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Course designed by Brian Silva (1998), gives you a combo links and forest experience (www.golfacushnet.com) while Crosswinds Golf Club, the newest public course with 27 holes in Plymouth (www.golfcrosswinds.com) and Olde Scotland Links in Bridgewater a certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary with lots of grasses and wetlands, add to the attractive options in this part of the state. (www.oldescotlandlinks.com). In Rehoboth try Hillside Country Club www.hillsidecountryclub.com) and Rehoboth County Club (www.rehobothcc.com). Other good choices in eastern Massachusetts include Easton Country Club in South Easton where green fees are a mere $36 (www.eastoncountryclub.com) and Red Tail Golf Club in Devens designed by Brian Silva which meanders through forests, brilliant in the fall with streams, ponds and plenty of wildlife all about. In Bellingham, the New England Country Club is a pretty Hale Irwin track cut through trees affording plenty of fall color. (www.newenglandcountryclub.com). Other courses worth playing in Bellingham are Maplegate Country Club (www.maplegate.com) and Crystal Lake Golf Club on the Rhode Island border. www.crystallakegolfclub.com

In Uxbridge there is Blissful Meadows Golf Club (www.blissfulmeadows.com) and in Plainville, Wentworth Hills Golf Club.(www.wentworthhillsgolf.com). West of Boston in central Massachusetts, one of the most complete golf resorts, e International, has two championship courses, e Pines and e Oaks along with the GolfRite Academy, a spa and luxurious Lodge where you sleep in pillow-top mattresses. Ask about fall

packages which start at $165 for two. www.theinternational.com. And also Far Corner Golf in

west Boxford very scenic 27 holes awaits you. www.farcoprnergolf.com

And don't forget the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts. is area is full of color, small inns, B&Bs and good golf. Shaker Farms in Westfield, Ma is a sure bet www.shakerfarms.com

Grand Stands: Rhode Island e elegant mansions and gardens of Newport and Aquidneck Island, Rhode Island, are a fitting reminder that golf courses like Newport National and Meadow Brook can also be grand, especially in the fall when the brilliant blue of sky and sea serves as a fitting backdrop for a kaleidoscope of colors. As you play the Orchard Course at Newport National Golf Club, Middletown, an Arthur Hills masterpiece, you'll catch magnificent views of e Sakonnet Passage, Atlantic Ocean and Narragansett Bay. With its feathery fescue, seaside bent grass and rolling fairways, it could remind you of an Irish links layout. www.newportnational.com

Two more winners are the popular Green Valley Country Club of Rhode Island overlooking St. Mary's Reservoir in Portsmouth, home of the 2007 Rhode Island Open. (www.greenvalleyccofri.com) and Montaup Country Club, Portsmouth (www.montaupcc.com) Beyond Newport, the stunning Meadow Brook Golf Club in Richmond designed by Roger Rulewich and Dave Fleury is a class act all the way. At 7,400 yards from the tips, it's the longest track in Rhode Island and characterized by deftly sculptured fairways, greens and bunkers, many elevations and the amazing tenth hole

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