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About

Holes 18
Type Municipal
Par 70
Length 6208 yards
Slope 124
Rating 70.0

Brookline Golf Course at Robert T. Lynch Municipal sits on a parcel of land that was originally designated by the town as a bird sanctuary. Many varieties of birds still call the course home. The course is part of the Putterham property, which also includes Brookline Golf Club. It may be difficult to get into the renowned Brookline Country Club, the owner of Putterham Meadows, but Brookline Golf Club and the Robert T. Lynch Course provide great public options. The Robert T. Lynch Course is smaller than the other public golf course at Putterham, but it is no less challenging. The fairways are seemingly open and flat, but don't be fooled because placement within them is key if you don't want any blocked angles. The tricky greens are often elevated, and some are multi-tiered. The golf course may be short, but it's a formidable test.

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 6208 yards 70.0 124
White 70 5859 yards 68.1 116
Red 70 5552 yards 72.2 119
Scorecard for Brookline Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 70.0/124 372 341 175 321 208 521 347 401 395 3081 338 301 132 400 426 560 356 179 420 3112 6193
White M: 68.1/116 361 335 148 317 177 506 340 390 365 2939 330 290 119 380 400 520 330 160 391 2920 5859
Red W: 72.2/119 345 316 140 314 157 484 323 370 332 2781 311 287 99 356 382 460 323 146 392 2756 5537
Handicap 12 10 18 16 14 8 4 2 6 11 13 17 5 1 7 9 15 3
Par 4 4 3 4 3 5 4 4 4 35 4 4 3 4 4 5 4 3 4 35 70
Handicap (W) 12 10 16 14 18 2 8 4 6 11 13 17 5 1 3 9 15 7

Course Details

Year Built 1933
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Wayne Stiles (1933) John Van Kleek (1933) Robert McNeil

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $12 - $19
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.7
69 Reviews (69)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Patio Dining 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 10
Beginners 9
9-Hole Rounds 7
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 13

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Great Value

Although the conditions are never perfect, this is my favorite municipal course in the area simply due to the fact that it tends to be a cheaper option and the other's aren't that much of an improvement. As a side note, they have some of the best food I have ever had at a public golf course.

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Value Excellent
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Good - except...

Some guy, not sure if it was an employee or what, drove a bucket of balls from the 18th green towards the tee box (opposite direction). Not only was this stupid and dangerous, it was extremely annoying to search for my ball off the tee box, since there were about 50 balls spread throughout the fairway. The old guy was driving around in a cart picking up his range balls like it was no big deal. Very inconsiderate and annoying. Find this guy and ban him.

Other than that it was a great day/round.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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billbordiuk
Commented On 11/08/2016

That guy would more than likely be the pro. They give lessons in that area (or at least they did before the driving range opened).

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Brookline....

The course was not a gret shape. The green were very slow. The fairway was extremely wet and bare at some places. Very difficult to get a good lie on the fairways. The young starter was nice.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Good weather

Better Than Sitting Inside

Is this course The Country Club? No. Is it better than chipping around in your living room? Yup.
I live in Brighton in an apartment so the options for golf, besides putting on the carpet, are very limited.

This is a good little course I can go to play 9 after work on weekdays or when the wife wants to go out and play with me. The price is $6 more than 2 buckets at the range and I can get much better practice in. Yeah the conditions are not amazing. Some holes are better than others. But hey, at least I'm playing golf! I'd consider this a "practice course" so when you go spend $80 somewhere else, you're not duffing it the whole day because you haven't played in a month.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Good weather

Putterham/Brookline

The course is never in good condition, but it's 10X better than it was a few years ago. I am hoping it will continue to improve but I've heard the town cut funding so I'm not sure. The layout is interesting with some challenging holes, but still fairly short and pretty simple.

The pace of play can get REAL slow in the summer, but is better than nearby munis like George Wright or Franklin Park. The scenery is very nice (It is adjacent to The Country Club) and you can see some pretty cool wildlife considering it's still in the city.

The best part of the course however is the food. Make sure you order lunch on the turn, they had the best chicken cesear wrap I've ever had. The coffee wasn't great but I can't recommend the food enough.

Ultimately, I'd say wait for a deal, but still worth it if you're in the city and not trying to drive for an hour.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

they neglect anything and everything but the greens here

Greens were alright, fairways were something out of a nightmare omg were they soooo bad

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Horrible conditions. Not worth your money

Terrible conditions.
Dirt everywhere.
No yardage markers.
No maps for newcomers.
Starter was unfriendly

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good course for the price

Good course for the price especially if you live in the Boston area.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

What happened to the fairways?

I have traveled around with my golf clubs, and I have to admit Florida and Caribbean golf course fairways in the middle if the dry season were in better conditions than these ones. I have lost more balls in the middle of the fairways than after wayward shots in the bushes.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Terrible conditions

Fairways are mostly dirt and 1st cut is like the rough in many holes. Earlier in the year the course was in much better conditions.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not bad for beginners

This course is pretty good for beginners who haven't played at too many other course. The fairways were patchy to say the least. The parts that were maintained were done so very well. Blind holes aren't always the greatest when it's your first time on the course, but nothing bad about that. Overall, a decent course. I'd play again if I find another deal online.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Terrible conditions

Terrible conditions overall. I also thought it was incredibly disrespectful to players to have someone giving a lesson on the 18th fairway firing balls towards the 18th tee box.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather

Stay away if you like playing golf.

This course was in horrible shape. Not worth the $

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Poor Quality, Not much Charecter

Odd course layout very odd green locations with terrible conditions in fairways in green with dead grass

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This course is a pretty good course kind of tough

Great course fairways need a little bit of work but other than that everything is pretty good

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Putterham

I've played this course in the past and knew about how wet it can be. So that was no surprise. What was new where the terrible conditions. Most of the green where like playing bumper pool. I would say it was a value because I got my 18 on golfnow for 29$ the guys I was playing with paid 62$. Good for me - they complained the whole day about it.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Don't waste your time

We are from Pennsylvania and were up in Massachusetts to visit our friend and decided to play a round at Brookline. Right off the bat the fairway on the first hole were destroyed and filled with dead grass and enormous patches of dirt. We also paid a fee of $39.00 to play but fees are usually $50.00. The course rate should be a dollar a hole to even come remotely close to having decent value. Like I said don't waste your time on this poor unkempt course

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Average weather

Sandy Greens

Putterham has been one of my favorite muni courses for quite sometime. If you can deal with a slower pace of play, and sometimes waterlogged conditions, then this can be a fun course. I recommend getting out at 6:30 AM to avoid long rounds. I recently played 9 holes and I have to say the conditions were miserable. Every hole was covered in sand. On top of that they were charging people full price to play. Golf courses need to adjust their rates per the conditions of their course, no one should be paying full price when the greens aren't playable.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Golf only if you can get a deal...

Course conditions are pretty bad. There were some holes that were decent but the first hole pretty much sums it up - patches of just dirt, nasty green, and look like everything is growing wild all around it. Showed up for a 6:10 am round....arrived maybe 5:45 - no one was around - clubhouse closed...no showed up until maybe 6:20-6:30. Not very friendly - busy chatting with a local buddy or someone. Overall - not a good place to golf - only thing I can say is that paid $25 bucks with cart so that's about all that made it bearable. I think I may have overpaid. hahah

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Putterham delight!

I had an early T-time (7:10 AM), which gave me an excellent value. The staff were very accommodating and friendly. I played the back 9 and each hole was more spectacular. I was very impressed with how well the fairways and greens were maintained. I will play here again, soon! I am eager to see the front 9.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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