Boston City Golf Courses Now Open

The George Wright Golf Course in Hyde Park awaits this year’s players. (Photo courtesy of Jon Seamans, Boston Parks & Recreation Dept.)
The George Wright Golf Course in Hyde Park awaits this year’s players. (Photo courtesy of Jon Seamans, Boston Parks & Recreation Dept.)

Mayor Martin J. Walsh has announced that the City of Boston’s two municipal golf courses are now open for the 2019 season.

The City owns and operates the William J. Devine Golf Course in Dorchester and the George Wright Golf Course in Hyde Park. Both have received national accolades as “must-play courses” when golfing in the Boston area.

In 2018 the City of Boston courses were recognized with the 110th playing of the Massachusetts Amateur Championship contested over five days at both the George Wright and the William J. Devine Courses; as well as the Massachusetts Women’s Amateur Championship and President’s Cup held over four days at the George Wright Course. The unprecedented move was the first time in state history that either a men’s or women’s amateur golf championship was held at a public municipal course.

Founded in 1938, the 18-hole (par 70) Donald Ross-designed George Wright Golf Course is “a hidden gem” in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Boston and is open seven days a week through November. According to the press release, the clubhouse will continue its popular acoustic music series this summer on the outdoor patio. Contact PGA Professional Scott Allen at 617-364-2300 for more information.

The second-oldest public golf course in America and part of the historic Emerald Necklace, the William J. Devine Golf Course at Franklin Park in Dorchester offers a pleasant golf experience only minutes from downtown Boston and is open year-round, weather permitting.

A new patio overseeing the golf course and a new roof are two of this season’s enhancements. The new outdoor patio will also feature new chairs, tables, and umbrellas with seating for up to 100 people. Contact PGA Professional Kevin Frawley at 617-265-4084 for more information about this course.

For updates, the City’s golf courses can be followed on Twitter @FranklinParkGC and @GeorgeWrightGC.

Golfers can also access information on rates, season permits, monthly specials, tournaments and book tee times – as well as take a virtual tour by visiting www.cityofbostongolf.com.

Enjoy!