Pinehills Golf Club, Nicklaus Course

If you’re looking to impress buddies, clients or family members in a “it’s not how much it costs, it’s what you get for your money” framework, this 36-hole retreat 40 miles south of Boston will fit the bill. For wayward hitters, the Rees Jones course is the slightly tougher of the two, while the Jack Nicklaus II design is a bit friendlier. Guaranteed to please are the superb clubhouse and the amazing practice facility, which has no equal among public-access New England layouts.