George Wright Golf Course

420 West St,

Hyde Park, Massachusetts 02136

  • Office

    +1 (617) 364 2300
  • Pro shop

    +1 (617) 364 2300
  • Golf pro

    Scott Allen (PGA Head Golf Professional)

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland and limited residential.

  • Designer:

    Donald Ross's design work started in 1928, but the project was shelved due to the Wall Street Crash. Course eventually opened in 1938.

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6440
6096
5131
Par
70
70
70
SSS or slope
69.5
68.6
70.3

Location

Latitude:

42.268358

Longitude:

-71.132899

How to get there:

1 mi NW of Hyde Park / 10 mi SW of downtown Boston.

George Wright Golf Course

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.

Est. 1938

George Wright Golf Course is located just a 20-minute drive from downtown Boston in the suburb of Hyde Park. This wonderful Donald Ross municipal course starts out from a large red brick clubhouse that wouldn't look remotely out of place in a private country club ( ... as was the original intention for the course).

The layout's DNA comes straight from its surroundings on the edge of neighbouring Stony Brook Park. The Park's undulating terrain, mature indigenous trees and myriad of rocky outcroppings are also hallmarks of the golf course.

Hats off to President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Public Works Administration funding programme, which gave Donald Ross an estimated $1,000,000 to create the course. Although the terrain was initially considered to be almost impossible for golf, Donald Ross and his 1,000 PWA-funded crew, created a thoroughly enjoyable and very playable layout.

List of courses: Boston / Cape Cod / R.I.

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes: Mon-Thur $40; Fri-Sun $45.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details and discounts. [Last updated: 2020].

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available to rent.

Practice facilities

Limited

Did you know?

The City of Boston owns and operates two golf courses for the enjoyment of city residents and visitors: the George Wright Course and William J. Devine Course.

The George Wright Golf Course is named after a Hall of Fame baseball player who played for the Cincinnati Red Stockings and then the Boston Red Stockings in the 1800s.

After his baseball career, Wright (1847-1937) became prominent in the Boston community through Wright & Ditson Sporting Goods, which imported and sold golf clubs in and helped in the development of Boston's Franklin Park Golf Course in 1890. The legendary US Open and US Amateur champion Francis Ouimet (1893-1967) was once an employee of Wright & Ditson.

Where2Stay

  • Harborside Inn

    185 State St, Boston, MA 02109

    +1 (617) 723 7500

    Visit website

    Premier location. Exceptional value. European ambiance. Excellently located in the heart of Boston, the Harborside Hotel was originally built in 1846 as a mercantile shipping warehouse on Boston harbor. The Inn has recently been completely renovated to create a European style boutique hotel. All 98 guest rooms are uniquely styled to provide a combination of luxury, comfort, and functionality. State-of-the-art amenities include free wireless internet, stereo systems, DVD/CD players, LCD televisions, voicemail, a movie library and individual climate control. Excellently dining options are all around.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within :

      No

    • Golf within :

      George Wright; Granite Links; Country Club - Brookline (private); Boston GC (private).

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