For Immediate Release
June 05, 2014
Parks and Recreation
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The City of Boston’s George Wright Golf Course in Hyde Park has received double accolades in Golfweek’s annual ranking of “Best Courses You Can Play”
This is the fourth consecutive year Golfweek has recognized the City of Boston facility in its state-by-state listings, giving the course its highest ranking to date at #7 having ranked it #10 in 2011, #9 in 2012, and #8 in 2013. The George Wright is the only municipal course on the state-by-state list for Massachusetts.
In addition, Golfweek ranked the George Wright 27th on its list of best municipal courses nationwide, a jump of 10 spots from 2013.
“The George Wright Golf Course is a fantastic asset for Boston residents. It's close to our neighborhoods and our greens fees are significantly lower than privately-owned courses,” noted Mayor Martin J. Walsh. “These rankings are a credit to both the workers who run and maintain the course and the golfers who play there.”
Founded in 1938, the 18-hole Donald Ross-designed George Wright Golf Course is a hidden gem located at 420 West Street in Hyde Park. Open seven days a week through November, the par 70 layout measures 6,440 yards from the back tees and is a challenge to golfers of all levels. The course will be the site of the 2014 U.S. Amateur Qualifier for New England on July 8.
Improvements at the George Wright for the 2014 season include a brand-new hole 5 and 7 tee complex. Improvements in 2013 included renovations to the majority of the first fairway. The first and second tees were expanded and additional bunkers were added on the first and second holes.
“The golf course is the best condition it’s ever been in at this time of the year,” said Course Superintendent Len Curtin of the Boston Parks and Recreation Department. “We’re very proud of the Golfweek rankings and we will continue to work to bring the course back to the way Donald Ross intended it.”
For more information, please go to www.cityofbostongolf.com or call (617) 364-2300.