Are you looking to play some golf in the heart of Boston, or the Greater Boston Area? Fear not, whether you’re tired of waiting for the weather to clear up or don’t have enough time to play a round outside Beantown. We’ve compiled a list of Boston’s top 5 indoor golf venues to keep your game strong all year round. From cutting-edge golf simulators and launch monitors to chill-putting spaces, there’s something here for every golfer. Stay tuned to discover where you can screen golf to your heart’s content in the capital of Massachusetts; no sunblock or bug spray will be necessary. Let’s tee off (virtually)!
FiveIron Golf – Boston
Five Iron Golf is an urban indoor golf experience that combines Trackman golf powered simulator bays with a bar, restaurant, PGA professional instructors and dedicated spaces for events. Founded in 2017, it began as a way for golf enthusiasts to enjoy the sport year-round regardless of weather (or daylight) conditions, but also as a more inclusive approach of the game which has totally re-shaped urban golf culture. As of 2023, Five Iron golf has become the most popular indoor golf network with more than 20 locations in major U.S cities, including one in Boston near the Old State house.
- Address: One Washington St, Boston, MA 02108
City Golf Boston is located in Boston’s financial district, Downtown. Created in 1997, CityGolf is an experienced indoor golfing venue that offers a variety of services and amenities for players: simulator bay rentals, indoor putting green, individual and group golf lessons (with a whole team of PGA professional instructors), club fitting for all major brands, simulator installations, golf events, junior programs, and consulting.
- Address:167 Milk St, Boston, MA 02109
If you don’t own golf clubs or can’t bring your equipment, the team will provide you with all the gear you need for your lesson or indoor range session. Simulator rental rates start at $35 for half an hour and $65 for an hour. The venue is open for guests, but several membership tiers are possible.
As the venue’s name indicates, MIT Recreation is part of Boston’s Area2/MIT neighborhood. Also called the Rudovsky Indoor Golf Range, you can find one golf simulator bay powered by TrackMan 4, which you can rent for 1 hour (and another hour for a group of 2 golfers).
- Address: 120 Vassar St #4311, Cambridge, MA 02139
Complimentary golf clubs are available for players who don’t have their gear or are new to the sport and have yet to purchase any clubs. Golf lessons are available for customers who wish to work on their game with a PGA Golf Instructor (private or group).
Rates are $53/hr for guests and $45/hr for members. Reservations can be made online, in person, or with the app.
X-Golf has more than 80 locations in the U.S. where you can play golf on simulators all year-round, including several venues in Massachusetts and in the Boston suburbs:
- X-Golf Burlington: 10 Wall St C, Burlington, MA 01803
- X-Golf Walpole: 50 Providence Hwy, East Walpole, MA 02032
- X-Golf Wayland: 60 Andrew Ave, Wayland, MA 01778
X-Golf uses its own golf simulator technology, engineered by its R&D department in the last 15 years. Whether you are looking to improve your game or have fun with friends, you can enjoy a variety of amenities and services in each location: golf simulator rental, virtual golf rounds, golf lessons, sports bar (with cocktails), shareable food, tournaments and event hosting (70+ people).
Pure Drive Golf
PureDrive Golf is located in Woburn, 10 miles north of Boston. The facility offers simulator bay rentals (powered by TrackMan launch monitors), golf lessons (4 instructors are here to help you improve your game), and club fitting with the major brands of the industry (Titleist, Callaway, Mizuno, TaylorMade).
- Address: 224 W Cummings Park, Woburn, MA 01801
PureDrive has developed its app to help customers schedule rentals and lessons easily.
Special mention: Puttshack
Our top 5 list includes venues where you can train and/or play golf indoors on simulator bays in (or near) the Greater Boston Area. However, we have not mentioned Puttshack, an indoor mini-golf place on the South Boston Waterfront. Puttshack is a crazy, tech-vibe mini-golf course that serves food and drinks. It’s perfect for family outings, a night out with friends, or significant group events (teambuilding, bachelor party…). Prices are $10 for children 12 and under and $18 for older.