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About – Granite Links Golf Club
27 Championship holes set 300’ above sea level with breathtaking vistas at every turn. The links layout holds a golfer’s interest from first hole to last, with sparkling white bunkers, waving fescue, deep quarries and quick greens. All your senses will be engaged.
The shingled Nantucket Style clubhouse with outdoor balconies, sits high above a water-filled quarry overlooking the 18th green. This bustling 45,000 square foot building is home to various Member-only facilities along with public venues including the Golf Pro Shop and popular Tavern Restaurant, serving the public year round.
The clubhouse can meet all of your wedding, corporate and special event needs with attentive service in accommodating settings. The elegant Ballroom features floor-to-ceiling windows looking out to the Boston Skyline as set against the lush green of the golf course.
Granite Links is an award-winning private membership club that also allows some non-member access, welcoming visitors to play the course (some restrictions apply), use the range, dine in its public restaurants and host events in its assorted function venues. The club provides other areas that are exclusively for Members Only, including a separate private Grille Room, Card Room, Fitness Room, Locker Rooms, Grass Driving Range and Short Game Practice Complex, plus preferential access to tee times. Conveniently located just 7 miles south of Boston, Granite Links features 27 challenging and beautifully maintained holes of links style golf with some of the most inspiring scenery around including breathtaking views of Boston’s skyline to the North, the Harbor Islands to the East, and the densely forested backdrop of the Blue Hills Reservation to the West.
Watch the 30 second video “Granite Links Puts the GREAT in Greater Boston!”
Points of Interest
+ Private membership club for Individuals and Corporations
+ Public play also welcome (some restrictions apply)
+ Located less than 7 miles from downtown Boston
+ Easy expressway on/off access
+ Stunning unparalleled views of Boston skyline and harbor
+ 27 challenging holes, superbly maintained
+ 3 interchangeable championship golf courses
+ 450-acre layout, set against 8,000 acres of the Blue Hills Reservation
+ Unique links style design with varying elevations
+ Four to five tee boxes on every hole
+ Bent grass from tee to green
+ Silica sand bunkers – brilliant white and reduces buried lies
+ One of a kind Quarry features
+ Electric golf cart fleet
+ GPS on carts for distance and directional assistance
+ On-course food & beverage cart service
+ Full menu plus quick snacks available at the turn
+ Excellent pace of play
+ Lighted driving range for nighttime use
+ PGA Class A Golf Professionals on staff
+ Lessons & Golf Clinics available
+ Fully Stocked Pro Shop
+ 43,000 square foot Clubhouse
+ Public restaurant, The Tavern at Quarry Hills, and private Members Grille restaurant
+ Casual & fine dining with outdoor balconies overlooking golf course and skyline
+ Live Music at Crossing Nines outdoor patio bar
+ Corporate Meeting Space
+ Spectacular Ballroom Function Facilities (Capacity for 75-600 people)
+ Outdoor Pavilion Function Tent (Capacity for 50-350 people)
+ Windowed Veranda Room (Capacity for 30-60 people)
+ Wood paneled Board Room (Capacity for 10-32 people)
+ Host to Senior LPGA Legends Golf Tour, the BJ’s Charity Championship.
+ Golf Digest “Top 100 Greatest Golf Course in America”
+ Golf Digest “Top Ten Best New Upscale Golf Course”
+ GOLF Magazine/Sports Illustrated “19 Best 19th Holes in America”
+ Back 9 Network “Top Ten Best 19th Holes in the World”
+ Golf Digest – Greatest 100 in America
+ NGCOA – New England Course of the Year
+ GOLF Magazine – Top Ten in Massachusetts
+ Golf Digest – Top Fifty Best 19th Holes in America
+ Boston Globe – boston.com’s A List – Best Golf Course
+ FORBES Magazine – Top Ten Best Urban Courses in America
+ Boston Common Magazine – On Par with Most Beautiful in the World
+ Boston Magazine – Al Fresco All-Stars: Top 25 Outdoor Dining Spots
+ Golf Digest – Top Ten Best New Upscale Golf Courses in the Country
+ GolfWeek’s Best Courses You Can Play – Top 10 in Massachusetts
+ Golfing Magazine – Great Place for a Round After a Round
+ Patriot Ledger – Best of Summer – Panoramic Scenery
+ ESPN/Golf Digest – Four Stars/Best Places to Play
+ New England Golf Monthly – Tops of the Region
+ LUXE, Luxury Travel/Golf – Boston’s Finest
+ back9network – Golf’s Greatest Hangouts
+ Boston Magazine – Best of Boston
+ GolfWeek – Top Ten in State
History – Granite Links and Boston’s Big Dig
To some it might have seemed an impossible task; transform two large, old municipal landfills and former granite quarries near downtown Boston into an award-winning golf course. But for architect John Sanford, the opportunity was one he couldn’t pass up. A key to the site’s development centered on using soils being excavated from tunnels in Boston’s “Big Dig,” the state’s 15-year, $24-billion road infrastructure makeover of the city’s main thoroughfares. “In this profession it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” Sanford said. “The stars had to align, and the timing had to be perfect. The project was immensely expensive, so if the dirt had not been available, the project would never have happened.” The state’s initial plan was to dispose of the material dug out of the tunnels at sites much further away and at great expense. By making the future golf course site a repository for the 900,000 truckloads of 13 million tons of material just seven miles from the epicenter of the Big Dig, it became a unique way to save the taxpayers money, cap the current landfills and reclaim wasted acreage, converting the site into a true asset for Quincy, Milton and the entire Greater Boston community. Granite Links’ construction required additional engineering that golf course architects don’t usually get involved with in designing courses. Sanford said, “The project required 74 permits from local, state, and federal agencies. It was just an incredible opportunity. It started from the macro approach, with steep landfill domes,” he said. “We had to create a golf course on these steep slopes.” Sanford applied the wedding cake theory, where the massive material from the Big Dig was used to terrace off the side slopes of the landfill domes. “When you get into closing landfills and transforming them into a golf course you must deal with the engineering minutiae of settling issues, layering issues, and venting of the methane gases,” he said “I happen to enjoy that level of detail so we dove right in.” The effort by Sanford and Granite Links Golf Club officials was singled out recently by the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) for a prestigious award in its inaugural Design Excellence Recognition Program. The award salutes outstanding effort that “shines a light on the innovation and problem-solving skills required of today’s golf course designs.”
History – Granite – Our Great Foundation
Quincy’s story is, quite literally, “as old as the hills.” Deep in the geologic past, as continents collided, mountains rose up and were folded; under intense pressure, igneous rock was crystallized into granite. The gray stone ledges that eventually emerged in Quincy after millennia of erosion contained some of the highest quality granite in the world, prized for its hardness and durability. Quincy’s granite industry was famous the world over, with many of America’s most prominent statues and monuments sculpted from granite quarried here. In fact, the first commercial railroad in America was founded in Quincy in 1826 to transport Quincy granite to Charlestown for the construction of the Bunker Hill Monument. (Click to read more on the Granite Railway.) Quincy’s granite industry also played a role in the city’s population growth, as immigrants from Finland, Sweden, Italy and other countries settled here to work in the quarries. So prolific was the Quincy granite industry that at one point there were nearly two dozen granite quarries operating in the city. Following World War II, new, cheaper building materials led to a decline in the granite industry, with the last quarry closing in the 1960s. Yet the artistry and craftsmanship of those early stonecutters who made the term “Quincy Granite” synonymous with superior quality can still be seen in such monuments as Bunker Hill and the Titanic Memorial. Today, visitors can see portions of the original 1826 granite railway, while the quarries themselves are popular with hikers and rock climbers. Several of the former quarries have also been filled and reshaped into the new Granite Links Golf Club.
Clubhouse Grille – Granite Links Golf Club
Enjoy the seasonally changing Lunch & Dinner menu, enthusiastically prepared by Executive Chef Mike Morway and Sous Chef JJ Jean and team. The dining room and bar area feature floor-to-ceiling windows. And when weather permits, there’s also seating on an expansive outdoor balcony perched above the golf course – all with incredible views of Boston’s skyline! Rare is the country club restaurant that rises above club sandwich fare, and rarer still is the restaurant of any kind whose popularity and acclaim soar to envious heights so soon after opening its doors, which The Tavern did in 2006. Since then, the restaurant has garnered many accolades, with recognition from a discerning Boston culinary community, and also from a thirsty golfing crowd! The Tavern was named one of the “Best 19th Holes in the Country” by Golf Digest, and Back 9 Network called the Tavern one of the Greatest Golf Hangouts in the World! The Tavern does not accept reservations. Seating is on a first come – first seated basis. Larger parties may book one of the Tavern’s private spaces: The Board Room and the Veranda Room. Proper dress requested – Please note: Jeans are permitted in the Tavern, but not on the golf course, driving range or in the Members Grille.
Contact – Granite Links Golf Club
Membership – Granite Links Golf Club
Boston celebrities, professional athletes, and downtown businesses make Granite Links their home club.
Golf enthusiasts, (whether famous or just famously passionate about golf!) are making Granite Links their home course. Here are some of the reasons they cite for deciding to become a Member here:
+ Top notch challenging golf course with outstanding conditions
+ Preferred and Protected Tee Times for Members – No more frantic dialing around hoping for the chance to get out on a beautiful day
+ Incredibly convenient location so getting to and from the city is a breeze
+ Breathtaking views that impress their circle of impressive guests
+ Choice between the lively atmosphere in the public Tavern Restaurant or the private oasis of the exclusive Members Only Grille
New enrollments are presently still being accepted for Individual and Corporate Memberships. Spouse and Minor Children may be added to either plan for a modest incremental cost.There also are a limited number of reduced cost Memberships available for independently joining Young Adults age 21-30. To become a Member at Granite Links, the club requires a one-time initiation fee upon joining. This may be paid in full upon enrollment, or can be spread out over an approved schedule. Should plans and needs change in the future, this joining fee is partially to fully refundable upon future resignation via the replacement system in accordance with club bylaws. After joining, each Member is assessed an Annual Dues for their many membership benefits, which includes playing unlimited rounds of golf without paying any greens fees. For more information about joining Granite Links, please contact Diane Brickley at 617-689-1900 x 102 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Listen to sports radio celebrity John Dennis and rock star, Ken Casey of the Drop Kick Murphys talk about membership at Granite Links. And for those considering a Corporate Membership, click here for a fun video about determining whether today is a work day or a golf day. Corporate Members don’t have to make this choice. They bring clients with them to the club!
Pro Shop – Granite Links Golf Club
Hours of Operation – 7:00 am – Dusk
Granite Links’ retail Golf Shop is proud to offer a full compliment of golf merchandise from some of the leading vendors. We carry full lines of clothes and clubs from the following vendors & more:
+ Adidas Golf
+ Cleveland Golf
+ Bobby Jones
+ Antigua Golf
+ Fairway & Greene
+ Nike Golf
For merchandise, rounds of play, driving range, lessons, etc. Stop in the Golf Shop or call 617-689-1900 x105 to order the denomination you want or click the Gift Certificates link to request via email.
Rates – Granite Links Golf Club
All rates include required golf cart. Prices Subject to Change.
|18 Holes – In Season|
|Mon, Tues, Wed and Sat & Sun – $125|
|Thurs & Fri – $150|
|Rates for Juniors & Seniors (Under Age 18 or 65+)|
|Tues & Wed (before noon) – $75|
|Sat & Sun (after 2:00PM) – $75|
|Note – Golf Carts are required for all public players and juniors must present a driver’s license to operate a cart. Juniors without a license must therefore be accompanied by another player who can drive the cart.|
|9 Holes – In Season|
|Mon.-Wed. – $70 – Includes Cart|
|Sat. & Sun. (after 2:00PM) – $70 – Includes Cart|
|Sat-Wed – $65 – Includes Cart (after 4:00PM)|
|Thur & Fri – $75 – Includes Cart (after 4:00PM)|
|Above rates discounted 20% for Active Duty and Retired Armed Forces upon presentation of Military ID.|
Quincy / Milton Resident Rates
Monday thru Thursday Only. (Must Show Proof of Residency. Discounts Not Combinable.)
|Mon-Wed – $100 – Includes Cart|
|Thur – $120 Includes Cart|
|Mon-Wed – $56 – Includes Cart|
|Mon-Thu – $52 – Includes Cart (after 4:00PM)|
Lighted Driving Range
+ As of November 1, Range Fall Hours are 7am – Dusk every day.
+ Proper golf attire is required to use the Range
+ Large Bucket – $12
+ Balls obtained from dispenser at Range
Only Granite Links Members are permitted to walk the course. A cart is required for all Guests and Visitors at all times during the golf season. Green Fees above include the cost of a GPS-equipped cart. Please check with Pro Shop on applicable cart path rules. Players must be 16 years of age and have a valid driver’s license to operate a cart and are fully responsible for any damages resulting from their operation.
You must leave a valid drivers license and credit card with the golf shop. Cost for 9 or 18 holes is $50.
Proper golf attire is required at all times on the golf course and driving range. Jeans, jean shorts, gym shorts, sweat pants and tee shirts are NOT permitted. Shorts must be approximately knee length. Gentlemen are required to wear a collared golf shirt and ladies are asked not to wear halter-tops. NO DENIM.
Non-members may reserve starting times up to four (4) days in advance. Advance scheduling for groups may be arranged via the Director of Golf. Please contact the club for more details.
All reservations become guaranteed 24 hours in advance. If you do not show up for your scheduled starting time, your credit card will be billed for the fees and your ability to reserve times in the future will be limited. Exception: if the weather is inclement, we will accept short notice cancellations without assessing a cancel fee.
Rain Check Policy
|Rain Check Number of Holes Played|
|1-4 – Receive 18 hole rain check|
|5-13 – Receive 9 hole rain check|
|14+ – No rain check issued|
|Rain checks will not be issued for a paid 9-hole Green Fee or a paid Twilight Green Fee. Also, if it is raining at the start of play, rain checks will not be issued.|
Golf instruction is available through our PGA Golf Professionals. Call the club to schedule a lesson 617-689-1900
+ ½ hour – $50
+ 1 hour lesson – $95
+ 9-hole playing lesson – $225
+ Lesson series (5) – $225
For For Tee Time Reservations please call 1-866-598-7943
Granite Links is conveniently located just off Route 93 at Exit 8 (Furnace Brook Pkwy) in Quincy, MA. 7 miles south of Boston.
Scorecards – Granite Links Golf Club
Special Events & Weddings – Granite Links Golf Club
Contact a Granite Links Golf Club event planner 407.597.5500
Perched on the very top of a hill, overlooking the Boston skyline, sits a venue with unsurpassed views, gorgeous grounds and a staff ready to help you plan your fabulous event. Minutes from downtown Boston and boasting free parking, Granite Links is the ideal event venue. We are delighted to host your wedding, special occasion, corporate event, non-profit fundraiser or holiday party.
“Granite Links is absolutely phenomenal! We are so glad we chose to have our wedding at this beautiful venue! The food was incredible and guests haven’t stopped raving about it. The service was absolutely top notch. From the planning details to the day of the wedding, not one detail was missed.”
With breathtaking views of the Boston skyline set against the lush green of the golf course, Granite Links provides an inspirational backdrop for your special day. Named “America’s Top 100 Golf Courses”, Granite Links Golf Club is located just seven miles south of Downtown Boston, and features a wide variety of nearby affordable hotel options for your out-of-town guests. Perched atop the famous Quincy Quarries, our clubhouse provides truly a one-of-a-kind wedding experience. We offer two unparalleled locations for your wedding reception; the Grand Ballroom and the Pavilion Tent. Our Grand Ballroom is an elegant space with stunning views of the Boston skyline and Harbor Islands. Our gorgeous Pavilion Tent is located at the pinnacle of our property, overlooking the rolling hills of the golf course and the city skyline. Whether you are dreaming of an intimate, low key affair or an elaborate gala reception, Granite Links will help you design a personalized and cherished experience.
“Everyone that helped us from the moment we got there went above and beyond and we sooooo appreciated all the extra effort. Please extend our thanks to the Chef as well for an incredible meal.”
Located atop the Quincy Quarries, Granite Links is the ultimate corporate event venue for your annual meetings, training seminars, golf outings, incentive & client dinners, holiday parties and elegant receptions. From the warm and inviting Boardroom and the bright and sunny Veranda Room of our Tavern Restaurant to the Pavilion Tent with its panoramic views and the elegant Grand Ballroom of our Nantucket-style clubhouse, Granite Links provides a wealth of possibilities for your perfect event.
“The day was outstanding from the facility, food and service. We could not have been more pleased with it all.”
Granite Links is the perfect event venue to celebrate all of life’s special milestones. Whether hosting a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, an anniversary or birthday or a memorial service, Granite Links can make your special occasion unforgettable. Our event spaces feature sweeping views of the Boston city skyline, the Harbor Islands and the lush greens of our championship golf course along with an elegance and charm that transform standard functions into extraordinary events. With our stunning views, exemplary service and sophisticated yet accessible cuisine, Granite Links is the ideal event venue for your special celebration.
Technical Specifics – Granite Links Golf Club
(6873 Yards, Par 72, Course Rating 71.6 , Slope 134)