Looking to get a few holes in during your Berkshires getaway? Good idea! There are a variety of excellent courses near our Lenox B&B for anyone wanting to go golfing in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts.
The Lenox area is a perfect destination for your Berkshires golf vacation. Not only can you soak up the quiet and quaint New England atmosphere the Berkshires are known for but also work on your golf swing.
There are many excellent courses in the Lenox area, including the only A.W. Tillinghast designed course in Massachusetts!
Brook Farm Inn, in Lenox, MA makes the perfect home base for anyone looking to go golfing in the Berkshires. There are numerous public and semi-public courses and clubs within easy driving distance of our B&B.
Below is a short list of some of the more popular Berkshires golf courses within 45 minutes or (much) less of our Lenox, MA inn.
Golfing in the Berkshires
Cranwell Spa & Golf Resort – www.cranwell.com
55 Lee Road, Lenox, MA 01240
Cranwell’s carefully preserved, 18-hole course was was designed by Wayne Stiles and John Van Kleek in 1926. The tree-lined fairways and naturally contoured greens provide spectacular views and a challenging game of golf. Plus they’re just 5 minutes down the road from our Lenox Inn!
Downswing’s Indoor Golf Center – www.downswingsgolf.com
10 Lyman Street, Suite 7, Pittsfield, MA 01201
Downswing’s is a PGA recognized indoor golf facility in Pittsfield. The facility has four golf simulators capable of simulating up to 100 different golf courses each. Downswing’s is perfect for working on your game anytime – but especially when the weather isn’t cooperating.
Berkshire Hills Country Club – www.berkshirehillscc.com
500 Benedict Road, Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201
The course at Berkshire Hills Country Club has the distinction of being the only A.W. Tillinghast design in the state. The spectacular 18 hole course is unique, challenging, and offers panoramic views. Is it any wonder that it was voted “Best of the Berkshires” in the 2016 Berkshire Eagle Readers Poll? While the course is semi-private, unaccompanied guests can play at the club’s discretion.
Pontoosuc Lake Country Club – pontoosuclakecc.com
38 Kirkwood Dr. Pittsfield, MA
Pontoosuc Lake Country Club is considered a hidden gem. The course was completely redesigned by Wayne Stiles in 1939 (with input from A. W. Tillinghast!) and offers a fun and challenging round of golf. Views of the mountains and rolling hills add to the experience.
Skyline Country Club – www.skyline-cc.com
Rt. 7 Lanesborough, Massachusetts 01237
Skyline Country Club’s scenic, par 71 golf course is a semi-private gem offering interesting swings on every hole. Skyline also offers a pub, fully stocked pro shop, and incredible views of Pontoosuc Lake.
Wahconah Country Club – www.wahconahcc.com
20 Orchard Road, Dalton, MA 01226
This semi-private, 18 hole course offers rolling fairways, some challenging elevation changes, and large, beautifully sculpted bunkers. The club also offers lessons, rentals, a driving range, and pub.
Donnybrook Country Club – www.donnybrookgolf.com
775 Williamstown Road, Lanesboro, Massachusetts 01237
Donnybrook is one of the Berkshire’s newest – some would say the most unique – public golf course. The nine-hole, championship layout opened in 2008. Donnybrook offers country club-like conditioning and challenging holes on a beautiful rolling terrain. Check it out.
Taconic Golf Club – taconicgolf.com
19 Meacham Street, Williamstown, MA 01267
Taconic Golf Club is a semi-private golf course offering elevation changes, well-bunkered greens, and putting surfaces that will challenge any golfer. Taconic has earned rave reviews from numerous golf publications. In 1956, a 16 year old Jack Nicklaus made a hole-in-one on hole 14, a 173-yard par 3. See how you fare.
Golfing in the Berkshires
We hope this guide, while just a quick overview, is of some use. If you have any questions about golfing in the Berkshires – or any other activity – just let us know! We’re more than happy to help you find the best fit for your needs and desires.