Advantages of Private Golf over Public Golf in Massachusetts

When it comes to playing golf in Massachusetts, golfers have a plethora of options to choose from, ranging from public courses to private clubs. While public golf courses offer accessibility and affordability, private golf clubs, like The International,  provide a range of benefits that can elevate your Massachusetts golf experience. Here are some of the key advantages of private golf over public golf in Massachusetts.


Exclusive Access

One of the most significant advantages of private golf clubs is exclusive access to the course. Unlike public courses, which can often be crowded and have long wait times, private courses provide Members with more availability and the ability to play at their preferred times. The International Golf Club, located in Bolton, Massachusetts, offers its Members exclusive access to two stunning 18-hole golf courses - The Oaks Course and The Pines Course. These courses, designed by famed golf course architects Tom Fazio (Oaks) and Coore & Crenshaw (Pines) are considered some of the best private golf courses in Massachusetts.

Course Maintenance and Quality

Private golf clubs typically invest more in the maintenance and upkeep of their courses, which results in better playing conditions. At The International Golf Club we pride ourselves on ensuring both of our private courses are in impeccable condition, providing Members with an optimal playing surface every time they tee off.

Amenities and Facilities

Private clubs often boast superior amenities and facilities compared to public courses. The International Golf Club provides Members with access to a state-of-the-art practice facility, well-stocked golf shop, and luxurious Fireplace Room. The International is a golf-first club, and we do our very best to make this the best private golf experience in Massachusetts for our Members.

Sense of Community

The International Golf Club fosters a warm and welcoming ambiance, where subtle yet attentive hospitality meets personalized Member services. From the moment you arrive, you'll be enveloped in a relaxed atmosphere where our dedicated team strives to make you feel right at home. Our aim is to provide a comfortable and enjoyable environment where you're not just a Member, but a cherished part of our vibrant community.

In addition, you're invited to partake in our hallmark holiday traditions, including our Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Mothers Day and Labor Day events. These signature occasions are crafted to bring Members together for celebration and camaraderie, reflecting the close-knit spirit of our private country club community. Whether you're looking to make lasting friendships, share memorable experiences, or simply enjoy the festivities, The International Golf Club offers a strong sense of community and belonging for all Members.

Improved Pace of Play

The limited number of players on private courses generally leads to a faster pace of play. At The International Golf Club, Members can enjoy a smooth and efficient round of golf without the frustration of slow play.

Golf Events and Tournaments

At The International Golf Club, Members have access to a wide range of golf events tailored to all skill levels, providing even more opportunities to elevate their golfing experience.

In addition to the events mentioned earlier, Members can participate in the cherished Annual Member-Guest event, which fosters bonds and friendly competition among players. There's also the revered Club Championship, where golfers have the chance to showcase their top-tier prowess and compete for the coveted title. 


Personalized Service

Private golf clubs are known for their personalized service and attention to detail. The International Golf Club goes above and beyond to provide Members with exceptional service, from professional golf instructors to personalized locker room services.

While private golf clubs may come with higher Membership fees, the advantages they offer make them a worthwhile investment for avid golfers seeking a superior golfing experience. Whether you're looking to play on meticulously maintained courses, enjoy top-notch amenities, or build lasting relationships with fellow golf enthusiasts, The International Golf Club has you covered. Want to join The International? Reach out to our Membership Directors to learn more about becoming a Member.