Boston’s Golf Scene

“The reason the pro tells you to keep your head down is so you can’t see him laughing!” – Phyllis Diller

 

Everybody loves the energetic pulse of the city. It’s a home filled with timeless moments and endless activities. But what about right outside this city? Golf, an American favorite outdoor leisure activity, is a popular choice amongst the city residences and there are two touted public Golf Course’s just a quick ride away from Boston’s 88 Wareham.

George Wright Golf Course , was established in 1938 after graciously receiving President Roosevelt’s Workers Progress Admiration funding to complete the construction.  This 18-hole, par-70, golf course was designed by the legendary Donald Ross. Known for transforming the American sports landscape in the first half of the century with a legacy of 413 courses, Donald Ross created an elegant but challenging layout. On any given day, well-known local Boston chefs, newscasters, President’s and CEO’s have been known to frequent this course.

The William J. Devine Golf Course at Franklin Park, established in 1896, is the second oldest public golf course in the nation. Rich historical facts include Bobby Jones playing here, Donald J. Ross re-designing the grounds, and even Tiger Woods once taught a golf clinic on the grounds.  This course is notable for being one for the most enjoyable par-4 in the area.

Golf Digest has rated both facilities as one of the top places to play. The demographic of your typical day-to-day players are primarily Boston residents. To make it more convenient, tee times can be booked right on the City Of Boston’s web site. The cost to play is very affordable rates start as low as $28 after 5pm and $45 for morning and early afternoon tee-times. Both courses offer a variety of food and beverage items at the clubhouse grill and bar.

 

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