the Bay State home, you’ll find plenty of tracks in each location to enjoy a big game of your own.
Stone Mountain Golf Club | Stone Mountain, GA
With stunning views of the exposed granite mountain and a front 9 that circles beautiful Stone Mountain Lake, Stone Mountain Golf Club is a terrific track ready to test every golfer’s accuracy.
Cobblestone Golf Club | Acworth, GA
An award-winning design, a gorgeous lakeside setting and a recent renovation all combine to make Cobblestone Golf Club a favorite among Georgia golfers.
Maplegate Country Club | Bellingham, MA
Set on rolling hills amidst some of the northeast’s best wooded landscape, Maplegate Country Club offers a deceptively challenging layout with plenty of tests for your long shots.
Granite Links Golf Club | Quincy, MA
Not far from the heart of downtown Boston, Granite Links Golf Club combines a links-style layout with impressive water features to create a test for every club in your bag.
Not Maplegate. NE Country Club maybe, but Maplegate?
Agree. Maybe 10 years ago. Can you say product placement?
Do not play Maplegate. They have no fairways and the greens are terrible.
Like Glen Ellen, Maplegate has turned into an “outing course” on which many participating non-golfers tear up the course as if they owned it. Carts are driven everywhere, divots are never replaced, and ball marks on greens are never repaired, so the expectations placed on the grounds crew are pretty low. Not their fault – all on management and their money-making schemes. With fewer people playing golf, courses see a choice of reduced maintenance and more outings versus closing. Some should close, but many might be more creative and find ways to increase normal play. Golf youth programs can be expanded to include very low cost, if not free, adult beginner lessons. Lowering greens fees and/or separating cart rentals can increase volume without catering to the uncaring mulligan(s) crowd. In golf, as in life, there are no mulligans. Play it where it lays and have fun.