Devens Golf CoursesRed Tail Golf Club in Devens has soared above the competition to became the best public golf course in Massachusetts, according to Golfweek's 2013 state rankings. Located roughly 45 miles northwest of downtown Boston, Red Tail delivers moments of sublime scenery mixed with the terror of trying to execute a shot over a gaping bunker or deep ravine.There are subtle signs of the historical significance of the land now occupied by the Red Tail Golf Club in Devens, Mass. It's hard to fathom that once upon a time barrack after barrack of Fort Devens once lined the midsection of the golf course where holes 7, 8, 9, 10, 12 and 13 now reside. These days, Red Tail is tops among the Boston area's best public golf courses. And it's a destination play worth finding.