For Immediate Release
May 30, 2013
Parks and Recreation
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Already acclaimed both locally and nationally, the George Wright Golf Course in Hyde Park has received more recognition with its inclusion in Golfweek’s 2013 list of “Best Golf Courses You Can Play.”
The George Wright is the only municipal course to make the Massachusetts section of Golfweek’s nationwide list in 2013, with greens fees significantly lower than the privately-owned courses on the list. Improvements for the 2013 season include the recently completed renovation of Hole #1 from tee to green and two new tee boxes on Holes #2 and #3. This is the third consecutive year Golfweek has recognized the City of Boston course, giving it its highest ranking to date at #8 having ranked it #10 in 2011 and #9 in 2012.
Founded in 1938, the 18-hole Donald Ross-designed course is a hidden gem in the Hyde Park neighborhood. The George Wright is open seven days a week through November. This par 70 layout measures 6,440 yards from the back tees and is a challenge to golfers of any level.
Last year, the nationally-recognized George Wright Golf Course was chosen for two major events: the local qualifying round for the 2012 U.S. Golf Association Amateur Public Links Championship, and the 2012 Massachusetts Golf Association Amateur Public Links Championship.
The George Wright was also recognized in 2011 as “Best Public Golf Course” by Boston Magazine in its 38th annual “Best of Boston” awards issue. The magazine noted that the course offers “a fun, fair test with lots of elevation changes, and there might not be finer back-to-back holes in the state than the 9th and 10th.” More recognition came in the fall of 2011 from Golfweek’s inclusion of the George Wright in its list of the “10 Best Courses You Can Play In Massachusetts.”
For more information, please go to www.cityofbostongolf.com or call (617) 364-2300.