Patriot Golf Course Now Open for Public Access

Marcus Wells hits a shot from the fairway during a Patriot Golf Course Club Championship, while Robert John (left), Don McInnis (seated in a golf cart), and John Macsata (right) look on. The course, which is located on the Bedford Veterans Affairs Medical Center grounds, will officially allow public access beginning July 15 – Image (c) U.S. Air Force photo by Walter Santos – Click to view larger image

Submitted by Hanscom Air Force Base

Hanscom’s Patriot Golf Course, located on the Bedford Veterans Affairs Medical Center grounds in Bedford, Massachusetts, will officially allow public access beginning July 15.

A waiver authorizing members of the public to play at the course was signed by the director of Air Force Services last month. As part of the process to open the course to the public, Hanscom’s Force Support Squadron sought concurrence from officials at other local nine-hole courses, as well as local community leaders and Bedford VA leadership.

“Many residents in the surrounding communities asked us to review our eligibility standards and open the course to them,” said Paul Hartigan, Community Support Flight chief. “We believe this endeavor enhances golfing opportunities for all in our local community. Hanscom is very excited about this latest community partnership initiative.”

Base leadership agrees that having public access to the course provides new opportunities to further enhance Hanscom’s positive relationships with neighboring towns and communities.

“We value the support and services local communities extend to our workforce and base residents,” said Lt. Col. Kenneth Ferland, 66th Air Base Group deputy commander. “Opening the Patriot Golf Course to the public is one way we can express our appreciation to our neighbors and strengthen the sense of community throughout the region.”

This change will enable anyone to play at the nine-hole course during set hours.

“We’re establishing special hours and fees for members of the public and others who fall into our guest category,” Hartigan said. “Under the new eligibility standards, military members, veterans, and authorized Department of Defense personnel still have priority for all prime playing times.”

For current pricing and hours, visit or call 781-687-2396.

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