City Golf Courses Open April 6

Mayor Martin J. Walsh has announced that the City of Boston’s two municipal golf courses will open on April 6 for the 2018 season.

The City owns and operates the William J. Devine Golf Course in Dorchester and the George Wright Golf Course in Hyde Park designed by Donald Ross.  Both have received national accolades as must-play courses when golfing in the Boston area.  Golfers can access information on rates, season permits, monthly specials and tournaments and book tee times at  For updates, the City’s golf courses can be followed on Twitter @FranklinParkGC and @GeorgeWrightGC.

The George Wright was ranked #9 in Massachusetts Best Places You Can Play by Golfweek and the 4th best place to play public golf in Massachusetts by Golf Advisor.  The William J. Devine ranked the 5th best place to play public golf in Massachusetts by Golf Advisor and was also chosen one of the top five courses in the Boston area by the Golf Channel.

In November, representatives from the City of Boston and the Massachusetts Golf Association (MGA) announced that the 110th Massachusetts Amateur Championship and the 115th Massachusetts Women’s Amateur Championship will be held at the two City courses in 2018.  The unprecedented move will be the first time in state history that either a men’s or women’s amateur golf championship will be held at a public municipal course, and both championships will reflect changes that will come following the historic merger between the MGA and the Women’s Golf Association of Massachusetts.

The 110th playing of the Massachusetts Amateur Championship will be contested over five days from July 9 to 13 at both the George Wright and the William J. Devine while the Massachusetts Women’s Amateur Championship and President’s Cup will be held over four days at the George Wright from July 30 to August 2.

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 open seven days a week through November.  Improvements to the clubhouse include the addition of an accessible unisex restroom scheduled to be completed by the end of April.  In addition, a new tee complex has been completed on Hole # 11 and the fairway at Hole #18 has been restored to the original Donald Ross design.  The clubhouse will also continue the popular acoustic summer music series 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.  Recent improvements include a brand-new fairway bunker at Hole #17 and rebuilt/restored bunkers at Holes # 2, 4, 8, 12, and 18.  Contact PGA Professional Kevin Frawley at (617) 265-4084 for more information.

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