BEST PUBLIC GOLF COURSE
Green Hill Golf Course*
Top executive: Matthew Moison, director of golf
Green Hill is the longest continually operating recreational activity provided by the City of Worcester, which seeks to make golf affordable in the city.
Notable runners-up: Wachusett Country Club, Cyprian Keyes Golf Club
BEST PRIVATE GOLF COURSE
Worcester Country Club*
Top executive: Bill Shaw, general Manager/COO
Employees: 125 peak season
A host course to the Ryder Cup, men's U.S. Open and women's U.S. Open, the Worcester Country Club relies on its Donald Ross-designed course to stand out from the competition. The club augments this advantage by having distinctive culinary offerings and focusing on family activities.
Notable runners-up: Pleasant Valley Country Club, The Haven Country Club, The International
BEST GOLF CLUB FOR CORPORATE OUTING
Cyprian Keyes Golf Club*
Top executive: General Manager David Frem
Cyprian Keyes offers a variety of quality courses, ranging from an 18-hole championship course alongside a 9-hole par-3 course. The facility has five function rooms and made-from-scratch menu choices for catered events, along with a full-service restaurant.
Notable runners-up: The Haven Country Club, Wachusett Country Club
BEST VENUE FOR A BUSINESS MEETING
Top executive: Sayed M. Saleh, asset manager & managing director
Centrally located near downtown Worcester, UMass Medical School, the DCU Center and the Massachusetts Biotechnology Research Park, the Beechwood offers 9,000 square feet of meeting space in 13 meeting rooms to offer flexibility for large theater-style presentations to small intimate settings. The in-house restaurant caters plated meals and buffets.
Notable runner-up: Tower Hill Botanic Garden
BEST VENUE FOR AN EMPLOYEE OUTING
Top executive: President Joe Cox
The EcoTarium offers a unique setting for company events by providing access to the museum and the grounds, providing an indoor-outdoor experience that can be used for volunteering, corporate events with families, or team-building exercises.
Notable runner-up: Kimball Farm
BEST VENUE FOR A CORPORATE EVENT
Top executive: Executive Director Robert M. Kennedy
Mechanics Hall combines its rich history and world-class acoustics with modern amenities and attentive service for events ranging from galas and conferences to performances and recording sessions.
Notable runner-up: Beechwood Hotel
*denotes repeat winner